Personal Injury

personal-injuryPersonal injury claims and lawsuits arise when people are injured by careless or intentional acts of others, or injured by products that are defective in some way.

When someone is determined to be legally responsible for injuring someone else, they or their insurance company are liable for the injury, and may be made to pay the injured person damages.
 
Damages in personal injury cases are meant to put an injured person back in the position he or she was in before being injured. In some cases, punitive damages are also awarded in these lawsuits, where the defendant acted intentionally or recklessly. Punitive damages are intended to punish wrongdoers and prevent them from harming others.
 
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury due to the negligence or wrongdoing of someone else, you may have a claim against that person, or their insurance company, for your injuries. Compensation for your claim may include payment for medical bills, lost wages, physical and emotional pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, permanent disability or scarring, and possibly property damage.
 
REMEMBER: The statute of limitation in Tennessee for personal injury is one year from the date you knew or reasonably should have known that a wrongful act caused your injury. If possible, try to gather as much information regarding the injury as you can before contacting an attorney. Information such as medical records, accident or police reports, and information about the wrongdoer or possible witnesses can help speed up the evaluation process for your claim. However, if circumstances surrounding your injury prevent you from gathering such information, do not hesitate to contact us.

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