After a serious Mount Juliet accident resulting in injury, there is no simple or easy way to get the compensation you need. The insurance agent will likely make you a settlement offer that is not even close to what is required to cover the true long-term costs of your medical care. If the injury was from a car accident, the other driver is unlikely to pay more to make sure you are adequately compensated. If you take the case to court, that is no easy road, either.
The fact is: You need someone with legal experience who can fight for you and make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Prior to starting this Mount Juliet firm, Chris represented insurance companies and insureds that were sued in all types of personal injury actions. This experience allows Chris to explain how insurance companies evaluate cases and give you a more accurate prediction of what can be expected during the litigation process.
At The Law Offices of Christopher Eads, PLLC, you will find a knowledgeable lawyer who takes a tenacious, dedicated approach to personal injury representation. He will take the time to listen to your situation and create a plan that will help you obtain the maximum compensation award for your injuries and losses. As is generally the case with most firms, representation for a personal injury case is handled on a contingency fee basis, which means if you do not get paid, we do not get paid. There are no upfront fees for personal injury representation.
Why Choose Us
- Our firm has a strong track record of successful settlements. In our first year of operation, we had a 100 percent success rate and resolved over 75 personal injury and employment claims in Mount Juliet.
- When you hire our firm, you will work directly with your lawyer from consultation to settlement. Your attorney will be available to answer your questions and respond to your concerns. Paralegals do not handle communications or updates.
- We understand how difficult the aftermath of an accident can be. Our firm will work closely with you to secure the compensation you need to recover. We will gladly meet with you at your hospital room for maximum convenience.
Handling Your Mount Juliet Personal Injury Claim
The firm represents clients in personal injury claims that include:
- Car accidents: Auto accidents are the most common types of claims for personal injury lawyers. The firm handles accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. If you have been hurt or lost someone you love in any type of auto accident, our Mount Juliet car accident attorney Christopher Eads can help.
- Slip-and-fall accidents: It is common for people to suffer significant injuries caused by slip-and-fall accidents in restaurants, stores and other public places. In many cases, these falls are a direct result of negligence on the part of the property owner or manager on duty. Spilled liquids in restaurants and stores, dangerous walkways, stairways in ill-repair, faulty elevators and poor building maintenance can all lead to serious accidents and premises liability claims.
- Wrongful death: All injuries are serious, but when someone you love dies as a result of someone else’s negligence, it is catastrophic. The Law Offices of Christopher Eads, PLLC represents the families of people who have died in auto accidents and other situations caused by the negligence of others. Attorney Chris Eads can represent you or the estate of the deceased to help you obtain compensation for your losses.
- Motorcycle accidents: Motorcycle accidents can result in very serious injuries that leave riders with a large amount of medical expenses. Generally, motorcycle accidents are caused by negligent drivers that fail to pay attention to motorcycles legally on the road. Do not the insurance company make a small settlement offer that includes signing over the title to the at-fault driver’s insurance company prior to seeing advice from an attorney. Your motorcycle is evidence that needs to be preserved so if an insurance company offers you money, you probably have a case that is worth more. Call our Mount Juliet law office today to learn how much your case is worth.
- Dangerous or defective products: If you have sustained an injury due to a product malfunctioning, you may have a claim for products liability. In Tennessee, a successful product liability claim depends on whether you can prove the product was “unreasonably dangerous” or in a “defective condition” when the manufacturer distributed it to the market. The product at issue needs to be preserved and consulting an attorney will ensure your case is handled properly.
- Trucking accidents: Trucking accidents can cause life changing injuries. Federal regulations require truckers to keep specific logs and documents that play a key part in every trucking lawsuit. If you have been injured by a big-rig eighteen-wheeler, it is important to seek the advice of counsel right away. Preservation of evidence is very important in any case but even more so in trucking cases. Hiring an attorney to send out a preservation of evidence letter to the trucking company as soon as possible is necessary to preserve all evidence that supports your case. Otherwise, as Chris has seen in representing trucking companies, driver logs and other documents will be “lost” or deleted in accordance with record retention policies put in place so that trucking companies can delete evidence and say they were just acting in accordance with their policies.
You should talk with an attorney if you have been injured in any kind of accident or lost someone you love. Our Mount Juliet firm can help you fight for your compensation or help you find the right path to get the results you need.
Damages Available in Mount Juliet Personal Injury Claims
In Tennessee personal injury claims, you can recover compensation for the economic and non-economic damages you sustained due to the at-fault party’s actions. While economic damages concern your financial losses, non-economic damages refer to your physical and emotional pain and suffering.
Common types of damages available in Mount Juliet personal injury claims include the following.
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and loss of future earnings
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Disability accommodations, such as mobility equipment
- Property repairs and replacements
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Chronic pain
- Permanent disability
- Depression and anxiety
- Loss of quality of life
Your attorney can identify all possible avenues to compensation and craft an accurate estimate of your potential settlement. For intangible and long-term costs, personal injury lawyers will consult with expert witnesses, such as medical professionals, who can help calculate these damages.
How to Prove a Tennessee Personal Injury Lawsuit
To prove a Tennessee personal injury lawsuit, you will need to show that the at-fault party’s negligence caused your accident and subsequent injuries. You and your lawyer will need to gather sufficient evidence to prove the following four elements.
- Duty: The at-fault party owed you a duty of care at the time of the accident. This element will depend on the circumstances surrounding your accident. For example, drivers have a duty to follow traffic laws and drive safely.
- Breach of duty: The at-fault party breached his or her duty of care to you in some way. For example, a driver who runs a red light breaches his or her duty. A property owner who leaves a house in disrepair breaches his or her duty to maintain safe premises.
- Causation: The at-fault party’s breach of duty caused your accident and your resulting injuries. You will need to prove that the accident would not have occurred if not for the at-fault party’s negligent actions.
- Damages: You sustained damages due to the at-fault party’s actions that you can collect in your lawsuit. You can use many pieces of evidence to prove your right to damages, including pay stubs, medical records, and invoices from repair shops.
While these elements may seem straightforward, establishing negligence can be a complex task during the Tennessee personal injury process. Your attorney from The Law Offices of Christopher Eads, PLLC can help you gather the evidence you need to prove each of these elements and establish the at-fault party’s liability.
Do Not Delay; Call Our Mount Juliet Law Office Today
There are strict statutes of limitations, or time limits, around personal injury claims. This means that if you do not file your claim within a certain time, you will lose the opportunity forever. Generally, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Tennessee is one year, but there are numerous exceptions and complications.
The best thing to do is to talk with our Mount Juliet personal injury lawyers right away. Call 615-622-6060 or fill out the online contact form to schedule a consultation.