Personal Injury FAQs

Accidents and injuries are an unfortunate part of life that are often unavoidable. However, some accidents and injuries are caused by another person’s negligence—or failure to act with reasonable care and caution. That includes things like driving under the influence or while distracted, failing to make their properties safe for guests and visitors, and failing to restrain their dogs in the presence of others, just to name a few.

If you were recently injured due to another person’s negligence and want to know your options, give us a call at fill out a free online form to speak with our Cookeville, TN Personal Injury Attorneys. You can also read our frequently asked questions below to learn more about the legal process and how we handle personal injury claims like yours.

How do I know if I have a claim for compensation?

One of the most difficult things about injury claims is finding out whether they’re valid and eligible for compensation. In general, there are a few criteria that result in valid claims after victims suffer injuries, including:

The accident or injury was caused by someone’s negligence

Private citizens and public entities both have a responsibility to act in a way that protects the safety of other individuals who they may come into contact with—including personally and on any property they own. If you were hurt due to an accident that can be traced back to someone failing to take preventative measures or failing to exercise care, you may have a valid claim for compensation. If you’re unsure, our attorneys can review your injury and the circumstances leading up to it to determine the strength of your case.

You suffered an injury that caused physical, financial, or emotional harm to you or a loved one

If your injury caused you to suffer physical injuries that required treatment from a medical professional or you suffered serious emotional harm that affected your quality of life, you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation. Many injuries can cause victims like you to be unable to work for long periods of time, while also being on the hook for big medical bills for treatments. In addition, many victims experience a profoundly reduced quality of life after their accident.

How much is my personal injury claim worth?

When you suffer a serious injury that requires expensive medical treatments and makes it difficult or even impossible for you to work, you deserve compensation. But how much compensation can you receive? The answer to this question depends on several factors, such as:

Your current and future medical expenses

Serious accident-related injuries are often expensive—especially if they require frequent rehabilitation or ongoing treatments. At Matt Hardin Law, our attorneys will analyze your injury and factor in the cost of both your current and future medical expenses when filing a claim on your behalf.

Your lost wages and potential future earnings

Many injuries cause victims to be unable to do the work they did before they got hurt. If your injury prevents you from doing your job or from working altogether, you shouldn’t have to live the rest of your life without an income. When we build your claim, we’ll calculate your lost earnings, including expected future earnings, and present that amount to the insurance company.

Your reduced quality of life

Sometimes the worst part about personal injuries isn’t the medical bills or lost wages—it’s the ongoing and persistent physical and emotional pain many victims experience in the weeks, months, and years to come. Your quality of life is important, and if it has been severely reduced as a result of your accident, you should be eligible for compensation. Our attorneys can help you get the money you deserve.

How can Matt Hardin Law help me with my personal injury claim?

Filing a claim for compensation on your own after a serious accident-related injury can be a tall order. Insurance companies are in business to make big profits, and that often means reducing or denying settlements for a myriad of reasons that may be beyond your control. When you call us, you’ll get a legal team that’s dedicated to helping you by:

Gathering and analyzing evidence

The most important part of submitting a successful claim for compensation is providing evidence that it was caused by negligent behavior. At Matt Hardin Law, our Cookeville personal injury lawyers know how to gather and analyze evidence that can help prove your innocence and the party’s responsibility for your injury.

Negotiating with the insurance company

Insurance companies rarely pay fair settlements that will cover all of a victim’s accident-related expenses, and in many cases, they deny valid claims altogether, leaving victims with little recourse. But our attorneys won’t take no for an answer, and we have the experience and resources to effectively negotiate with the insurance company until you get the settlement you deserve.

Answering your questions and addressing your concerns

As personal injury lawyers, we know that accident victims like you often have many questions about your future and how our team is progressing on your case. That’s why we’ll keep you up to date on our progress at all times and answer any questions you might have about the status of your claim. It’s our goal to make sure you are never in the dark about our fight to get you compensation.

At Matt Hardin Law, our Cookeville personal injury lawyers know that injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to serious, life-altering events that can prevent you from working and earning a living for your family. We believe that innocent victims shouldn’t have to suffer financially for an injury caused by another person’s negligence, and that’s why it’s our goal to get them compensation for things like medical bills, lost wages, and more. Don’t wait to get the help you deserve—contact us right now.

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