Justice For Families Who Have Lost Loved Ones
If the death of a loved one was caused by the negligence of another person, the surviving family members experience immense grief. Along with the sadness and anger, the family may start to wonder if it is worthwhile to take legal action.
When criminal charges are not possible, a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the deceased person’s relatives can be a viable option to pursue justice and accountability.
Let Our Office Help
If your loved one has died because of another’s negligence, Parker and LaDuke would like to talk to you. Contact our firm to schedule your complimentary case evaluation. We can discuss your loved one’s death, the circumstances surrounding the death and your legal options in pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Legal Standing And Critical Timelines Related To Wrongful Death Suits
Generally, spouses, children and parents can bring a lawsuit on behalf of their deceased loved one. Parker and LaDuke provide compassionate and understanding help to those who have lost husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters.
It is important not to delay preparation of your case. In Tennessee, surviving family members must file a wrongful death claim within one year of the date of the injury that results in death. Our lawyers encourage you to seek help well within the year’s timeframe. Prior to filing the claim, our office may need to investigate the motor vehicle accident or other circumstances that led to the death.
What Compensation May Be Requested?
It is absolutely true that no amount of financial compensation will ever replace your loss. It is our hope that the compensation will allow your family to adjust to your new financial circumstances. As experienced trial attorneys, we provide vigorous representation as we seek compensation for the following:
- Loss of future earnings and benefits
- Medical expenses leading up to time of death
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Pain, suffering and mental anguish
- Loss of companionship, care and protection
We Focus On The Legal Issues While You Grieve From Your Loss
Thomas M. Parker and Stanley F. LaDuke, founding attorneys of our office, have helped many families with the legal issues involved in losing a loved one to another’s negligence. You do not pay us unless we recover funds for you.