Personal Injury Attorney in Nashville TN
Hughes & Coleman has worked with a wide variety of injury cases in and around Nashville. In fact, we’re proud of the fact that we don’t just help a few Nashville victims per year, we help hundreds. There is a reason people trust Hughes & Coleman with their injury cases. Few firms come to the table with the experience, size and competency of the team that we offer.
Often, personal injury victims want to get back on their feet quickly and put their case behind them. Unfortunately, that can mean that some victims settle too early with the insurance company after an accident, for amounts that are significantly lower than what their case is really worth. A personal injury attorney will be able to evaluate an accident and the injuries associated with it and won’t be intimidated to take the case as far as it warrants.
What is a personal injury?
A personal injury is exactly what the name implies, an injury sustained by an individual. Usually, that injury is physical, but it can also be mental or emotional and can even include injuries to property. In a personal injury case, the injury would have been caused by someone other than the victim. This causation legally obligates the negligent or faulty party to pay for losses associated with the injury. In order to establish causation or fault, a personal injury attorney will provide evidence and reasoning to prove that:
- The accused had a duty to the victim
- The accused violated or did not fulfill that duty
- The victim was injured in some way
- The injury was caused by the breach of the accused’s duty
Gathering the necessary evidence and information to prove these points is a time consuming and complex task. A personal injury attorney is familiar with the legal requirements to build such a claim.
How do I Know What my Case is Worth?
Law marketing sites have personal injury calculators to try to tempt you into contacting their attorneys first. But the truth is, settlement calculators are just a ploy. Every single case is different, and there is no way to input very specific information about a victim’s unique situation into a calculator. Factors like how the accident has affected the victim or the victim’s family are hard to quantify. It takes a lawyer with years of experience to effectively evaluate cases.
The best way to determine what a personal injury case may be worth is to speak with our experienced personal injury attorney team.
How much does a personal injury attorney cost?
After an accident, many people will settle quickly with the insurance company rather than filing a claim, in order to avoid any expense that might be involved in working with a lawyer.
In most cases however, working with our attorneys significantly increases the chance of a favorable outcome when compared to self-representation or even representation by an attorney with little experience. Many personal injury attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that the attorney does not get paid unless the victim wins their case or obtains a settlement. The attorney will often front the costs of the litigation or settlement negotiations, relieving the client of any financial risk or initial investment. Contingency fees are based on a percentage.
Talk to our team today. We want to hear from you and we want the best for you. Our Nashville office is eager to go to work for your qualified case and fight for your right to recovery right now.
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Our Tennessee personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping injured victims throughout the state get the care and justice they deserve. Visits us at our centrally located office in Nashville, serving the great residents of our beautiful city well as the surrounding communities of Hermitage, Mt. Juliet, Franklin, Berry Hill, West End, Green Hills, Belle Meade, and Bellevue.
Free Case Consultation with a Tennessee Accident Lawyer
Our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay unless we win or settle your case. The initial consultation is free and there’s only one number that you need to know: Call (800) 800-4600 for the help you need. That’s the winning number.
With more than 100 years of combined experience in personal injury law, the legal team at Hughes and Coleman Injury Lawyers has extensive knowledge and skill to handle a wide range of cases, including auto accident, brain injury, drug injury, defective medical device, defective product, environmental injuries, fire and burn injury, insurance dispute, motorcycle accident, nursing home abuse, premises liability, social security disability, truck accident, and wrongful death. Visit our Practice Area on our website for more information or call us at (800) 800-4600
When you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence, fight back with a lawyer who knows how to win. At Hughes and Coleman Injury Lawyers, we will help you sue careless individuals who have caused you harm and stand up to insurance companies to get you the money you need.
Auto Accident Lawyers
Hughes and Coleman Injury Lawyers, our lawyers and legal staff aim high to ensure injury victims feel secure about their future.
We understand an auto accident can change your life or the lives of your loved ones within seconds. Personal injuries from a car wreck can be fatal or catastrophic. A catastrophic motor vehicle accident can leave you severely injured. It may even damage your brain, spine, spinal cord, neck, or back. Often, these types of injuries are considered much more serious because of the life-altering consequences they cause.
Catastrophic personal injuries can cause a person to:
- sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- require long term full time care
- experience personality changes (severe mood swings, anxiety, depression, anger)
- become unable to walk (paraplegic)
- be unable to work
- become unable to complete simple daily living tasks (such as bathing or cooking)
- develop comprehension issues
- experience chronic pain
The overall symptoms of catastrophic personal injuries may not always present themselves immediately after the injury. Many times, results like personality changes or chronic pain are observed within months or years following the catastrophic accident.
Hughes and Coleman auto accident lawyers assist injury victims with personal injury claims and are able to recover the losses or damages sustained as a result of a car accident. You may be able to recover damages for:
- Property Damage
- Lost Wages
- Medical Expenses
- Future Medical Expenses
- Pain and Suffering
- Mental Anguish
Don’t settle for dealing with an uncooperative insurance company or dishonest negligent driver without having one of our experienced lawyers represent you. We know the law, and won’t back down when it comes to ensuring you’re compensated for your injuries and future medical needs.
Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Our workers’ compensation lawyers are caring and understanding towards those injured at work in the Nashville area.
Workers’ compensation insurance was developed to assist workers receive proper medical care and lost wages when hurt on the job. If you have been injured while working for an employer, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation.
Can you get workers’ comp?
In order to receive workers’ compensation, you have to have been employed at the time of the injury, and the injury must be a result of the employment. This means that your injuries must be caused by a work related task performed while employed; including illnesses sustained while at work. For example, if your job requires you to perform a task such as handling hazardous chemicals and you end up getting sick, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
As long as the evidence such as medical documentation can prove the injury or illness was a direct result of your employment, you’re entitled to workers’ compensation in Nashville.
Compensation from auto accidents vs workers’ compensation
There is a difference between personal injury lawsuits involving an auto accident and workers’ compensation claims. The laws and rules are completely different. An injured worker can receive medical care and have their past, present and future medical expenses paid for, as well as lost wages by their workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, if you’re awarded workers’ compensation, you may no longer be entitled to reimbursement for damages such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, or loss of enjoyment of life which you can claim in a personal injury lawsuit.
If you need legal advice about workers’ compensation insurance benefits in Tennessee, you need a personal injury attorney. We will work with your employer and the insurance company to provide you with the proper compensation for your injuries.