Nashville Wrongful Death Lawyers

Nashville Wrongful Death Lawyers 

The Tennessee personal injury and wrongful death lawyers at DRS Law bring over 75 years of experience and unquestioned dedication to protecting the rights of family members who have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence.

Our founder, David Randolph Smith, changed the law of Tennessee by winning a very important case in the Tennessee Supreme Court.  

That case was Jordan v. Baptist Three Rivers Hospital, and it essentially allows family members to recover for the loss of love and affection of their deceased loved ones.  So our law firm literally helped make the law in this area.  And it’s a legacy we’re very proud of.   

Our firm has a track-record of winning million dollar settlements and judgments in wrongful death cases.

Types Of Wrongful Death Lawsuits:

As Nashville wrongful death lawyers, our firm represents victims’ families in a wide range of wrongful death and malpractice cases, stemming from:

Motor vehicle accidents, such as a car accident, truck crash, motorcycle crash or boat collision
Medical malpractice, including birth injuries, medicine error and failure to diagnose a heart attack, stroke or cancer

Trucking accidents, railroad accidents and plane crashes
Construction site accidents and safety failures
Defective drugs and unsafe products
Negligent security and dangerous premises liability cases

Do you have a case?

What Damages Are Recoverable Under Tennessee Wrongful Death Law?

Because of our firm, Plaintiffs who are children or the spouse of the deceased may now recover for damages such as loss of companionship, comfort, society, attention, cooperation, affection, care and love, and in the case of the spouse, sexual relations.

Unsure if you have a case?
Contact us for a free consultation.

What to Do if You’ve Lost a Loved One Because of Misconduct

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident or medical procedure in Tennessee, Kentucky, or Georgia contact a respected Tennessee wrongful death attorney at the Nashville law firm of DRS Law Personal Injury Lawyers today. Call us at (615) 742-1775 or email us.

We understand the emotional and financial toll that a wrongful death takes on a family, and we’re committed to fighting for our clients to get the justice they deserve.

Our experienced Nashville wrongful death lawyers and independent experts and investigators are committed to obtain compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and the loss of consortium (love and affection).

The firm received the AV rating under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system. David Randolph Smith is certified by the Tennessee Bar as a Civil Trial Specialist and as a Medical Malpractice Specialist. He has been selected as a Mid-South Super Lawyer. And is one of the the Top 100 attorneys in Tennessee (in all fields of practice). He is included in the guidebook Best Lawyers in America.

From the moment we take your wrongful death or malpractice case, we will be hard at work on your behalf. We conduct a detailed investigation into the causes of the fatal accident. Our powerful negotiation skills help secure a favorable settlement. Litigating your wrongful death lawsuit in court, we will be at your side every step of the way. To schedule a frank discussion of your legal options for filing a wrongful death lawsuit, contact our offices today.

Call us at (615) 742-1775 for a free and confidential evaluation of your case from a Nashville wrongful death attorney.

Recent Wrongful Death Blog Posts

Over $500 Million
Recovered Since 1993

Record Verdicts in Wrongful Death Lawsuits

In 2006, Nashville, Tennessee wrongful death lawyer David Randolph Smith obtained a record $7.2 million verdict in a wrongful death-medical malpractice case in Warren County, Tennessee against River Park Hospital. The Tennessee Supreme Court affirmed the verdict in 2010.

Barkes v. River Park Hosp., Inc.,

Wrongful Death / Medical Malpractice

Wayne Barkes passed away suddenly after returning home from the ER where he was never seen by a physician. Following this tragedy, his wife turned to our firm for help. We discovered that the hospital had a policy requiring every ER patient to see a physician and we sued the hospital for failing to enforce this policy. At trial, the jury awarded Ms. Barkes $7.2 million. When the hospital appealed the verdict, we successfully persuaded the Tennessee Supreme Court that hospitals could be held accountable for failing to follow standardized practices that keep patients safe. Before Barkes, hospitals claimed they could be held responsible only for the wrongdoing of their employees and not directly for internal policy violations.

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Why Choose Us As Your Nashville Wrongful Death Attorney

With us on your side, you can focus on what’s most important – your recovery.

Decades Of Experience

Decades Of Experience

Our Nashville attorneys have over 75 years of combined practice handling cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, civil rights, medical device lawsuits, wrongful death, and much more.

Excellent Reputation

Excellent Reputation

DRS Law is a well-respected law firm in Nashville and throughout the U.S. Founder, David Randolph Smith, has been selected as a Mid-South Super Lawyer, named one of the Top 100 attorneys in Tennessee in all fields of practice, and is included in the Best Lawyers in America guidebook.

Small Case Volume

Small Case Volume

Unlike many Nashville firms or lawyers that handle a large volume of cases, we concentrate our expertise on a select few cases. With this, our attorneys ensure that every step is taken to obtain the most favorable outcomes for our clients.

We Prepare For Trial

We Prepare For Trial

Every case is meticulously prepared for trial by our trial team and support staff in order to maximize the recovery for our client, whether by settlement or trial verdict. Our proven track record of success has resulted in multi-million-dollar settlements and judgments in a wide variety of individual and group cases.

What to Expect

Our Legal Services Are Completely Personalized To You And Your Unique Needs

01  Free Consultation

Our dedicated personal injury and accident lawyers provide free, no-pressure case evaluations. We will help you determine if you have a case and will answer all your questions in plain English. We never charge any fees until we win your case.


02  Personalized Service

If we take your case, it’s because we believe we can help you. We will get to work outlining a strategic plan of action. We want you to feel taken care of during this difficult time — whatever questions you have, we’re here with answers. Frequent check-ins ensure you are comfortable with the progress of your case.

03  You Get Paid

We are passionate about the success of your case and will give it the close attention and focus it deserves. We find solutions that other lawyers miss, discovering key facts that help you win. We call upon our gifts in storytelling to argue your case with passion and conviction so you get the compensation and justice you deserve.

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