Murfreesboro Wrongful Death Attorneys
Compassionate Legal Representation for Grieving Families
The sudden loss of a family member is always devastating. When that death was caused by the negligence, reckless actions, or intentional acts of another person, the heartbreak is even worse. The Murfreesboro wrongful death lawyers at Gritton & Gritton can help you hold the responsible party accountable for your loved one’s death.
Heirs with the Right to File a Claim
The state of Tennessee gives certain family members a higher priority than others when seeking compensation. The spouse has the first right to pursue a lawsuit. If there is no surviving spouse, the children can pursue the claim, or a guardian may do so on their behalf if the children are under the age of 18. When there is no will, the administrator of the estate may pursue legal action.
Compensation in Wrongful Death Cases
At Gritton & Gritton, we understand the emotional stress of dealing with a lawsuit while still grieving a loved one. Our attorneys offer more than half a century of combined experience advocating on behalf of surviving family members. We provide individualized attention to every case and diligently pursue maximum compensation for your loss.
Damages in a wrongful death case may include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
In addition to these damages, the family of the deceased may be awarded punitive damages when intentional misconduct or reckless behavior caused the death. Tennessee allows punitive damages as a punishment and a deterrent. The state has set a cap of $500,000 or twice the compensatory damages. Let our experienced personal injury lawyers advise you of the compensation that may be available in your situation.
Please call (615) 488-4420 to discuss your case with an attorney in a free consultation.