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Thousands of Americans died last year from unintentional accident injuries. Thousands more were seriously injured, frequently as a result of negligence on the part of other people, property owners, and companies. Serious accident injuries can leave lasting effects on a family, resulting in permanent disability, medical bills, and lost wages. Even worse, losing a loved one to an accident can leave you wondering how you'll provide for your family moving forward. At the law firm of Pate and Knott Attorneys at Law, our Murfreesboro injury lawyers understand how challenging and traumatic a serious accident can be for families. We are trusted, compassionate advocates committed to helping you get back on your feet.
What steps should I take after being injured in an accident?
If you've been seriously injured in an accident, your first priority should be getting the medical care you need. Even if care is expensive, it is worth it both for your wellbeing and for your personal injury claim. The court can actually significantly reduce the amount of compensation you receive if you fail to mitigate your damages. That means if your condition was worsened because you failed to seek recommended treatments, or waited to seek treatment, you may get less money even though your injuries are more severe than they otherwise would have been.
Additionally, keep good records on all of the ways the accident has impacted your life. This can include:
- Medical records: This includes bills and all of the diagnoses and procedures you have received.
- Job records: Did your injury impact your ability to work? Were you supposed to get a promotion, but didn't after your injury? Keep any written records, including notes from your supervisor or human resources department and pay stubs.
- Accident records: If you or your family is able, record what happened immediately after the accident. Take pictures. Were there unsafe conditions? Did a store employee apologize? These recollections may be helpful in establishing fault.
- Keep a diary: If your injury is causing daily issues in your life, keep a record. Are there hobbies you used to do that are now too difficult? Do you experience discomfort? This log can help establish how the injury has impacted your life.
Any documentation you can provide will help us analyze your claim. Our detail-oriented attorneys at Pate and Knott will review all of the evidence to develop a strong legal strategy for your case. We know you and your family need compensation to move forward, and we will work vigorously to make it happen.
What kind of accidents might entitle you to compensation?
After any serious accident, it is important to question whether someone or some company acted negligently and contributed to your accident. There are some common negligence scenarios that can lead to serious accidents and successful personal injury claims, including:
- Truck and boat accidents
- Wrong-way and drunk driving accidents
- Pedestrian hit by car accidents
- Falling object accidents
- Medical malpractice claims
- Injuries resulting from defective products or playground equipment
- Injuries resulting from an assault, school or bar fight, or robbery
- Dog bites
- Being injured by dangerous conditions on someone else's property
Our Murfreesboro personal injury attorneys have dealt with many types of injuries and accidents in their more than 45 years of combined experience. We provide an honest assessment of your claim and outline all of your legal options.
Contact experienced Murfreesboro injury lawyers for compassionate legal guidance after a serious accident injury
Recovering from your accident should be your main priority, not dealing with insurance companies and courts to get the compensation you are legally entitled to. We are a committed partner in your battle to get back to your life and family. If you've been injured by someone else's negligence, don't wait to schedule a free initial consultation. The Murfreesboro injury attorneys at Pate and Knott Attorneys at Law are knowledgeable, compassionate advocates for Tennessee families. Call our office at 615-848-1221 or contact us online.