Proven Springfield Personal Injury Law Firm – Fighting for You
If the accident that injured you was somebody else’s fault, you are entitled to full compensation. The problem is that the Tennessee civil compensation system is just as complex as it is everywhere else. Never fear. We are highly experienced Springfield personal injury attorneys. At Batson Nolan, we have been been serving clients for over 150 years now. That’s not a typographical error. When Batson Nolan was founded, the Civil War was brewing and Abraham Lincoln was running for President.
Although beautiful and historic Springfield, Tennessee, sitting right in the heart of Robertson County, enjoys a high quality and relaxing standard of living, it is not paradise; accidents happen here, too. When they do, peace of mind flies out the window as you struggle to deal with shock, pain, and sudden financial problems as medical bills mount and lost work time accumulates.
You Probably Won’t Need to Go to Court
Most of our personal injury cases are resolved at the settlement table with insurance companies – not in court. That doesn’t mean you don’t need a top-tier Springfield injury lawyer, however. Insurance adjusters are typically skilled negotiators, and they are notorious for the bag of tricks they bring to the table. As seasoned and winning injury lawyers, we don’t let insurance companies or defendants take advantage of our clients. We won’t fall for a single one of their tricks; we’ve seen them all before.
“Excellent, knowledgeable, and sound advice when you need it the most. Philip Mize is the best in town!” — David Powers, March 24, 2018
Some of Our Personal Injury Practice Areas
Following are some of the types of cases our Springfield personal injury lawyers frequently handle:
- Car Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Federal Tort Claims Act Cases
- Boating Accidents
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Domestic Assault
- Dog Bites
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Federal Tort Claims Act Cases
- Wrongful Death
- Products Liability
- Premises Liability
- Other Serious Injuries
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the statute of limitations and how might it affect my case?
The statute of limitations sets the deadline by which you must either file a courtroom lawsuit or abandon your claim altogether. Unfortunately, Tennessee has one of the shortest statute of limitations deadlines in the nation. In most cases, it expires only one year after the date of the accident. If the victim dies, it expires one year after the date of death.
What is comparative fault and how might it affect my case?
Tennessee comparative fault law is designed to apportion damages when more than one party was responsible for the accident. If you sue over a truck accident that was partly your fault, for example, you will be barred from compensation if the court decides that the accident was at least 51 percent your fault. If you were 50 percent or less at fault, your damages will be reduced in proportion to your percentage of fault.
What are my options if my close family member dies from his injuries?
In this case, the surviving spouse can file a wrongful death claim. If there is no surviving spouse, then children or next of kin can file the claim. Damages are apportioned among surviving relatives, and they can include:
- Any amount the deceased would have been entitled to had he survived his injuries (medical expenses, pain and suffering, etc.);
- Funeral and burial expenses;
- Loss of financial support by the deceased;
- Compensation for emotional suffering and deprivation; and
- Similar items.
Can I still try to negotiate a settlement once the statute of limitations deadline has expired?
Although there is no law forbidding you from attempting to settle your claim after the statute of limitations deadline has expired, the defendant or insurance company will have no motivation to negotiate with you. If you can’t file a lawsuit, then the opposing party cannot be penalized for ignoring your request for compensation.
For more information regarding these or any other questions please get in touch with our very skillful and seasoned Springfield personal injury lawyers.
You Pay No Legal Fees Unless We Win Your Case
At Batson Nolan, we operate on a contingency fee basis when it comes to personal injury cases. That means no upfront fees and you won’t owe us a dime, ever, unless we win your case. The risk of working for nothing doesn’t bother us because we win the vast majority of our personal injury cases.
Act Quickly – Contact a Springfield Personal Injury Lawyer Today
In a Tennessee personal injury case, the statute of limitations deadline is always looming. In any case, it is always to your advantage to get started as soon as possible after you are injured. Call us and talk to a dedicated Springfield personal injury attorney at (615) 382-4420 or contact us online. Our Springfield office is right across the street from the courthouse. We have been serving Springfield for years. Our former clients hail from Black Patch, Barren Plains, Lakeside Estates, Saddlebrook, and elsewhere in town.