If you were hurt in an accident through no fault of your own, you could be eligible for compensation. However, if you are severely injured and in pain, it might be hard to think about fighting a legal battle. You probably feel like you have no leftover energy to put into a fight.
Fortunately, you do not have to do this alone. There is help. You can put your case into the hands of a Memphis personal injury lawyer you trust to work hard for you.
You deserve a team who will fight for the justice you deserve. Ben Crump Law, PLLC, can fight for you so that you can focus on a full recovery. When you put your case in our hands, you can trust that it will be handled with the utmost care and attention. We are passionate about pursuing justice for our clients, and there is no case too tough for us.
When you earn a fair settlement or verdict, you can put your energy into healing instead of worrying about excessive expenses and lost income. We offer free consultations at (800) 730-1331, and there is no obligation when you call us to discuss your case. We work on a contingency basis and do not get paid until you do.
Personal Injury Liability
To win a personal injury case, you must prove that another individual or entity’s negligence caused, or partially caused, your injury. For example, if you suffered your injury in a car accident, you will need to demonstrate that the other driver caused the wreck because they exhibited some form of negligence, such as not obeying traffic laws or driving aggressively or while distracted or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
If, however, you were also partially at fault for your accident, you might still be able to have a successful case. According to TN Code § 29-11-103, Tennessee is a shared liability state. Whereas some states do not award damages to either party if they are both at fault, no matter their amount of responsibility, Tennessee does. You will be awarded damages less your comparable amount of responsibility for the accident, which means that if you were 25% at fault, your damages award would be reduced to 75% of the full award.
If you were injured at work, perhaps suffering a dangerous fall, there would need to be an indication that your employer or the building owner knew that you were at risk of falling or, through the exercise of reasonable caution, should have known. A lawyer can help you collect the evidence you need to show the court that your injury was caused because the building owner did not meet inspection standards or had not repaired a faulty part of the flooring.
There are numerous personal injury scenarios, and regardless of how you were injured, a lawyer can support you throughout your case. Your attorney will help you file with the court and assist you in collecting the best evidence possible to represent your case. State law determines the rules for filing lawsuits, so they are different in each state. Each state also has its statute of limitations for filing personal injury lawsuits.
In Tennessee, the statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, according to TN Code § 28-3-104, is one year. This is a relatively short statute of limitations, so a person filing this kind of lawsuit would want to get started with their case as soon as possible. There are other filing protocols specific to Tennessee, and a Memphis personal injury lawyer can discuss all of them with you.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Memphis, call 800-730-1331
Common Personal Injury Complaints
Though personal injury complaints are not limited to the following examples, these are some of the most seen personal complaints. The laws concerning liability vary slightly, so you will want to make sure to speak to your lawyer about the details of your specific incident. All personal injury cases have a statute of limitations of one year in Tennessee, but other negligence statutes may deviate.
- Motor vehicle accidents, car, motorcycle, bus, bicycle, pedestrian, ridesharing, etc. Drivers who suffer from motor vehicle injuries file personal injury lawsuits. Car accident personal injury lawsuits also include injuries suffered by pedestrians and bicycles when hit by motor vehicles.
- Physical abuse and neglect, such as nursing home abuse, long-term care facility abuse
- Dog bite injuries; liability for dog bite injuries is dependent on Tennessee’s dog bite statute, 2010 TN Code § 44 – 8-413, which states that Tennessee maintains a strict liability policy for dog bites in certain circumstances. Because this is dependent on the situation, you can speak to an attorney about the specific liability details that apply to your case.
- Premises liability injuries that occur on someone’s property because the owner failed to correct a dangerous defect. Perhaps a faulty handrail on a staircase, for example, that they did know about, or should have known about, through the exercise of reasonable care of their property. Slip and fall accidents are another example of premises liability personal injury lawsuits.
- Medical malpractice is a common personal injury complaint and covers a broad range of potential injuries, from baby delivery injuries to surgical injuries to misdiagnoses.
- Product liability, class action lawsuits. Defective, faulty, carcinogenic products are all common personal injury complaints.
If you have been injured in an accident and think someone else is at fault, a Memphis personal injury lawyer can discuss the specifics of your case with you. They can also review the details of your case and help you determine what a fair damages award might be. Ben Crump Law, PLLC, can help you with that and can also fight for you to receive a fair settlement award in negotiations with the defendant and their counsel, or at trial if necessary.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC, to schedule a free consultation at (800) 730-1331. We want to hear about your case and help you decide where to go from here. We care about you and want to see you get what you deserve. We work hard for you, and if you do not get an award, we are not paid.