Fatal Car Accident Lawyers in Clinton

Handling Wrongful Death Claims

When a loved one dies in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, the family needs time to grieve. Unfortunately, time is not on the side of the family in a case of wrongful death. In Tennessee, the family only has one year from the date of the accident to file a wrongful death claim. If you wait too long to contact a lawyer, you could give up your rights.

At the law firm of The Cantrell Law Firm, our Clinton fatal car accident lawyers know what you are going through when a family member dies suddenly. You have our sincere sympathies and support for the trying times ahead. You also have our help to ensure that your rights are protected and you are compensated for your loss.

We serve clients in Clinton, Oak Ridge, Norris, and throughout East Tennessee. Contact us for a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Tennessee?

In many cases, more than one person has a right to file a wrongful death claim. Those eligible include the spouse and minor children of the deceased. Parents, adult children, and siblings may also have the right to file wrongful death actions, depending on the circumstances. The rules are complicated, and it's best to seek an attorney's advice to determine whether you are eligible and how to file your claim.

Attorney Dail Cantrell has recovered tens of millions of dollars for victims of serious personal injury and wrongful death.

What Types of Damages Can I Seek?

In Tennessee, you can seek compensation for:

  • Medical bills and funeral expenses
  • Pain and suffering of the deceased prior to death
  • Loss of projected earnings
  • Loss of household services
  • A spouse's loss of consortium and companionship
  • A child's loss of love and parental guidance
  • A parent's loss of love, society, and affection

Attorneys with a National Reputation for Handling Fatal Car Accident Cases

Our experienced Clinton lawyers handle fatal car accident cases in Clinton, Powell, Oak Ridge, the Tri-Citiesm and throughout East Tennessee.

Call us at (865) 999-0101, or free initial consultation. We offer a free consultation, and there are no attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.


  • Best Attorney in East Tennessee

    - Jeff

  • He was honest, returned our calls, and won big. We learned that he had tried over 200 jury trials and had several verdicts of over a million dollars.

    - Ann

  • His firm is well respected, honest and will do you a good job.

    - Joe

  • Counselor Goodge has guided me through a protracted, if minor civil matter, still midstream. I am pleased to this point.

    - Richard

  • I will recommend him to anyone in such circumstances as mine, and in the unfortunate event that I need legal counsel again I will definitely call on Mr. Goodge.

    - John

  • The expertise of Mr. Goodge, Mr. Cantrell and the Team of Cantrell, Goodge & Associates is unsurpassed.

    - Kathleen

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