Wrongful Death


Tennessee Wrongful Death Lawyer


Personal Injury Attorney serving clients in Chattanooga Tennessee and North Georgia

Losing a loved one is always devastating, but especially so when the death is unnecessary. At the Law Offices of Morgan Adams, located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, our attorneys will go the distance to seek justice for the wrongful death of your loved one.

What is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death occurs when the negligence or irresponsible conduct of another individual or entity is responsible for the death, which may be the result of:

  • Medical Negligence
  • Reckless or Drunk Driving
  • Work-related Accidents
  • Occupational exposure to hazardous conditions or materials
  • Defective Products
  • Car Accidents
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Death during a supervised activity, such as school activities, public swimming pools, sports events, nursing home neglect, etc.

 

What Constitutes Wrongful Death?
In order to have grounds for a wrongful death suit, the following elements must be present:

  • Death of a Human Being
  • Cause resulting from Negligence
  • Loss as a result of the Death
  • Survival of Family Members or others named as being entitled to sue

The damages to which you may be entitled in a wrongful death claim include compensation for loss of future income or support, medical costs, and funeral expenses. In addition, our attorneys may be able to obtain damages for personal injury to your loved one. These are called "survival actions," since the personal injury action survives your loved one who suffered the injury. In a survival action for your loved one’s conscious pain and suffering, what determines the amount of damages, include: the degree of consciousness; severity of pain; and, apprehension of impending death, along with the duration of such suffering.

Taking Action
When a family member dies, the last thing in the world you feel like doing is considering legal options. However, if you wish to hold liable parties responsible, the initial stages of a wrongful death action are critical. It is important to immediately document and preserve evidence, gather witness and police reports, and retain an attorney to protect your interests, investigate and prove liability. Additionally, if your attorney determines that you have grounds for a lawsuit, it will have to be filed within the timeframe set by the statute of limitation in your state. Tennessee and Georgia, like all states, have a specific length of time to file a suit. If you do not file your case within the timeframe set by the statute of limitations, you will permanently lose your rights to recovery. Obtaining a personal injury lawyer at the outset, not only allows for early preparation of the case, but also improves chances for fair compensation.

If you believe you have grounds for a wrongful death claim, contact the Law Offices of Morgan Adams at (423) 265-2020 to speak with a Tennessee Wrongful Death Lawyer to find out how we can help you to hold liable parties responsible.

The Law Offices of Morgan Adams serves clients in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis, Clarksville, Jackson & Monteagle, TN that have suffered a Serious Personal Injury due to an auto accident, truck wreck or railroad accident.

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The Adams Building
1419 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
T: 423-265-2020
Toll Free: 866-580-4878

Nashville Office:
200 Fourth Avenue North
Noel Place-Suite 700
Nashville, TN 37219