Personal Injury

Personal injury law in Tennessee covers a broad range of injuries including automobile injuries, workplace injuries and medical malpractice. Depending on the type of injuries you have sustained, you may need to hire a Rutherford County personal injury attorney for assistance.

Why would I need an attorney at law for personal injury?

Oftentimes, victims of personal injury are faced with steep medical bills, long rehabilitation times and loss of income. Too often, insurance companies deny rightful claims and victims do not know where to turn. This is where a Cannon County personal injury lawyer can be of assistance.

Why do insurance companies deny claims?

Keep in mind that an insurer is there to protect not only the person or company that has the insurance but they also have to protect their shareholders. This often means an insurer will do whatever they can to avoid paying out on a claim. Insurers will often offer a flat dollar amount in settlement and this amount may not even cover your basic medical costs. This is when it is imperative you get the help you need. A Murfreesboro personal injury lawyer can help ensure that someone is looking out for your rights as a victim and protect you from being re-victimized by an insurance company.

Why Attorney Thomas Bray?

As a Tennessee attorney, I have the knowledge of the laws in the state that could impact your personal injury case. Some of the important parts of Tennessee personal injury law that could impact your case include:

  • Modified comparative injury – under the law, if you are found to be partially at fault for your injuries, your potential award could be reduced. Let’s assume you fell in a supermarket but you fell because you knocked a jar off a shelf. If you are found to be 20% liable for your injury, your award would be reduced by 20%.
  • Time limits on filing a claim – personal injury claims must be filed within the statute of limitations. In Tennessee, claims must be filed not later than one year after you suffer an injury.
  • Monetary limits on claims – Tennessee has undergone some tort reform which may limit the financial settlement you are entitled to collect for a personal injury claim. In most cases, the limit is $750,000.

If you have been injured as a result of negligence on the part of a third party, contact me for help. I will review your case and advise you of the best way to proceed. Keep in mind, you only have one year from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit.

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