If you have experienced the death of a loved one due to the negligence of someone else, we at Arena Law Firm can help. We are extremely sympathetic to our clients who are facing such a tragic situation. You can rest assured that we will do everything in our power to be sure that you and your family are well taken care of. We are fully prepared to provide all the support you should expect from an attorney as you go about the business your family must tend to after the sudden death of a loved one.
Tennessee law permits the recovery of two classifications of damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. The first permits recovery for injuries sustained by the deceased from the time of injury until the time of death. This includes medical expenses, physical and mental pain and suffering, funeral expenses, lost wages and loss of future earnings.
The second classification of damages permits recovery based upon the pecuniary value of the life that has been lost. The pecuniary value of a human life is a compound of many elements. It includes the expectancy of life, the age, condition of health and strength and capacity for labor. It also takes into account the probable living expenses had the decedent lived. Also, an individual family member has value to others as part of a functioning social and economic family unit. This includes the value of mutual society and protection, as well as human companionship.
If you have experienced the recent loss of a loved one, please accept our deepest sympathies. It is important to contact us as soon as possible to discuss your legal rights so that we may begin to take the following steps on behalf of your family:
Investigating the causes and negligence associated with the auto accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, construction accident or airplane accident that took the life of your loved one;
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Consulting with medical professionals about the cause of death which may affect the outcome of the case;
Interviewing family members to get a clear picture if the intangible losses that cannot be measured in dollars and cents, but which impact your family every day as you grieve the sudden loss of a loved one;
Evaluating financial matters such as projected lifetime earnings had your family member lived a normal life span;
Evaluating available insurance resources if your loved one was a drowning or fatal fire victim;