Serving Clients in East Tennessee for More Than 50 Years
An injury to the back or spine can result from almost any type of accident, but particularly from car, truck, motor vehicle wrecks, pedestrian accidents, and bicycle accidents, which frequently result in head, neck, or back trauma. If you have been involved in an accident that was caused by another person’s negligent behavior, you should be represented by an experienced team of personal injury attorneys.
At The Terry Law Firm, our trusted practice has been serving clients throughout East Tennessee for more than 50 years. We are well-prepared to aggressively work towards winning a verdict or acceptable settlement, and obtaining the compensation you need to get back on your feet.
Neck, Back, & Spinal Cord Injuries
When a person injures his or her back, it affects all aspects of mobility. A spinal cord injury can result in paralysis, requiring the injured victim to relearn even the smallest tasks such as brushing his or her teeth or getting dressed in the morning. While no amount of financial compensation can ever make up for the injuries you have incurred, it can provide a sense of stability for both you and your family. As your Morristown personal injury lawyers, we will work to secure the maximum amount of benefits and compensation on your behalf.
Our firm has advocated for victims suffering from injuries such as:
- Spinal cord injuries
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today!
At our firm, the first consultation is always free. 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, and evening and weekend appointments are also available by request.
For more information, call our Morristown personal injury lawyers at (423) 586-5800 today.
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.