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Helping Clients in Montgomery County Fight for The Compensation They Deserve

Losing a loved one to an accident caused by negligence cannot be corrected with a wrongful death lawsuit, but it can at least ensure a measure of justice for you, your family, and your loved one can be achieved. Moreover, since losing a beloved family member can create severe financial hardships, the damages you receive can relieve this burden, allowing you to focus on processing your grief. At Runyon & Runyon, our Clarksville wrongful death attorney will fight on your behalf to ensure you can hold the responsible party accountable for your loved one’s untimely death.


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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

In Tennessee, only certain surviving family members are allowed to file a wrongful death claim to pursue damages.

A surviving spouse has the right to file a wrongful death claim, but if the decedent has no surviving spouse, the following parties can file a claim:

  • Next of kin, such as surviving children
  • The personal representative of the decedent’s estate
  • If the decedent was dependent on his or her parents, the surviving parents can file a claim
  • The administrator of the decedent’s estate

What Types of Damages Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Claim?

Surviving family members are entitled to receive a vast range of damages.

Some of these damages include:

  • The loss of the decedent’s love and companionship
  • The lost wages and benefits the decedent would have earned if he or she lived
  • The anguish and pain the decedent felt due to the fatal injury
  • Reasonable burial and funeral expenses

If the decedent’s next of kin is a minor, damages recovered can be placed in a trust fund until the child reaches the age of 18 or 21.

How Long Do You Have to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Tennessee?

If you wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Clarksville, you must do so within a specific timeframe, also known as the statute of limitations. In Tennessee, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit is one year, beginning with the decedent’s death. If you allow the statute of limitations to expire on your case, you will lose your chance to be heard by the court and recover damages for your loved one’s death. You should not wait until before the statute expires to take action, as valuable evidence may be lost. You must act quickly.

Contact Our Clarksville Wrongful Death Attorney Today

If you lost a loved one due to negligence in Montgomery County or Stewart County, Tennessee, you should not hesitate to pursue the damages you and your family need to relieve some of the burdens of this terrible loss. At Runyon & Runyon our Clarksville wrongful death lawyers have decades of combined legal experience, which we will use to your advantage. Do not let the statute of limitations run out on your case. Reach out to a team you can rely on for compassionate legal guidance and support.


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