Nashville Wrongful Death Lawyer
Experienced attorneys who can help you get justice
Once the shock of unexpected death due to an accident begins to wear off, many people want the parties responsible for the death of a loved one to be held accountable. Personal injury attorneys at The Law Office of Eric Beasley can help guide you through the legal process and get you the justice you are owed.
Nashville wrongful death attorney Eric Beasley has dedicated his career to fighting for the rights of families who lost a loved one due to someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior. When you have our legal team on your side, we can help make sure that your loved one’s wrongful death receives the attention it rightfully deserves.
What is wrongful death?
Wrongful death is a legal term used to describe the death of someone due to someone else’s reckless or negligent actions. A negligent party may have been driving drunk, or committed medical malpractice, or disregarded safety standards. The result was an accident that claimed the life of a loved one. Families who relied on them are left to mourn their loss and try to move forward.
There’s nothing fair about a death that could have been prevented if someone had just been a little more careful, not driven distracted, fulfilled their commitment to provide a safe environment for employees and clients, or any number of simple actions.
There is nothing that can fill the hole the death of a loved one leaves in your heart, but you can get justice for him and for yourself.
When someone dies due to another person’s negligence it’s called a “wrongful death” and it can be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.
Our Nashville firm gets results
For more than 20 years, Nashville wrongful death attorney Eric Beasley has represented Nashville and Davidson County clients in wrongful death claims. We get the victims’ families and beneficiaries the money they need and deserve for their loss. This includes compensation for supporting their children, health expenses related to the trauma of their loss, lost future earnings, lost spousal support and maintenance of current lifestyles.
Wrongful death attorney Eric Beasley fights for families. Our results include a $3.5 million post-verdict settlement over the wrongful death car accident involving a construction vehicle and $850,000 in a recent wrongful death claim involving a drunk driver.
Attorney Eric Beasley is not intimidated by the insurance companies and doesn’t fall for their attempts to blame victims for what happened. We take on the tough cases. We’ll give it to you straight, work hard, and get you the results you need.
Who can file a wrongful death claim?
The right to bring a wrongful death claim belongs to certain family members or the personal representative of a deceased person’s estate. Typically, spouses, parents, or children file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the deceased after the death of their loved one. As a type of personal injury claim, it usually requires proving the four elements of duty, breach, causation, and damages. A wrongful death action may arise from motor vehicle accidents, including car or truck crashes, as well as accidents on property, such as slip, trip and falls.
Do I have a case for a wrongful death lawsuit?
To assert the right to compensation, a victim’s family must prove that the defendant failed to exercise the appropriate level of care. The applicable standard may vary depending on the circumstances. Ordinary people are generally required to use the same precautions that a reasonable person would use in the same situation, while professionals may be held to a standard of care that is specific to their specialty. The careless or reckless action by the defendant, which is known as a breach, also must have led directly to the victim’s death. In other words, this means that the fatal accident would not have occurred if the defendant had not breached the duty of care, and it was a foreseeable result of the breach. Often, an accident reconstruction specialist or another expert is required to help explain the causation element.
Is there a deadline to file a wrongful death claim?
In Tennessee, all wrongful death cases must be brought within one year of the death of the victim. This one-year deadline is known as the statute of limitations.
Courts will not hear cases that are filed after the deadline unless one of a very few exceptions applies. As a result, the surviving family members should avoid any delay in pursuing compensation for their losses through a wrongful death claim.
Your one-year wrongful death statute of limitations might seem like a long time. But 12 months can fly by fast, especially if you’re dealing with all the paperwork associated with someone’s death. It’s also important to take action right away since important evidence related to your wrongful death case can easily be lost or destroyed long before the statute of limitations expires. Witnesses might forget what happened or move away. That’s why you need to talk to a lawyer at our law firm as soon as possible. We work hard for real results.
Can I afford an experienced attorney?
Absolutely. We handle wrongful death cases on contingency, which means you don’t pay out of pocket. You pay only if we win your case.
Nashville wrongful death attorney Eric Beasley was born and raised in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, and he understands the multifaceted impact of the loss of a loved one because he’s seen this grief play out across Middle Tennessee many times. He will treat you with the compassion that you deserve.
We offer free and no-obligation consultations with the families impacted by a wrongful death incident, as well as car accidents and other personal injuries. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and learn more about how we can help.