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Wrongful death cases must meet certain criteria

The loss of a loved one comes with a lot of responsibilities for the next of kin. In these cases, making the final arrangements is the top priority. Once that is done and things start to settle down, the decision to explore legal compensation might be made. This can be done through a wrongful death lawsuit if there are specific conditions that the case can meet.

We know that when you are mourning your loved one's death, you might not feel up to having to deal with a lot of extra work. We can help you with the case. There are four points that must be present in these cases.

  1. Your loved one must be a human
  2. The defendant must have caused the death due to negligent, purposeful or reckless actions
  3. There must be a financial impact stemming from the death
  4. The decedent's estate must have a personal representative

Another thing to think about is that the case has to be filed within a specific amount of time. In Tennessee, you have only one year from the date of the death to take this action. If this time passes without you doing anything, you won't be able to seek compensation for your loved one's death.

We understand that this is a difficult time in your life. We are here to help you find the options and work through the case with you. We realize that you might be taking legal action for more than just the compensation. We can help you protect your loved one's memory and keep it at the center of the case.

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