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When you have suffered the sudden, tragic loss of a loved one, the last thing on your mind may be taking legal action. However, seeking justice for the wrongful death of a loved one can ultimately play an important role in helping you to move on with your life.
At the law office of The Harrell Firm, we understand the challenges that surviving family members face. This is why we strive to provide the sincere, professional and compassionate service that we believe families deserve.
What is a 'Wrongful Death' in Tennessee?
If your loved one could have brought a personal injury claim if he or she had survived, then you should have the right to bring a wrongful death claim. The claim is based on the harm caused by another's negligent, reckless or intentional acts or omissions, which is similar to a personal injury claim.
A wrongful death lawsuit may arise in many different scenarios, including:
A wrongful death claim may be based on the loss of an adult or a child, including a fetus "that was viable at the time of injury." The party who could be held responsible for your loss could be an individual, company or a government entity.