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Tragic drowning leads to wrongful death suit

Summer is here and young children in Tennessee venture outside to play and explore their surroundings. Children are curious about all that they see and are not always aware of the dangers that may present themselves. This can be particularly true when water is involved. Sadly, tragedies can occur that may ultimately result in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Incidents like this one often lead to wrongful death litigation

Tennessee highways are dangerous places. A person can be riding along as a passenger and suddenly wind up in a life-threatening situation, especially if there's a reckless driver nearby. Sometimes, the reckless driver might be in the very same vehicle. Sadly, that was the case in a recent tragedy that occurred in a similar way to wrongful death situations that have happened in the past.  

Lack of access to 911 results in wrongful death case

The sudden and violent death of a parent is a horrific experience for any child to witness in Tennessee. When the child attempts to seek help and is unable to get it, the further damage done to the child could be devastating. These are some of the details in a recent wrongful death case.

Inmate's family still waiting resolution in wrongful death claim

Regardless of the reason one is placed in prison, civil rights still apply to the person incarcerated. Prison guards, nurses and other employed persons providing the oversight, medical attention and other services provided to those in jail are expected to do so with regard to the civil rights of the incarcerated. The use of excessive force or disregarding the safety or health of an inmate is a serious violation and can lead to investigations and potentially serious consequences. One Tennessee inmate was found dead a state prison and the family has filed a wrongful death claim.

Husband guilty of vehicular homicide files wrongful death claim

Tennessee law stipulates who can file specific civil claims should the unfortunate circumstances present themselves. What is not known to most is the instance in which a spouse has the legal authority to file a wrongful death claim, even when the spouse filing that claim may be at fault for the death. A spouse's claim would negate any other wrongful death claims presented.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed after Tennessee infant dies

When another person's actions result in the death of another, the victim's surviving family members often pursue legal recourse to help reach a form of closure. The distraction of the legal process often helps to keep the family busy while dealing with the traumatic event that resulted in the death of the victim. A Tennessee couple has decided to file a wrongful death lawsuit after their child died while in daycare.

Wrongful death settlement may bring closure to Tennessee families

Family and fellow church members have found some form of closure after a settlement has recently been reached regarding a faulty tire on a bus that was traveling with church members in Tennessee. The incident, which took place in 2013, took the lives of five church members, an SUV passenger and a tractor-trailer driver. After considerable investigation, authorities found that the tire, which exploded from the inside out, was faulty and caused the bus to crash, prompting the wrongful death lawsuit.

Tennesse county pays out in wrongful death of inmate

Losing a loved one to someone else's negligence can be hard for Tennessee families to overcome, especially for the younger family members. When a parent becomes the victim of a preventable death, the financial support for the children lessens and can leave the surviving parent or caretaker stressed. Filing a wrongful death suit against those responsible for the tragedy could result in monies awarded to help the victim's surviving family to move forward and cover some of the costs of living.

FedEx hub in Tennessee may be liable in wrongful death claim

Trusting that an employer has done everything within their power to make sure that the working environment is safe and employees are trained can sometimes have devastating consequences. Workplace injuries and wrongful death can result with the use of less then adequate and/or poorly made equipment. A FedEx hub in Tennessee is under scrutiny after another employee is fatally injured; the third death in three years.

Tennessee father files lawsuit in wrongful death case

Drive along any road with serious curves or drop-offs and one will usually notice a guardrail. These steel fences are in place to keep vehicles from going over the edge and hopefully save the life of those inside the car. One Tennessee family recently filed a lawsuit against the maker of a particular guardrail after their daughter was killed in a car accident. The family claims that this wrongful death could have been prevented.

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