Nashville Personal Injury FAQ
Being involved in an accident, no matter what kind, can be an overwhelming, traumatic experience, to say the least. The attorneys at Raybin & Weissman, P.C. understand what a difficult time in your life this must be, and for this reason, in the article below we have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions we receive in regards to personal injury claims in Nashville.
What types of accidents warrant the pursuit of a personal injury claim?
Any accident that occurs as a result of the negligent actions of another is grounds for the pursuit of a personal injury claim. This would include slip-and-fall accidents, motor vehicle wrecks, dog bites, medical malpractice claims, defective products cases, and wrongful death claims, to name a few.
If you are unsure whether your claim meets the criteria of a personal injury lawsuit, you can address your concerns by reaching out to your Nashville lawyer.
Will I have to go to court?
Perhaps. We may be able to successfully negotiate with the insurance company to obtain a reasonable settlement offer. If we are unable to do so, it will be in your best interest to bring your claim to court so that an impartial judge can review the details of your claim without bias.
What happens if I’m partially liable for the cause of the accident?
You will still be able to file your personal injury claim against the at-fault party, but your percentage of culpability will be deducted from your final award. For example, if you are found to be 20 percent at fault and had been awarded $200,000, you should expect to have 20 percent deducted from your award, and your case will be closed at $160,000.
It’s important to note that if you exceed 49 percent liability, you will no longer be able to seek damages related to the suffering inflicted upon you by your accident. These laws are known as modified comparative negligence laws in Tennessee.
How much is my Nashville claim worth?
It really depends on the damages that you have endured as a result of your injuries. You will, of course, be able to recover your medical expenses, lost wages, property damages, and the loss of your earning potential; in addition, you’ll also be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, loss of consortium, and a number of other losses.
Your Nashville personal injury attorney will place a monetary value on each damage in order to determine exactly what your claim is valued at.
Reach Out to a Nashville Personal Injury Lawyer
To further discuss the details of your case with an experienced Nashville personal injury lawyer at Raybin & Weissman, P.C., you can schedule your complimentary case evaluation today by giving our office a call at 615-256-6666 or by completing the online contact form we’ve provided at the bottom of this page.