A wrongful death claim is possible when your loved ones have died as the result of the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of another person. However, there are laws in Tennessee which state who is allowed to file a wrongful death law suit and what to do if more than one person wants to file such a claim.
In Memphis, if the person who died is an adult. then both the spouse and the children have the right to look for compensation for the death. If it is a child who died as a result of the negligence of another, and that includes a fetus who would have been viable if born, then the parents can bring the suit. However, if the person who died has no spouse or children or parents then their estate can pursue the lawsuit. It should be born in mind that in the State of Tennessee, there can be only one wrongful death lawsuit filed for each death, so if many people do want to file, then the cases will be consolidated into one.
After a wrongful death those who bring the suit can receive compensation for a whole range of items which include funeral costs, medical bills, loss of companionship, loss of income or support and pain and suffering. Furthermore, unlike some other states, in Tennessee there is no upper limit on the damages which can awarded in a wrongful death lawsuit. Therefore it is really important that in order to gain the highest possible amount of compensation, you hire a highly experienced and professional law firm.