Rogersville Personal Injury Attorney
Work with a Caring, Compassionate Law Firm
An accident turns your world upside down. Aside from injuries you might suffer that affect your physical health, there are many other factors to consider. You will almost certainly be affected financially.
You may need extensive repairs to your vehicle, you could miss time at work due to your injuries, and you could face medical bills and hassles with insurance companies. If you suffered a catastrophic injury such as a traumatic brain injury, the negative effects on your life could be permanent.
These issues do not affect just you, of course: Family members may be depending on you to provide for them. When you are injured and unable to work, everyone feels the effects of the accident. That is why you need to work with a personal injury attorney who has decades of experience and the know-how to get things done and help you get back on your feet.
How Long Do I Have Personal Injury Claim?
According to the Tennessee Code Annotated section 28-3-104 you have one year from the date your injury occurred to file a personal injury claim before the statute of limitations ends. If this happens, you will be unable to file, no matter how severe your injuries are. The only way to file a claim outside this one-year period is if you qualify for an exception.
Don’t delay in calling Stapleton Law Office to discuss your case. Our experienced team can walk you through the claims process, inform you of any exceptions to the statute of limitations and offers free consultations, so you have nothing to lose by calling us today.
Contact our personal injury lawyer in Rogersville to find out more about how we can assist you.
What Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Claim?
While the specific amount of compensation an injury victim can recover in a personal injury claim depends on the specifics of their case, the types of damages injury victims can pursue remain the same. There are three main types of damages:
- Economic damages
- Non-economic damages
- Punitive damages
As is described in the name, economic damages compensate the injured party for the financial losses they suffer as a direct result from their injury such as medical expenses or missed wages due to the inability to work. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, compensates the injured party for their non-financial suffering. These more abstract sufferings include well known damages such as pain and suffering, or mental anguish. Punitive damages are different from the first two in that their main purpose is to serve as financial punishment to the negligent party rather than compensation for the injured party.
We’ll Help You Get Where You Need To Be
The Stapleton Law Office of Rogersville, Tennessee, is a law firm that stands by its clients in their most difficult hour. Attorney Mark Stapleton has more than a quarter-century of experience helping those who have been hurt in accidents and want to do right by their families.
We handle a wide range of cases for our clients. No two situations are the same, and we give each client and each case the individualized, thorough attention that they deserve. Whether you’ve been hurt in a motor vehicle accident, by a defective product, or on someone else’s property, or in an accident on the job, we’ll help you to recover and work to get you the financial compensation you deserve.
Contact us today for a free, confidential consultation about your case. Call the Stapleton Law Office at (423) 418-8469, or contact us online.