Cookeville Personal Injury Lawyers
Serious injuries can happen in the blink of an eye and without warning. And when you or a loved one gets hurt and you’re unable to keep working, how are you supposed to earn a living and keep up with your bills and day-to-day expenses?
At Matt Hardin Law, our Cookeville personal injury lawyers know how devastating an injury can be to everyone in your family. The uncertainty that comes along with losing your job and livelihood due to a temporary or permanent disability can be devastating. But when the accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for the medical bills and lost wages that result.
Our legal team fights hard to help victims like you get full compensation for a wide variety of accidents and injuries that were caused by another person’s negligence. By gathering and analyzing evidence, interviewing witnesses, and calculating your full expected expenses, we’ll build a personal injury claim for you or your loved one that the insurance company won’t be able to ignore.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
We have more than 20 years of experience building successful personal injury claims for injured victims throughout Middle Tennessee. We know what it takes to win in a wide variety of case types, including:
- Car Wrecks
Driving is an essential part of life for most Tennesseans—but it also puts people at risk every time they get behind the wheel. Our legal team knows the ins-and-outs of Tennessee car accident laws, and we do everything in our power to help victims get full compensation for their accident-related expenses.
- Catastrophic Injuries
Severe and debilitating injuries like brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and burn injuries can change not only permanently change victims’ lives, but also the lives of their family members as well. Accidents that lead to these types of injuries are often caused by major safety oversights and negligence. It’s our goal to prove negligence and help victims and their families get the money they need for long-term care and rehabilitation.
- Dog Bites
Dogs are man’s best friend, but when they’re not properly restrained or trained, they can bite and cause injuries ranging from minor cuts and lacerations to serious and even life-threatening wounds. Dog owners are responsible for keeping their pets on leashes or behind fences, and allowing them to freely roam and potentially bite victims can be considered negligence. If you or a loved one was injured by a dog, our attorneys will file a claim to hold the owner responsible for your expenses.
- Fair Labor Standards Act Practice
As an employee, you’re protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act. This guarantees your right to certain working conditions, like minimum wage, overtime pay, and recordkeeping. If you believe your rights were infringed by your employer, our Cookeville personal injury attorneys can investigate and help you get fair compensation.
- Injuries to Children
Your children are your future and your pride and joy, and when something happens to them, you’re devastated. Whether your child suffered a spinal cord injury, a brain injury, a broken bone, or disfigurement as a result of another person’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to pay for his or her medical bills and rehabilitation out of your own pocket. Let us help you get compensation.
- Medical Malpractice
You trust your doctor or surgeon with your health, well-being, and even your life. But healthcare professionals make mistakes—and sometimes those mistakes are due to negligence. If you think you suffered due to carelessness on behalf of your healthcare professional, we can investigate and pursue a claim for you.
- Motorcycle Wrecks
Motorcycles are fun and fuel-efficient ways to get around town, but they also pose risks to riders—especially when other drivers aren’t paying attention. If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by a negligent driver, you may be eligible to get money for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
- Nursing Home Negligence
Placing your loved one in the care of a nursing home can be a difficult decision that requires months of research and planning. Unfortunately, some nursing homes are under budgeted and understaffed—and that can lead to negligence and even abuse of patients. If you suspect your loved one was abused or neglected at a nursing home, we can investigate and file a claim for compensation.
- Premises Liability
Both public and private spaces must be kept safe for visitors at all times. Slips, trips, and falls can lead to serious injuries and are often caused by negligent upkeep of a property, such as allowing water to pool near an entrance way or failure to repair a loose or broken step. Our Cookeville personal injury lawyers know Tennessee premises liability laws, and we know what it takes to win these types of claims.
- Public Transportation Accidents
Buses are a great way to get around town in Cookeville and throughout Middle Tennessee, but they are subject to the good driving skills and attentiveness of the driver. If you were injured in a bus accident that may have been caused by a bus driver’s negligence, we can investigate and file a claim for compensation on your behalf.
- Qui Tam
You rely on your job and your place of employment to help you earn a living for your family—and that can make discovering illegal or unethical activity difficult to process. A qui tam lawsuit protect “whistleblower” employees from retaliation, and the attorneys at Matt Hardin Law can file one on your behalf.
If you get sick or injured and can no longer work, you should be able to rely on Social Security Disability Insurance to provide for you and your family. However, many SSDI claims are denied—even when they’re perfectly valid. Our legal team has years of experience handling SSDI claim denials, and we can appeal the administration’s decision.
- Truck Wrecks
Truck accidents often involve passenger vehicles weighing 3,000 to 4,000 pounds colliding with big trucks that weigh up to 80,000 pounds. The sheer size and weight difference between the two types of vehicles can lead to catastrophic injuries for drivers and passengers. At Matt Hardin Law, we fight for the rights of injured truck accident victims and their ability to collect compensation.
- Workplace Injuries/Workers Compensation
When you get hurt at work, you should be eligible to receive workers compensation benefits that will help cover your expenses until you recover. However, many employers and their insurance providers reduce or deny workers compensation payments in order to protect their profits. Don’t let this happen to you—get Matt Hardin Law on your side and let us file a claim on your behalf.
- Wrongful Death
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult experience—but it’s even worse if their death was due to another person’s negligence. The Cookeville personal injury lawyers at our law firm can’t bring your loved one back, but we can do everything in our power to make sure that you and your family don’t have to suffer financially due to someone else’s carelessness.