No matter how careful you are when crossing the street, driving your car or navigating the aisle of the local grocery store, accidents do happen. When someone else’s carelessness is to blame, you need an experienced lawyer on your side. Massengill, Caldwell & Coughlin, P.C. aggressively pursues compensation on behalf of Tennessee and Southwest Virginia injury victims. With more than 75 years of combined legal experience, we have the knowledge and skills to represent your best interests when negotiating with insurance companies or litigating your case in court.
The term “personal injury” refers to a variety of injuries to the body, mind or emotions. The most common causes include auto accidents and truck accidents. Other types of personal injury claims we routinely handle include:
Proving negligence is often the key to a successful personal injury claim. Negligence is generally defined as the failure to exercise the same level of care toward others that a reasonable person would use in the same situation. In order to prove negligence, injury victims must prove the following elements:
In some cases, plaintiffs may be partially responsible for their injuries. Examples include failing to wear your seatbelt during a car accident or forsaking the doctor’s instructions after a medical procedure. Tennessee follows a modified comparative fault system, under which plaintiffs can only recover damages if their negligence is less than the defendant’s degree of fault. Any damages awarded to the plaintiff are reduced in proportion to their percentage of culpability. For instance, if the judge or jury determines that you are ten percent responsible for your injuries, your monetary award is reduced by ten percent.
Following a serious injury, one of the most important decisions you will make is that of retaining a personal injury lawyer. Whether you were injured in a motorcycle accident, slip and fall accident or dog attack, we can help:
At Massengill, Caldwell & Coughlin, P.C. we want to put your mind at ease while you recover from your injuries. In addition to providing a list of personal injury FAQS, we are always available to address your unique concerns.
If you have been seriously hurt in an accident in Bristol, Kingsport or Johnson City, you need an experienced lawyer to obtain financial compensation for your injuries. Call Massengill, Caldwell & Coughlin, P.C. today at 423-201-4208 or contact us online and schedule a free initial consultation. If you cannot make it to our Bristol office, we can set up an appointment in your home or in the hospital.
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