When you are involved in an accident due to the wrongdoing or negligence of another, you may feel lost. While your health and recovery is the first priority, making sure you have the support of a trusted law firm should come second on your list.
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 the 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 and only continue to rise. 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 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.
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.
Slip and Fall: A common occurrence, slip and fall accidents can lead to serious injury. These incidents can be avoided when property owners take care to maintain the property. But if you are a victim of a slip and fall accident, you need the support of an experienced law firm to get you compensation for your injuries.
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. 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 and mental anguish
Loss of consortium
Loss of earnings
Tennessee Negligence Laws and Statute of Limitations
When someone is negligent, it means that they can be held legally responsible and liable for the injuries suffered by another because of their actions. Negligent behavior occurs when someone acts or fails to act, in a way that causes another to suffer loss or injury.
Under the Tennessee statute of limitations for cases involving negligence, you have one year from the time of the incident to make a claim for personal injury and three years for a claim related to injury of personal property.
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.