An accident can leave you out of work and left to pay expensive hospital bills. You and your family deserve compensation, and you deserve fair representation on your claim.
Our attorneys help victims and their families get the damages they need against insurance companies and at-fault parties after an accident. Whether you were hurt while driving, injured in a store, or made ill by a product or medication, our attorneys can help you seek compensation against the at-fault parties.
For a free evaluation of your case and to learn more about filing a personal injury claim, contact Howe Law’s personal injury lawyers today at (844) 876-4357.
Types of Personal Injury Cases Our Lawyers Handle in Mount Juliet, TN
Our personal injury lawyers handle a wide range of injury cases. From car accidents to slip and falls and everything in between, our personal injury lawyers are here to help you. We also handle cases not on this list.
One of the most common causes of death and injury for most age groups is car accidents. Although we all carry insurance to protect us in case we cause a crash, being a victim on the other side of the crash often means having to rely on the defendant’s insurance to cover your needs. In these cases, you would ultimately get paid by the defendant’s insurance, but their insurance company might outright refuse to cooperate or make it incredibly difficult to get the full compensation you need. Before you accept any money in a settlement from insurance or the other driver, talk with a lawyer.
Accidents specifically involving large trucks can be much more dangerous and difficult to pursue than an accident between two normal drivers. In a truck accident, the crash can be far more serious given that trucks often weigh upwards of 20 times the weight of a normal sedan. Moreover, these drivers are often in violation of licensing rules and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations that are intended to keep drivers safe. On top of all this, the companies they work for often hire strong legal teams to try to shut down cases, so you should have your own legal team in your corner.
Motorcycle riders are often blamed for their crashes and told that they have no right to damages. This is wrong in many cases, and it is only because the injured rider tries to rely on insurance that they end up without the payments they need. Our lawyers can fight this victim blaming and seek to get a judgment against the drivers who are actually at fault.
Pedestrian accidents are one of the most likely to cause death or serious injury. Without the protection of a car around them, pedestrians are often seriously injured or killed, especially when drunk driving is involved.
Cyclists face similar levels of victim blaming to motorcycle riders along with similar levels of serious injuries compared to pedestrians. Our lawyers represent not only bicycle riders but also scooter riders, skateboarders, and anyone else injured on a human-powered vehicle or electric vehicle.
Slip and Fall
If you were hurt because of dangers on someone else’s property, you might be able to sue the owner, the store, or whoever else operates the premises. These accidents are often played for laughs in movies and TV shows, but real slip and falls can cause broken bones, head injuries, spinal injuries, and more serious injuries.
Other accidents on someone else’s property can also be grounds for a lawsuit against the property owner or operator. Our lawyers handle cases involving fires, electrocution, drowning, stair collapses, balcony or deck collapses, and other accidents.
If your loved one was the victim of a fatal accident, our lawyers can work to get you and the rest of your loved ones compensation for their death, their lost wages, and other expenses that arise because of their death. This can make a huge difference in helping your family move forward, especially if you lost financial stability because of your loved one’s untimely death.
How to Recognize Grounds for a Personal Injury Case in Mount Juliet, TN
Most personal injury claims are based on a claim of negligence. While you can sue for an injury someone caused you on purpose, most accidents are caused by “accident” – specifically, by someone else’s carelessness or lack of skill.
Negligence, in a legal sense, occurs when someone breaches a legal duty that they owed you, resulting in damages. There must be a concrete legal duty – whether found in a statute or in the general requirement to act reasonably in the given circumstances – for someone to be responsible for an injury or death. They must have also breached the duty, as they cannot be held responsible if they did everything right. Their mistake or carelessness must have also been what caused the accident, or else you would sue a different party. Lastly, there must be damages, which can include physical/mental/emotional damage as well as financial damage. The death of a loved one always results in damages and meets that element.
If you can point to a driver who caused a crash, a careless property owner who allowed you to fall on their sidewalk, a manufacturer of a dangerous product, a doctor who misdiagnosed you, or some other negligent party, then we can fight to help hold them responsible for your injuries. In some cases, identifying the at-fault party will take factual and legal research that we can provide. In many cases, you will also sue more than one defendant, such as a negligent truck driver and the trucking company they work for.
Call Our Personal Injury Attorneys in Mount Juliet, TN Today
If you were hurt in an accident or lost a loved one to a fatal accident, call Howe Law’s personal injury lawyers immediately at (844) 876-4357.