Kingsport Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Kingsport and Surrounding Areas
Located in Northeast Tennessee, Kingsport is part of the Tri-Cities region that also includes Bristol and Johnson City. Kingsport’s population is currently over 53,000 people. It is home to Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium, and residents and visitors also enjoy Warriors’ Path State Park and the Kingsport Greenbelt. If you have suffered an injury in or around Kingsport, you should consider calling a personal injury attorney to explore your options and learn about your legal rights under Tennessee law. Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz has served residents of Tennessee and surrounding states for over 30 years. Our Kingsport personal injury lawyers represent people hurt through car and truck accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, dangerous products and drugs, and workplace injuries, among others. As the largest personal injury law firm based in Tennessee, we are able to utilize our resources to handle cases across the state.
Seeking Fair Compensation for Damages in Kingsport
Car accidents are common in the Kingsport area, especially on some of its busy streets, including Sullivan Street, Center Street, Stone Drive, and Interstate 26. In 2016 alone, there were over 4,300 car wrecks in Sullivan County and almost 900 wrecks in Hawkins County, according to the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security. Most of those accidents were caused by the carelessness of at least one driver, which is also referred to as negligence. Examples of driver negligence include following too closely, texting while driving, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
If a driver’s negligence caused your accident, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries and losses. If you were struck by an 18-wheeler or semi-truck, the trucker’s employer may bear responsibility as well. In Tennessee, employers may be liable for their employees’ negligence committed within the course and scope of the employment relationship. Further, interstate trucking companies are required to follow federal regulations set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). To learn more about your legal options following an accident with a car or truck, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer in the Kingsport area.
Many elderly residents of Kingsport reside in nursing home or long term care facilities. To look after the aging population in the area, Tennessee has laws in place to protect those injured by nursing home negligence, abuse, or neglect. Abuse or neglect can be caused by inexperienced, unqualified, and improperly trained employees. Common signs of neglect are dehydration and malnutrition, which can result in further complications of pre-existing conditions. On the other hand, nursing home employees may directly abuse patients, including sexual abuse or chemical restraints. If you suspect your loved one has been the victim of nursing home negligence, you should speak with a lawyer immediately to discuss what can be done to protect your loved one.
Speak with an NST Injury Lawyer Today
Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz is a full service personal injury law firm. We understand the importance of conducting a proper investigation into each case that we handle, which can allow us to pursue multiple theories of recovery on behalf of our clients. To date, we have recovered more than $1.5 billion in damages for our clients. Filing a lawsuit can be complicated, and it is important that you have legal representation that will stand by your side throughout the process. To speak with one of our Kingsport personal injury attorneys today, call 800-529-4004 or complete our online form. NST is the way to go if you need a trucking accident lawyer or assistance on another type of injury claim.