When many of our readers in Tennessee think of personal injury law, they likely think of lawsuits that are initiated after a car accident. But, while these types of lawsuits are indeed quite common, personal injury lawsuits can be based on a wide variety of incidents, including workplace accidents, accidents that occurred due to defective products and even accidents that occur based on dangerous property conditions. In fact, most so-called "accidents" are likely caused due to another party's negligent or reckless conduct.
Many of our readers in Tennessee know that the classic "slip and fall" case could lead to a lawsuit. But, there are many more situations that could lead to litigation in civil court. Sadly enough, people are injured in our state every day, and not just in slip and fall incidents. Some people are injured in car accidents, while others might be injured due to medical malpractice or even a dog bite. So, what are the basics of a personal injury lawsuit that our readers in Tennessee need to know?
Of all the legal terms that Tennessee residents will likely need to become familiar with in the course of preparing and pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, there is perhaps no more important term than "negligence." This is the key term in most personal injury cases, which needs to be proven to be successful in court. So, how can you prove negligence in a personal injury lawsuit?
Many of our readers in Tennessee probably don't think about boating accidents when it comes to personal injury claims. Car accidents would probably come to mind, as would workplace accidents. However, the fact is that boating accidents are not uncommon in Tennessee.
Tennessee residents who have been injured in some type of accident are usually looking for answers. How did the accident happen? Who was at fault? How extensive are my injuries? What is the timetable for my full recovery, if ever? These, and many more questions, are at the forefront for injured victims.