What Happens When You Lose A Loved One?
Did you lose a loved one to a medical mistake or an accident? Although no amount of money can bring your loved one back, a lawsuit can help you and your family pay for the medical expenses incurred as well as provide you with hope for your financial future.
What Is A Wrongful Death Claim?
“Wrongful death” is a legal term that distinguishes a death as one that was directly caused by someone else’s negligence. Unlike other accidents, wrongful death accidents often involve a party who can be held legally accountable for the resulting death, and that accountability usually involves financial compensation for the family of the victim.
Wrongful death cases can be complex. Sometimes the first task is to prove that the case is, in fact, a wrongful death case. For instance, if the accident involves a car, it might be necessary to prove that the design of the car was faulty and led to the death. Wrongful death cases can also involve questions of liability. Whose fault was the death? The victim’s? Another car’s driver? The car’s manufacturer? A doctor’s?
In addition, wrongful death cases can involve crucial questions of insurance coverage and medical bills. For instance, if a delivery vehicle driver caused an accident, was he or she still “on the clock?” If so, significantly more compensation may be available to pay for lost income, loss of consortium and medical expenses.
Recovery Of Compensation In Wrongful Death Cases
At the Knoxville, Tennessee, personal injury and wrongful death law firm of Pryor Priest & Harber, we have successfully handled numerous wrongful death suits resulting from a broad range of fatal accidents, including:
- Car and truck accidents
- On-the-job accidents
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Unsafe premises
We have long employed in-house, full-time medical and investigatory staff to ensure we can fully assess the circumstances of each prospective wrongful death case we consider and answer all of your wrongful death questions. For a no-charge discussion of your wrongful death claim and how our experienced attorney team can help you, contact our office.
Contact Us Today For Skilled Advice And Guidance
Pryor Priest & Harber offers free initial consultations for wrongful death cases, a comfortable family-style office atmosphere, a supportive staff and convenient appointment times. Call us today at 865-522-4191. You may also complete a brief online form to connect with one of our lawyers. Free parking is just across the street from our office in Two Centre Square at the corner of Church and Gay Streets.