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Jackson, Tennessee
Personal Injury Lawyer

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NST Law Attorneys Corey Trotz and Alex Saharovich
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Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2024 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2023 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2024 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

Why should I choose NST Law Jackson TN Personal Injury Lawyers?

If you have ever experienced pain or loss because of someone else’s carelessness, you know how frustrating it can be. In the face of the resulting grief, medical debt, and emotional distress, it’s easy and normal to feel powerless. At NST Law, our Jackson, Tennessee personal injury lawyers want to help give you your power back.

With more than 30 attorneys and 100 staff members, NST is the largest personal injury firm based in Tennessee. Our size supplies us with the resources to thoroughly investigate your personal injury claim. Still, it doesn’t compromise the one-on-one attention we devote to each of our clients and our dedication to the pursuit of justice. Each member of our legal team will fight fairly, adequately, and vigorously in the courtroom for your deserved compensation.

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Why choose the personal injury attorneys at NST Law?

As the Champions for The Injured, the legal team at NST Law has a reputation for fighting for our clients. For over 33 years, we have helped accident victims in Jackson and throughout Tennessee get the compensation they need to recover. We’ll fight just as hard for you. 

At NST Law, we use a Six Pillar approach to build your Jackson injury case. You can expect compassionate service, transparent communication, accessibility of your dedicated legal team, and a personalized approach to your case. Our legal team is well-versed in the Tennesse legal system, and we’re not afraid to use our resources to get you what you deserve. 

If you have been hurt in an accident, contact our Jackson personal injury attorneys at (731) 427-5550 today for your free, no-obligation case review to learn more about your options. 

Our Settlements & Verdicts

With over 33 years of experience handling injury cases in Tennessee, we know what it takes to help you get the maximum compensation possible.

Our attorneys have helped secure over $2 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients, including:

  • $6.3 Million in a fatal truck accident case 
  • $3 Million for a married couple with severe injury
  • $2.2 Million in a car accident involving permanent injury

See What Our Jackson, TN Clients Are Saying

Here are some of the reviews the clients from our Jackson, TN personal injury law firm have left for us: 

5/5

NST got me a great settlement for my car accident. They worked very quickly and efficiently, to make sure that I got what was deserved.

Katrina H. 

5/5

NST has been very helpful and responsive. Especially Monica and Julian. I give them 5 stars and would recommend NST to anyone else.

Brandon S. 

5/5

I was kept well informed and up to date through the entire process. All the people were so friendly and helpful. Would recommend NST for all of your legal issues. 

– Barbara A. 

5/5

I had a wonderful experience with NST. They were quick to help me with my medical needs and also took there time helping me each step of the way in my case. Best experience ever!

Rella F. 

Community Involvement in Jackson

As members of the community, our law firm in Jackson is also committed to giving back. We’ve worked with community organizations such as The Boys & Girls Club of Jackson, TN, and we’re also proud sponsors of the annual Toys for Tots Trot in Jackson, TN

We Handle All Types of Jackson Personal Injury Cases

NST Law has helped accident victims in Jackson and other cities across Tennessee and other states recoup billions in damages for numerous kinds of personal injury claims. Our attorneys can pursue compensation as a result of:

Our car accident lawyers in Jackson, TN, understand how much a car wreck can impact your life. We will work hard to build the evidence needed to get you the maximum compensation possible for your auto accident claim. 

Our Jackson truck accident attorneys have secured damages for many truck crash victims, including $6.3 million for the family of a man killed in a multi-vehicle truck accident and $3 million for a couple traumatically injured in a truck collision.

In our more than 32 years of experience, our team of motorcycle accident lawyers in Jackson has helped countless victims of motorcycle wrecks get compensation for their injuries and other losses. We will put our experience to work for you to ensure you get a fair settlement.

Our compassionate Jackson, TN, wrongful death attorneys know that no amount of money will bring back your loved one. We can guide you through the process of holding the at-fault party accountable for your loved one’s death and getting the compensation you deserve.

Getting the workers’ compensation benefits that you are owed under the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation act can be needlessly difficult. Our workers’ compensation lawyers in Jackson can help with your initial claim and if your claim has been denied.

Our Jackson medical malpractice attorneys can help you seek justice and compensation for your injuries due to the negligence of nurses, dentists, chiropractors, and other health care professionals. We have the resources and experiences to help.

Our attorneys have also fought and won personal injury cases in the following practice areas: Social Security Disability, product liability, premises liability (including slip and fall accidents), negligent security, nursing home negligence, and wage claims.

What types of damages are available in my injury case?

Accidents can affect victims in several ways. Injuries and property damage commonly stem from accidents, but many must manage additional kinds of fallout. Medical issues can cost thousands in practitioner’s bills and lost wages. Some accident victims must also navigate emotional or mental distress.

Considering the different ways accidents can impact victims, the Tennessee legal system recognizes three distinct categories of damages, or compensation for harm, in personal injury cases.

Economic Damages

Economic damages are already measured in dollars and cents. They are reimbursement for your financial losses associated with the accident and its consequences. This can include:

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages don’t come measured in dollars and cents until you assign them a monetary value. These are paid to compensate you for the emotional trauma the accident has inflicted upon you. Non-economic damages can be paid for:

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are rare in personal injury cases. However, they may be assigned as punishment for particularly reprehensible behavior, such as medical malpractice or reckless driving. If the defendant is determined to have caused the victim’s injuries by intentional, reckless, malicious, or fraudulent actions, the victim may be awarded punitive damages.

Does Tennessee law limit the amount of compensation I can receive?

Tennessee does not limit economic damages, but non-economic and punitive damages do have compensation caps.

Tennessee law states that personal injury cases can only pursue $750,000 in non-economic damages. However, this cap is raised to $1,000,000 in the event of catastrophic injury.

Punitive damages have more specific limitations.

A personal injury attorney can evaluate your case and help determine its worth and specific damages you may be entitled to receive.

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Proving Liability in Jackson, TN Personal Injury Lawsuits

The crux of a personal injury case is proving that the defendant is responsible for causing the injury in question. This makes establishing liability foundational to your personal injury claim.

Tennessee law distinguishes five elements that comprise proof of negligence when established.

Duty

The defendant had a legal obligation to act a certain way toward the injured party. This is called a duty of care. For example, drivers have a standard of careful driving behavior they are legally obliged to exhibit for the safety of pedestrians and other motorists.

Breach of Duty

The aggressing party has not acted according to their obligation; in other words, they have breached their duty of care. Drivers who speed or run red lights would be considered to have breached their duty.

Causation

Whether direct or indirect, there is a relationship between the defendant’s irresponsible actions and the victim’s injuries.

Proximate Cause

The defendant’s actions were the most direct cause of the victim’s injuries; the defendant knew such injuries were a potential consequence of their actions.

Damages

The victim has been injured or their property damaged. The plaintiff has been somehow harmed by the defendant’s actions.

These five elements are proven by introducing evidence like expert testimony, evidence of custom, and circumstantial evidence.

Establishing each factor tells the story of the defendant’s responsibility for your injuries. Confirming liability this way underscores the justification of your compensation.

What if I was partly responsible for the accident?

Landmark case McIntyre v. Balentine, 833 S.W.2d 52 (Tenn. 1992) set a precedent for what has become known as Tennessee’s modified comparative negligence system. Simply put, this system determines each party’s liability in a personal injury case and assigns damages accordingly.

If the plaintiff is determined to be 50% or more at fault for the accident, they cannot recover damages. If they’re less than 50% responsible, though, they can receive compensation less their portion of responsibility. For example, if you were injured in an accident and your damages totaled $50,000 but you were 20% responsible for the accident, you could still potentially recoup up to $40,000.

Tennessee doesn’t utilize modified comparative negligence if it’s established that the plaintiff acted intentionally.

Never rely on your own understanding of liability to assess whether you’re eligible for any amount of compensation. Instead, speak with a personal injury attorney who can properly establish liability and decide fair compensation for your injuries and other losses.

Statute of Limitations for Tennessee Personal Injury Lawsuits

The statute of limitations is the amount of time you have to file a particular claim. In Tennessee, the statute of limitations for many personal injury lawsuits is one year. Family members filing a wrongful death lawsuit also have one year after the person’s death to do so. Though, this can be extended in some situations. Additionally, medical malpractice lawsuits and workers’ compensation claims generally must be filed within one year.

Other personal injury cases vary in their statute of limitations. Property damage cases can be filed up to three years after the date of the damage, and product liability cases can be filed up to six years after the injury.

For more information about deadlines relevant to filing your specific case, contact the personal injury attorneys at NST Law.

What should I do after an injury in Jackson, Tennessee?

After an accident, your physical health should be your primary concern. Seek medical attention for your car crash injuries at the nearest hospital or urgent care center. Be sure to follow up with your primary care physician (PCP) for further treatment as recommended.

You can also begin the process of documenting your claim and building your case by:

1. Gathering evidence, documentation, and contact information

Regarding evidence for personal injury claims, more is always better. Take photos of injuries or relevant items, such as road obstructions or skid marks in traffic accident cases. Collect doctor’s notes and hospital invoices. Find physical evidence associated with any accident. Speak with witnesses of the accident and note their names, phone numbers, and other contact information, and what they observed.

2. Filing a police report

The kind of injury or amount of damages sustained determines your obligation to file a police report. In Tennessee, drivers involved in accidents causing more than $50 in damage or injuring any person must notify the nearest law enforcement agency. If damage exceeds $1,500, they must complete a Driver Report.

Obtaining an accident report from the police can significantly impact the success of an insurance claim or possible future lawsuit.

3. Obtaining legal representation

Seek expert legal advice to assist you throughout the case-building process. The personal injury attorneys at NST Law can dive deep into the details that round out your case. We are here to help you turn your claim into compensation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Jackson, TN Personal Injury Cases

It’s normal to have questions after suffering an injury due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. At NST Law, we value transparency with our clients. If you have any questions, we are committed to providing you with answers.

Do I need to hire a Jackson personal injury lawyer?

When you are injured or ill, you see the doctor. When you have car troubles, you take it to a repairman. The important things in life are best served by expert care, and your personal injury case is no different.

A seasoned personal injury attorney can help you navigate the nuances of the legal system and secure fair compensation.

How much does a personal injury lawyer cost?

While the cost of a personal injury lawyer can vary, many firms (including NST Law) operate using a contingency fee arrangement. Under this agreement, a portion of the client’s case compensation makes up attorneys’ fees. This arrangement’s benefit to the client is twofold: 1) they don’t have to pay legal fees upfront, and 2) the attorney is further motivated to compile a winning case, as the client pays nothing if they lose.

How do I know if I have a personal injury claim?

According to the American Bar Association, there are two essential elements of every personal injury claim: liability and damages. If you have been harmed and someone else is responsible (intentionally or due to negligence), you may have a personal injury case.

Call the Jackson, TN personal injury attorneys at NST Law today for your no-obligation case review to learn more about your legal options. 

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OUR JACKSON, TN OFFICE

2709 N. Highland Avenue
Jackson, TN 38305

Phone: 731-257-2616

Fax: 731-951-0090

Testimonials
- Climas B.
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"They stayed with my case until everything was resolved. My situation was complicated and they ensured things were in check from start to finish."
- Vicki L.
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"From start to finish it was a good experience. They listened and handled my case with compassion and care. I highly recommend them."
- Tasha S.
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"I was involved in a auto accident with my mother and she suggested NST to handle the case for us. Everything was handled professionally and in a timely manner."
Client Successes
$3,000,000.00
Obtained in tractor-trailer accident case for a husband and wife that suffered traumatic injuries.
$2,200,000.00
Recovered in car accident case against construction company in which our client suffered a traumatic brain injury.
$1,500,000.00
Received for a woman injured in car accident while on the job, who sustained numerous fractures and underwent several surgeries.