Germantown Wrongful Death Attorneys
Offering Compassionate Legal Support in West Tennessee
Losing a loved one is never easy – especially when the death was untimely, resulting from an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. If someone else is responsible for the death of your loved one, you need to seek legal recourse to restore justice. Work with Snider & Horner, PLLC for comprehensive representation that is compassionate towards your situation yet aggressive and results-driven.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases
A wrongful death can result from just about any type of accident. Sometimes, these claims arise immediately after an accident – such as a fatal car accident – while other claims involve the untimely passing of someone who battled catastrophic injuries after an accident.
At Snider & Horner, PLLC, we handle wrongful death cases involving:
- Workplace injuries
- Hazardous premises
- Car and truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
Regardless of the circumstances of your case, you can rest assured that the service you receive from our attorneys will be compassionate, personalized, and backed by decades of experience.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Tennessee?
Like in many states, there are a variety of factors that can affect who can file a wrongful death claim. According to Tennessee Code Section § 20-5-106, the parties that can file a claim include:
- A surviving spouse
- Children of the decedent or other next of kin
- The decedent's parents (in some cases)
- A personal representative of the decedent
- An appointed estate administrator
If you have lost a love one due to someone's negligent behavior and have questions about a possible wrongful death lawsuit, contact Snider & Horner, PLLC today to learn more about your options.
Tennessee Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations
In Tennessee, wrongful death claims must be filed within one year of the date of the death. There are a few exceptions that may extended this timeframe, but due to the short amount of time you have to file a claim it is important to begin speaking with a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
You Deserve Compensation for Your Loss
As you and your family mourn the loss of your loved one, you may not be focused on the financial toll that the wrongful death has taken. The reality is that a wrongful death can put not only an emotional but a financial burden on the victim’s family. Though it cannot undo the tragedy, financial compensation can help you put back together the pieces.
By pursuing a wrongful death claim, you can obtain financial compensation to cover:
- Your loved one’s medical expenses leading up to their passing
- Funeral expenses
- Your loss of income
- Your loss of companionship/consortium
- You and your family’s emotional distress
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