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All of us eventually face death but it should be the result of natural causes and not another human’s actions or inactions. Tennessee law allows for others to bring a claim for a loved one’s wrongful death when their life is ended too early due to another’s negligence.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Garrety, we understand the grief and pain that a wrongful death can inflict on a family. While a death from nautural causes often causes feelings of sadness, lonliness, and loss, a wrongful death can also bring feelings of anger and resentment. Clients also fear that if something is not done, what happened to their loved one could happen to others.
It is true that no amount of money will replace a loved one, but seeking fair compensation for their death is one way to ensure that whomever caused their death takes what happened seriously. There is a saying, “conduct rewarded is conduct repeated.” Too often, big companies only fire an employee who negligently kills someone and they do not address the root cause of the dangerous conduct.
A trucking company that pushes its drivers to drive too many hours or a construction contractor with lax safety policies provides a situation ripe for another unnecessary death. We work to stop companies from returning to “business as usual” by forcing them to confront the root cause of what lead to the death of our client’s loved one.
If you would like more information on your rights under Tennessee’s wrongful death laws, please contact us today.