Let’s face it – nobody wants to be involved in an accident, and for most people, the aftermath is unchartered territory. Of course, health should be your top priority, but what comes next?
This section is designed as a resource if you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury caused by someone else. What exactly is a personal injury, you may ask? This phrase encompasses many situations where an individual suffers harm as a result of another individual or corporation’s carelessness, including car accidents, truck accidents, on the job injuries, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, inadequate security, unsafe products (including medications and medical devices), wrongful death, toxic torts, and more.Frequently Asked Questions for Personal Injury Cases
The time following an accident can be hectic and stressful, especially as one incurs costly medical bills and is unable to return to work. If you find yourself recovering from an accident or helping a loved one who suffered harm, one or more of the following topics have likely entered your mind at some point.
- How will my bills get paid?
- What are my rights?
- Do I have a case?
- Do I need an attorney?
- How to choose a personal injury lawyer?
- What is my case worth?
Over the years, personal injury has become a highly specialized area of the law. For starters, causes of action each come with their own elements required to establish liability or fault. To make matters more complex, current standards are subject to change, as new legislation and judicial opinions can uphold or overrule existing law at any time. Even the most experienced of attorneys must regularly attend continuing legal education (CLE) seminars and stay up to date on changes in the law.
Time is of the essence if you suspect someone else caused you to suffer harm. You only have a certain period of time to resolve your claim, as each state has laws governing the time frame within which a lawsuit must be filed. If you do not reach a settlement or file suit within the relevant statute of limitation, you could be barred from recovery altogether. Similarly, multiple parties may bear responsibility for your injuries and losses. The law places the burden on you, the injured victim, to identify all potentially responsible parties. If a lawsuit is not filed against a defendant within the applicable statute of limitation, that party may not be responsible for compensating you. This highlights the importance of fully investigating the accident and examining all potential theories of recovery.
To speak with one of our personal injury attorneys, call 800-529-4004 or complete our online form. Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz represents injured victims throughout Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky, including in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Hayti, and Caruthersville.