Have you been seriously injured in an accident that was caused by the careless, reckless, or negligent actions of another person or business? If so, you may be entitled to file a personal injury claim for your injuries and losses. A majority of these personal injury cases are caused by negligence. This means that your injury was caused by one of two things. First is an action made that a reasonable person would not have done under the circumstances. Second is a failure to do something a reasonable person would have done under similar circumstances. A person or business who acts negligently and causes harm to you or your loved ones should be held accountable for their actions. The lawyers at Griffin & Davis, PLLC have an experienced, knowledgeable, and trusted team of lawyers who have successfully represented injured accident victims throughout Middle and Eastern Tennessee. We can help you too!
Thousands of people get injured every year by the negligence of others in the State of Tennessee. The injuries that these victims sustain in traumatic accidents can range from minor scratches and bruises to more severe medical issues like broken bones, concussions, and sometimes even paralysis. Additionally, the trauma that results from an injury accident can have major consequences on top of the physical injuries and damaged property. Often, following a car accident, the injured victim will struggle with anxiety about driving and it may take years to get over that fear in order to feel comfortable driving again.
Relatives who have lost a family member in a traumatic accident may be left to deal with depression and emotional trauma that can make it hard to keep a job or even keep up with daily tasks. The compassionate and dedicated attorneys at Griffin & Davis, PLLC have more than forty years of combined legal experience and are dedicated to helping injured accident victims get the compensation to which they are entitled.
If you have suffered a serious injury in an accident that was no fault of your own, you should speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, missed work, medical bills, and more. Call the legal team at Griffin & Davis, PLLC to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer about your accident and find out if you have the right to pursue a claim for your injury and losses.
Types of Personal Injury Claims in Tennessee
There are many different types of personal injury claims that are commonly pursued in Tennessee.
Some of the most common personal injury claims that are filed in Tennessee are:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- DUI Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Commercial Vehicle Accidents
- Mass Transit Accidents
- Construction/Workplace Accidents
- Defective Products/Product Liability
- Crime Victims
- Medical Malpractice
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Aviation Accidents
If you would like to know if you have a personal injury claim for your injury accident, give the lawyers of Griffin & Davis, PLLC a call today to speak with a qualified personal injury attorney who can answer all of your questions and let you know if you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit. It is always up to the injured victim to decide whether to pursue a personal injury claim against the responsible party. By talking to an attorney, you can get the facts that you need in order to decide whether or not your case will result in reparation. Determining if you are able to pursue a personal injury case also rests on determining the legal responsibility, or liability of the other party, and proving that their negligence directly resulted in your injury.
Motor Vehicle Injury Accidents in Tennessee
Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of serious injury and death and make up a large majority of personal injury lawsuits in Tennessee and throughout the country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 94% of all traffics accidents are caused by driver error. In Tennessee, a driver is generally responsible for a car crash if they are found to be negligent. Almost every traffic accident is caused by some type of negligence. Due to the increased prevalence of aggressive and distracted drivers on the roads, an accident can happen at any time. Most of the time, it is when you least expect it.
Some of the most common causes of motor vehicle accidents include the following:
- Distracted Driving – Distracted driving is doing anything that diverts your attention from driving. This includes talking or texting on your phone, eating or drinking, or adjusting your car stereo, navigation system, or entertainment console. Basically, anything that takes your eyes and attention off of the road.
- Fatigue or Driving Drowsy – Drowsy driving is a very dangerous combination of operating a motor vehicle and fatigue or sleeplessness. It usually occurs when a driver has not gotten enough sleep before getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. It can also occur from medications, alcohol consumption, an untreated sleep disorder, or a long work shift.
- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs – DUI (driving under the influence) is the crime of operating a motor vehicle while under the effects of alcohol or drugs. These substances impair your ability to operate the vehicle safely, making you a danger to yourself and other drivers around you.
- Aggressive Driving – Aggressive driving occurs when the driver of a motor vehicle operates the vehicle in an unsafe and hostile way, without regard for others. These behaviors may include but are not limited to, tailgating, unsafe or frequent lane changes, failing to use signals, failure to yield the right away, and disregarding traffic laws.
- Impatient Driving and Road Rage – Impatient drivers are those that speed, tailgate, or try to push another driver out of their way by honking the horn, flashing their brights, or trying to cut in at the last minute to exit the highway. All are extremely dangerous and cause accidents every day.
Tennessee Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics
In 2018, there were more than 1,015 traffic fatalities across the state of Tennessee, an increase of more than 30 fatalities in 2017, or a 3% rise. This increase in deaths came in the second-half of 2018. The area of Middle Tennessee, specifically Robertson County, has seen the largest increase from year-to-year.
The aftermath of a car wreck in Tennessee may not only cost you thousands of dollars in medical expenses, property damages, and lost wages. It can also affect your future health, financial situation, and well-being. The attorneys at Griffin & Davis, PLLC have more than forty years of combined Tennessee law experience and the resources necessary to handle even the most complex personal injury claims.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an automobile accident, contact Griffin & Davis, PLLC today to speak with a skilled and knowledgeable lawyer about your accident and find out if you have the legal right to pursue a personal injury claim. We fight to win for all of our clients. We thoroughly prepare for every case as if it will go to trial. We take pride in our personal injury law practice and dedicate the time needed to answer any and all questions that you may have about your claim and throughout the process. We allow you to focus on what is most important – your recovery.
Recovering Compensation for Your Injuries
Any injury caused by the recklessness or carelessness of another person falls under the umbrella of personal injury. The most important part of a personal injury claim is proving that the other party was at fault for your injury. You are required to show that the other party owed you a duty of care and that they breached that duty to be able to prove that they were at fault in the incident.
Tennessee law does allow you to recover compensation for injuries that you incurred such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If your injury results in future problems, maybe even permanent problems, both physically and emotionally, you may be able to recover the additional damages for medical bills in the future that are related to the injury, disfigurement, the inability to work, a disability, or the loss of life enjoyment.
How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help You?
At Griffin & Davis, PLLC, our Tennessee personal injury lawyers are committed to representing our clients, not case numbers. We work to ensure that your story is told in vivid terms when it is time to negotiate a settlement or convince a jury to award damages so that you can focus on the challenges you are facing with your recovery.
If you or someone you love has been involved and injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another, Tennessee personal injury law provides you with the opportunity to pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage that you incurred as a result of the accident. If you have suffered a moderate-to-serious injury, it is crucial that you take immediate action. Speak with a skilled personal injury attorney as soon as possible to ensure the best outcome in your case.
Contact the trusted and compassionate attorneys at Griffin & Davis, PLLC today to discuss your accident and find out if you are eligible and able to file a claim under Tennessee law. Our personal injury attorneys use the law to protect the injured residents of Middle and Eastern Tennessee and ensure that they get what they are entitled to. We offer our services in Sparta, Kingston, Crossville, and Cookeville, with law offices in each. We also provide services in the surrounding counties. We treat all of our clients with respect and compassion. We pay particular attention to every detail and leave no stone unturned as we work to build a rock solid case on behalf of all of our clients. Call the lawyers at Griffin & Davis, PLLC to schedule a consultation today at 931-837-2050 or 865-354-3333.