You can’t put a price tag on a human life. For each family member left behind in Tennessee, the loss of someone who has passed away is one they’ll never get over.
If your loved one dies as a result of an accident, an injury, or someone else’s negligence, you not only have been denied companionship, love, and emotional support, but you also could be losing financial support.
A wrongful death lawsuit could be appropriate in your situation.
A wrongful death case can be difficult to talk about. Some might worry others will think they are trying to profit from the death of a family member. That isn’t the case at all.
As a survivor, you must consider the costs of the funeral, medical expenses and such. Think about your kids, who have been raised in a two-income household and now find the family finances could keep them from college. Think about how you will support yourself and your family moving forward, without that second income.
A wrongful death suit isn’t a scheme to get rich. It’s a plan to survive.
The amount awarded in a wrongful death suit will depend on a number of factors, including the victim’s age and health, the number of family members to be supported, the nature of the injury or accident that led to the death and potential earning capacity.
Awards also can consider the nontangibles and attach a dollar figure for factors that include the pain and suffering the decedent endured before death, a family’s loss of love, care and comfort and the loss of a partner’s sexual intimacy.
In the face of a loved one’s death, it is tough to think about moving on. A consultation with an attorney who handles wrongful death cases could be the first step you need to take to have some clarity about how to go forward.