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Negligence and Personal Injury in Tennessee

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Negligence occurs when a person fails to exercise reasonable care or caution which any reasonably prudent or cautious person would have used. When negligence causes injury or death, this is grounds for a personal injury claim, wherein the negligent party can be held responsible for a number of expenses. Car accidents, medical malpractice issues, slip and fall accidents, and similar events fall under this category.

Have you been injured in a car accident due to another driver’s negligence? Has a doctor’s negligence led to your illness or injury? Clarksville personal injury lawyer James Phillips may be able to help you. You can contact our offices for a free initial consultation to see how we can assist you in filing a personal injury claim, so you can receive a settlement for the injuries you have suffered. Placing responsibility on the party whose negligence caused your injury is what we do. Attorney Phillips can use one or more of many techniques to prove the other party’s fault: physical evidence, pictures of the accident, witness testimony, and more.

Negligence in Tennessee

Tennessee legislature observes two main rules in regards to negligence:

Comparative negligence – if you are partially responsible in your accident, the amount of money you are eligible to receive will go down in proportion. For instance, if you were 10% at fault, the amount of money you receive will be reduced by 10%.
Modified comparative negligence – if you are 50% or more responsible in your claim, you will not be able to receive damages from the other party involved. For example, if you are found to be 60% at fault in a car accident, you will not receive compensation from the other driver for your injury.

In addition, Tennessee observes a statute of limitation of one year on all personal injury and wrongful death claims. If you do not file your claim within one year of your accident, you are not eligible to file a claim. By contacting a personal injury attorney immediately, you can ensure that your claim is filed on time and that you are eligible to receive compensation.

Contact Nashville accident lawyer regarding your negligence claim today!