Wrongful Death

Our Murfreesboro Attorneys Help You Find Justice for Wrongful Deaths and Fatal Accidents

When the unthinkable happens, we can help you hold others accountable for their negligence

It is an unfortunate truth in our world that we are sometimes faced with terrible, accidental tragedies resulting in the loss of human life. Whether from medical malpractice, a motor vehicle accident, faulty prescription drugs, construction accidents, or a number of other unfortunate situations, these tragic losses of life can take an overwhelming toll on the victim’s loved ones left behind.

While no manner of justice or compensation can bring back a loved one you have lost, the financial fallout can often be a terrible burden to your family. If you have lost a family member in a wrongful death situation or fatal accident, our legal team at The Law Office of David L. Scott can help you gain compensation from those responsible and work to secure your financial future.

What types of fatal accidents or wrongful deaths can be grounds to sue?

Wrongful death and fatal accident situations are very delicate situations that will require the help of an experienced attorney. There are a wide range of possible causes of death that can lead to a wrongful death claim, some of which include:

Medical malpractice: When you place a loved one into the care of a physician, you trust they are seeking to protect your family. If a loved one dies under a physician’s care, there might be a case for wrongful death.

Auto accidents: Whether a car accident or motorcycle wreck, if a loved one was killed due to the negligent driving of another (particularly an inebriated driver or distracted driver, you may be able to collect damages.

Truck accidents: An accident involving a commercial truck may involve liability on the part of the driver or his/her employer. These can be especially complicated situations as companies may try to vigorously fight liability.

Premises liability: If a loved one is taken on another’s property due to an accident that should have been avoided, the property owner may be liable.

These are just a few of the situations in which you may be able to sue. Contact us for a free consultation for more specifics on your family’s tragedy.

Who can sue for a wrongful death?

Wrongful death lawsuits in Tennessee can generally be brought by family members who have lost a loved one. It is important to note that only one case can exist for the wrongful death of a person. For instance, two divorced parents can jointly sue for the wrongful death of a child, but cannot sue separately.

It is also important to note that in most cases a one-year statute of limitations will apply from the date of the death.

Contact an experienced Murfreesboro wrongful death attorney for a free consultation and case review

Attorney David L. Scott has been handling wrongful death lawsuits in Tennessee since 1996 and uses his extensive experience to help your family through this difficult time. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.