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Accidents happen and sometimes there’s nothing you can do to prevent them. However, there is something you will be able to do after, and that’s getting experienced personal injury lawyers on your side to represent you in court and get you the compensation you deserve.
If you are the victim of an accident caused by someone else’s recklessness or actions, you may be confused and unsure of what to do next because of the traumatic experience. At Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, PLLC, we are dedicated to representing Tennessee residents who have been hurt due to someone else’s negligent actions.
Our skilled personal injury lawyers will take the time to learn about you and your case, and we will vigorously pursue your right to compensation.
How Our Tennessee Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You
A personal injury is an injury to someone’s body, mind, or emotions caused by someone else. At Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, we handle a wide variety of personal injury cases, including:
Car Accidents: Car accidents can have life-altering consequences for those affected by injury. Aside from the trauma of the incident itself, recovering from a severe injury can take weeks or even months, not to mention the medical expenses. Our car accident lawyers are ready to help you move forward with your life. We will review your case, help you understand your rights, and inform you of what actions to take next in a timely manner.
Truck Accidents: Getting into a truck accident can be devastating for those affected. Aside from your vehicle being totaled by a much larger truck, the injuries, if you are lucky enough to survive, can be life-altering. The recovery can take weeks, months, or even years, not to mention how expensive the costs of medical care are. Regardless if it was driver error, trucker fatigue, weather, or a mechanical error, our lawyers will seek justice on your behalf.
Motorcycle Accidents: Tennessee has thousands of miles of scenic roadways that are perfect for taking your motorcycle out for a spin. As nice as taking your motorcycle out in the beautiful weather sounds right now, there’s a chance it could end up being your last ride. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are an all too common occurrence in Tennessee. Our firm has a dedicated team of accident lawyers who have recovered large settlements for motorcycle accident victims over the years.
Wrongful Death: If you’ve ever had a family member or loved one who tragically died because of medical malpractice, an automobile accident, or because of the negligence of a property owner, you are probably furious because their death could have been prevented. Asserting your right to compensation may be a way to hold accountable those who were responsible for your relative’s death and alleviate any financial burdens arising from it.
Medical Malpractice: Medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, and hospitals, are obligated to use a reasonable level of care when treating their patients. When they do not exercise this care, life-threatening injuries can occur. If you have been injured, or lost a loved one, due to a medical provider’s negligence, our lawyers can help you explore your legal options and protect your rights.
Premises Liability: If you own property in Tennessee, you are responsible to keep your premises safe to visitors. However, accidents can happen. When an accident occurs due to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, the property owner or the party in control should be held liable. We will seek justice on your behalf in order for you to move forward with your life.
Product Liability: When products are sold to us that are broken or dangerous, serious injuries can result. Since product defects can be found in a variety of items, there can be multiple parties who may be held liable. Our firm will handle these complex claims for you, ensuring you get the compensation you deserve.
What Should I Do If I’m Injured?
This is a common question many victims of personal injury incidents ask. After an accident or injury occurs, you may be confused and not sure who’s at fault.
The first thing you should do, regardless of the situation, is to act as soon as possible. In Tennessee, the statute of limitations is only one year for a personal injury case. This means you have one year from the time of the injury or accident to file a claim. As the victim, you also have the responsibility to report your injury to the authorities and receive the proper medical care.
The lawyers at Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard will then help you file a personal injury claim against the negligent person(s) or party to seek compensation and damages on your behalf, which can include:
Loss of income
Pain and suffering
Emotional distress/mental anguish
Loss of consortium
Loss of earnings
Timing is crucial in getting the compensation you deserve. Exceptions to Tennessee’s statute of limitations are only granted in certain rare cases.
Contact Our Tennessee Personal Injury Lawyers Today
At Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, we understand the pain you are going through. That is why our experienced Tennessee personal injury attorneys are here to help. If you have been injured, or lost a loved one, due to someone’s negligence, we can help you explore your legal options and protect your rights. Please contact our office today to set up a consultation so we can discuss your claim.