Franklin, Brentwood & Columbia Personal Injury Attorneys Fight for Your Future
Protecting the rights of injury victims throughout Middle Tennessee
A serious personal injury can lead to an avalanche of problems; how will you pay your bills? Who will look after your children? How will you pay for the damage to your property? How will you ever get well? When that injury is caused because of another person’s negligence, however, you have additional options available to you to pursue compensation.
At the Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates, we fight for our clients’ futures in courtrooms and boardrooms throughout Middle Tennessee. Our attorneys in Columbia, Franklin and Brentwood have the skills, resources and experience to handle complex claims efficiently and effectively. No matter the extent of your injuries, you can rely on us to protect your best interests, and your family’s future, at every step of the way.
What is Tennessee’s comparative negligence law?
Tennessee has a comparative negligence law. That means that if you contributed to your injury through your own carelessness, the amount of compensation you can claim is reduced proportionately to your contribution. And, if you contributed 50 percent or more to the injury, you cannot recover any damages. Therefore, proving negligence is vital to your case.
How long do you have to file a personal injury lawsuit?
In personal injury matters, timing is everything. You only have one year from the date of the injury to file your claim or two years from the date of your loved one’s death to file a wrongful death claim. We doggedly pursue your claim and ensure all filing deadlines are met.
Why you want an experienced Columbia car accident lawyer to help you
As of 2016 there were 4,716,375 licensed drivers in Tennessee – and that doesn’t include the number of visitors or commercial truck drivers who pass through our state every day. This contributes to the high number of car accidents we see on the road each year. There were 207,172 total car wrecks in 2016, and so far, in 2017, there have been 233 fatal car crashes.
If you or a loved one sustained injuries in a car crash, you have legal recourse. Our experienced attorneys can work with you to establish the other party’s negligence and how that negligence caused your injury. We can establish the value of your claim to compensate you for your loss of income, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. We want those who caused you harm to be held liable and we do everything we can to prove it. Our goal is simply to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible.
Our Franklin car accidents lawyers routinely help people who have sustained serious injuries because of:
- Distracted drivers
- Drunk drivers
- Speeding drivers
- Reckless drivers
- Fatigued drivers
- Auto part defects
- Poor road conditions, such as improper signage
- Defective guardrails
Wrongful death lawsuits in Tennessee
When a loved one dies as the result of someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional wrongdoing, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit. While no amount of money can replace your loved one, at least the party responsible for the death can be held liable and made to pay for damages, including:
- Funeral costs
- Loss of income
- Loss of financial support upon which family members depend
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
Punitive damages may also apply. Wrongful death lawsuits can be complex. Your best bet is to have an experienced and tough lawyer by your side to vigorously represent your family’s rights in or out of court. Contact the trial lawyers at the Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates.
Hiring an attorney for a slip and fall case
Property owners in Tennessee owe a duty of care to ensure that their premises are safe and free from hazards. When they do not perform this duty of care and you sustain injuries as a result, you may have grounds for a premises liability lawsuit. According to the World Health Organization, “Falls are the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide.” They are especially dangerous to the elderly.
Our Franklin slip and fall attorneys offer comprehensive counsel to people who have fallen on public or private property, and gave sustained injuries such as:
- Broken bones
- Cracked vertebrae
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Crushing injuries (when falling from heights)
- Serious strains
Building a successful personal injury case for our clients
We work around the clock to gather necessary evidence – such as witness testimonies, police reports, and medical reports – needed to show that your injuries were the direct result of someone else’s negligence. We consult with experts like accident reconstructionists, safety engineers, physicians, and psychologists to evaluate your claim.
Most personal injury cases settle before going to trial. We are experienced negotiators who anticipate hardball insurance company tactics and know how to deflect them. We advise you through every step of the process, including when to accept a settlement offer. But, if settlement to our satisfaction is not possible, we are absolutely prepared to fight for your rights and your maximal compensation in court.
Experienced personal injury attorneys in Franklin, Columbia and Brentwood
Clients rely on the Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates to protect their interests in personal injury cases. They know we do everything we can to aggressively pursue justice on their behalf. We can do the same for you. Call us today at 615.412.1121 or use our convenient contact form to schedule your free initial consultation. We handle personal injury cases in Franklin, Brentwood, Columbia, Spring Hill, Murfreesboro, Lawrenceburg and Pulaski, Tennessee, on a contingency fee basis – you pay no attorney fees unless we recover for you.