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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.

Wrongful death case possible following Tennessee crash

Even knowing of the fragility of life, the sudden death of a loved one is typically always difficult for family members. Often when the loss is the result of a preventable accident, families find it even more difficult to come to terms with their loss. Unfortunately, a family in Tennessee may be considering their legal options -- including filing a wrongful death lawsuit -- after a fatal car accident.

Wrongful death: Charges filed months after Tennessee crash

When another's actions result in a fatality, surviving family members often need to pursue justice to help them come to terms with their loss. Unfortunately, the criminal justice process can be a lengthy one. For example, charges were only recently filed as a result of a fatal Tennessee crash that happened in March. However, there are paths to justice other than criminal charges, including a wrongful death lawsuit.

Tennessee wrongful death: Fatality when SUV, truck crash

The vast majority of drivers in Tennessee are committed to following traffic laws to protect themselves as well as others they may encounter. However, a single reckless action can quickly result in a fatal accident that will have ramifications for years to come. A wrongful death lawsuit could potentially follow a recent crash that resulted in the loss of life.

Pedestrian accident in Tennessee potential wrongful death case

Conditions on Tennessee interstates can change at any moment for a variety of different reasons. As a result, drivers must remain alert and prepared to respond to a change, such as slowing traffic. Unfortunately, a pedestrian was recently killed in a Tennessee crash that resulted in the loss of his life; his family members could ultimately choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the drivers involved.

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