Experienced Accident Lawyers Serving Johnson City
Serious injuries demand serious a serious law firm that understands what injured people go through following an accident. The physical pain and suffering. The emotional fallout of realizing that life may never be the same. The financial upheaval that comes with a pile of medical bills coupled with a sudden, unexpected loss of income. At the Meade Injury Law Group, our lawyers have decades of combined experience helping victims of car accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, slip and falls, and on-the-job injuries in Johnson City and throughout East Tennessee.
Seeking Compensation After a Motor Vehicle Accident
Legal action related to car crashes is generally governed by negligence law. Proving negligence in wreck cases is a four-step process that begins with showing that the party against whom a claimant seeks financial compensation owed him or her a duty, such as the duty to keep a proper lookout while operating an automobile. The second step is proving that the defendant breached the duty of due care by either doing something that should not have been done or failing to do something that, in the exercise of due care, should have been done.
Thirdly, there must be a showing of actual damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, or pain and suffering on the part of the person seeking recovery. Finally, there must a showing of a causal connection between the defendant’s breach of duty and the claimant’s damages. An experienced accident attorney can guide a claimant through the process of securing records, completing paperwork, negotiating a claim, and, if necessary, filing a lawsuit prior to the running of the statute of limitations, which is generally one year for auto accidents in Tennessee.
Medical Malpractice Attorneys Helping You Pursue Justice
Medical mistakes happen much more often that we would like to think. Pursing a medical malpractice claim is an option that you should consider if a doctor or hospital’s mistake has left you or a loved one with serious injuries. In order to have a successful case against a health care provider, a patient must show that the provider failed to meet the standard of care that was prevalent in the community in which the provider practiced at the time of the error.
This typically requires the patient to have another medical provider review the case and provide an opinion that there is a good faith cause for legal action. The provider must be licensed in Tennessee or one of the states that border Tennessee and must be familiar with the standard of care in the community in which the medical mistake occurred.
Legal Assistance for Product Liability Victims
If you have been injured by a dangerous product, you have several options for possible litigation against the manufacturer or seller of the product. Some possible claims include defective design, manufacturing errors, and failure to warn. Regardless of the type of claim, a consumer must show that there was an unreasonable danger or defect in the product. This can be done by, for example, showing that a reasonable seller would not have sold such a dangerous product had he or she been award of the risks associated with it.
Damages for Injuries Sustained on Other People’s Property
The Meade Injury Law Group also handles premises liability cases. “Premises liability” refers to an injury that occurred on property that belonged to another person or business. If the party who owned or managed the property where a claimant was injured did not maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition, the claimant may be able to recover damages. The specific duty of care that is owed can vary depending upon whether the claimant was an invitee, a licensee, or a trespasser. In some situations, liability can also result from a landowner’s negligent failure to provide adequate security.
Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Claims
If you have been harmed in the course and scope of your employment, you may be entitled to benefits such as temporary total disability, medical payments, mileage, and permanent total disability payments. Payments vary according to the amount of money that a worker made and the type of injury involved. We have helped numerous workers secure the benefits they need after an on-the-job injury, and are prepared to evaluate your legal options.
Johnson City Attorneys Representing Injured Victims
Based in Johnson City, the attorneys at Meade Injury Law Group are here to assist you with your personal injury, wrongful death, or other accident-related claim. To schedule a free initial consultation, call us at (423) 926-7112 or contact us online. We have spent many years helping injured East Tennesseans from Greeneville to Mountain City, and we look forward to protecting your legal rights.