Protecting Your Rights After A Serious Accident
If you were injured in Tennessee due to another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to a money award for certain damages. From offices in Oak Ridge, Judkins Law Firm is prepared to represent injured clients to ensure their rights are protected. Call us at 865-685-5967 to set up a consultation today.
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 future medical expenses. 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 full cost of medical care and treatment that will be required be explored thoroughly, and proof provided as to the necessity for those expenses.
What Other Types Of Damages Can Be Recovered?
- 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.
- 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. 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: Some injury victims are unable to enjoy life as much as before the injury. If a person enjoyed spending time engaged in running, walking, hiking, swimming, skiing, 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 auto accidents and other acts of negligence that leave you injured. Our personal injury lawyer 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 consultation with an attorney by calling 865-685-5967, or completing our email contact form.