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Clarksville Wrongful Death Lawyers

In Tennessee, if you lose a family member or a loved one because of the negligent or wrongful actions of another party, you could have grounds for a wrongful death claim. The responsible party and their insurance company may owe you substantial compensation to cover the expenses associated with your loved one's death. However, there are several stipulations of which you should be aware, including strict time limits on filing.

The Clarksville wrongful death lawyers at Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit and recover compensation from the person or party responsible for the death of your loved one. We offer a free case evaluation to review your circumstances and determine what we can do for you.

To schedule an appointment to meet with one of our team members, call our office today at 800-800-4600.

Hughes & Coleman® Injury Lawyers Will Fight for Justice for Your Loved One

Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers proudly fights for the rights of Clarksville residents who have lost loved ones due to someone else’s wrongful actions.

 

During our years practicing wrongful death law, we have earned a strong track record of recovering compensation for our clients. We have also become intimately familiar with the essential elements that we must prove for your case to be successful. We must prove that the responsible party:

  • Had a duty to your loved one that they failed to uphold;
  • Failure to uphold that duty resulted in your loved one’s death; and
  • Because of your loved one’s death, you incurred economic or noneconomic damages.

The Other Party Had a Duty of Care That They Failed to Uphold

To establish that another party caused or contributed to your loved one’s death, we must show that the party owed your loved one a duty of care and failed to uphold it.

Here are a couple of examples of how the other party might have failed your loved one. If the party was a doctor or healthcare provider and your loved one was a patient, the doctor or provider had a professional duty of care. We will collect evidence to show how they did not uphold that duty. If the party was another driver, they had an implied obligation to watch out for other motorists on the road.

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That Failure Led to Your Loved One's Death

Once we have established a duty of care and a failure to uphold it, we must show that the death of your loved one was the result of that action or lack of action. For example, an action leading to your loved one’s death might have been a mistake their doctor made during surgery. In a car accident wrongful death case, it may have been the action of running a red light while speeding down Wilma Rudolph Blvd.

Failure to act can also cause someone’s death. This is frequently true in medical malpractice deaths. A doctor or healthcare provider fails to perform an urgent action, and the patient dies as a result (e.g., a doctor fails to diagnose your loved one’s heart attack and claims they were simply suffering from indigestion).

You Incurred Losses Because of Your Loved One's Death

Finally, we must link your loved one’s death to specific losses that you incurred because of it. Some of these losses will be economic, such as funeral expenses for your loved one, the medical care they required before their death, and the loss of their future income. Others will be noneconomic. These include the loss of companionship or guidance of your loved one.

Count on Hughes & Coleman® to Handle Your Wrongful Death Case in Clarksville

The Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers team has helped many people in Clarksville recover fair compensation after losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligent or wrongful actions. No matter how your loved one’s death occurred, we want to help. Our Clarksville wrongful death lawyers recovered compensation involving the following circumstances and more:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Semi-truck accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Defective products
  • Slips and falls
  • Fire and burn injuries

Even if your loved one’s cause of death does not appear above there is a strong chance that we can help you, call us for a free case evaluation. We want to help you seek justice for your loved one and make sure you recover the compensation you deserve.

Call Us Today — Your Timeframe to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Is Limited

In each state, law dictates how long you have after the death of your loved one to take legal action. Tennessee’s statute of limitations laws happen to be some of the most restrictive in the nation. From the date of your loved one’s death, you have only one year to file a lawsuit. By failing to act within the time limit, you could lose the ability to sue and recover damages.

Sadly, we have witnessed many cases over the years in which a grieving person fails to act quickly enough and loses their right to seek legal justice.

We know that losing a loved one is devastating in countless ways. Our team is here for you during this exceptionally difficult time. We want to help you get closure by holding the responsible party accountable.

Call 800-800-4600 Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation With Our Clarksville Team.

If you have recently lost a loved one in Clarksville and believe someone else was responsible, we want to hear from you as soon as you are ready. Our attorneys will help you take legal action and recover the compensation you deserve. We offer a free case evaluation with a member of our team.

To schedule your appointment, call our office at 800-800-4600.

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