Wrongful Death Actions

The life of a loved one is priceless. No amount of money can ever replace that person’s love and care. But the loss of a loved one often comes with economic consequences, from the cost of medical care and final expenses to lost earnings.

Accidental death is the fourth-leading cause of death in Tennessee, and the leading cause of death for Tennesseans under 44 years old. More than 4,000 people are killed each year in accidental deaths in the state. These accidents include motor vehicle deaths, unintentional poisoning, unintentional falls, and all other injuries. Nationally, more than 170,000 people die each year in the U.S. due to injuries from accidents.

If you have lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence or harmful actions, you can seek compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. This civil suit allows the people left behind to file a suit on behalf of the deceased. Damages can help spouses and children move forward with a more secure future.

A woman and two children standing behind an open hearse.

Wrongful death suits may involve automobile accidents, medical malpractice claims, professional negligence, or intentional killing.

Contact attorney Philip D. Burnett of Burnett Law in Crossville to discuss your case. He can help your family seek compensation for the loss of your loved one. Call Burnett Law to schedule a consultation today.

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/accidental-injury.htm

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/states/tennessee/tennessee.htm