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Clinton Wrongful Death Lawyer

Few things turn life upside-down more completely, or more quickly, than the sudden and unexpected death of a friend or loved one. The pain is even worse if someone else’s negligence caused that wrongful death. As survivors struggle to carry on, emotionally and otherwise, they must deal with a slew of medical bills and other unanticipated expenses. Since most families barely make ends meet, these bills can be overwhelming.

The compassionate Clinton wrongful death lawyers at Fox Farley Willis & Burnette cannot reverse the sequence of events that lead to a wrongful death. No one can change the past. But our professional team can do the next best thing. We work hard to obtain the compensation these survivors need and deserve. This compensation doesn’t fill the emotional void. It doesn’t even come close. But it does make the future a little brighter. That’s what the decedent would have wanted.

Vehicle Collisions

Driver error causes over 95 percent of the fatal vehicle collisions in Tennessee. Usually, this error involves one of the following kinds of negligence:

  • Behavioral: The events leading up to many fatal crashes begin before the tortfeasor (negligent driver) gets behind the wheel. Alcohol, drugs, and fatigue are among the most common kinds of driver impairment. More than half of Americans admit they have driven while drunk, stoned, or drowsy.
  • Operational: Ignoring a traffic control device, speeding, and making an unsafe turn are among the most common kinds of operational negligence. Selfishness is at the root of many operational errors. People want to get where they are going as quickly as possible, and they do not care what risks they take in the process.
  • Environmental: The duty of care requires motorists to slow down and use extra caution when the sky is dark, the road is wet, or conditions are otherwise less than ideal. Yet many people ignore this responsibility, and in these cases, innocent drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, passengers, and others normally pay the price.

Either the ordinary negligence doctrine or the negligence per se rule could apply in these cases. Ordinary negligence is a lack of care and negligence per se is a violation of a safety law.


Property owners, like drivers, normally have a duty of care in Tennessee. This duty requires them to address fall hazards, like icy sidewalks, wet spots on floors, and uneven walkways, before someone slips and falls.

Frequently, a pre-existing condition increases the risk of a fall or the severity of injury. A Clinton wrongful death lawyer can still obtain maximum compensation in these cases, subject to insurance company defenses, like assumption of the risk and comparative fault.

Toxic Exposure

Unintentional poisoning claims, mostly drug overdoses, are quite complex. Only the most experienced Clinton wrongful death lawyer should handle them.

One reason for this complexity is the multiple possible defendants. The legally and financially responsible party could be a doctor who wrote a prescription without carefully checking the patient’s history, a drug manufacturer that made a powerful pill which was highly addictive, or a drug shipment company that moved boxes without asking questions, as required by the Controlled Substances Act.

Connect With an Experienced Anderson County Lawyer

Injury victims are usually entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Clinton wrongful death lawyer, contact Fox Farley Willis & Burnette Attorneys at Law by going online or calling 865-500-HURT. Virtual, home, and hospital visits are available.

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