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What should I look for when hiring a Personal Injury Attorney?

We give 3 tips to clients looking to hire a personal injury attorney in Nashville.

1: Does the law firm or lawyer ONLY handle Personal Injury? (Would you start a lineman at Quarterback? Look for a firm that ONLY focuses on personal injury law)

2: Is the law firms MAIN OFFICE located in Tennessee? (Look to hire a local firm with strong ties to the community and Tennessee)

3: Is the person on all of the marketing (TV, Website, Billboards, etc.) handling your case? (Don’t hire a firm that just takes your case and never lets you talk to the lawyer in charge, get the lawyer who’s name is on the door)

What makes Meyers Injury Law different than other law firms?

We check all three boxes above. We only take Personal Injury Cases, we are headquartered in Tennessee, and when you hire us you get the lawyer whos name is on the door.

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How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?

In Tennessee, you have 1 year from the date of the injury to file a personal injury claim. Further, if this is an injury that is not readily apparent, you have 1 year from the date you knew or should have known of your injury. For more information about your claim and if you still have time to file, contact us for a free consultation.

How much will it cost to hire a Meyers Injury Law to represent me?

Not one penny. You don’t pay us anything until we win your case. Further, if we don’t recover, you will not owe us for any fee’s or expenses association with your case.

How would I go about getting a Free Consultation with Meyers Injury Law?

It’s very simple to get a free consultation. All you do is call our office. If an attorney is available, you can have your free consultation the. If not, you can schedule one at your convenience.

How long do personal injury cases take?

This depends on the severity of the injury. Typically, cases can take anywhere from 6 months to 1 year. However, if litigation is needed, it can often take longer. We strive to move cases along faster than other firms in our field.

Can my spouse recover also?

Yes, spouses have a claim under the law for Loss of Consortium.

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What damages are recoverable in a personal injury case?

There are two types of damages recoverable in Personal injury cases.

  • Economic Damages: These are things that we can calculate. For example: Medical Bills, Lost wages and property damage.
  • Non-Economic Damages: These are things we cannot calculate. Such as pain and suffering from the injury or loss of a loved one.

Can I recover for time I missed work?

Yes, this would fall under Economic damages as lost wages.

My child was injured, what is the process for representing minors?

There is a very different process for representing minors in personal injury cases. The goal is to protect the minor from an unreasonable settlement and to ensure that the funds will be used for the benefit of the minor. Note that all settlements for minors must be court approved (even if less than $10,000). However, if it is less than $10,000 there does not need to be an in-person court appearance.

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Do you take cases that are NOT in Tennessee?

Yes, our firm has handled cases all over the country. We represent injured individuals nationwide.

What if the person who hit me doesn’t have insurance?

If the person who hits you does not have insurance, we would have to look to your insurance policy to determine if you have adequate insurance to recover under the policy. Under Tennessee law, individuals have the option to select Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage to protect themselves in the unfortunate circumstance that they are injured by someone uninsured. However, it is not required to be on the policy. Contact us to study your policy to determine if you have this benefit.

I was injured as a passenger; do I have a claim against the driver?

Yes, if you were injured as the result of negligent driving by the driver, you may recover against that driver for your injuries.

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What if I hired a law firm and I am not happy with my representation?

Often, when a law firm takes your case and you aren’t happy, you may terminate your representation with the firm. If the firm is reasonable, they will let you go on your way and only ask that you pay your expenses (or that the new law firm pay them back out of the settlement). However, if the case has been filed, they may be able to assert an attorney lien on the case. These scenarios differ case by case.