Wrongful Death Chattanooga, Tennessee
Perhaps a police officer knocks at your door late at night, or you receive a call that you must hurry to the hospital, only to discover that you’re too late; there is no easy way to learn that someone you love has died in an accident. It gets worse when you find out the accident was the result of someone’s negligence and their wrongdoing killed your family member, broke your heart, and turned life for you and your family upside down. Sadly, this is how many wrongful death cases start.
Here at Wettermark Keith, we understand what you are going through and our compassionate attorneys are here for you when you are ready to discuss the specifics of your case. Our knowledgeable lawyers have the experience and dedication needed to seek the justice that your family deserves after this tragic accident. Contact us today for a free consultation.
WHAT IS A WRONGFUL DEATH?
A wrongful death is one that happens because of another person’s deliberate, careless, or negligent act. Any sudden death of a loved one is hard to bear, but knowing that it never should have happened makes it that much harder. In these cases, you, your family, and the deceased’s estate have the legal right to recover compensation from the person, company, or other entity that caused the death, by initiating a wrongful death action.
If you are suffering from the wrongful death of a family member, you may be feeling overwhelming grief and anger. You may feel so devastated and depressed that you aren’t able to handle the legal tasks required to make a claim against the person responsible for the death. You will need an experienced, successful, and compassionate Tennessee wrongful death attorney to help you. In Chattanooga, you can get the help you need at the law firm of Wetterman and Keith. Our dedicated personal injury and wrongful death lawyers have many years of experience helping families who have lost a loved one to demand accountability and recover a monetary award for their damages.
WRONGFUL DEATH REPRESENTATION
In many cases, the same types of accidents or events that can cause typical personal injury have the potential to be more catastrophic and cause a wrongful death. Our experienced wrongful death lawyers have successfully represented the families of victims who lost a loved one due to:
- Automobile Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Aviation Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Defective Products
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Railroad Accidents
Seek the services of one of our top wrongful death lawyers today to go over your case. While no monetary value can bring back a lost loved one, the compensation awarded to a family after a wrongful death case can alleviate many of the bills associated with the loss. Family members each have a right to file a claim of wrongful death against the negligent party responsible. However, the family as a whole is typically represented by a single wrongful death lawyer.
FAMILY OF THE VICTIM
Tennessee’s Wrongful Death Statute specifies the damages that certain family members are entitled to recover when a wrongful death has occurred:
- The pain and suffering the deceased suffered from the time of the accident until death (through a survival action brought by the estate)
- The expenses for medical treatment and related expenses for the injuries of the deceased between the accident and the death
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Income the deceased would have earned
- Loss of benefits, such as Social Security or Veterans’ benefits
- Loss of consortium: loss of love, comfort, and affection resulting from the family member’s death
- In cases of unusually egregious behavior, punitive damages to punish the wrongdoer and deter the behavior in the future
SERVING JUSTICE – ONE CASE AT A TIME
Here at Wettermark Keith, ourattorneys represent each and every client with the utmost respect, compassion, and employ the thorough legal expertise needed to make their case a success. We realize that this is a difficult situation for you and your family and are here for you.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person, contact our seasoned wrongful death lawyers today. Together we can seek a financial compensation figure that meets your needs as a victim and can alleviate some of the stress you’re going through.
NO RECOVERY, NO FEE GUARANTEE
When selecting clients to represent in court, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. What this means to our clients is simple: if we don’t win your case, you won’t pay anything. We choose to operate this way for the sole benefit of our clients, we want to see you obtain a successful recovery so that you can continue to carry on with your life.
Contact us today if you have lost a loved one, simply fill out the free case evaluation form on our web site and we will get back to you promptly. If you wish to speak to us directly, feel free to call one of our three branches.