How a Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help You
A wrongful death attorney can handle all the legal aspects of your claim to ease your grieving process. Here’s how a wrongful death lawyer can help you:
First: Preservation of Evidence
Reasonover Law will investigate your loved one’s death and fight for your rights to get you a fair settlement. It is very important to contact Reasonover Law as soon as you are able so they can investigate your case and preserve necessary evidence to prove your case. Evidence is generally not preserved unless legal counsel requests to preserve the evidence early in the case. Preservation of evidence is crucial when proving negligence has occurred in a loved one’s death.
Second: They’ll Explain Your Legal Rights
Reasonover Law can explain your state’s laws so you can determine how best to approach your case. Our lawyers provide legal services to clients in Nashville and across Tennessee state. Tennessee law only allows spouses, surviving children, the next of kin, the deceased’s estate personal representative, and surviving parents to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Our lawyers will help determine whether you can file a wrongful death lawsuit.
The statute of limitations for wrongful death actions in Tennessee is one (1) year. If Reasonover Law determines that you have a valid claim to pursue your loved one’s death, they will file your wrongful death action in the proper court to assure that they can vigorously pursue the action against the person(s) and/or entity that are negligent for your loved one’s death.
Third: They’ll Evaluate Your Case to Determine Negligence
You’re entitled to compensation for wrongful death if your loved one dies because of another person’s negligence. If you’re filing a wrongful death lawsuit resulting from a car accident, you must prove that the other party’s driving was negligent. Proving negligence isn’t easy, especially when the other party insists death resulted from an unavoidable accident.
Reasonover Law offers a no-obligation evaluation. Our experienced lawyers will review police reports to collect information, look for admissions of fault, find citations, look over accident reconstruction diagrams, read witnesses’ statements, contact witnesses, any other documentation and information available for inspection, and hire experts to prove certain elements of your case. We will also investigate and photograph the scene of a wreck to assist in the case. These sources can help us piece your case together and find proof of negligence to get rightful compensation. You can visit our offices or reach us by email or phone to get your case evaluation.
Fourth: They Can Help You Seek Financial Compensation
Compensation can ease the financial burden of planning your loved one’s funeral and cover some of your future financial needs. A wrongful death attorney may represent you in negotiations with insurance companies and move your case to court if necessary.
Reasonover law will pursue economic damages to cover your loved one’s medical bills, funeral costs, conscious pain and suffering from the date of the injury to the date of death, loss of earning capacity from the date of injury to the death, loss of enjoyment of life between the date of injury and death, and the pecuniary value of the life. If the death of your loved one was caused due to reckless or intentional misconduct, you may be able to seek and receive punitive damages, which is an available remedy to punish the wrongdoer.
Why Hire a Wrongful Death Attorney
A wrongful death attorney can educate you about your rights, evaluate your case and help you get fair compensation for your loved one’s death. Reasonover Law has over a decade of experience fighting for the rights of wrongful death victims and their families. We’re tough when dealing with negligent parties and help our clients get the compensation they deserve.