My close friend was logging a piece of property owned by a major corporation in TN in August 2011. I was with him, just to be there so he would not be alone. I was not being paid, and the company's employee gave me permission to be there. There was a horrific accident and my friend was killed. I was fortunate that the tree that he cut down did not kill me too, but I am haunted by this terrible accident, cant sleep, have nightmares about me calling out to him to watch out for the tree. The worst part of this is that there was no insurance claim for his death for his family, no accountability for the lack of safety procedures on the property, no justice for the loss of the great man's life. Can I file a wrongful death even though I am not family? Thanks much.
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