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Waynesboro Personal Injury Lawyer

An accident resulting in an injury can occur when you least expect it in Wayne County or another part of Tennessee. On your drive to the store, someone may hit your car. While at the store, you may slip hurt yourself. Or while walking from the store to your car, you might fall due to uneven pavement. 

If you or your loved one has been injured in Waynesboro, TN, or around Wayne County due to another’s negligence, start by calling the law office of Hughes & Coleman serving Waynesboro, TN, at 800-800-4600 for a free consultation. You can also live chat with us 24/7. 

Our local county attorneys have excellent service reviews and can recommend the best course. An attorney with our firm will fight for you so that you don’t have to be left on your own.

Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Waynesboro, TN 38485

Personal injury law exists to protect your rights regarding any injury you experience caused by the negligence of someone else. The purpose of this law is to restore as much as possible of what the injured person lost and to discourage others from committing the same offense. A wide range of areas fall under the umbrella of this law. 

 

An attorney with Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers will provide you with information about the law, including how to proceed with your case. Some practice areas our local attorneys with great reviews serving in Waynesboro, TN, include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

  • Premises liability or slip-and-fall: Slip-and-fall accidents account for over 1 million emergency room visits each year. These incidents fall under premises liability law because the owner or manager of a premises has a legal responsibility to ensure a safe environment for visitors. Failure to promptly tend to hazards – such as icy sidewalks, unmarked wet floors, and broken steps – could make him or her liable. 

 

  • Auto accidents: Every year in the US, 3 million people are injured in auto accidents. In fact, Wayne County alone had 294 crashes in 2019. In many cases, a driver was either disobeying the law or driving distracted. In 2018, 2,841 people were killed as a result of distracted driving. There are other common forms of negligence while driving including speeding, failing to yield, and DUIs. 

 

  • Motorcycle accidents: Many automobile drivers in the county fail to notice a motorcycle on the road. Others simply don’t have the same respect for motorcyclists as they do other motorists. For these reasons and others, including simply disobeying the law, statistics show that motorcyclists are 29 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries than car passengers. In 2019, there were 152 motorcycle fatalities in TN alone.

 

  • Workers’ compensation: Each employer in the county has a responsibility to provide a safe work environment. Nevertheless, in the US, a worker is injured on the job every 7 seconds. In 2018, Tennessee had 122 work-related deaths. Your company in Waynesboro, TN, may hold workers’ compensation insurance, but the adjuster may only seek to minimize the cost of your claim. Meanwhile, other parties may also be liable, which further complicates your claim – and yet can be the key to recovering all your losses.

 

  • Dog bites: Each year more than 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs. In 2019, there were 292 dog bite claims in TN. These attacks can be frightening, especially for a child, and usually result in emotional and physical scarring. The owner of the dog could be liable for any injuries caused by his or her dog. Hiring an attorney is crucial to proving fault in these cases, as the outcome of your case depends on the experience of the lawyer.

 

  • Medical malpractice: When a health care professional in Waynesboro, TN, violates the standard of care, you may have a case of malpractice. Such negligence can result in life-changing injury or death. According to one study, more than 250,000 deaths occur each year in the US due to medical errors. In TN, in 2015, there were around 33 malpractice lawsuits for every 100,000 people. 

 

  • Social Security Disability: A person may qualify for SSD benefits when he or she suffers a mental or physical disability that prevents the daily routine of work. However, there is only a 39 percent approval rate for SSD in TN. Obstacles to receiving disability payments can include insufficient evidence and failure to cooperate. Some cases may  have to be argued in court with the help of an experienced lawyer. 

 

  • Wrongful death: Wrongful death occurs in TN when someone is killed by a negligent act (not including self-defense). Losing a family member due to someone’s negligence can be emotionally crushing. Some common causes of wrongful death include pedestrian and bicycle accidents, defective products, and violent acts. Wrongful death cases can be civil and/or criminal. As such, an attorney with experience is essential.   

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Call or Chat With Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers Serving Waynesboro, TN For a Free Consultation

If you or your loved one experiences an injury from an accident in Wayne County, call the law office of Hughes & Coleman serving Waynesboro, TN, at 800-800-4600 for a free consultation. Or, start with a live chat with us. It only makes sense for the person responsible for your injury (or his or her insurance provider) to pay for your recovery. A local lawyer in Waynesboro can use the law to help receive a favorable outcome on your case.

 

Keep in mind that you don’t have an endless period of time to file a claim. In the State of Tennessee, the law for the statute of limitations for many types of personal injury cases is only 1 year from the date of the incident. It’s therefore wise for you to get legal information from an experienced attorney with our law firm in Wayne County as soon as possible. A lawyer with the needed experience, and good reviews to back him or her up, can always help you arrive at an informed decision.  

 

Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers is a firm with excellent client reviews, which demonstrates how we prioritize the attorney-client relationship in our service in this county. We’ve also received great peer review ratings. We recommend that you consult with an attorney with our firm to find out if you have a case. Our lawyers can use their years of experience in legal service to get you the settlement you deserve, all the while providing you with service that will ease your mind.

 

Our attorneys \ who serve Waynesburg, TN, are here to help. Call us at 800-800-4600 anytime, day or night. Also, our live chat on our site is available 24/7.

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