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Knoxville Wrongful Death Injury Attorneys Who Help You Protect Your family

Compassionate legal counsel for families who have lost loved ones in accidents throughout Tennessee

Have you lost a loved one in an accident that was caused by another person’s negligent actions or failure to act? If so, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of your loved one. Tennessee law governs who may file the lawsuit, the time limits on filing a claim and what you must prove in order to prevail.

At the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, we offer compassionate representation for clients in Knoxville and throughout the state of Tennessee who have lost a family member in an accident. Our team has garnered a reputation for being fierce advocates for our clients. Our knowledge of the law and our skill in developing compelling cases make our team of Knoxville wrongful death attorneys a force to be reckoned with.

Filing a claim for wrongful death in Knoxville

The foundation of a wrongful death case is negligence. As a surviving loved one, your task will be to prove that the negligent actions or failure to act, of another person was the cause of your loved one’s death. Wrongful death claims arise from many different types of personal injury cases, including:

  • Auto accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Airplane accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Medical malpractice

When you lose a member of your family who played a vital role in your life such as spouse, partner, parent, caregiver and provider, their passing creates a burdensome loss. An experienced Knoxville wrongful death attorney from the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm has the skill and experience to gather all of the required evidence and present a compelling case against the responsible party.

Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit in Tennessee

Wrongful death claims in Tennessee fall under TN Code § 20-5-113 (2015), which allows that if the plaintiff is entitled to damages, they can recover for the mental and physical suffering, lost time and necessary expenses that the deceased would have been able to recover had they survived the accident.

In Tennessee, the spouse and children may file a wrongful death claim. Parents may sue when their child dies in an accident caused by the negligence of another. Only one lawsuit may be filed for the incident that caused the decedent’s passing. If additional claims are filed, the court will consolidate them into one.

There is a statute of limitations that limits filing a claim to one year from the date of death, so it is vital to consult with a Knoxville wrongful death lawyer immediately following the accident.

When you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, you may not be aware of all of your legal options. A Knoxville wrongful death attorney from the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm has the experience gained from working with family members who have lost loved ones in accidents. We know precisely what you need to prove in order to prevail in your effort to obtain compensation for the loss of your beloved family member. As a premier trial attorney in Knoxville, Rocky has secured million dollar settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of clients throughout Tennessee. Our legal team has the compassion and discretion to guide you and your family through this challenging time. Let our family help yours.

Schedule a no-obligation consultation with a trusted Knoxville wrongful death attorney today

When you have lost a loved one due to a senseless accident caused by another’s negligence, you need our no-nonsense brand of tough legal representation to help you and your family navigate the rough waters ahead. You are welcome to contact or call Rocky McElhaney Law Firm today at 615-246-5549 to discuss your case and receive sound, legal guidance. The experienced and passionate Knoxville wrongful death attorneys at the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm fight for you!

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