Union City, TN
When one wakes up and plans his or her day, getting into an accident or suffering harm due to another person or institution’s carelessness does not make the list. The same applies when dropping off a child at school, undergoing a medical procedure, or using an everyday product or medication. While you may be one of the lucky ones who have never needed help from a personal injury lawyer, accidents do happen throughout Union City and Obion County. For a free consultation with a Union City personal injury lawyer, call Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. We are the largest Tennessee-based personal injury law firm, handling cases involving motor vehicle accidents, workers’ compensation, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, Social Security Disability, dangerous products, and unsafe medications and medical devices.Personal Injury Cases Arising in Obion County, Tennessee
Common sources of injury in Obion County include:
- Car and truck accidents
- Dangerous consumer products
- Unsafe medications
- Workplace injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
Car accident victims can suffer common injuries including whiplash, neck pain, back pain, and headaches. Drunk driving accidents, heavy-impact crashes, and collisions at high speeds tend to produce more catastrophic injuries like broken bones, spinal cord damage, or paralysis. With the cost of medical treatment continuing to rise, victims may be left with exorbitant bills. If you have been hurt in a car or truck accident, a personal injury attorney in the Union City area can represent your interests, provide legal advice, and keep you informed throughout the process. If the at-fault driver or trucking company refuses to make a fair offer, litigation may be required. Many car and truck accident lawsuits are filed in the Circuit Court of Tennessee for the Twenty-Seventh Judicial District at Union City. The Obion County Courthouse is located at 6 Bill Burnett Circle, Union City, TN 38281.
If your injury occurred on the job, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim. Whereas auto accident and slip and fall cases normally center on negligence, an injured employee typically must show that he or she was hurt while working within the course and scope of employment in order to recover benefits. Reporting the injury to your employer as soon as possible is of utmost importance; otherwise, benefits could be denied. Injured Union City employees covered through the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Act may be entitled to medical benefits, wage benefits, and permanent impairment.
In Tennessee, proving liability in the medical field can be tricky. The Tennessee Health Care Liability Act includes all claims in which a health care provider caused injury by providing health care services or by failing to provide care. The definition of “health care provider” is broad, encompassing doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and certified nursing assistants. Similarly, the definition of “health care services” is also broad, and it includes medical treatment, staffing, custodial or basic care, positioning, hydration, and similar services. In order to assert a valid claim, victims must satisfy stringent requirements regarding pre-suit notice and filing a certificate of good faith signed by an expert.Let Our Lawyers Get Started on Your Case Today
If you or a loved one has suffered from an injury due to someone else’s negligence or inattention, your focus should be recovering and getting your life back on track. Tennessee’s legal system has become specialized in terms of legal standards, burdens of proof, and statutes of limitation. Let Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz represent your interests and fight for all to which you may be entitled under the law, as we have done for injured Tennesseans for more than 25 years. For a free consultation with a Union City personal injury attorney, call 800-529-4004 or complete our online form. Whether you need an attorney to represent you for a motor vehicle accident, workers’ compensation, or another type of personal injury claim, NST is the way to go.