Wrongful Death2019-01-03T12:53:31+00:00

Wrongful Death Attorney in Knoxville

Did you know that if you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another you can recover damages? This is called a wrongful death claim.  Wrongful death is the result of the negligence and/or carelessness of another party.

Tennessee has specific statutes that must followed in order to bring a wrongful death claim. Not anyone in the family can bring a claim. The claim can be brought by the estate or the next of kin. Like other causes of actions, the next of kin does not have much time to bring a wrongful death claim.

It is hard to place a value on a life. Unfortunately, the law requires us to try and place a monetary value on a human life to make the family whole for their lose.

Factors the jury is asked to consider are: age, education, familia responsibility (provider), role in the community, etc.

The law primarily looks at the financial hardship placed on the family.

When the loss is that of a working parent, the loss to their family is more quantifiable. When a parent dies, children may seek damages for the loss of the following:

  • Income
  • Care
  • Nurturing
  • Guidance

The death of child is more difficult to quantify. There is less information about a child available. An experienced attorney can help you collect the necessary evidence to maximize compensation.

Like a child, the lose of an elderly individual is hard to quantify.

Whats next…?

When you retain Collver Law you can be assured that we have the experience to deal with wrongful death actions. These actions are often very complicated and can be the result of the negligence of several parties. Out of court settlements are often common in these types of cases as defendants do not want the negative publicity. Likewise, confidentiality agreements are often a part of such out of court settlements.

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