Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers in Nashville
If you’ve been hurt by another’s negligence or recklessness, you
generally have one year to file a personal injury lawsuit, according to
Tennessee’s Statute of Limitations. It’s important to quickly figure out
whether or not you have a legitimate case.
The attorneys in Morgan & Morgan’s Nashville office—which was included in U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers’ 2015 list of the “Best Law Firms” in the country—can review your potential case to determine whether taking legal action is the right step for you.
Not every medical error, car accident, or other personal injury incident
is necessarily grounds for a lawsuit. Our attorneys have the years of
experience needed to expertly evaluate your case and determine what
damages and costs you could be owed. And if they determine that you do have a case, Morgan & Morgan has won settlements for their clients that range from thousands to millions of dollars.
Morgan & Morgan offers free consultations for all potential clients, so
do not hesitate to contact us for a case
Our attorneys handle a variety of injury cases, including:
Do You Have a Case?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you have a personal
Most commonly, your injury has to be a direct result of another’s
negligence, meaning they failed to act as a reasonable person would have
acted in a similar circumstance. To help you find out if you have a
case, Morgan & Morgan’s Nashville attorneys work with experts in various
fields to understand your situation—medical professionals help with
malpractice cases, auto experts assist in car accident injuries, etc.
Example of Negligence
While driving on a freeway in Nashville, a woman notices a vehicle
approaching behind her is driving at a very fast speed. She begins to
change lanes to let the car pass her, but the driver of the speeding car
also changes lanes and rear ends the woman’s vehicle.
The car accident causes the woman’s car to catch fire and she suffers
serious, third-degree burns that must be treated in the hospital. In
this case, the driver of the speeding car could be considered negligent,
and the injured woman may be able to hold the other driver liable for
her injuries through a lawsuit. Once the woman has received medical
attention and is well enough to pursue the case, she should contact a
personal injury attorney.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
Each case is different. If your case is successful, the amount you
recover will depend on:
- The extent of your injuries
- Whether the accident affected your ability to earn a living (e.g., if
a construction worker can no longer work in this field after an
injury, he may be entitled to additional compensation that would make
up for his lost wages)
- Whether you have dependents who will not receive the same level of
support or care from you because of the accident
These, as well as the specifics of your case, will determine whether you
can seek compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, past and
future medical bills, and loss of family relations.
What Should I Expect When Filing?
If Morgan & Morgan attorneys believe your injuries were caused by
negligence, they can begin an investigation, which involves talking with
experts – such as medical professionals or accident reconstruction
specialists – and witnesses to gather support for your claim and
accurately determine what happened. With this information, we can draft
a complaint, detailing your case and explaining why the defendant should
be held liable and should compensate you. This gets filed in court,
starting your lawsuit.
After filing the suit, the defendant may offer a settlement. Your
attorney can help you decide whether to take it or whether you deserve
more compensation. If they feel the settlement isn’t enough, Morgan &
Morgan attorneys aren’t afraid to take a lawsuit to trial, as
experienced trial lawyers, and present your case to a jury to decide how
much compensation, if any, you should receive.
Morgan & Morgan lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis. You don’t pay
any costly hourly legal fees, and we only receive a fee if we win your
case. If you want to learn more about your legal rights regarding the
injury of you or a loved one, contact us today for a free