Tennessee Wrongful Death Claims

Representing Family Members of Wrongful Death Victims

Jack W. Piper Jr. has handled wrongful death lawsuits in Knoxville and East Tennessee, and has talked to many people who have lost a family member due to the negligence of another party. He understands the trauma your family is going through and wishes to express his sorrow for the grief you are experiencing.

If you are reading this page, you are probably considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the person or entity who caused your family member’s death. In a wrongful death case, you need to place a financial value on a loved one’s life. This is always a difficult thing to do.

The Piper Law Office will consult experts such as economists, life planners and financial professionals to determine how much money your loved one could have earned in his or her lifetime. The value of those future earnings is important to a family who will need to survive financially without that loved one’s support in the future. In Tennessee, you can also recover for the loss of society, consortium and comfort your family member provided you.

Getting To Know Your Family Member

As your lawyer in a wrongful death suit, an important part of what Jack W. Piper Jr. does is get to know a person who is no longer living so he can explain to a court, jury, or insurance company how the loss of that person will affect the people left behind. To do that, we need to get to know your loved one.

One of the loved ones whose family Jack W. Piper Jr. represented was a man who inspected building sites in Knoxville. He died when he fell through a hole in a floor of a building he was inspecting. Jack W. Piper Jr. went to this man’s place of employment and obtained letters that he had received from the people whose homes and buildings he had inspected. He learned what kind of person he was and how committed he was to his family.

In the end, he helped the family recover nearly $1 million for their loss. This was a case that another prominent Knoxville lawyer turned down because he felt that the court would rule that the person contributed to his own death by not seeing the hole in the floor. However, by obtaining OSHA records and other testimony, Jack W. Piper Jr. proved that the owner of the construction site was negligent.


Jack W. Piper, Jr. has the legal experience and determination to achieve the result you want. Contact the Piper Law Office today to learn how we can help you.