Protecting Your Rights After A Serious Accident

If were injured in Tennessee, you are entitled to a money award for certain damages if the injuries were caused by another person's negligent conduct. From offices in Oak Ridge, Judkins Law Firm is prepared to represent injured clients to ensure their rights are protected.

We will fight to ensure you recover the full and fair monetary compensation based on certain factors, including:

  • Medical expenses: Tennessee law provides that the reasonable amount of medical expenses must be paid by the person who caused the injuries or their insurance company. That recovery includes not only past medical expenses but also damages that are shown for future medical expenses. It is not uncommon for people who are injured by someone else's negligence to require medical care and treatment in the future – and sometimes for the rest of their lives. Examples of some of that future medical care and treatment include: surgery, physical therapy, medication, doctor visits, and prosthetic devices.

It is important to remember that it is extremely difficult to reopen medical expenses after settlement. For that reason, it is imperative that the amount of present and future medical care and treatment that will be required be explored thoroughly, and proof provided as to the necessity for those past and future expenses.

  • Loss of ability to earn income: People injured in accidents frequently lose not only income but also the ability to earn income in the future. Tennessee law provides that upon proper proof that someone else's lack of due care caused that loss of income and the loss of ability to earn income in the future, damages may be recovered for that. The proof cannot be "speculative," but must be established through proper medical proof by a preponderance of the evidence.
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering: Upon proper proof that an injury has caused pain and suffering, an injured person can recover an award of money damages for that pain and suffering. There is no exact formula for computing how much a person is entitled to for this type of injury, and if an amount cannot be agreed upon, it will be up to a judge or jury to set an amount of damages to be awarded based upon the proof presented. For example, if a person has permanent pain that cannot be controlled through medication or otherwise, the amount of money recoverable could be substantial.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life: Injuries unfortunately sometimes cause persons to not be able to enjoy life as much as before the injury. There are many types of activities from which people derive pleasure in their lives, and everyone is different in that regard. If a person enjoyed spending time engaged in running, walking, hiking, swimming, skiing, or spending recreational time with their families, reading, and many other types of activities, and after the accident cannot enjoy those activities, or are unable to enjoy those activities as much as they once did, damages may be recoverable for those losses.

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We are prepared to represent clients suffering from long-term or lifelong conditions brought on as a result of serious accidents. Our personal injury lawyers will carefully look at your accident and resulting injuries when developing a strong, effective case strategy. Count on us to fight for your full and fair monetary compensation. Schedule a free consultation with an attorney by calling 865-685-5967, or completing our email contact form.