Vision Loss in Tennessee

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Although blindness itself is not considered a life-threatening condition, this type of catastrophic injury can often affect the way you live and your enjoyment of life. Most people rely on their vision to observe the world around them, accomplish every task, and communicate with others. The sudden loss or impairment of your vision in an accident can result in a significant amount of physical and psychological challenges.

If you have suffered a permanent eye injury caused by the negligent actions of another party in Tennessee, The Terry Law Firm is committed to helping you recover the compensation you deserve. With more than five decades of combined legal experience, our Morristown personal injury attorneys can evaluate your case and determine all of your available legal options to maximize your entitled compensation.

Causes of Eye Injury

There are numerous cases in which a person suffers a serious eye injury through no fault of their own. Any type of trauma to the face or brain can result in sudden vision loss or complete blindness. These instances range from accidents to direct trauma.

The most common causes of trauma that can affect your vision include:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Defective products such as airbags
  • Medical malpractice
  • Assault and violence
  • Dog bites

Let Our Morristown, TN Personal Injury Attorneys Help You Today!

Our legal team can investigate your injury, assess all of the available evidence, seek professional help from medical experts, and negotiate with insurance carriers on your behalf. Do not risk having to pay for your recovery out of your own wallet.

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Personal Injury

What is the Statute of Limitations in Tennessee for Personal Injury Claims?

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.

What is a Contingency Fee?

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. 

Can The Terry Law Firm Help If I Was in an Accident in Another State?

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.