Some family members are reluctant to put themselves through the stress of a lawsuit because the only remedy they can hope for is a financial award. This may seem insufficient to cover the full scope of their losses—after all, how could any amount of money replace the person who was taken away? What these relatives may not realize is that their claims can offer many rewards that have nothing to do with profit.
How a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Could Benefit You and Your Family
Relatives file wrongful death claims for a variety of reasons, and each family will have different goals for the outcome of the case. Your wrongful death claim may be able to give you:
- Justice. Although the person responsible for the loss of your loved one will have to pay compensation for a wrongful death, he or she must also acknowledge the wrongdoing, giving you and your family a sense of closure.
- The chance to help others. The legal remedies that are available to you do not just offer compensation; they are also a disincentive to negligent parties everywhere. For example, drivers may think twice after drinking if they know that people like you are not afraid to file claims that could impact them for the rest of their lives.
- A guide to the “business” of death. The sooner we hear from you, the greater the chance that we can assist with any legal matters related to the case. This could include answering questions about estate matters, filing insurance claims, or requesting documentation that can be used as evidence in your claim.
- An end to the confusion. Family members only have a limited amount of time to file a wrongful death claim, and that time is usually taken up with grief and uncertainty. An attorney’s advice can help you make the right decisions now to avoid hardships later in life.
Our wrongful death attorneys can handle the legal aspects of your claim and advise you during one of the most difficult times in your life, and it doesn’t cost anything to discuss your claim with us. Simply fill out the short contact form on this page to get started, or download a free copy of our book, The 10 Worst Mistakes You Can Make With Your Tennessee Injury Case.