Accidents happen, but sometimes accidents could have been prevented with reasonable care and precautions. If your accident was caused by someone else’s negligent behavior, consider hiring a Brentwood personal injury lawyer from The Cochran Firm – Nashville. Our firm may be able to manage all aspects of your personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit.
To learn more about our services and your legal options in a free case review with a member of our team, call The Cochran Firm – Nashville today at (615) 651-7451. We may be able to provide you with representation on a contingency-fee-basis.
Personal Injury Causes
You can sue for many kinds of accidents, including:
- Car and truck accidents
- Product liability accidents, such as slip and falls
- Defective drugs or other defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Wrongful death
When it comes to filing a personal injury lawsuit, an important part is establishing that the responsible party:
- Owed you a duty of care
- Breached that duty of care by taking a negligent action; and
- Caused your accident and your injuries
Depending on your accident, the potentially liable party in your personal injury case may be:
- Another driver
- A vehicle mechanic
- A manufacturing company
- A doctor
- A property owner or manager
The Cochran Firm – Nashville may be able to investigate your accident and identify the liable party.
If you believe that another party’s negligence caused your accident, call The Cochran Firm – Nashville today at (615) 651-7451. A member of our personal injury team is standing by to provide you with a free, no-obligation case review.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Brentwood, call 615-678-6278
The Deadline for Filing a Lawsuit
You may be eligible to recover certain damages after an accident. However, you should act promptly to ensure that you do not run out of time.
The statute of limitations is a legal deadline for how long you have to file a lawsuit. Even if your goal is to resolve your case with an insurance settlement, retaining your right to sue is important in case the insurance company refuses to make you a fair offer.
For personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits, there is a general one-year statute of limitations in Tennessee, per TN Code §28-3-104.
The general statute of limitations for medical malpractice lawsuits is one year from the date of the discovery of the injury, per TN Code §29-26-116. However, there may be an ultimate deadline to sue, which may be three years from the date the malpractice occurred.
Missing the deadline in your case could mean that you lose your right to pursue compensation for your damages via a lawsuit.
For information on what specific deadlines pertain to your case, call The Cochran Firm – Nashville today.
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Potentially Recoverable Damages in a Personal Injury Case
Your accident may have affected you in many different ways. If you are able to establish the responsible party’s liability, you may be eligible to recover accident-related damages such us:
- Medical expenses: including doctor’s visits, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, etc.
- Loss of wages: if you could not do your job and get paid while your injuries healed.
- Loss of earning capacity: if your injuries are permanent and may prevent you from earning as much as you could before the accident
- Pain and suffering: if you suffered any physical or psychological distress as a result of the accident or your injuries.
- Disability: if your injuries resulted in the loss or loss of use of any body part or function.
You may have to collect evidence of your damages and their value to request compensation in an insurance claim or lawsuit. The Cochran Firm – Nashville may be able to manage this task if we represent you.
Working with the Cochran Firm – Nashville on Your Case
If you qualify, a Brentwood personal injury lawyer from The Cochran Firm – Nashville may be able to fight for compensation on your behalf. While you focus on recovering from your injuries, we can take care of all legal matters in your case, including:
To figure out who you can sue and how much compensation you may be entitled to, a Brentwood personal injury lawyer can investigate your case. This may involve visiting the accident scene and gathering documentary evidence to support your story.
With a lawyer on your side, you do not have to talk to the liable party or anyone associated with them. In fact, if you speak to the liable party’s insurance company alone, they may find a way to use your words against you.
The Cochran Firm – Nashville may be able to sit down and negotiate with the responsible party’s insurance company to determine a settlement. If the insurance company does not want to settle, we may be able to go to trial on your behalf.
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Call the Cochran Firm – Nashville Today
The Cochran Firm – Nashville understands that suffering a personal injury can be devastating on multiple levels. A Brentwood personal injury lawyer from our firm may be able to help.
For a free case evaluation with a member of our team, call The Cochran Firm – Nashville today at (615) 651-7451. We may be able to provide you with representation on a contingency-fee-basis, where you are not obligated to pay us attorney fees unless and until you recover compensation via a settlement offer or court award.