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Tennessee Personal Injury Attorneys

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in Knoxville, Nashville or Memphis?

Don't be a victim of negligence; fight for fair compensation.
Gilreath & Associates can help.

In such a fast-paced world, it's widely assumed that accidents and injuries are inevitable occurrences in our everyday lives. Even if these occurrences are fairly commonplace, the suffering and misunderstanding that can result when an accident or injury happens to you or a loved one should be taken seriously. These matters become even more crucial if the "accident" could have been avoided had others not acted negligently. When dealing with a legal case involving a serious injury or death, you need to be assured that you're receiving the compassion and compensation you deserve.

Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer in such cases can make the difference between fair compensation and crippling debt.

Gilreath & Associates is a top-rated personal injury law firm in Tennessee, and serving injured individuals throughout the Southeast. Since 1973, we've built a strong reputation of providing the highest quality legal services to clients from our offices in Knoxville, Nashville, and Memphis. Our founder, Sid Gilreath, has been practicing law for more than 50 years, so he knows what it takes to ensure the best possible chance of success in your case.

Over the past several decades, we've helped thousands of people involved in personal injury litigation achieve the honest and just results they deserve. Just see our case results for proof.

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What is Personal Injury?

Personal injury law, also known as tort law, is structured to protect you in cases where you or your property is injured or harmed because of someone else's actions or negligence. Every tort claim, regardless of its basis, concerns the areas of liability and damages. In a personal injury lawsuit, a judge will decide whether the defendant is liable for the sustained damages, and determine the nature and extent of the damages. If you can prove liability, you can be awarded compensation for your loss.

At Gilreath & Associates, we specialize in settling many types of personal injury claims, including:

Personal Injury: Verdicts & Settlements

Case
Truck accident
Verdict
$2 million to family rear-ended
by tractor-trailer
Case
Medical malpractice
Verdict
$7.6 million to woman paralyzed
during neck surgery
Case
Defective product - seat belt system
Verdict
$44 million recovered for
paralyzed child
Case
Railroad injury (FELA)
Verdict
$2.25 million to railroad worker who lost his leg after being crushed by train wheel assembly
Case
Toxic exposure
Verdict
$21 million to multiple residents exposed to toxic chemical waste via air and water
Case
Slip and fall (Premises liability)
Verdict
$600,000 to person injured due to falling or improperly stacked merchandise at retail store

Tennessee Personal Injury Law

In Tennessee, handling personal injury claims stemming from trucking and car accidents to medical malpractice and negligence requires a competent understanding of complex federal state laws and regulations. For instance, a law known as the "statute of limitations" sets a time limit on how long you have to file a personal injury case in Tennessee. The clock to this expiration date begins ticking immediately after an accident or injury. Under Tennessee's statute of limitations, you have one year after the date of an accident to file a lawsuit, which is why it's imperative that you contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible so that you have sufficient time to explore your legal options.

In addition, Tennessee uses the modified comparative negligence system, meaning liability and damages are determined based on the level of negligence each party is attributed during an accident. The judge or jury will assign a percentage of fault for each party involved and then award damages based on the percentage.

However, because Tennessee follows the 50 percent rule, an accident victim is only allowed to collect damages if it's ruled that the plaintiff's fault for the injury is 49 percent or less. If the plaintiff's percentage of liability is 50 percent or more, they will not be awarded any damages and their claim is dismissed.

Get the Compensation You Deserve After an Accident

In cases where an accident was caused by another person or entity, the injured party (called the "plaintiff") may be entitled to monetary compensation from the person whose negligent conduct caused the injury. It's fairly easy to point fingers and blame another individual or business for the fault of the accident or the negligence, but you must ultimately determine liability by proving your case to a judge or jury.

The Tennessee personal injury lawyers at Gilreath & Associates will work tirelessly to gain full and fair compensation for your personal damages, medical expenses, and lost wages so you will be financially prepared for any future complications.

Examples of the types of personal injury damages we've been able to secure for past clients include:

  • Medical treatment (past and future)
  • Lost wages & income (past and future)
  • Property loss & damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress & mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Loss of consortium or companionship
  • Punitive damages

In a nation rooted democracy, it's every citizen's right to seek out fair compensation as laid out in the American justice system. If you or a loved one are injured by the misconduct or negligence of another person or company, you'll need to consult an experienced injury lawyer who can fight to protect that right to justice in the courtroom and at the negotiating table, making sure wrongdoers are held accountable for their actions.

You don't have to be a victim of negligence. With our knowledge and experience of Tennessee personal injury law, we can help you fight for the fair compensation you and your family deserve.

Contact us toll-free today if you need guidance or help with a personal injury compensation matter
in Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis or elsewhere in Tennessee.


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