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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Tennessee?

In the state of Tennessee, a wrongful death is defined as the wrongful act or killing of another. These claims are considered a special type of personal injury claim since the deceased is not available to submit nor defend their claim in court. Wrongful death claims are not criminal charges but civil claims. Liability is expressed as money damages in a wrongful death claim. This is unlike criminal charges where penalties can vary from heavy fines to prison time. A wrongful death claim must be filed by someone other than the deceased. Further, it must be filed within the state of Tennessee’s Statute of Limitations. This means that a wrongful death lawsuit must be brought to the court within one year of the date of the deceased’s death. The court will not listen to wrongful death claims outside of the one-year limit. In the state of Tennessee, only certain family…
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