Rogersville Wrongful Death Lawyer
Dedicated Representation for Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones
If you have suffered a serious injury or have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence in a motor vehicle accident or other accident, you need someone on your side who can stand up for your rights and get the compensation that you deserve. While a resolution in your case may not change what happened, it can put you on the path to a successful recovery.
At the Stapleton Law Office, we have helped clients in Rogersville and throughout East Tennessee in cases of wrongful death. Attorney Mark Stapleton has practiced law for over 35 years. He has a strong background in the health care industry and experience in criminal courts. Our firm will look through medical reports, talk to doctors and assess the extent and cause of the injury to ensure you and your loved ones receive the compensation you deserve.
Wrongful Death Laws in Tennessee
In the state of Tennessee, a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within one year of the date of the decedent’s death (with occasional exceptions).
The law allows the following individuals to file a lawsuit on the deceased person’s behalf:
- The decedent’s spouse
- The decedent’s child, children, or next of kin
- The decedent’s personal representative or “executor”
- The decedent’s parents (in some cases)
Common Causes of Wrongful Death
We handle wrongful death cases caused as a result of:
- Motor vehicle crashes
- Injuries caused by defective or dangerous machinery
- Fatal industrial accidents
- Back or spinal cord injuries
- Broken bone injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- And more
We offer a free initial consultation where we will discuss your situation and give you an honest assessment of your options and chances for success. If we decide to pursue your case, our lawyer will begin your investigation right away. Time is critical in personal injury cases, and our firm will not waste yours.
What Will Filing a Lawsuit Accomplish?
There is no settlement or legal resolution that can completely ease the pain for the family members of the victims of tragic accidents. These times in our lives are tragic and difficult, and the members of Stapleton Law Office have the training and experience to ease the difficulties that life sometimes throws our way.
In addition, the experience and talent of the members of Stapleton Law Office help secure the financial compensation your case deserves. While recovery for these damages will not reverse the tragic outcome of the accident, it may help your family get back on a secure financial path.
Proven Record of Success in Litigation & Settlement
While prior results do not give any guarantee of future success, the Stapleton Law Office is proud of the results that we have obtained for our clients in cases of personal injury and wrongful death. Our firm has obtained several large verdicts for our clients, including the largest personal injury verdict ever in Hawkins County. In addition, Stapleton Law Office has secured many seven-figure settlements for our deserving clients in both state and federal courts.
Many of our clients wish to avoid the courtroom in personal injury cases, and when it is appropriate, our firm will pursue resolutions through mediation or settlement. When litigation is necessary, however, we are not afraid of fighting for your rights in a court of law. Attorney Mark Stapleton is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. We are experienced litigators with a proven record of success.
We are available to discuss your case in a complimentary initial consultation. Call the Stapleton Law Office at (423) 418-8469 or reach out to us online to learn more about our firm and how we can help.