When you have been injured by the negligent actions of another, your life may be changed in many challenging ways. You may be unable to work for an extended period of time and will have medical bills to pay. If you are the main breadwinner for a family, your entire family may be in financial trouble. This could interrupt a child’s education or could even put you at risk of losing your home. You may be dealing with pain and suffering and certainly, you are worried and stressed. A Tennessee personal injury lawyer is someone who will hold the negligent party or parties accountable for their actions and who can help you deal with any insurance companies who may offer you some type of settlement that does not truly meet your needs.
A personal injury lawsuit is a type of lawsuit that is filed in a civil court in order to obtain financial compensation for injuries caused by the actions of a negligent party. These lawsuits can result from car accidents, from slip-and-fall incidents, from injuries that result from the use of a defective product, or even from a dog or animal bite. Personal injury lawsuits can even sometimes be filed in cases of workplace injury accidents if a large amount of negligence was involved on the part of the employer, or if a third party contractor at the workplace was the negligent party. Auto insurance companies or insurance companies that insure buildings where a slip-and-fall occurred will usually offer you a settlement that is too low to compensate you for your injuries. That’s why a personal injury lawyer can be of great help.
There are many types of compensation that a victim can sue for in a personal injury lawsuit. For example, if you were hurt in a car accident, you may be compensated for damage to the vehicle as well as for your medical or hospital bills and for lost wages for time off work. If you are severely injured, your life may have changed so much that you will not be able to return to your job. In that case, you can sue for the loss of earning capacity and for occupational therapy expenses. If you have become permanently disabled, you may be able to sue for loss of consortium and for the expenses related to physical therapy and rehabilitation as well as medical equipment like wheelchairs and ramps. You may also be able to sue for emotional pain and suffering and changes in the quality of your life.
If you have been injured due to the negligent actions of another, call to schedule a consultation with a Tennessee personal injury lawyer today. The expert legal staff at the Integrity Law Firm, PLLC will thoroughly evaluate your case to find all possible ways in which the party responsible for your injuries was negligent. We are dedicated to getting you the compensation you deserve. We serve the cities of Chattanooga, Cleveland, Soddy Daisy, Collegedale, and surrounding Tennessee communities. You can view our web page at theintegritylaw.com or reach us by phone at 423-498-5001. Call us today and let us give you the legal advice you can rely on so that you can move forward with your life.