Experienced Knoxville, TN Wrongful Death Claims Attorney Here to Help.
The Burkhalter Law Firm's wrongful death lawyers have successfully represented numerous grieving families seeking restitution for the loss of loved ones killed in fatal accidents. We represent the surviving family members, not insurance companies. If you have lost a loved one due to a devastating accident, you may be eligible for restitution and damages. Please consider allowing us to evaluate your case today.
A wrongful death action is a claim against a person or persons (and/or companies) responsible for causing the death. These cases are brought by the surviving spouse, family members, or estate. The claim is brought as a civil action.
In wrongful death cases, it may be necessary to take immediate steps to preserve evidence. It may also be necessary to take immediate steps to hire experts and/or investigators. If the cause of death is at issue, it may be necessary to have an autopsy performed. Also, all civil suits are subject to filing deadlines, and if you miss this deadline, you may lose your right to sue forever. If you have sustained the tragic loss of a loved one and suspect negligence, a defective product, or foul play, whether you retain our firm or not, please do not delay in seeking competent representation.
The unfortunate death of a loved one leaves surviving family members in a state of mental anguish, grief, and shock. The loss of companionship and society caused by the death of a spouse, parent, sibling, or child is unfathomable. Civil damages can not replace this loss, but civil damages are all the law allows in our imperfect system. Also, medical expenses and the loss of income (loss of earning capacity) can be overwhelming to the surviving family members. Damages for these losses as well damages for funeral & burial expenses, and potentially, damages for pain and suffering, can be recovered from a negligent party in a civil suit. In cases of intentional or reckless conduct, punitive damages may be appropriate.
Wrongful Death Litigation Lawyer in Knoxville
If you have lost a loved one, we can assist you in obtaining a fair recovery. We will evaluate your case in a professional, respectful manner, and if we accept the case, you will find us to be hardworking and straightforward as we fight to protect your rights to obtain a fair recovery. We only get paid if you obtain a recovery.
Types of wrongful death cases we accept include, but are not limited to, deaths caused by vehicular wrecks, electrocutions, explosions, toxic substances, doctor and hospital negligence, truck wrecks, motor cycle wrecks, drug negligence, dangerous property conditions, and defective products. Our law firm will work diligently to protect your rights. If you have a potential wrongful death case or if you have questions, please contact us today.