Memphis Personal Injury Attorneys Assisting Victims in Tennessee and Beyond
At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured people throughout Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky. With 33 attorneys and a staff of over 100, we are committed to making ourselves available to clients at any hour of the day and night, and we can travel to meet you anywhere that you choose. As the largest personal injury firm based in Tennessee, we are fully equipped to represent people who need a car accident attorney or guidance in cases involving truck accidents, serious injuries, apartment safety issues, Social Security Disability, workers' compensation, medical malpractice, product liability, and nursing home neglect, among other areas. We also can assist employees with bringing wage and hour claims.
Our firm has recovered over $1 billion on behalf of victims and their families, and we have accumulated over 25 years of experience. Those are not numbers to take lightly, for they show the commitment to advocacy that makes us proud of our track record of helping injured victims. We work hard to prepare each case that we take. If you do not receive a fair settlement offer, we will be ready to take your case to trial. Our goal is not to settle a case as quickly as possible but to obtain the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve. Protect Your Rights After an Accident
Most accident cases require proving that the defendant more likely than not was negligent, or acted carelessly. In general, people and entities may be held accountable for failing to take the appropriate precautions that a reasonable person would have used in similar circumstances. Some situations, such as those involving medical malpractice, may impose a standard of care specific to the defendant’s profession.
Many of the cases that we handle arise from car or truck accidents. We may enlist accident reconstruction experts to help explain what happened and why. For example, a driver may cause a crash by driving drunk, running a red light, or texting behind the wheel. Moreover, interstate truck drivers are required to follow Federal regulations, including detailed rules on hours of service and maintenance. A driver's failure to abide by these regulations may be deemed negligent as a matter of law. Trucking companies are also bound to follow a number of regulations, some of which require conducting background checks of drivers and inspecting drivers' logs. Many of these regulations are intended to prevent driver fatigue or distraction. Any deviation from the regulations may support a cause of action against the trucking company for negligent hiring, supervision, or training.
We also handle claims based on inadequate security at apartment complexes. Property owners have an obligation to make their premises reasonably safe for visitors and for people who live there. This means that they may be held responsible if they are aware or should be aware of a dangerous condition but fail to fix it, resulting in an accident or a third-party crime. If you have been attacked in an apartment complex because of poor lighting, lack of security personnel, broken doors or locks, or other security breaches, you may be able to bring a claim for negligent security. Usually, you will need to establish that the property owner knew or should have been aware of prior similar attacks and that it was foreseeable to the apartment management that residents or visitors could be hurt.
Other personal injury cases arise when a health care provider, such as a doctor, hospital or other medical facility, has acted carelessly. In Tennessee, an individual seeking to pursue a negligence claim against a health care provider must normally take certain actions required by Tennessee law within prescribed time limits.
Further, Tennessee law requires that before suit may be filed against a doctor, hospital or other medical provider, experts must evaluate medical records and other proof in order to certify that a lawsuit may proceed. Therefore, you should hire an attorney as soon as possible after the suspected negligence so that medical reports can be obtained and reviewed in time, so that your claim is not time-barred.
Like doctors, nursing homes must care for people who require regular medical attention and personal care. The elderly are especially vulnerable to neglect and abuse. Often, facilities fail to adequately train, supervise, or monitor staff members, and they may be understaffed. Failures to protect the rights of nursing home residents or provide reasonable care may be actionable both civilly and criminally. Just as in medical negligence claims against doctors and hospitals, nursing home neglect and abuse claims are often governed by state-law time limitations. Therefore, do not delay in seeking legal representation if you suspect neglect or abuse at a nursing home.
Our firm also handles product liability cases, including those involving dangerous prescription drugs. Products may be defective in their marketing, manufacturing, or design. If you were injured or a loved one was killed by a defective product, you may be able to bring a product liability lawsuit to hold the manufacturer responsible under several different theories, possibly including strict liability, negligence, failure to warn, breach of warranty, misrepresentation, or concealment. Punitive damages may be available in lawsuits against manufacturers that deliberately deceive consumers.
In some cases, an injured or disabled individual must turn to Social Security Disability to recover money for housing, medical bills, or daily living expenses. We can assess your claim and may be able to help you appeal an adverse decision by the Social Security Administration. Although the system was set up to help disabled people, many valid claims are initially denied, and the analysis that the SSA uses is highly technical and opaque. Let us help you present the most persuasive case that you can in favor of your eligibility.
If you have been hurt on the job, we can help you navigate the workers' compensation system. Any business with five or more employees is required to carry workers' compensation insurance. Through this system, you may recover benefits even if you were partially or fully to blame for an accident, without having to prove your employer's fault.
In some cases, employees are asked to “clock out” and continue working, or to work “off the clock,” both of which are prohibited by law. Employees may also work overtime without being paid the proper rate for that overtime labor. Further, sometimes an individual is paid below the minimum wage standards, or is not properly paid for set up or close down time they spend on the job. Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz handles wage and hour claims like these to demand proper compensation for hard-working employees. Discuss Your Case with a Personal Injury Lawyer in Memphis or Elsewhere
If you have been hurt in Tennessee or elsewhere in the region, the Memphis personal injury attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz know how to assert your rights. We have brought accident claims on behalf of people in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky, including in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Haiti, and Caruthersville. Contact our firm at 1-800-529-4004 or through our online form to set up a free consultation. Whether you need a motor vehicle collision lawyer or guidance with any other personal injury, workers’ compensation, wage and hour, or Social Security Disability claim, NST is the way to go.