Nashville Wrongful Death Lawyer
The loss of a loved one due to someone’s negligence or wrongful act is a tragedy for which no amount of money can compensate you. The grief and pain of the loss you feel as well as injustice done to you by the reckless, negligent or malicious act of another will never go away.
For a lot of individuals it is not just about the amount of money but more important, it is about making sure that there is justice in a wrongful death case and a message is sent to deter the type of negligence that can devastate a family forever. The compensation awarded can also help you live a financially secure life because of the loss of your loved one’s income and help. Making sure the negligent party pays for that negligence can also help others in the future by raising their awareness and, hopefully, it will deter other acts of negligence which cause fatalities.
Mitch Grissim is a Nashville wrongful death lawyer with the experience to make sure that the jury understands every aspect of the loss of your loved one – not just the financial loss for the present and future. This can help with closure, and with the anger you feel at being wrongfully robbed of your loved one due to someone else’s reckless, negligent or malicious act.
Juries look at a few key factors in determining how much compensation family members should receive as well as the amount of pain and suffering your loved one endured. The jury also looks at the loss of the services and the support you have lost.
How the Jury Will Calculate Your Settlement
We might call upon an economist to calculate and testify how much money your loved one would have made if he or she lived a full life. The jury will also try to account for the value of a lost husband or wife, father or mother, or child.
It is much more difficult to put a value on a relationship than on an “expected wage.” By working with experts – economists, therapists and others – we can show the jury the nature of your loss and the financial settlement necessary for you to live in relative comfort. We’ll work closely with you and learn your story to show how your life has been affected by the loss of your loved one.
In addition, we also call our clients’ friends and family to the stand. We believe that the people closest to you can best show how the loss of your loved one has changed your life. Maybe he or she used to go hunting with your neighbor, or jogging with a co-worker. By letting those people tell their story, we can show the jury your loss has impacted your life.
Attorney Mitch Grissim has practiced personal injury and wrongful death litigation in Nashville, Tennessee for 39 years. A Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy, he has helped thousands of clients recover the compensation they needed after a tragic fatal accident.
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In most cases – like a fatal car accident – settlements are determined based largely on the factors above. If the case involves intentionally or grossly reckless, negligent or malicious – like a drunk driving accident – the settlement may be substantially increased as a way of “punishing” the irresponsible offender.
To schedule a free consultation with our Nashville wrongful death lawyers, call today at 615-255-9999. You can also contact us online, and we’ll get back to you with an e-mail as soon as possible.