Jackson, TN Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Residents of Jackson
If you have been hurt because of someone else’s carelessness or recklessness, the Jackson personal injury attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz may be able to help you recover compensation or benefits. We handle personal injury cases arising out of car accidents, truck accidents, nursing home negligence, negligent security, dangerous drugs, medical malpractice, and other situations. Also, depending on your work history, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation or Social Security Disability benefits. If you are being paid less than minimum wage or your employer is not paying proper overtime, our office may be able to pursue a wage and hour claim on your behalf. Our firm can evaluate the particular facts of your case, advise you accordingly, and provide representation as appropriate. We have more than 30 attorneys and 100 staff members, making us the largest personal injury law firm based in Tennessee.
Recovering Compensation or Benefits After an Accident
Motor vehicle accidents are unfortunately common in Tennessee and the surrounding region. If you have been hurt as a result of carelessness by the driver of a truck, car, or motorcycle, you will need to prove negligence by a preponderance of the evidence. This means that you will need to establish that the at-fault driver failed to drive safely and caused your injuries because of their unsafe actions. Sometimes, particularly in truck accident cases, a driver’s employer may be held vicariously or directly liable for damages.
Property owners in Tennessee are required to use reasonable care to make their premises safe for tenants and lawful visitors. Apartment owners and landlords owe a duty to residents and certain social guests to keep their property reasonably safe from third-party attacks if they know or should know about prior similar attacks or a certain tenant’s dangerous propensities. Often, it is necessary to retain a safety expert to help establish liability in these cases.
When you put your loved one in a nursing home, you trust that they will be treated and monitored appropriately. Unfortunately, many nursing homes are understaffed, and sometimes the staff members who are there are not properly trained. However, the Tennessee Adult Protection Act provides a civil action for compensatory and sometimes also punitive damages when elderly people are victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
After an accident on the job, pursuing workers’ compensation benefits may be more appropriate than bringing a personal injury claim. If your employer has five or more employees, it is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance is supposed to take effect and provide benefits to people who are hurt on the job. A covered employee generally may only seek workers’ compensation benefits for job-related injuries rather than filing a personal injury claim against the employer, but the good news is that the employee does not need to prove fault. Even though workers’ compensation was designed to make it easier for an injured worker to receive payments for losses like medical bills and lost wages, it is not always easy to recover all of the financial assistance that you need. Our attorneys can help you pursue an appropriate outcome.
Discuss Your Case With a Personal Injury Attorney in Jackson
Jackson is the second-largest city in West Tennessee with a population of over 65,000 residents. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our Jackson personal injury lawyers can help victims seek damages or benefits in a broad range of circumstances. Contact our office toll-free by calling 800-LAW-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation with a personal injury, Social Security, or workers’ compensation attorney. No matter the details of your situation, NST is the way to go.