Wrongful Death Archives

Wrongful death claims: A brief background

In a wrongful death claim, the surviving family and dependents of a deceased person can seek financial compensation for their financial and emotional losses caused by their loved one's death. However, wrongful death actions didn't exist in the early American and English courts.

Pedestrian accidents on highways: Why they happen

Pedestrian versus car accidents are particularly unfortunate because pedestrians have no form of protection against a motor vehicle. Fortunately, though, for some pedestrians injured by cars in Tennessee, they can seek money to pay for their medical care stemming from the accident.

Wrongful death claims: What damages can I pursue?

Imagine you lost your husband, wife, son or daughter in a fatal car accident caused by a negligent or unlawful driver. You may have the ability to pursue financial damages by filing a wrongful death claim against the party at fault for your loved one's death.The decision to file a wrongful death claim, however, is not an easy one to make, and you probably have a lot of questions about the process. In this article we will look at the most common question wrongful death plaintiffs ask: What kinds of damages can I pursue?

Did your loved one die in an accident caused by negligence?

The decision to talk to a lawyer about a potential wrongful death case takes a lot of courage and consideration. After all, no amount of litigation and no amount of money will ever be sufficient to correct the fatal wrongdoing that led to your loved one's death.

What are the primary causes of a car accident?

The most common causes of a car accident in Tennessee happen every single day. Drivers are making these mistakes, and these dangerous conditions, are present at all times you're on the roadway. In most situations, they don't result in accidents, but when they do, the consequences can be deadly.

What are statutes of limitation?

When statutes of limitation apply to a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, it means that the plaintiffs in the action only have a limited period of time within which they must file their legal action. All civil actions — even wrongful death lawsuits — will have such a time limit that applies to them.

Common categories of compensation in wrongful death claims

There are different categories of compensation that individuals can pursue in a Tennessee wrongful death actions. Compensation varies from case to case, depending on the facts and circumstances involved. The following four varieties of compensation are often pursued in these cases:

Fatal motorcycle accident may lead to wrongful death claim

A tragic motorcycle accident which happened on a recent Saturday morning in October at around 10 a.m. resulted in the death of one biker and seriously injured another. The two motorcyclists crashed into each other, sending both bikers down a steep bank. A wrongful death claim may result from the accident once all the facts surrounding the accident have been investigated.

Family to decide on wrongful death claim after fatal accident

A Tennessee woman faces several charges after a fatal accident on a recent Wednesday at the end of September. A motorcyclist was killed and his wife was seriously injured. The wife will have the opportunity to decide whether to file wrongful death and personal injury claims against the allegedly negligent driver.

Wrongful death claim a possibility after pedestrian is killed

One would consider park-like areas, such as the Shelby Farms Greenline, as safe places to walk or cycle. This is, however, not always true, as illustrated by the death of a 69-year-old Tennessee man during the third week of September. Authorities hope to find video footage of the accident, as it does not appear there were any witnesses. It remains to be seen if the information that is gathered will form the basis for criminal charges and/or a civil wrongful death claim.