Helping Victims in Hamblen, Greene, & Hawkins Counties
After you entrust a person or professional institution to take care of an elderly loved one, you expect that on a day-to-day basis, their needs are being addressed. Given the fragile nature of elderly people and the fact that they often have trouble communicating effectively, you may not easily be able to tell if he or she is facing abuse. The Morristown personal injury attorneys at The Terry Law Firm will work with you and investigate your situation to help determine if nursing home abuse or neglect has caused your loved one to suffer an unnecessary injury or illness.
Experienced East Tennessee Nursing Home Malpractice Lawyers
Signs to look for if you suspect that your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse include:
- Soiled bedding
- Lack of bathing
- Unexplained marks or injuries
- Incidents of wandering off or lack of monitoring
Given our vast experience handling personal injury cases, our Morristown nursing home injury lawyers can easily recognize situations where nursing home employees have not followed the proper protocols, have not been trained or have acted in a negligent manner.
Over the years, we have successfully represented people in cases involving:
- Bed sores
- Brain Injuries
Contact The Terry Law Firm for a Free Consultation
If your injuries are serious and prevent you from visiting our office, we are happy to schedule consultations at a place that is convenient for you. Evening and weekend appointments are available by request. We have offices in Greeneville and Morristown, Tennessee, and we handle cases throughout Hamblen, Greene, and Hawkins Counties and the surrounding areas.
At our firm, the first consultation is always free. Please contact us at (423) 586-5800 to schedule a meeting with one of our attorneys.
Tennessee is very unique in that the statute of limitations in Tennessee is much shorter than in other states. The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Tennessee is generally one (1) year. There are exceptions to the one (1) year statute of limitations.
In Tennessee, one exception to the statute of limitations is the discovery rule. The statute of limitations in Tennessee does not start to run until a person knows or should have known about an injury.
There is currently a provision in the Tennessee Code regarding extending the statute of limitations where persons have criminal charges brought against them and they caused or contributed to an injury. In these cases, it is possible that the statute of limitations may be extended to two (2) years. At this stage, there has been no ruling from the Tennessee Supreme Court on exactly how this statute should be interpreted; therefore, we recommend filing cases within one (1) year.
The statute of limitations in property damage cases in Tennessee is three (3) years and the statute of limitations for a breach of contract in Tennessee is six (6) years. It is important to note that breach of implied warranty of merchantability, which are theories that are often used in product liability cases, carries a six (6) statute of limitations.
At The Terry Law Firm, clients are welcome to come to our Morristown office, our Sevierville office, or our Greeneville office for a free consultation. This is true for virtually any type of case.
In personal injury cases, in particular, The Terry Law Firm works on a contingency fee basis which means that The Terry Law Firm does not receive any compensation, nor are you required to pay anything, unless we are successful on your behalf.
Our general fee in personal injury cases (like most firms) is one-third (1/3). The Terry Law Firm advances all costs and expenses in the case until the matter is resolved. If we are not successful for a client in a personal injury case, then they are not required to pay anything.
The Terry Law Firm regularly handles cases for clients who have been involved in out-of-state accidents. We have handled cases as far west as West Texas and South Dakota. We have had cases in eastern North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida. It is a regular part of The Terry Law Firm’s business to handle cases outside of Tennessee.
Handling a case outside of Tennessee does not cost the client any more than it would if we were handling a case in Tennessee. In fact, the client will likely notice very little difference in a case handled outside of the state versus one handled in the State of Tennessee.