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Tennessee Personal Injury Lawyers

488 S. Mendenhall Road
Memphis, TN 38117

408 N. Cedar Bluff Road
Suite 450 Knoxville, TN 37923

2709 N. Highland Avenue
Jackson, TN 38305

2323 21st Avenue South
Suite 500 Nashville, TN 37212

A Tennessee personal injury lawyer represents individuals who experience injuries caused by someone else’s negligence. For example, a Tennessee driver may cause an accident that injures a pedestrian. The injured pedestrian can then hire a personal injury attorney to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. The pedestrian can claim that the driver’s negligence behind the wheel caused their subsequent injuries. The personal injury lawyer can help solidify the pedestrian’s argument, acquire evidentiary support for the case, prove the elements of negligence and other requisite factors, and assign a value to the injured party’s harm and losses.

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Although personal injury lawyers apply the same laws, legal principles, and procedural mandates to each case, they also handle each case differently based on the unique set of facts. First and foremost, a personal injury attorney is accountable to their client and the appropriate application of the law. The attorney works in lockstep with their client to achieve common goals and find support for their client’s suffering and losses.

Together, lawyers and their clients review the facts surrounding a personal injury case and determine the best way to proceed to ensure an agreeable or optimal outcome. The lawyer offers tips, recommendations, and suggestions to help clients make the most reasonable and worthwhile decisions about their injury case.

Additionally, clients can ask questions and receive insights, establishing trust with their lawyers who are acting on their behalf and striving for results that can significantly improve their lives and well-being. Clients should feel confident in their attorneys’ determination to successfully settle their case out of court or win their arguments before a judge or jury. The personal injury attorneys at NST Law handle a wide range of injury and wrongful death lawsuits. Contact us today to discuss your case and see how we can help.

Personal Injury Cases Handled By Nst Law

Our clients may suffer injuries as a result of car accidents, truck accidents, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse or neglect, or defective products. Presently, our Tennessee personal injury lawyers specialize in the following practice areas:

Car Accidents

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (DOS) reported 34,613 traffic crashes causing injuries in 2021.

DOS data indicates that traffic crashes resulting in injuries have been declining in Tennessee in the past couple years. Regardless, car accidents always have the potential of severe consequences. Suffering an injury after an accident can lead to heavy financial burdens from costly medical bills, lost wages, and other economic harms, such as a permanent disability or chronic pain inhibiting your capacity to work altogether or necessitating changes in your home to make it more accessible.

Truck Accidents

On average, over 100 fatalities occur in Tennessee annually due to truck accidents, according to DOS research. There are many contributing factors to these fatal crashes. In some instances, long work hours and tight delivery deadlines may cause a truck driver to experience fatigue behind the wheel. Drowsy driving can result in a loss of control of the commercial truck, potentially leading one to veer off the road or into adjoining lanes of traffic. Speeding to get to a destination quickly can also lead to heightened dangers for all drivers on the roadways if an accident occurs.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can be extremely dangerous for the biker and can harm other drivers or pedestrians on the road. When motorcyclists lack experience, lose control of their motorcycle, or fall victim to other drivers’ negligence or reckless behaviors on the roadways, the consequences can be severe. Unlike other drivers on the road, motorcyclists do not have much protection in the case of an accident.

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Workers' Compensation

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recorded reports from Tennessee’s private industry employers of 57,500 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2020. In addition, BLS notes the incidence rate of nonfatal workplace injuries among Tennessee’s private industry employers is “not significantly different from the national rate.”

Workers’ compensation can be difficult to obtain after an on-the-job accident and injury. For example, a Tennessee company might claim that an employee experienced an injury due to their own carelessness. Additionally, a Tennessee business may refuse to pay any medical fees associated with an employee’s injury if they believe they’re not responsible due to a worker’s presumed actions or inaction.

A personal injury lawyer can evaluate your workers’ compensation case to determine if your employer is adhering to all applicable Tennessee workers’ compensation laws.

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Wrongful Death

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ranks unintentional injury deaths at number 4 on its list of top causes of death nationally. Following an unintentional injury death, an individual’s family is likely to suffer the brunt of the consequences. A decedent’s family members may be grieving the loss of their loved one while also having to carry the responsibility of paying medical bills and adjusting finances if they depended on the prematurely deceased person as a primary source of income.

Coupling grief with financial strain only adds to a surviving family member’s suffering and stress. It justifies the need to find relief by holding the negligent or reckless party accountable for your losses via a wrongful death lawsuit.

Establishing Liability After A Personal Injury In Tennessee

When proving liability under Tennessee law, you must satisfy the following elements:

  • Duty: The defendant owes the plaintiff a duty.
  • Breach of duty: The defendant breached their duty to the plaintiff.
  • Cause in fact: The defendant’s breach of duty led to the plaintiff’s injury
  • Proximate cause: The defendant’s action or inaction was the proximate cause of the plaintiff’s harm (the defendant should have reasonably known that their breach would result in an injury).
  • Damages: The plaintiff suffered actual injuries or other quantifiable losses.

The personal injury attorneys at NST Law can take the guesswork out of establishing liability. Following a thorough review and investigation of your personal injury incident, we can help determine the responsible parties.

What If I'm Partially At Fault For The Accident Leading To My Injuries? ​

Modified comparative negligence applies to instances where an individual is partially at fault for an accident that results in injury, according to Tennessee Law. This means a victim can receive compensation for injuries and damages even if they’re partly responsible for the accident or incident causing harm.

Per the rule, to be eligible for compensation for your damages, you must be 49% or less at fault for the accident. If you’re found to be partly to blame, your compensation is reduced proportionate to your percentage share of fault. So, if you’re 20% responsible, you can collect 80% of your total award.

A personal injury lawyer at NST Law can review the facts of your case to determine liability and any shared blame and how that might affect your compensation.

Types Of Damages Available In A Tennessee Personal Injury Case ​

Tennessee law states that personal injury accident victims can receive economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages refer to compensation that covers hospital charges, loss of future earnings, and other verifiable monetary losses. Non-economic damages involve compensation awarded for non-monetary issues that arise after an accident, including pain, emotional distress, and loss of companionship.

Personal injury accident victims can also pursue punitive damages in some instances. Punitive damages are awarded exclusively for the purpose of punishment for egregious conduct such as drunk driving. These damages do not compensate for loss.

Tennessee Statute Of Limitations To File A Personal Injury Lawsuit​

An individual has one year from the date of a personal injury accident to file a legal claim against an at-fault party, per Tennessee’s statute of limitations.

In cases involving property damage, there is a three-year statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit.

If an individual submits a personal injury legal claim past the statute of limitations, the at-fault party can file a motion to dismiss. At this point, the defendant can cite the fact that the claim was submitted after the statute of limitations. As a result, the court will likely rule in the defendant’s favor.

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Why Should I Hire The Tennessee Personal Injury Lawyers At Nst Law?

A Tennessee personal injury lawyer has their client’s best interests at heart. The attorney handles all aspects of their client’s personal injury case and is unwilling to settle for inferior results.

At NST Law, we offer contingency-fee arrangements. We only get paid if a client wins their case. This means our success is predicated on our clients’ results.

There are several factors that distinguish our Tennessee personal injury law firm from others.

The personal injury lawyers at NST Law’s Tennessee offices have represented thousands of personal injury victims over the past three decades. To date, we have helped our clients receive more than $1.5 billion in compensation from negligent and reckless parties.

We care about our communities and our commitment to serving others. We are passionate about being champions for the injured, and our firm stands on the six pillars of compassion, resourcefulness, transparency, accessibility, personalized service, and maximum dedication. Our legal team is proud to serve personal injury victims in Tennessee. For your convenience, we have office locations in Memphis, Knoxville, and Jackson. Contact NST Law today for a free case evaluation and learn more about how our personal injury lawyers can help you with your civil case.

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"NST did a great job getting my settlement on my personal injury case due to an automobile accident. They are friendly and work hard to get your money fast."
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"Parker and his team were outstanding to work with and kept me in the loop throughout the whole process. I wouldn't use any other firm - NST is the best in the business!"

Our client was walking in a Tennessee gas station parking lot when he was struck by a commercial concrete truck. He broke both of his legs and underwent extensive medical treatment.

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