Hendersonville personal injury lawyers

Hendersonville Personal Injury Lawyers

Strong advocacy for anyone injured in Hendersonville due to negligence

At Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, our Hendersonville personal injury lawyers have earned the respect of our former clients, insurance companies, and defense lawyers for our tenacity, advocacy skills, and our record of impressive settlements and verdicts. We listen to your concerns and respond by aggressively working to show how your accident happened, who is responsible, and what compensation the defendants should pay. Drivers, property owners, manufacturers, and other individuals and companies who cause harm deserve to be held accountable. We’ve settled many personal injury cases for the full insurance policy limits and obtained many settlements and verdicts for hundreds of thousands and millions of dollars for our clients.

Rocky McElhaney Law Firm: Car Accident & Injury Lawyers
475 Saundersville Rd.
Hendersonville, TN 37075
(615) 932-8600

How does a Hendersonville personal injury lawyer fight for victims?

The preparation of a personal injury claim is a step-by-step process. Every detail matters. Each piece of information can affect your ability to prove a defendant is responsible for your injuries. Every detail helps maximize your compensation. At Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, we take pride in our comprehensive approach to building your case.

We begin each case by investigating how the accident happened. We have our own investigators. We work with police if they investigated the case. We also call on our extensive list of experts in areas like traffic reconstruction and product safety. We formally question everyone who has information about your accident.

We work with your doctors and our own network of doctors to understand the full scope and severity of your injuries, the cost of your medical care, and every way your injuries make your life difficult and painful.

Our Hendersonville personal injury lawyers then negotiate with the insurance companies for the defendants to try to settle your claim with your approval. If your case cannot be settled, we will argue your case in Sumner County Court before a jury. We are experts at litigation, and we have the track record to prove it.

We’ll guide you through every step of your claim.

What types of personal injury accidents do your Hendersonville lawyers handle?

Our team handles many different types of personal injury cases including the following:

Motor vehicle accidents

We represent drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and bicycle riders who are injured in motor vehicle accidents in Hendersonville. We also represent families when loved ones die in motor vehicle crashes. Our lawyers handle all types of accidents, including:

  • Single-vehicle accidents
  • Multi-vehicle accidents
  • Construction zone accidents
  • Train accidents
  • Rollover accidents
  • Mass transit accidents
  • Aviation accidents
  • Fatal accidents

Premises liability accidents

We represent injury victims of all ages who are injured while on the property of others in Hendersonville. We also represent the families of loved ones who are killed in a premises liability accident. The premises liability cases we handle include:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Negligent Security attacks
  • Construction accidents
  • Dog bites

Other types of personal injury accidents

Our Hendersonville personal injury lawyers represent residents and workers who are injured in the following types of accidents. We also file wrongful death actions and death benefit claims.

  • Birth injuries
  • Construction accidents
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect

We also handle Tennessee workers’ compensation claims, which are handled somewhat differently than personal injury claims but still entitle injured workers to significant compensation.

What types of injuries do Hendersonville accident victims suffer?

Our Hendersonville personal injury lawyers represent accident victims who have severe injuries, including catastrophic injuries that change lives forever, permanent injuries, chronic pain, and injuries that heal with quality medical care. We also represent sons, daughters, parents, and spouses when a loved one dies due to the negligence of others.

We’re skilled at handling the following types of injuries based on our experience in similar cases and our working relationships with doctors who treat these injuries:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord damage including paralysis
  • Traumatic amputation/loss of limb
  • Burn injuries
  • Loss of vision or hearing
  • Nerve, ligament, tissue, tendon, and muscle damage
  • Whiplash
  • Road rash
  • Fractures/broken bones
  • Damage to lungs, kidneys, and other internal organs
  • Neck, shoulder, and back pain
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Electric injuries
  • Chemical injuries
  • Workplace injuries
  • Fatalities

What are the stages of a personal injury claim in Hendersonville?

Our Hendersonville personal injury lawyers work aggressively from our initial interview with you to the resolution of your case. We’ll guide you through each stage of your claim. Each stage of personal injury claims includes detailed preparation and strong advocacy. Please know that each type of case is different. Typically, personal injury cases involve:

  • The initial interview. We’ll answer all your questions, review what happened to cause your injuries, and explain your rights.
  • The investigation. We work with investigators, product safety experts, traffic reconstruction experts, fire and building code officials, and others to determine how the accident happened and who can be held responsible.
  • The lawsuit. In most cases, our Hendersonville personal injury lawyers will file a lawsuit after completing our initial investigation. The insurance carriers and companies at fault are not likely to take your case seriously early on in the process. They just want to settle quickly without having to pay a reasonable value for your claim.
  • Damage determination. We work with the treating doctors to determine what injuries you have, the medical care you’ll need, the cost of the care, and every way your injuries are affecting every part of your life.

Settlement versus trial

The decision to settle is yours. If a just settlement can’t be reached, we prepare your case for trial. Our personal injury attorneys are all seasoned lawyers who are strong advocates before juries.

We’ll explain the pros and cons of settlement versus trial, which include reviewing the strength of your liability claim, what injuries you have, the medical care you’ll need, what witnesses there are on your behalf, the amount of time before your case can be heard by a jury, and many other factors.

Never try to settle a claim on your own. The insurance companies want to deny your claim or pay you as little as possible. The severity of your injuries can take months or even longer to be fully understood. There are no do-overs. Once you settle, you can’t go back for more. Please contact us as soon as possible after your accident.

How much is my personal injury claim worth?

At Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, our Hendersonville personal injury lawyers focus on all the small details that justify large results. Once liability is established, personal injury cases are valued based on the following factors, among others:

  • Medical bills. You’re entitled to payment for all your medical costs for surgeries, hospital stays, doctor visits, ER care, physical therapy, vocational therapy, psychological care, all other types of rehabilitative care, any assistive devices such as wheelchairs and prosthetic devices, and medications. Your claim includes your expenses to date and all future medical bills that you are likely to have.
  • Income losses. Personal injury victims can claim compensation for all the income (wages, business income, workplace benefits), they’ve lost already and expect to lose for the rest of their lives - whether you can return to work or can never work again.
  • Pain and suffering. This amount of compensation is for all your daily aches, pains, itches, worries, anxiety, depression, and stress. This amount also includes compensation if you lose the use of any body part and the inability to enjoy your life as you did before the accident.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life. You are entitled to compensation for the events you miss or things you can no longer enjoy because of your injuries.
  • Property damage. If your property, such as your car, is damaged, we seek compensation for the cost to repair or replace that property.
  • Scarring and disfigurement. Your damage claim includes compensation for burn injuries, amputations, surgical scars, or other unsightly damage to your appearance.

In Tennessee, some caps may apply to the non-financial damages – mainly your pain and suffering. Generally, the current cap on non-financial damages is $750,000. The cap is $1 million for injuries that are considered “catastrophic.”

Where a defendant’s conduct was reckless, egregious, or malicious; our Hendersonville personal injury lawyers seek punitive damages.

How much time do I have to file my personal injury claim in Tennessee?

Please contact us as soon as possible after any accident. We need to move quickly to investigate the accident while everyone’s memory is fresh and to ensure you’re receiving the medical care you need. In Tennessee, you only have one year to file a personal injury claim. Some shorter exceptions may apply, such as if you have a claim against the state.

Do you have a Hendersonville personal injury lawyer near me?

Rocky McElhaney Law Firm meets clients and families at our Hendersonville office located at 475 Saundersville Rd. If you’re too hurt or ill to come to our office, our Hendersonville personal injury lawyers will meet you at your home or a healthcare facility. We also schedule phone and video consultations.

We take pride in answering your questions promptly and guiding you through each stage of the claims process so you’re fully informed and prepared.

Speak with our Hendersonville personal injury lawyers now

Accidents are life changing. One moment, you’re fine. The next moment, you’re on your way to a local hospital or burn center. You’re worrying about your health, your bills, your ability to return to work, and your family. You’re in a lot of pain. At Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, our Hendersonville personal lawyers are your voice and your advocate. We fight to obtain the maximum recovery possible for your personal and financial damages. Call us or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis which means we only receive compensation if you do.

We also have offices in Nashville, East Nashville, Clarksville and Murfreesboro.

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