Compassionate Knoxville Fatal Accident Attorneys
We’re Two for You when you need dependable legal assistance in Sevierville
Car, truck and workplace accidents happen all the time in Tennessee. It is truly devastating when a loved one dies as a result of an accident. At Fox & Farmer, Attorneys at Law, we deliver reliable legal guidance during this most difficult of times, serving as valuable support for you and your family. We have more than 25 years of experience practicing law right here in the Knoxville area, and we’re proud to serve individuals and families throughout the region. If you need sound legal advice following the wrongful death of someone close to you, turn to Fox & Farmer right away.
Fatal accidents are too common across East Tennessee
Fatal accidents are unbelievably painful for families, and there are many reasons why they may occur. The following are the most common types of accidents resulting in death in Tennessee:
- Collisions between two motor vehicles, often due to inattentive driving
- Motor vehicle accidents between cars and large trucks
- Workplace incidents due to unsafe conditions or employer negligence
- Slip and fall accidents due to the improper maintenance of public spaces
- Defective products from the unsafe practices of manufacturers
According to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, there were more than 1,000 fatal accidents on state roads and highways in 2012, nearly 100 more than the year before. In addition, there were 32 workplace accidents that caused death. Regardless of the cause of the fatal accident in question, you should work with an experienced wrongful death attorney to explore your legal options.
What to do after a fatal accident involving a loved one
After a fatal accident affects someone close to you, you’re likely to experience a wide range of emotions that can make it difficult to know what to do next. However, you do have a number of options, including a possible wrongful death lawsuit. To file a suit, it must be clear that your loved one died as a result of another party’s actions or negligence. The following types of people may file a wrongful death claim:
- Immediate family
- Financial dependents
- Putative spouses
- Distant family members
- People who suffer financially due to the death
To learn more about your options during this very difficult time, we urge you to speak with an attorney who has knowledge of the issues surrounding fatal accident cases.
Helping you cope after tragedy affects your family
With deep ties to the local community, the Knoxville fatal accident attorneys at Fox & Farmer, Attorneys at Law are your helping hand. Our office is conveniently located just off I-40 and I-75, and we serve communities throughout eastern Tennessee and the Smoky Mountain region. We offer free initial consultations by phone, so call us today at 865-951-7268 or contact us online to get started. Remember, you only pay if we recover damages for you and your loved ones.