Wrongful Death Attorneys for Tennessee
Wrongful death means that a person was killed by the negligent or careless conduct of another person or corporation. Wrongful death claims are different in each state. It is important that the surviving spouse and/or dependents see a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after a death to determine their legal rights in their particular state and also to determine how loss of damages are to be recovered. Most wrongful death claims handled by Hill Boren, P.C. are related to automobile and truck crashes. Hill Boren also handles on-the-job death cases. In that instance, dependants must make a claim under the controlling workers' compensation law. If the on-the-job death was caused by a non-employee (third party), the family may also pursue a negligence claim against that third person. This is known as a "third-party claim" and some special rules apply.
A wrongful death claim may be brought in any case where the decedent (deceased individual) could have brought a lawsuit for damages for injuries caused by that negligence, including medical malpractice and products liability cases. Damages for death in Tennessee are awarded for the pecuniary, or monetary, value of the decedent's life. Recent case law allows damages for the loss of companionship, love and affection.
If you have suffered the loss of a spouse or child in Tennnessee, you should consult a wrongful death attorney specializing in wrongful death cases as soon as possible. Early investigation and evidence collection is extremely important. It is also very important that statements be taken from the witnesses as soon as possible to preserve their testimony. Hill Boren handles wrongful death cases. We also provide counsel in support of the family, assist with legal decisions arising from the death and oftentimes assist a family with probate concerning an estate, as in the validity of a will, where necessary. We deal with the insurance adjusters directly--relieving you and your family of that burden. Our years of experience in handling these types of cases have given us the ability to establish the value of a death claim. There is no substitute for experience in this important area of civil litigation. Hill Boren has this experience and our goal is to obtain a fair recovery for you and your family.
Mother Killed in Public Van, Family Settles Case for $157,000
Jeff Boyd represented a family whose 67 year old mother was killed while riding a public van. She was in a wheelchair and not properly secured to the floor. When the van went up a hill, the deceased's wheelchair turned over and she died from suffocation. Case settled for $157,500.00.
We handle death claims throughout the United States through affiliate law firms that are competent and experienced in their respective state. You will always have the best if you start with Hill Boren. Please contact us by telephone at 1.800.727.0622, by e-mail or use the form to the left if you have any questions.