No personal injury attorney can make the claim that they can make everything all better. After all, when you lose a loved one due to the malice or careless actions of another person, it can be ruinous to your life. You’ve lost someone that not only was emotionally important to you but who may well have played a role in your practical support.
When this happens, you deserve to be compensated for the loss you’ve suffered, but collecting on these damages can require help from an attorney who knows how to fight for you as a victim. Discover the complete Knoxville wrongful death lawyer services you’ll get from the experienced attorneys at the McMahan Law Firm to protect your rights.
Knoxville Wrongful Death Lawyer
The Insiders at the McMahan Law Firm, serving the Knoxville, Tennessee, area, are personally invested in wrongful death cases. We strive to be completely understanding, caring and compassionate to your needs while fighting every step of the way to hold the negligent parties responsible for what they’ve taken from you.
We know that you’ve been seriously and permanently affected by this law, and the degree to which your life will be changed is the core of your case value. We’ll talk to everyone who has been touched by the loss to build an iron-clad case, so you can collect damages for everything from loss of earnings and financial support, to medical and funeral expenses, to loss of comfort and companionship.
From pain and suffering to emotional trauma and even, in the worst cases, punitive damages, we’ll strive to get the compensation you deserve.
The key in any injury case, including wrongful death cases, is proving negligence. Negligence, in a legal sense, requires several factors. First, you’ll need to demonstrate that someone acted in a way that is utterly counter to the way a reasonable person would act in a similar situation, or that they failed to act in such a reasonable way. Second, you will have to prove that this action or inaction was the direct or proximate cause of an accident. Finally, you’ll need to establish that it was this accident that resulted in the death of your loved one.
Who Can File, and When?
It’s also important to note that only certain people in Tennessee can file a wrongful death case, though there are a number of parties who can benefit from a settlement. In addition, there are hard time limits on when you can file. In the end, it’s best if the case is filed by the surviving spouse, and the sooner the better.
If there is no spouse, other people can file, from children to the other next of kin, or the personal representative of the estate.
Because these cases can be so difficult to pursue, it’s best to have help from the right Knoxville wrongful death lawyer. Attorneys at the McMahan Law Firm will go the extra mile to help you avoid crucial mistakes, and will work every step of the way to get you your best shot at significant compensation. We can’t make it all better, but we can help recover your financial losses. Complete our online contact form or give us a call for more information today.