In the early hours of Saturday morning, country singer Wayne Mills, 44, was shot by Pit and Barrel bar owner Chris Ferrell in Nashville, according to The Tennessean. Police are still investigating since Ferrell told them he shot Mills in self-defense after an argument about Mills smoking in the bar.
Ferrell has not been arrested.
Mills died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Saturday.
Mills toured with the Wayne Mills Band, which mostly performed “outlaw/southern rock flavored” music on the college circuit. Early in their careers, country music stars Jamey Johnson and Blake Shelton had opened for the band.
Pending the investigation results, Mills estate may have grounds for personal injury litigation. When a person suffers harm or death due to the actions of another person, someone must be held legally responsible. In cases such as Mills’, the injured party’s estate may be entitled to monetary compensation from the person whose actions and conduct caused the death.
Personal injury law, also known as tort law, exists to protect you in cases where you are injured or harmed due to someone else’s actions or negligence. In a personal injury lawsuit, a judge will decide whether the defendant is liable for the sustained damages, and determine the extent of the damages. If you can prove liability, you can be awarded compensation for your loss.
One’s right to legal justice is an American concept available to all citizens. We at Gilreath & Associates fight to protect that justice in the courtroom. We know how to deliver the combination of legal skill, tenacious advocacy, and dedicated support that you need when seeking recovery for personal injury or wrongful death.
If you or a loved one is injured or killed by the misconduct of others, contact us immediately for a free consultation. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Mills family during this difficult time.