An accident can turn your life upside down in an instant.
Whenever you are hurt because of someone else’s negligence, Tennessee law gives you the right to file a personal injury claim for your losses. You could receive compensation for your pain, suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and missed opportunities. But it is important to act quickly to preserve your rights.
At the Grimmett Law Firm, PLLC, we have nearly years of experience fighting insurance companies. We work tirelessly to get fair treatment for victims of car and truck accidents, people who’ve fallen or been attacked on another person’s property, or whenever an injury could have been prevented if someone had only behaved responsibly.
You can contact us any time for a free case evaluation and consultation. We want to help.
Causes of Personal Injuries
Many different situations can lead to a personal injury. Some of the most common claims we handle include:
- Car accidents
- Slip and fall injuries
- Truck accidents
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Work injuries
- Motorcycle accidents
- Negligent security
- Pedestrian accidents
Most personal injuries are caused by accident rather than someone intentionally trying to harm you. However, even when an injury is not caused deliberately, someone can still be held responsible for causing that injury.
In most cases, liability is based on negligence. You need to be able to prove that you were hurt because an individual or company failed to do something they were supposed to do. A personal injury lawyer can help you collect evidence to demonstrate what happened and present the right arguments to prove to the insurance company and the court precisely how the wrongful conduct caused your injuries.
Compensation Available After a Personal Injury
When you are able to prove that someone is liable for your injuries, you can receive compensation referred to as damages to cover a wide variety of losses. This includes economic losses that can be directly calculated and noneconomic losses such as pain that have a tremendous impact on your life but do not have a specific monetary equivalent.
We help accident victims recover damages for harm such as:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical needs
- Wages lost due to time off work
- Income lost or reduced in the future
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of favorite activities
- Modifications and help to accommodate disabilities
In rare situations, when wrongdoing is particularly severe, you could also receive punitive damages which are provided to punish the bad behavior.
Insurance companies may be quick to offer a settlement for your injuries, but they usually offer far less than your claim is worth. We can use legal precedent to calculate a reasonable value, and that helps us determine whether a settlement offer is fair or whether you are entitled to receive more. Settling out of court can save time, but we know how to win through litigation and we will not hesitate to take your case to the judge if that’s what it takes to get what you deserve.
Work with a Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyer
Insurance companies often try to trick accident victims into saying or doing something that can hurt their ability to recover the compensation they deserve. When you work with a personal injury lawyer right from the start, your attorney can handle communications on your behalf while working to collect evidence and build the strongest case for your recovery.
And you do not pay us a thing unless you win.
So if you or a loved one have been injured and you think someone else’s conduct contributed to the cause of that injury, contact the Grimmett Law Firm today for a free case evaluation.