Personal injury law is a branch of the law dealing with all sorts of accidental and intentional injuries. Our lawyers help victims of car accidents and other accidents get compensation from the parties responsible for their injuries. Whether that responsible party is another individual or a large company, our lawyers will fight for you.
We can help acquire compensation for accidents involving slip and falls, auto crashes, work injuries, wrongful death, and more. While insurance is often available to cover these accidents, that does not mean that you can file and get everything you were hoping for without putting up a legal fight.
For a free review of your case with our experienced personal injury attorneys, call Howe Law at (844) 876-4357 today.
Types of Personal Injury Cases Our Smyrna, TN Injury Attorneys Handle
Our personal injury lawyers handle all kinds of accidental injury claims. If you were injured by someone else, it is like that your case falls into one of the following categories, which represent some of the most common types of personal injuries:
Accidents involving everyday cars, trucks, and SUVs can leave drivers and passengers with serious injuries. While most car accidents involve property damage alone, more serious crashes can involve broken bones, deep cuts and scrapes, burns, amputation, brain injuries, and even paralysis. Many crashes are even deadly.
While car crashes can leave victims seriously injured, motorcycle riders often face more serious injuries because they are less protected on a motorcycle. But many of these crashes still happen through no fault of their own, and instead they are caused by dangerous drivers who fail to keep an eye out for motorcycle riders.
Bike and Pedestrian Accidents
Similarly, pedestrians and cyclists injured in car crashes often have no protection around them from a vehicle, seat belts, or airbags. These victims can face serious injuries or death and often need high-dollar compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Car crashes involving 18-wheelers or big rigs can be incredibly serious because these trucks are simply so big and heavy. These crashes are often caused by drivers who become tired after hours on the road rushing to make deliveries on time. Often, the trucking companies they work for can be held liable and might have even contributed to the crash through negligent hiring practices or dangerous regulatory violations.
Slip and Falls
Slip and falls are one of the most common causes of injury after auto accidents. People who slip and fall or trip and fall can be left with broken bones, head injuries, back injuries, and more. These accidents affect disabled people and older adults the worst, often leaving them with worsened conditions and substantial injuries. Our attorneys can work to hold property owners liable for slip and falls.
Other Premises Liability Accidents
Other accidents caused by dangerous premises can include things like electrocution, burn injuries, drowning, dog bites, and more. Injuries from collapsing handrails, staircases, decks, or balconies can also be quite serious.
Defective and dangerous products account for a number of injuries. Whether the product in question is a home appliance, a medication, a medical device, or an auto part, our attorneys can help you seek compensation for the injuries you faced.
If your accident happened at work, there can be barriers to your ability to file a lawsuit. Our lawyers can help you determine what parties you can sue under these restrictions and fight to maximize your damages by filing the right claims against the right parties.
When a loved one is killed in an accident, you and your family could be entitled to file a claim to receive compensation for your loss. Understanding wrongful death cases and the laws surrounding them is often difficult, but our attorneys can help you with this process and get you the compensation your family needs to go on.
Damages Available for Injury Victims in Smyrna, TN
Often, the damages you and your family can claim for an accidental injury are comprehensive. If your accident was caused by someone else and you experienced pain and suffering, hospitalization, and time away from work, you could be entitled to substantial financial compensation for these damages.
Pain and suffering is not easily measurable, but it is an incredibly important part of the damages you can claim compensation for in an accident lawsuit. Personal injury cases often pay pain and suffering damages for victims to account for things like mental anguish, emotional distress, and physical pain and discomfort.
Lost wages, medical bills, and the cost of repairing or replacing damaged property are all considered “economic damages” in contrast to pain and suffering as “non-economic damages.” The distinction here is that there is a monetary value readily assigned for all of these harms: you have medical bills saying what your care cost; you have receipts and bills saying what the property damage cost; and you have pay stubs, work records, financial statements, and other evidence of what your wages are usually worth. You can claim damages for all of these at their full value in a personal injury lawsuit.
There may be other damages available in your case as well. For example, loss of consortium is the compensation your spouse can claim if you are limited in your ability to carry out spousal duties, chores around the house, etc. You can also potentially get other economic damages for expenses the accident caused you, such as transportation to the hospital or childcare while you underwent medical care.
Contact Our Smyrna, TN Personal Injury Attorneys Today
For help with your injury case, call Howe Law’s personal injury attorneys today at (844) 876-4357.