After an accident, you may suffer serious injuries. It is not uncommon for truck crashes, car wrecks, encounters with defective products, or other accidents to result in expensive medical bills and time off from work. You may rightly be concerned about how you will pay for your expenses when you are unable to work. You may also suffer significant pain and emotional distress, as traumatic injuries can have permanent and disabling effects. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our skillful Nashville personal injury lawyers can help you seek damages caused by the negligence of others. In many cases, a personal injury lawsuit is the only way for an accident victim to cover the costs associated with their injuries. When you are in this difficult situation, NST is the way to go. We have more than 30 attorneys and 100 staff members, giving you access to a broad range of resources.Truck Accidents
Truck accidents are particularly likely to result in catastrophic injuries, as commercial trucks and tractor trailers are much bigger than the other vehicles on the road. You may be able to hold the truck driver and the trucking company accountable under a theory of negligence or negligence per se. Negligence per se is negligence as a matter of law, and it applies when you can prove that the defendant violated a safety law, the violation was the legal cause of your injuries, and you were a member of a class that the law was designed to protect. When negligence per se does not apply, you may be able to use the safety law violation as evidence that the defendant breached its duty to use due care.Car Accidents
Many car accidents are results of negligence, which can include not paying proper attention to the road or being districted by a cell phone or other device. This type of claim requires you to establish that the defendant breached a duty to use reasonable care, and this breach was the cause of your injuries. A breach of the duty to use due care may include distracted driving, failing to obey traffic signals, drunk driving, or fatigued driving. You may be able to recover both economic and noneconomic compensatory damages, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, if you establish the other driver’s liability.Nursing Home Abuse and Negligence
Many families put their elderly loved ones in nursing homes, assuming that they will receive better care there than what the family can provide at home. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is common and may take many forms, including physical, sexual, emotional, and financial abuse. Sometimes elderly individuals are embarrassed by the abuse and do not report it, making it crucial for family members to stay alert to the signs of possible elder abuse so they can protect their loved ones. Tennessee laws grant many rights to nursing home residents, including the freedom to be free from physical and chemical restraints, privacy, and freedom from abuse. If you or a loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse, you may have a basis to bring a lawsuit against the nursing home to pursue damages.Premises Liability
Property owners are supposed to use reasonable care to inspect their premises to make sure that they are reasonably safe. This sometimes includes a duty to make sure that visitors are free from third-party criminal attacks. For example, apartment complex owners have a special relationship to their tenants to make sure that there is adequate security in place to avoid their becoming victims of criminal attacks, especially when similar attacks have occurred on the property. A prior history of criminal attacks may trigger a duty to retain security guards or install other security measures, for example.Product Liability
As a consumer, you may expect that the products that you bought have been adequately tested. Unfortunately, many manufacturers release products to the public before they are ready. You may be able to bring a product liability lawsuit to pursue damages if you can establish that the product was defective in terms of marketing, design, or manufacturing, and the defect caused your injuries.Seek Guidance from a Personal Injury Lawyer in the Nashville Area
Located on the Cumberland River, Nashville is the capital of Tennessee. It is also the central hub of the country music industry. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our Nashville personal injury attorneys can help you seek damages or benefits, whether you were hurt due to nursing home abuse or inadequate security. With over 30 attorneys and more than 100 staff members, we are the largest personal injury firm based in Tennessee. You can contact our office toll-free by calling 1-800-LAW-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free appointment if you need a truck accident attorney or assistance with another type of personal injury claim.