Nashville Wrongful Death Attorneys Discuss Naming Parties in Lawsuits

by Staff Blogger | April 22nd, 2015

Carelessness and negligence contribute to the deaths of numerous Tennesseans each year, and it’s crucial that the families of victims know they have a right to seek compensation for their losses.

The Nashville wrongful death attorneys at Ponce Law explain that one of the most important aspects of filing wrongful death actions is naming everyone who may be responsible for a victim’s death. Doing so helps reduce the chances of a defendant arguing another person or entity was actually responsible for the death. It can also help the family of the victim receive the maximum compensation.

Take the case of a Nashville family that filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a local high school, a student, and the student’s parents, in connection with the suicide of their son. The family claims the student repeatedly bullied their son to the point he went home from school one afternoon and took his own life. Their suit goes on to allege that the teen may still be alive if it wasn’t for the students repeated taunting. Furthermore, reports from WSMV 4 News say the suit goes on to claim that the high school failed to follow their own policies and parents did not take action to control their son’s behavior.

The family is seeking damages to cover legal fees and other expenses.

At Ponce Law, we believe in holding individuals responsible for their actions, and our Nashville personal injury lawyers hope a decision in this case will help bring closure and peace to the family of the victim.