It seems that the term “personal injury” should be simple to understand terms to understand. Over time it has become apparent that it is not.
Actually, it is a broad term that refers to any type of injury to one's person, whether, physical, mental, emotional, or otherwise. This applies whether the injury occurred in an automobile collision, a slip and fall in the grocery store, on the job, or as the result of somebody’s malpractice or other malfeasance or negligence
Because the short time allowed to file lawsuits in such cases, in Tennessee usually one year or less, it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. This is so the lawyer can assist you by informing what information needs to be kept and gathered, like medical bills and so forth. The sooner these things can be collected the sooner negotiations can be started. Usually the better the documentation is the better the settlement is.
In no event should there be a settlement until it is clear what the nature and extent of the injuries are. Also, it is usually not good to jump from doctor to doctor. It makes it look like you are doctor shopping.
I have the experience to help you obtain a fair and just settlement or verdict in your case.
These cases are the type that are generally handled on a contingency fee basis. The means that the lawyer gets a percentage of the settlement or verdict but does not get paid if you do not obtain a settlement or win your suit.