Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be incredibly overwhelming, especially when the person’s death was caused by the negligence of another and could have been avoided. At Bill Easterly & Associates, our team of Nashville wrongful death lawyers has more than 25 years of legal experience in cases involving serious injuries and wrongful death.

Our team understands how difficult it can be to work through a wrongful death claim, and we provide every client with individualized attention and compassionate counsel from start to finish.

Schedule a free consultation today with our dedicated Nashville wrongful death lawyers, and find out how we can help you demand justice for your loved one.

One-on-One Attention from Bill Easterly & Associates

A wrongful death claim can be one of the most emotional personal injury claims to file. These claimants are facing complicated legal processes and financial burdens, all while dealing with the loss of a loved one. We recognize that our clients are going through tough times, and we aim to build attorney-client relationships based on mutual trust and respect.

Clients who are struggling with a wrongful death case can benefit from the one-on-one attention we provide. We always keep our clients informed about the status of their case, and we provide them with unlimited opportunities to have their questions answered.

As a surviving family member of a wrongful death victim, you can be comforted by the devoted guidance we offer on your family’s behalf. Work with our firm, and you will be treated with the respect you deserve.

What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Wrongful death lawsuits are civil actions that certain survivors can take in pursuit of compensation after a loved one has been killed, either by someone else’s intentional behavior or due to negligence. These lawsuits can be filed even if criminal charges have been brought against the party responsible for your loved one’s death.

Who Is Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Different states have different rules about who may bring a wrongful death claim. In Tennessee, your right to file a claim will depend on your relationship to the victim and who the other survivors may be. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit if you are:

  • The surviving spouse
  • The surviving children
  • The personal representative of the victim’s estate
  • The surviving parents
  • A sibling or other next of kin

If you have lost a loved one and need to know whether you are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit, contact our firm today to learn about your legal rights.

What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Claim?

At Bill Easterly & Associates, we know that there is no amount of compensation that can turn back time and replace the life of your loved one. However, receiving financial compensation during the grieving process can help you and your family in the present and future.

Our Nashville wrongful death lawyers can help you pursue:

  • Emergency medical expenses and doctor’s bills due to injuries prior to death
  • Pain and suffering your loved one endured
  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of companionship
  • Funeral and burial costs

We know that losing a loved one unexpectedly is one of the toughest things you will ever go through, and these types of compensation can help ease financial burdens as you plan the funeral and determine your path forward. If you were supported in part or in full by your deceased family member, you may be able to recover the wages they lost between the time of their injury and death, and you may also be able to seek compensation for the deceased’s lost earning potential. You should not have to deal with your loved one’s wrongful death on your own. Our compassionate attorneys will be there every step of the way to help you and your family figure this out.

Over the years, we have successfully handled many wrongful death claims and have helped numerous clients obtain the compensation they need during the most difficult time in their lives. We believe that our results have stemmed from the level of personal and compassionate representation we provide.

Schedule a free consultation today to learn how our attorneys could help in your case.

What Are Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases?

At Bill Easterly & Associates, our experienced wrongful death attorneys have handled countless tragic cases involving:

  • Car accidents: We can assist you and your family in pursuing a wrongful death claim against a negligent driver, whether the driver was reckless, speeding, fatigued, distracted, or driving under the influence.
  • Truck accidents: Large commercial trucks can cause devastating accidents. Fatigued drivers, improperly secured loads, malfunctioning parts, and more can contribute to a collision.
  • Motorcycle accidents: Unfortunately, many drivers do not notice motorcyclists until it is too late. Whether they were glancing at their phone, failed to yield the right of way, or failed to check their blind spots, careless drivers often cause motorcycle accidents.
  • Boating accidents: Boating accidents often occur on the lakes and rivers surrounding the Nashville area. Your wrongful death lawyer will work to determine who is liable for the accident and work to get maximum compensation.
  • Defective products: When a product’s defect leads to the death of a consumer, then the company who designed the product, the manufacturer, or the retailer may be held liable.
  • Construction accidents: Construction workers face the risk of injury every day, whether it’s from a fall from scaffolding, falling debris, electrocution, or a machinery accident. Oftentimes, a third party, such as a subcontractor, is at fault for the accident. We can help you secure the compensation you need to move forward.
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect: Unfortunately, elder abuse and neglect is a common issue in today’s nursing homes. If you lose a loved one because of nursing home staff abuse or neglect, we can help you pursue compensation and a measure of justice.
  • Medical errors: We all make mistakes, but when a medical professional makes a misstep that leads to your loved one’s death, it’s devastating. We’ll help you determine your legal options.
  • Dangerous drugs: Sometimes, drugs are rushed to market without proper testing, and sometimes drug manufacturers fail to disclose all of a drug’s dangerous side effects. If your family member was fatally harmed by a dangerous prescription or over-the-counter drug, you may have a case against the pharmaceutical company.
  • Premises liability: Property owners have a duty to keep their property safe and may be liable for any injuries that occur due to hazards on their property. We’ll help you determine next steps if your loved one suffered a fatal premises liability injury.

This is by no means a complete list of all the types of wrongful death cases we handle. If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligent or intentional behavior, you need to speak with one of our knowledgeable wrongful death attorneys about your legal options.

Do I Need an Attorney to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Having a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney on your side is important. Although you could potentially file a claim on your own, you would likely be squaring off against a deep-pocketed insurance company and a team of aggressive lawyers who handle these types of cases regularly.

Additionally, insurance companies will often try to take advantage of you if you do not have a lawyer at your side. They may make you a low initial offer that will not cover all of your economic losses and your pain and suffering, or they may try to find loopholes to get out of paying you anything at all. At Bill Easterly & Associates, our attorneys will make sure that does not happen to you.

When you enlist the help of the experienced wrongful death attorneys at Bill Easterly & Associates, we work hard to take the legal burden off you while you grieve. Our attorneys will:

  • Thoroughly investigate the accident that led to your loved one’s death
  • Identify every potentially liable party
  • Collect proof of the injuries your loved one suffered
  • Document the expenses your family has faced as a result of this tragedy
  • Demand maximum compensation for your loss

Our attorneys will handle every aspect of your wrongful death claim ─ including managing all communication with the insurance company ─ so you are not facing additional stress during this already difficult time.

Schedule Your No-Cost, No-Obligation Initial Consultation

We understand how important it is to secure justice on behalf of your deceased loved one, and you can trust that we will do everything in our power to fight for what is right.

We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not pay us unless we are able to help you win compensation. We also offer free case evaluations to help our clients get started on their journey toward just compensation. Schedule yours today to discuss your case with our Nashville wrongful death law firm, and find out what legal options are available to you.

Contact our firm for professional, compassionate, and experienced legal representation.

Immediate Help. Exceptional Outcomes.

How Our Tennessee Attorneys Can Help You

No case is too small or too large for our team of experienced attorneys. We have the skills and resources it takes to pursue all types of personal injury cases. If you’ve suffered at the hands of a negligent party, we want to make sure you are compensated, and the negligent party is held responsible. We start by getting to you know and the facts surrounding your case.

Every case is unique, and we treat them as such, priding ourselves on making sure you have our full attention and focusing our efforts on building a successful case for you. Here’s how we can help:


Investigate Your Claim: We want to get to the bottom of the “how” and “why” of your accident. We will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances of your incident. This allows us to gather evidence that can strengthen your case and help us identify all responsible parties involved. Leave all the legwork and paperwork to our team.


Build a Compelling Case: With evidence in hand, we work to build a strong and compelling case in your favor. Whether we are going to court or negotiating with an insurance company, by building a solid case, we can help you maximize the amount of damages you may be able to recover.


We Are Your Advocate: Unfortunately, insurance companies and negligent parties will not take you seriously unless you have an aggressive attorney on your side who fights for your rights. These parties may use tactics that manipulate or take advantage of a victim in order to keep from paying out hefty compensation packages. Having an attorney backing you up signals to these parties you are serious about getting everything you are entitled to.


Focus on What’s Important: You. Your health and safety are what’s most important. Let us tackle the paperwork, the negotiating, and the back and forth, while you focus on your health and the well-being of your family. Trusting the team at Bill Easterly & Associates takes an immense weight off of your shoulders.


Demand the Full Compensation You Deserve

We genuinely believe that you should not have to pay the price for someone else’s negligent and dangerous wrongdoing. For this reason, you can trust our legal team to do everything within our professional power to make sure you are not stuck with the financial repercussions of a serious injury-causing accident. We are ready to put decades of experience and practice to work for you! To schedule your free consultation, do not hesitate to contact our firm today.

Immediate Help. Exceptional Outcomes.

Hear From Our Clients
Tristan Vogel

Bill & his team handled my injury case with total professionalism and respect. I was never left out of the conversation and if I had a question, they had an answer. Never having been through anything like this before I was worried it would be a stressful headache. Fortunately this wasn’t the case. Between his team and the other party’s insurance we settled for higher than I expected/demanded. I highly recommend his office and will be sure to send anyone I know in need of help their way. Many thanks you all!

Jeffrey L.

“I endorse this lawyer. I went to school with Bill and he is truly among the best and brightest lawyers out there.”

Marcus H.

“When I hired Bill to represent me in my workers’ compensation claim, I was receiving $238 per week while out of work. Bill found an error in the way the insurance company calculated my wages, and he got my weekly check raised to $352 almost immediately. This couldn’t have come at a better time.”

Michael L.

“Bill Easterly & Associates let me know just what I needed to do during my time of need. If I had any questions they took the time to answer them. His office kept me informed and up to date on my case.”

William G.

“I worked for a company for 36 years when I was severely injured on the job. I spent over a year working with the state to get my worker’s compensation case taken care of & wasn’t having much luck. I decided to ask for help. I called Bill Easterly & Associates, & spoke with Bill, who was very friendly. Right away Bill & his staff began to work on my case. After just a few short months Bill & his team reached a settlement I was more than pleased with! I am thankful for Bill & his team; without them I would not have been able to receive the assistance I needed.”

Steve S.

“Bill Easterly & Associates, took care of every detail from start to finish with my case. If not for their extreme persistence, I would not have received any medical help nor assistance with all the bills that my employer refused to help me with when they were legally responsible. I was shocked when my settlement was reached for the sum they told me I would receive from the first day I chose them. I was able to relocate to Florida & join my family with a new lease on life.”

James C.

“Bill, I want to thank both you, Craig, and Jim for all the work that was put into yesterday’s trial. I realize that the Judge’s ruling was a direct reflection of the work that you put into my case. I thank you and can’t wait to share your name with others!!!!!”

Sam K.

“I am very appreciative for Bill Easterly & his staff. They helped my family & I during an extremely troublesome time & for this I have extreme gratitude. They are the best!”

Tracy T.

“Bill Easterly & Associates was very professional, honest, polite, and respectable of my needs. They were very accommodating in assisting me with a troubled time. I would definitely refer attorney Easterly to anyone in need of a lawyer.”

Nellie G.

“Bill Easterly & Associates was very helpful to me when I needed someone. I just want to thank him for getting all the bills paid & taking care of my needs. I want to let you know how grateful I was for your staff’s assistance. Whenever I called or left messages they were quick to call me back, as well as very helpful & knowledgeable.”

Mia G.

“Bill Easterly & Associates have been wonderful to our family. The firm fought for a fair settlement for my case and took away all of the stress that came with my accident. Bill and our assigned paralegal were very nice and kept me informed and updated on my case. Bill Easterly himself was available to answer questions that I had and that made me feel special and that he truly cared about my case. This firm shows total professionalism. Great job! I highly recommend this firm!”


“Bill Easterly and Associates are the best!!! I had a workman’s comp case resulting from an injury at work and they handled everything with compassion, skill, and diligence. They went up and beyond my expectations and I recommend them to everyone!!!!”


“Several years ago I suffered an injury which required surgery and many weeks of additional hospitalization, as well as months of painful recovery. Feeling that I had a real legal issue, I began to dial up some of the more ‘well-known’ legal firms in the Nashville area. However, with each cold, harsh rejection, my heart and hopes sank deeper….until my niece said, “What about this guy, Bill Easterly?”

From the moment Bill & I spoke, I knew I had reached the right person for the job. Bill went to bat for me immediately and stayed with me the whole way, He and his staff answered all my questions knowledgeably and honestly and were always considerate of my needs and wishes. They guided me through a confusing and sometimes frustrating process with the utmost care and professionalism; I felt I couldn’t have been in better hands.

When my case was finally resolved, I was pleased with results. I can truthfully say that now, should the need ever arise again, Bill Easterly and Associates will be the ONLY telephone number I will call for my legal work.”


“Bill and his team went above and beyond for me in two different cases. His office was always able to answer my questions or return my calls. Bill was always happy to help with anything he could, case involved or not. I have and will continue to highly recommend the services of Bill Easterly & Associates to anyone in need!”


“I never worked with an attorney before Bill. After I got hurt at work it took the insurance company several weeks to get me in to see a doctor, and while I was out of work my checks were always late, so a friend suggested I call Bill. He took my case and I immediately began to see my situation get better. His staff took care of scheduling my doctor appointments and made sure that my checks came on time. After the doctor released me to return to work, Bill was able to settle my case in less than three months, and for more money than I ever thought I would get. I highly recommend Bill Easterly & Associates.”

Chris E.

“I had the pleasure of having Bill Easterly and Associates represent me during a worker’s comp. case back in the spring of 2009. During the entire ordeal which involved surgery, and an arduous road to recover, Mr. Easterly and his staff were professional, kind, and worked very hard on my behalf. Mr. Easterly himself worked directly for me, and handled the entire situation with a high degree of care and expertise to the point where I felt like I was the only case he was working on. Furthermore, if I ever had any questions, I knew I could contact Mr. Easterly himself directly to get any issues resolved. I would recommend Mr. Easterly and Associates to anyone looking for excellent legal counsel especially if it involves a worker’s comp. case.”

Randon W.

“Bill Easterly and his team of associates including: Whitney, Annbern, and Bethany are amazing, they have all been like family to me and represented me and my case as if it were their very own. I cannot express how truly thankful I am for the effort and amount of time and work they have put into my case, even through my being impatient under some circumstances. Even though I rarely spoke with them every time I received a phone call or E-mail from Mr. Bill or his associates it has been nothing but great news. I would strongly recommend Bill Easterly and Associates to any and everyone with any type of Workers Comp. or personal injury case to them. I’ve had such a wonderful experience and I couldn’t have asked for a better job. Thank you guys so much.”

P. Burns

“Bill Easterly and Associate are awesome they took my case and did all they could do to make sure I was stress free and I really appreciate their professionalism and the patience they showed me when I became frustrated. I want to thank you for the work you provided but most of all you and the staff Annbern you are a true angel so mild mannered Whitney your patience Bethany your cheery disposition on the telephone and Mr. Bill Easterly your determination and fight on my behalf thank and may you all continue to be a blessing to all you meet. True Angels here on earth. If you need a team that will fight for you BILL EASTERLY AND ASSOCIATES IS THE BEST WAY TO GO.”

Leslie H.

“GREAT People!!!! GREAT Service!!!!!”

Shannon B.

“I called Mr. Easterly a little over a month ago to take over my case because the attorney I started off with had not even looked at my emails in the three months he was supposed to be working for me… Bill has settled my case/claim already and I could not be happier with the outcome. He had personally made calls to me, which made me feel like a person and not just dollar signs. His paralegal, Whitney, is also amazing. She always returned my emails and calls immediately, and was more than patient with me asking a million questions. I hope no one I know is seriously hurt in an accident like we were, but if so I highly recommend you call Bill Easterly and Associates. Not to mention, Bill Easterly is pretty hot ;).”

Ron M.

“Bill has been my attorney for many years on many cases. I have always been pleased with him and his staff for all they have helped me with. Very professional.”

Mark M.

“Bill Easterly handled my case better and faster than I was told to expect, due to the circumstances of the case. He definitely exceeded my personal expectations and I am more than satisfied with the outcome. Would recommend him to anyone. He’s a great guy.”


“I called several accident law firms and none were as knowledgeable and sincere as this firm. Mr. Easterly and his associates were amazing! They took the time to listen and answer any questions I had. I’m also grateful they helped me deal with the not so helpful insurance company. They went above and beyond! Very pleased!”

Keith R.

“Throughout my entire case, Mr. Easterly and his staff were supportive and diligent in handling my claim. Mr. Easterly provided the one-on-one attention that I needed. Thank you for everything!”

Nicole P.

“Bill Easterly and his staff were very courteous and friendly. They made me feel like family. When I walked into the office you would’ve thought I had known them before. When it came to them assisting with my case they were awesome. If they told you that they were going to do something or call you back they did. Mr. Easterly and staff took care of my case in an effective and timely manner making me feel like I was the only client. This is the kind of attention you need when you are hurt. If I needed assistance again, I would definitely use them. I would recommend him without hesitation! They should be the first and only attorneys you call when in need! Great group of people! Thank you!”

Muyala M.

“Mr. Bill Easterly and his staff are very friendly and reliable. They are ready to answer any questions that I have and let me know step by step what is going on with my case. I really recommend them to anybody.”

Irene F.

“Bill Easterly and his staff are amazing to work with. I met Bill years ago when my little girl got hurt and he has been my go to lawyer ever since. If he doesn’t specialize in something I have questions about he always takes the time to send me in the right direction. His staff is very professional and on top of things at all time. Thank you Bill for everything you have done for my family.”

Valerie C.

“Bill is knowledgeable and professional. The staff is helpful, friendly and prompt to respond to questions or concerns. Would recommend without reservation.”

Brenda B.

“When I interviewed attorneys for my case, Bill Easterly was hands down the best choice! Not only was he straight to the point, his confidence was contagious! Bethany was on top of my case every step of the way! Every step was explained to me and I was prepared for what would happen throughout the process. I told a friend that I loved my attorneys, she said,

“You don’t hear anyone say that, ever!” But I can recommend Easterly and Associates without hesitation!”

Norma B.

“Bill Easterly and Associates took my case when no one else would and got me a decent settlement. I highly recommend them.”

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