Sevierville Wrongful Death Lawyers
Let Us Seek Justice for Your Loss
Negligence and carelessness are dangerous and sometimes deadly. If you lost someone you love because another person or a company acted negligently or illegally, you may be able to file a wrongful death action in civil court. In doing so, you can hold the responsible party accountable. You can seek justice on your loved one’s behalf.
Andrew Farmer Law has been serving families in Sevier County, Jefferson County, and Knox County for over a decade, fighting for justice on behalf of those who cannot fight for themselves. Our Sevierville wrongful death attorneys take on cases involving auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, workplace accidents, and all other types of incidents that cause the loss of innocent lives.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Tennessee?
Each state has its own specific laws and proceedings that apply to wrongful death lawsuits. In Tennessee, claimants have one year from the date of death to initiate a wrongful death action. This is referred to as a statute of limitations and will begin running at the time that the decedent passes on, or from the time that the surviving family member knew (or should have reasonably known) that the death was caused by negligence/wrongdoing.
Listed in order of priority, the following parties can file a wrongful death action in Tennessee:
- The surviving spouse
- The surviving children
- The next of kin
- The personal representative of the decedent’s estate
- The surviving parents, if the decedent was dependent upon them
The next in line can only file if the party above is ineligible or nonexistent. The surviving children, for example, would only be able to file a wrongful death action if there was no surviving spouse or if the surviving spouse lost his or her right to file.
Call a Wrongful Death Attorney at Our Sevierville Office
Your initial consultation with a legal professional at Andrew Farmer Law is free and confidential. This is your opportunity to find out if you can file a wrongful death action, who may be responsible, what your case is worth, what to expect, and how to proceed. You can count on our honesty and our commitment to pursuing the best possible outcome in your case. Contact our Sevierville wrongful death attorneys today.
Our attorneys are known throughout the area as premier, reliable legal defense with a record of representation resulting in favorable decisions in favor of their clients.
Since our practice opened, we have offered a variety of legal solutions to clients in many areas. We are experienced, compassionate and aggressive for our clients. We treat every case with the same dedication and personalized care you deserve.
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