When a person’s life is cut short by the negligent or wrongful conduct of another, the surviving family members may have a claim for wrongful death.

The Nashville wrongful death attorneys at Cummings Manookian have decades of combined experience litigating wrongful death cases and are passionate about fighting for the rights of bereaved family members.

What is Wrongful Death?

If a person dies before their natural time because of the negligent or intentional acts of another person, the surviving family members may have a claim for wrongful death.  Circumstances that often give rise to a wrongful death claim include motor vehicle accidents, fatal injury by faulty or defective products, or medical malpractice resulting in the death of the patient.

What damages are recoverable in wrongful death cases?

The death of a loved one is always a trying time for close family members.  The loss of a spouse, parent, child, or sibling due to the negligent or intentional acts of others only compounds the emotional toll.  There are also financial considerations such as the loss of income within the household, as well as unplanned one-time costs such as funeral expenses.

In cases where the death of a loved one was caused by another person’s careless or intentional acts, family members deserve compensation for the resulting financial consequences and their pain and suffering.  The burden of those costs and damages should be borne by the party responsible for the person’s death.  In Tennessee, those damages include:

  • Future loss of income for the deceased
  • Medical and hospital expenses from the time of injury until death
  • Physical pain and suffering from the time of injury until death
  • Funeral or burial costs
  • Loss of consortium for the surviving family members, encompassing the loss of affection, love, services, protection, care, training, and guidance from the deceased.

Why choose Cummings Manookian?

When you choose Cummings Manookian to represent you, you get experienced attorneys Brian Cummings and Brian Manookian working directly on your case – not a junior lawyer or paralegal.  We have decades of combined experience litigating wrongful death cases.  We move quickly to assemble a team of doctors and financial advisers to attest to the wrongfulness of the death and the resulting financial strain on your life.  We establish the proof necessary to secure the recovery that will provide your financial peace for the present and future.

If you are coping with the death of a loved one due to the fault of another person, contact the experienced attorneys at Cummings Manookian for a free and confidential consultation.  If we accept your case, we will advance all costs while working on a contingency fee basis.  You won’t pay us anything unless and until there is a settlement or judgment in your favor.