Home to a large cedar glade ecosystem, Wilson County is located in Tennessee. Wilson has a total area of 583 square miles and includes Cumberland River and Old Hickory Lake. The Wilson county seat is Lebanon, which is about 25 miles east of downtown Nashville and is considered part of the Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area. Wilson County is home to the Wilson County Fair and the headquarters for Cracker Barrel. Other cities located in Wilson County are Mount Juliet and Watertown. If you are injured in Wilson County, you should retain an experienced Wilson County personal injury attorney to help you recover damages. We also serve nearby Hartsville and Trousdale County. Matt Hardin Law has a satellite office located in Wilson County and appointments for that office can be made through our main number.
Negligence and Damages in Tennessee
Personal injuries can happen in a variety of contexts from car accidents to motorcycle accidents, from premises liability to medical malpractice, from defective products to nursing home abuse. Most of these cases are based in tort law; they arise from social duties and obligations people implicitly owe each other as opposed to duties or obligations that arise from express contracts. A plaintiff filing a lawsuit based on negligence must prove (1) that the defendant owed her a duty, (2) that the defendant breached the duty, (3) that the breach actually and proximately caused her injuries and (4) actual damages.
A plaintiff who successfully proves these elements may recover past, present and future medical bills, including future surgeries or medications. Once a case is settled, a plaintiff cannot recover any more money if her injuries prove to be worse that originally believed. This is why it is important to make sure a plaintiff explores all possible injuries in order to determine whether there are any injuries that may require long-term treatment. If appropriate to the facts of the case, it may be important to retain a medical expert to prove permanent injuries. Our personal injury lawyers can help you determine whether this is necessary if you have been in a Sumner County accident.
A plaintiff may also recover lost wages or income as well as loss of enjoyment of life including compensation for any activities she is no longer able to enjoy that she used to enjoy. Often, after a serious accident, a person is no longer able to play in certain sports or go jogging. If she suffers an injury to her hands, she may lose her fine motor skills, which could impact her ability to do needlepoint or paint as she did in her spare time before.
In catastrophic injury cases, a plaintiff may not be able to do the same job she could do before. For example, after a motorcycle accident, a plaintiff may lose the ability to stand or walk for long periods of time. If she has always worked as a server in a restaurant, this may eliminate her ability to make a living. She may be entitled to vocational rehabilitation and lost future wages.
An injured person can also recover for pain and suffering, whether physical or emotional, and disfigurement. In some cases, the spouse of an injured person may have a claim for loss of consortium.
Recover Compensation with the Help of a Wilson County Personal Injury Attorney
If you were hurt and suffered serious injuries in Mount Juliet, Watertown, Hartsville or Trousdale County because of somebody else’s negligence, knowledgeable Wilson County car accident attorney Matt Hardin Law can help. Our team will investigate the facts of the case, develop a strong strategy, and fight for the damages to which you are entitled. Schedule a free consultation with us by calling 615-200-1111 or via our online form. We handle many different types of personal injury cases.