Encompassing two time zones, the State of Tennessee spans almost 440 miles long and 120 miles wide. The state is essentially divided into three parts: West Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, and East Tennessee. If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, the Tennessee personal injury lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz may be able to assist you in recovering damages or benefits. Our firm handles a wide variety of personal injury practice areas, including injuries arising out of car accidents, truck wrecks, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, negligent security, and dangerous products and drugs. Our office also handles workers’ compensation cases for people injured on the job. For those who have medical conditions rendering them unable to work, Social Security Disability benefits may be an option. We are the largest Tennessee-based personal injury law firm, with a team of more than 30 lawyers and 100 support staff members.Pursuing Compensation for Injuries After an Accident
If you are driving down a road or interstate in Tennessee and another driver runs a red light, makes an illegal turn, or fails to yield to your vehicle and causes a collision, you will need to demonstrate the other driver’s negligence to recover for damages like medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. This typically means showing that the other driver owed you a duty to drive safely but breached that duty, thereby causing you to suffer injuries or other losses. Tennessee recognizes the doctrine of negligence per se, or negligence as a matter of law. Under this doctrine, negligence can be established by showing that the defendant violated a law or safety statute, that you were within the class of persons that the law or statute was intended to protect, and that you suffered damages as a result.
While car accidents can be dangerous, collisions with large trucks or 18-wheelers can be catastrophic. These vehicles, many of which weigh 80,000 pounds, are considerably bigger than the sedans, SUVs, and pickup trucks that most people drive in Tennessee. Interstate truck drivers must follow regulations set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Sometimes the trucking company or its insurance carrier will assert comparative fault against the victim. Since under Tennessee law, the plaintiff’s recovery may be reduced by any percentage of negligence, you should seek legal counsel after your wreck who can advise you of your legal rights.
If you were injured on the job, you may be able to bring a workers’ compensation claim. Employers with five or more employees are generally required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. For many people, filing a workers’ compensation claim after getting hurt on the job is the only way to obtain medical treatment needed to recover. While this is known as a no-fault system, our attorneys can guide you through this process and help you pursue all remedies to which you may be entitled.
What if you are injured or notice symptoms of a certain medical condition, seek medical treatment, but instead end up worse off? Depending on the facts of your situation, you may be able to assert a claim for medical malpractice. To recover in this type of case, it is important to prove that your health care professional or doctor breached the standard of care of the medical community in which you were injured. This breach could arise out of improperly performing a procedure or failing to diagnose a serious illness before it advanced to a more dangerous stage. Tennessee law requires testimony from a qualified expert witness before being able to satisfy this burden of proof.Discuss Your Case with an Experienced Tennessee Personal Injury Attorney
At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we recognize the unfortunate reality that people get hurt each and every day through no fault of their own. In addition to causing physical pain and harm to the victim, these incidents often affect the lives of victims’ loved ones. Our firm assists people who need a personal injury attorney throughout Tennessee, including in Memphis, Jackson, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Murfreesboro, Clarksville, Franklin, Johnson City, and surrounding areas. Call us today at 800-LAW-4004 or complete our online form to set up a free consultation if you are seeking a car accident lawyer or may be interested in pursuing another personal injury, workers’ compensation, or Social Security Disability claim. Let us show you why NST is the way to go.