Knoxville Personal Injury Lawyers
Fighting for the Compensation You Deserve
You deserve to have someone looking out for you after being injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault. This is undoubtedly a frustrating and difficult time for you and your family, but you can be empowered to change your situation.
Types of Compensation for Personal Injury Claims
Filing a personal injury claim under the guidance of a knowledgeable injury attorney will give you a chance to claim compensation for the damages you have suffered.
Compensation from a personal injury claim can provide you compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income from time off work
- Loss of employment
- Emotional distress
What is the Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Cases in Tennessee?
Statute of limitations are a legal time limit on how long you have to file your claim in court. In the state of Tennessee, you have one year from the date of your injury to file a claim in court or you lose the right to do so. This prevent from indefinitely threating a lawsuit against someone else. Contact the Knoxville personal injury attorneys from Eldridge & Blakney, PC right away to get started on your case!
Our Knoxville personal injury attorneys frequently represent people filing auto accident, workers’ compensation, and medical malpractice claims. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Auto accidents are one of the most common reasons people file personal injury claims. In order to claim compensation for these injuries, you will need to prove that the other driver was responsible for the accident. However, this is only half the battle.
Even if the other driver is accepting responsibility for their role in the accident, their insurance company will be the one compensating you. Insurance companies do whatever they can to minimize their expenses and protect their bottom line. It is recommended that you do not speak too much with the insurance company, and instead hire an injury lawyer who can deal with them on your behalf.
Insurance companies have a history of offering low settlement offers to avoid paying everything accident victims deserve. While it is not recommended that you outright reject an offer, you should not accept one until you and your attorney have calculated the maximum compensation you deserve.
If you were injured at work and your employer has workers’ compensation insurance (which most Tennessee employers are required to have), then your injury claim will be handled differently than normal.
In fact, you won’t really be filing an injury claim at all. You will be filing for workers’ compensation, which means that the insurance company should be paying for your expenses and loss of income as outlined by the insurance policy.
Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?
In order to obtain workers’ comp, you must meet the following criteria:
- You are a current or former employee of the workers’ comp policyholder
- Your injury was directly caused by your job
- You timely reported your claim to you employer and timely filed your claim
If your injury was directly related to your job and not caused by a third party, then you must obtain your compensation through workers’ compensation and not a personal injury claim.
However, it can still be difficult obtaining your deserved compensation from the insurance provider. Our attorneys can review your claim and make sure everything is in order so that you receive maximum compensation.
Has a medical professional’s negligence caused you or a loved one harm? If so, you can file a medical malpractice claim to hold them accountable and seek compensation for your damages.
In order to do this, however, you will need to prove that the medical professional made a mistake that another professional with comparable skill would have been able to avoid. This is usually achieved through expert witness testimony.
Also, Tennessee has very specific guidelines for how to initiate a medical malpractice claim, so it is very important that you contact a skilled, experienced lawyer as soon as possible to obtain advice and representation.
Types of Medical Malpractice
The following are some examples of medical malpractice:
- Prescribing or administering incorrect medication
- Misdiagnosing a condition or failing to diagnose it in time
- Discharging a patient too early
- Delaying necessary medical treatment
- Failing to check a patient’s medical history
- Committing a surgical error
Our team can help you gather evidence to prove your medical malpractice claim, including obtaining expert witness testimony. We stick by clients from beginning to end.
Schedule a free initial consultation with our proven personal injury attorneys in Knoxville today by calling 865-544-2010.
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