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Nashville Wrongful Death Attorney

Fighting For Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones in Tennessee

The book of John tells us that we all shall die, and “in Christ shall all be made alive”. Nashville wrongful death attorney Stanley A. Davis knows that any death causes emotional, and often financial, difficulties for loved ones. Sadly, when that death is because of someone else’s negligence, the pain can be all the more overwhelming. Loved ones left behind are angry and devastated, and this emotional upheaval can disrupt their lives. At the Law Office of Stanley A. Davis, we fight for the victims and the families; we do so because it is the right thing to do.

Contact our Nashville wrongful death lawyer by calling (615) 866-3938 today!

Common Causes of Wrongful Death

While any injury can result in a wrongful death, some of the most common causes of fatal accidents are:

Who is Eligible to File for a Wrongful Death Claim?

In the state of Tennessee, the right to file a wrongful death claim is typically limited to specific family members and the deceased's estate representatives. The following individuals are normally eligible to file a wrongful death claim:

  • Spouse: The surviving spouse of the deceased has the immediate right to file a wrongful death claim. This allows the spouse to seek compensation for the loss of companionship, emotional support, and the deceased's financial contributions.
  • Children: If there is no surviving spouse, the deceased's children are able to file a wrongful death claim. This includes both minor and adult children. Compensation sought can cover loss of parental guidance, financial support, and emotional suffering.
  • Parents: In the lack of a surviving spouse or children, the deceased's parents can pursue a wrongful death claim. This is particularly common in cases where the deceased was a minor or an unmarried adult without children.
  • Personal Representative: If there are no immediate family members eligible to file, the personal representative of the deceased's estate can bring forth a wrongful death claim. The personal representative is generally appointed by the court and can seek damages on behalf of the estate and distribute them according to the deceased's will or state law.

Proving Negligence in Nashville Wrongful Death Cases

Tennessee requires that two primary elements are present in any successful wrongful death lawsuit:

  • A human being’s death was brought about because of the willful or negligent disregard of someone else
  • A loss of love, care, guidance, supervision, comfort, household assistance and general social structure established beforehand to a great degree by the one now departed

How to Establish a Wrongful Death Case

The recovery of both economic and non-economic damages is a right available to the family members of wrongful death victims. Economic damage include the lost income from the deceased family member, medical expenses and funeral costs. Non-economic damages can include things like the emotional loss experienced by loved ones.

Contact Our Nashville Wrongful Death Lawyer

For a free consultation, contact our law firm at (615) 866-3938 to speak with a lawyer in Nashville who handles wrongful death lawsuits. Attorney Stanley Davis personally handles each case. He brings his compassion and experience to every claim.

Please contact our wrongful death attorney in Nashville by calling (615) 866-3938 today to set up your consultation for free attorney advice. The wrongful death statute in Tennessee is strict, so call our attorney as soon as possible.

Your Success Is Our Success

Real Injuries. Real Recoveries.

  • $900,000 Settlement Negligence

    Nashville wrongful death attorney Stanley A. Davis successfully gained this settlement for a tort action involving a wrongful death lawsuit that did not require a trial. The victim’s sole heir was compensated for the loss of his father who was killed as a result of the Defendant’s negligence.

  • $900,000 Settlement Failure to Yield

    A middle-aged man was riding with his wife and two minor children on a rural road when a defendant failed to yield the right-of-way causing a moderate impact to occur.

  • $120,000 Verdict Spine Injury

    A woman who was 15 weeks pregnant, with a history of back and neck problems, was involved in a car accident. She had abdominal and spinal pain after the crash. A week of monitoring determined that her unborn child was fine.

  • $300,000 Settlement Work Injury

    A middle-aged man was injured by repetitive trauma during the course and scope of his employment. A trial was held in Davidson County. The insurance company doctor testified that Plaintiff’s injuries were not causally related to his work and, therefore, were not compensable.

  • $400,000 Settlement Spine Injury

    Our Nashville car accident lawyer gained an accident settlement for a middle-aged man who suffered soft tissue shoulder and spinal cord injury in a car accident in Wilson County, Tennessee.

  • $3.0 Million Verdict Severe Injuries & Property Damage

    Plaintiff was cautiously and carefully traveling on a two-lane rural road when he saw a camel suddenly come onto the roadway toward his vehicle.  Despite evasive action, the camel charged his vehicle causing a significant crash and causing Plaintiff to suffer severe injuries and property damage.

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  • "Stanley Davis is an excellent attorney."
    Attorney Davis came through for me at a very difficult time in my life. I am truly grateful for him and his staff and would highly recommend his services. Even when my case was settled, the professional and friendly relationship didn’t end.
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    Mr Davis helped me on my case. He and his staff were very friendly and professional. I would definitely recommend Davis Law Firm to work your personal injury case for you!
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    Stan and his team were great! When I had my accident I got caught up with solicitors, they did a great job getting me out. Stan handled my case with care and got me the max with my settlement.
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    Stan and his team have a "never give up" attitude and always put your best interest above their bottom line. This isn't your typical law firm. They're just good, honest people fighting to make sure you get what you deserve from your case.
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    The time and effort they put into my case blew my mind. Any questions, concerns, reservations, or fears I had they laid them to rest as well as provided me with reassurance.
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