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Tennessee Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations


Whenever a loved one is involved in an accident it can be devastating for family members, but when the injuries caused by the accident lead to a loved one’s death the family can seek recompense through a wrongful death lawsuit. While money can never replace a loved one, compensation from a wrongful death claim can help the family financially while they deal with this terrible loss. Unfortunately, Tennessee law only provides a small window of time in which to file a wrongful death claim after an accident, but certain exceptions may apply that give you longer to file a case.

At Mitch Grissim & Associates in Nashville our team of dedicated legal professionals is here to help you through this incredibly trying time. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation of your wrongful death claim.

Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations

Like most personal injury claims in Tennessee, the family of a victim killed in an accident typically has one year from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit for damages. An experienced wrongful death attorney will be able to review the facts of your case and provide legal guidance on the timing of your claims.

Compensation for a Wrongful Death Claim

Compensation for a wrongful death claim can be critical for family members of the victim, especially in the immediate aftermath of an accident. Bills can pile up quickly, especially if the victim was one of the primary breadwinners in the household. Damages from a wrongful death claim include compensation for the economic and noneconomic damages suffered by the family after an accident.

Economic damages compensate loved ones for all final medical expenses for the victim, funeral costs, and burial costs in addition to covering all property damage and wage loss caused by the accident. Noneconomic damages compensate the family for their pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of love, support, guidance, and companionship of the victim. Do not lose your opportunity to collect compensation by waiting too long to file a wrongful death claim.

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The loss of a loved one because of the negligent, reckless, or intentional acts of another person can be catastrophic to family members, and it is important to know that you do not have to go through this situation alone. Call the Nashville wrongful death attorneys at Mitch Grissim & Associates to schedule a free consultation of your wrongful death case.

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