The unforeseen, tragic and typically avoidable death of a loved one can put affected lives into a tailspin. The grieving process can seem impossible and sometimes seemingly insurmountable, especially when combined with the anger and confusion related to a wrongful death.
Legally speaking, a wrongful death is usually caused by negligence of another resulting in the victim’s premature passing. The Chiozza Law Firm has handled many wrongful death claims involving auto accidents, motorcycle/bicycle accidents, trucking collisions, medical malpractice and products liability claims. We understand the days, months and years following the loss of a loved one can take quite a toll on any family. All legal matters, especially those involving a wrongful death, require patience, understanding and a knowledge of the Tennessee laws involving wrongful death claims.
When I first started practicing law, my father told me, “We believe that the best way to assist families during trying times is to take legal pressures, questions and issues off their shoulders so that they can focus on healing themselves and their family, both emotionally and physically.”
Never losing compassion, understanding and patience with your clients and their families are the cornerstones of our family practice. We are always here with open doors and arms to grieve and speak with you, while also working behind the scenes as best we can to ensure that you and your family are justly compensated for the wrongful death of a loved one.
In most wrongful death claims you are entitled to damages, including the following:
Unfortunately, many wrongful death matters come at a time when the victim is gainfully employed and providing money and financial stability to his or her family. Without his or her paycheck, things can obviously become a nightmare, financially speaking.
Therefore, during a wrongful death claim, we seek damages for lost income/wages, past and future. We hire expert economists that can calculate what the economic impact one’s passing will have on his or her family and loved ones.
Pain and Suffering
We also seek damages for any pain and suffering that may have occurred prior to the victim’s death.
Medical and Out-of-Pocket Expenses
If there are unforeseen medical, funeral or other related out-of-pocket expenses we fight for your full reimbursement so that these expenses are not left for you and your family to endure.
Loss of Consortium
Loss of consortium is a legal way of saying one is entitled for damages due to the loss of his/her partner’s companionship. Financially, there is never a dollar amount that can be placed on unexpectedly losing a husband, but you must look at all options the law allows when quantifying damages related to a wrongful death claim.
Possible Punitive Damages
If the negligence of the other party was extremely egregious and shocking, you may seek punitive damages that go above and beyond normal damages. Legally, this is a way to punish the negligent party to hopefully ensure these actions do not occur again.
“We believe that the best way to assist families during trying times is to take legal pressures, questions and issues off their shoulders so that they can focus on healing themselves and their family, both emotionally and physically.”
This is just a brief overview of what you can expect in a wrongful death suit. There are going to be questions that you need answers to, contacting an experienced Memphis wrongful death attorney will cost you nothing. Not knowing your rights, or putting off later what you can do today, may end up causing additional and unnecessary pain, both emotionally and financially.
We have a vast amount of experience in dealing with wrongful death claims of children, adults and the elderly. For a free consultation, call The Chiozza Law Firm at 901-526-9494, visit us at Your901Law.com, or email Brian Chiozza, email@example.com, for any questions. We hope we can alleviate some of the stress and pain associated with the loss of a loved one.
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