Injuries can throw a serious wrench in your life plans. When you are badly injured, you could be facing hefty medical expenses, a long road to recovery, and the mental toll of dealing with what your injuries mean for how you live the rest of your life. The combination of consequences that could have been avoided if someone else simply did their job can be frustrating, demoralizing, and upsetting following an injury caused by someone else’s negligence.
If you are injured and do not know where to turn, our lawyers can help. We can prepare a strong case to fight for you in court and make those who injured you face justice.
For free analyses of your case, call Howe Law’s personal injury lawyers at (844) 876-4357.
Injuries That We Can Help You with in Hendersonville, TN
Our personal injury lawyers can help you with a variety of different injury matters. While the legal procedures may be mostly the same, each injury case is unique and will require a tailored approach to have success in court. Below are some of the personal injuries our lawyers can assist you with.
Car accidents frequently result in injuries serious enough to warrant a lawsuit. Bruises, broken bones, lacerations, and traumatic brain injuries can all result from a car accident.
The cause of car accidents is often another driver’s negligence. In law, negligence means that another driver was careless, and their carelessness caused an injury. Examples of driver negligence would include speeding, aggressive driving, or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
While driver negligence is a common cause of car accidents, they can happen for other reasons. A defect with the car or a problem with the road can also cause a car accident to happen.
Truck accidents are extremely dangerous. There is a massive disparity in the size and weight of a large commercial truck and an ordinary motor vehicle (let alone a pedestrian), meaning that the chance of catastrophic injury to anyone involved in a truck accident is very high. There is a good chance that injuries sustained in a truck accident will be life-altering. You may need permanent medical assistance or need to change the way you do things for the rest of your life.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slipping and falling down has been a comedic gag for centuries. However, the reality is that a nasty slip and fall can result in very serious injuries. Falling down a poorly lit stairwell, losing your balance on a wet surface in a store, or hitting the ground hard after tripping on an uneven sidewalk can result in injuries like nerve damage, fractures, or significant bruising.
Unfortunately, sometimes, a grievous injury can result in the untimely death of someone involved in an accident. When this happens, you may be able to file what is called a wrongful death lawsuit. These lawsuits are brought by the family of the deceased person – or by someone representing the deceased’s estate – to get some kind of compensation for the death of a loved one. Of course, no amount of money can replace the void left by the loss, but financial compensation can alleviate some of the burden of losing a loved one in an accident.
Damages in a Hendersonville, TN Personal Injury Lawsuit
If you win your case, you will be awarded damages by the court. Damages are the court’s way of compensating plaintiffs when they are injured. Personal injury lawsuits exist to try and “make the plaintiff whole” again. This means putting them in as close a position as possible to where they were prior to getting injured. Often, such a goal is not literally possible because of the plaintiff’s injuries or because of other circumstances. Therefore, financial compensation is used as the next best thing for the plaintiff. When you ask for damages, it is helpful to specify what kind of damages you are asking for. We will go into the three main kinds of damages you can ask for in a lawsuit below.
Economic damages are based on things that have a paper trail of sorts indicating their value. Financial compensation for medical bills is one of the most common things plaintiffs are awarded economic damages for. However, you can also get economic damages for lost wages. For example, if you missed time at work because of your injuries, you could be compensated for the payment you would have earned in that time. Alternatively, if you had to stop working entirely, you may get compensation based on what you might have earned for the rest of your working career.
Non-economic damages are based on things that are more abstract. Pain and suffering is one of the most common items for non-economic damages. You can also get non-economic damages for lost quality of life. For example, if your injuries are such that you cannot walk as you used to, cannot raise your arms above a certain height, leave you without the use of certain body parts, or otherwise diminish your physical capacity to do things, you can factor that into what you ask for in damages in your lawsuit.
Punitive damages are different than economic and non-economic damages. While those two damages are based on your condition, punitive damages are based on the conduct of the defendant. Punitive damages are only awarded when the defendant has acted especially badly. You will often need to prove more than that the defendant was merely negligent. Accordingly, you will need a very compelling argument and strong evidence to convince a court to award punitive damages.
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