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Tolling the Statute of Limitations in Wrongful Death Cases

graveyard-1417871_1280-240x161.jpgUnder Tennessee law, family members of a deceased person who dies due to wrongful actions of another person are allowed to file wrongful death claims and sue for damages. Typically, claims must be filed within the statute of limitations, but under certain circumstances the statute of limitations period can be "tolled" or put on hold.

Dividing the Money from a Wrongful Death Suit in Tennessee

When wrongful death occurs in Tennessee, the surviving family members may be eligible to receive compensation for damages and, in most cases, the proceeds from a wrongful death case are distributed in accordance with the Tennessee Intestate Succession laws. While there are a number of exceptions to the rules of intestate succession, generally speaking, the award is distributed as follows. Death of an Unmarried Adult with No Children: When an individual dies an leaves behind no spouse or children, the money recovered in a wrongful death suit is divided equally between the parents of... 

Safety Tips for Hosting Summer Pool Parties

Property owners who do not comply with all federal and local statutes for pool safety are at greatest risk of a lawsuit due to negligence. Also, failure to conduct regular inspections of the pool area to correct any unsafe conditions may leave a property owner liable for injuries to guests. Property owner liabilities for drowning and injuries One of the most important laws related to pool safety is the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act. This act became law in December of 2008. Its purpose is to reduce the risk an injury and drowning caused by drain entrapment or other... 

When Toxic Food Claims Lives

Each year, roughly 48 million people are afflicted with a foodborne illness. Many thousands of these require medical treatment that may include hospitalization. Wrongful death attorneys know that most serious cases can lead to death and each year the CDC estimates that 3,000 people die from foodborne diseases.

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