Our Newport Personal Injury Attorneys Will Treat You Like Family
A serious injury will affect all areas of your life. You might find yourself in pain and unable to pursue your ordinary routines. The necessary costs of medical care might threaten your financial stability. For many, the experience quickly becomes overwhelming. The attorneys at Myers & Ball stand ready to help. Since 2007, our firm has worked tirelessly to provide legal support to individuals in Newport and throughout eastern Tennessee who have suffered an injury. In fact, co-founding partner Fred L. Myers Jr. has practiced in the region since 1962.
We take a personal approach to the law, coming to know our clients personally in our efforts to ensure that they receive adequate medical attention. We work closely with the individuals we serve, helping them to assemble the strongest possible legal claims to obtain financial damages. Our lawyers offer experienced guidance to individuals in a full array of related matters, including injuries stemming from:
Drawing upon our skills, we seek to obtain compensation for all injury types, including brain trauma, broken bones, severe burns, muscle tears and other concerns. Following an injury that leads to an untimely and wrongful death, our firm often recovers expenses for the victim’s family to address considerations including loss of consortium, loss of income for dependents, loss of companionship, and medical and funeral expenses.
Should I Settle With The Insurance Company?
Discussions with adverse parties and insurance carriers can undermine the value of your claim. Insurers frequently attempt to underpay injury claims. It is in their financial interest to do so, and they are persistent in their efforts to settle early and settle small.
Our firm is aggressive in our negotiations with insurers. We understand the importance of obtaining compensation quickly and work hard to retrieve funds for our clients in a timely manner.
If no agreement can be reached, however, we have a wealth of experience in the courtroom and are always ready to represent our clients’ interests at trial.
What Should I Do After a Car Crash?
You should seek medical attention as soon as possible after a motor vehicle crash if you are having any pain or medical concerns. There are two reasons why. First, you could have a serious injury and not even know it for several hours or days. Second, seeking medical attention establishes a record of your injuries. If you need to file a claim in the future, this evidence can be helpful for assessing your damages. Medical records can help with the settlement negotiation process.
You should also try to preserve evidence after a crash, if you are able to do so safely. Consider taking photos of your injuries or the property damage to your vehicle. Photos of the surrounding conditions may also help a future claim. You may also be able to record or write down information about what happened before, during and after the wreck. Be sure to grab contact information from any witnesses. Call the authorities after any crash involving injuries or property damage.
You should also never wait to speak with an attorney after suffering injuries in a crash. It is easy to make mistakes, such as by speaking to the other party’s insurance adjuster.
What are the Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer?
You gain several benefits by working with a Tennessee personal injury lawyer. For example, your attorney can help with the insurance claims process. An attorney can also help by:
- Negotiating a settlement. Your attorney may negotiate a settlement with the other party’s insurance provider. This way, you are not in a position where you are forced to take the first settlement offer.
- Taking your case to trial. If your attorney cannot reach a settlement, then it might be necessary to seek compensation by obtaining a jury verdict.
- Protecting evidence. Attorneys know how to use legal mechanisms to protect evidence that is crucial to your claim.
- Working with a professional. Attorneys often work with accident reconstructionists and medical experts. This helps them assess the total damages suffered by their clients. Attorneys themselves know Tennessee state law and how it applies to your situation.
- Having another person manage your affairs. After a crash, focus on recovering. Let someone else do the hard work.
How Much Do Personal Injury Attorneys Cost?
We take personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not owe us attorney fees associated with managing your case unless we successfully recover compensation.
It also does not cost any money to speak with a Newport personal injury attorney. Our law office offers free consultations. You can call us at no cost to determine whether you have legal options after a crash.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Tennessee?
In most cases, you must file a claim with your insurance company within a specified period of time. You should check with your insurance company after the crash. There is a statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit in Tennessee. In most cases, the statute of limitations is one year from the date of the crash or injury. However, there could be some limited exceptions to the rule.
We encourage you to contact us for a free consultation if you have questions about the Tennessee statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits.
Can I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Tennessee?
The best way to determine your eligibility for filing a personal injury lawsuit is to speak with an attorney. We can help you determine if you are within the statute of limitations. You would also need to be able to demonstrate the other party’s negligence. Contact us and we can discuss your situation at no cost.
Reach Out To Us For Legal Support
To learn more about how we can assist, contact our offices. Our Newport personal injury attorneys provide free initial consultations so we can assess your case and inform you of the likely outcomes.
You can reach us at (423) 248-1023 or by filling out our online form.