Personal Injury Attorneys Representing Victims in Memphis and Throughout the South
If you have been involved in an accident or suffered any type of injury, you already know that your life can be affected in multiple ways. For starters, those who are injured will need to seek medical treatment to recover and facilitate healing. While treating, you may not be able to work, which could affect your ability to support your family or provide for essentials such as housing and food. Accidents such as car crashes, truck wrecks, on the job injuries, and acts of medical malpractice often occur suddenly and with little to no time to prepare for what will happen next. The personal injury lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz may be able to represent you and assist you in pursuing damages or benefits if you find yourself in such a situation. For over 30 years, our office has represented people in cases involving car and truck accidents, workers’ compensation, product liability, negligent security, wrongful death, nursing home neglect, medical malpractice, and Social Security Disability, among others.
Pursuing Compensation or Benefits to Which You May Be Entitled
For many injured people, asserting a claim for damages or benefits may be the only way to afford necessary medical treatment or obtain reimbursement for time off work caused by the injury. Therefore, it is important to assess the facts of each situation and investigate all theories of potential recovery under the law.
Drivers owe others a duty to act reasonably under the circumstances. Many car accidents occur as a result of speeding, disregarding traffic signals, texting while driving, and drunk driving. These acts are typically proof of negligence, which is what the plaintiff must prove in a car or truck accident case. If a defendant was on the job at the time of the wreck, his or her employer may be vicariously responsible for the defendant’s negligence. Being able to prove negligence could lead to recovering monetary damages for medical bills, lost wages (or diminished future earning capacity), permanent disfigurement, and pain and suffering.
Sometimes, another individual is not the direct cause of an injury; instead, it is a large corporation that created a dangerous product. When people use a product, they expect it to have been designed safely and operate as intended. When this does not happen, you may have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer or seller. Theories of recovery include a design defect, marketing defect, and manufacturing defect. Expert testimony is often critical in product liability cases.
In most accident cases, it is vital to prove another party’s negligence or fault. If you are hurt on the job, however, it may not be necessary to prove negligence. Workers’ compensation is typically a no-fault system, meaning the injured worker generally must demonstrate that he or she was hurt while acting within the course and scope of employment. The employee should also report the incident to the employer as soon as possible, as each state has strict notice requirements. An experienced attorney can help injured employees receive benefits for medical treatment, wage loss, and permanent impairment, pursuant to state law.
Call NST Today to Discuss Your Case with an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney in Memphis or Beyond
Personal injury cases are rarely identical – there are different parties, facts, injuries, and theories of recovery. This is why you should consult with an experienced Memphis personal injury lawyer who can analyze your situation and explain the damages or benefits that you may be entitled to. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we represent people in a variety of cases, and we have recovered over $1.5 billion in compensation for our clients over the years. Our firm handles cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we only receive our fee if we collect monetary damages on your behalf, and the fee comes out of the recovery. We represent people injured throughout the South, including in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Hayti, and Caruthersville, among other areas of Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky. Call us today at 800-LAW-4004 or complete our online form to set up a free consultation if you are seeking a car accident attorney or may be interested in pursuing another personal injury, workers’ compensation, or Social Security Disability claim. Let us show you why NST is the way to go.