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Who can pursue wrongful death damages in Tennessee?

In terms of emotional pain, little compares to the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one in an accident. When the accident was completely preventable and caused by the negligent actions of another party, though, the pain and anguish are even worse. In such instances, many Tennessee residents choose to seek some form of justice and restitution through a wrongful death claim, but not everyone will be legally entitled to such damages. Generally, the people who can pursue wrongful death claims are limited to spouses, parents and children.

Hit-and-run accident kills Tennessee man

Car accidents are, unfortunately, a common occurrence in Tennessee. Even if everyone involved escapes injury, something as minor as a fender bender can leave the parties affected deeply shaken and overwhelmed emotionally. However, when a car accident results in the death of an innocent victim, Tennessee law provides  an opportunity to pursue a claim for financial recourse for the family of the deceased victim.

Truck accidents: Fatal head-on collision under investigation

Whenever road accidents in Tennessee result in death or severe injuries, thorough accident investigations are carried out. While the circumstances and cause of some accidents may be evident, others may require more investigative skills, and even reconstructionists, to determine what caused an accident and who was at fault. Special skills are often required when truck accidents are being investigated.

When Tennessee children are injured in car accidents

Our children are the most precious cargo we have when operating a motor vehicle. Indeed, this is why Tennessee parents are some of the safest and most cautious drivers on the road. While safety and caution can do a lot, sometimes there is nothing that parents can do to avoid crashes -- especially when car accidents are caused by other negligent or unlawful drivers.

Joan Rivers' daughter seeks justice in wrongful death claim

Tennessee readers of this blog may be interested to know that the daughter of comedian Joan Rivers has initiated a medical malpractice lawsuit against the medical clinic and the physicians who were in charge of the medical procedure that claimed her mother's life. What was supposed to be a routine medical procedure caused Joan Rivers to stop breathing, and she later died as a result of complications. Now, the parties who were allegedly responsible will have to face the wrongful death claim in court.

Tennessee wrongful death actions

After any fatal accident in Tennessee, everyone is left wondering what could have been done to prevent it. Unfortunately, no amount of second guessing can ever bring back a loved one. However, in the event that your loved one's death was caused by another party's negligence, a wrongful death action that seeks to hold that party financially accountable could be an important part of your grieving process.

Accident claims the life of 2 Tennessee drivers

Two drivers died in a Columbia, Tennessee, car accident last week. Tragically, the incident happened just two days prior to Christmas. The fatally injured drivers were a 26-year-old and a 45-year-old. A 25-year-old was also injured, but her injuries were life-threatening. Due to the fatal nature of this accident, wrongful death litigation could be commenced by one or both families of the deceased victims.

When your child is seriously injured in Tennessee

Tennessee parents hold their children close to their hearts. Indeed, our state's children are the most precious possessions we have. They are our future, they are our blood, and they are the center of love in our homes. That is why, whenever a Tennessee child is seriously injured or killed in a car accident or another kind of accident due to no fault of his or her own, it is an extreme tragedy.

Seriously injured in a Tennessee car accident?

A car accident can result in serious injuries without any kind of warning. In some cases, an individual is seriously injured or killed in a car crash due to another person's negligence, or the negligence of a company. In the event that this happens, injured victims or the family members of deceased individuals may be entitled to financial restitution under Tennessee law.

Dog attack leaves young Tennessee child with a leg injury

In most cases, parents do everything they can to ensure the safety of their child. A parent's worst nightmare often concerns any injury to their child. When a child suffers an injury despite the precautions that a parent may take, parents and their injured children are often left in emotional turmoil. In Tennessee, one parent is currently comforting her child following a dog bite.

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