It is not unusual to see people end up in court over a personal injury case. Each year, many people are injured in various accidents and file personal injury lawsuits against the ones who caused their injuries, and just as many law firms and attorneys are eager to take on clients who have these injuries. A Personal Injury Lawyer Fayetteville NC helps clients who have personal injuries recover the damages they are due. These are some of the laws in Tennessee regarding personal injuries that potential clients need to understand.
The first thing a client will want to be aware of is the statute of limitations in Tennessee for personal injury lawsuits. The time is one year from the date of the accident. If the client fails to get the lawsuit filed in that window, he or she will lose any opportunity to have the case heard. There will be no chance to recover the damages that might have been awarded. Another thing to remember is that Tennessee employs the modified comparative fault rule. This means that, if the other party can prove the injured party is partly responsible for the accident, any damages that might be received will be reduced by the percentage the injured party is found at fault.
If the partial responsibility of the injured party turns out to be 50 percent or more, the injured party can collect nothing. Damages in Tennessee are capped at $750,000 for most non-economic damages. However, if the injuries are comprised of a limb amputation, paralysis of the spinal cord, severe burns, or death of a parent with a minor child, the damages are capped at $1 million.
The Law Office of Beaver Courie Attorneys at Law has been providing clients in the Fayetteville NC area personal injury solutions for many decades. Among the personal injury cases are truck accidents, animal bites, automobile accidents, severe burns, product liability, and wrongful death. Potential clients can call the law firm for an initial, free consultation. If any people are looking for a Personal Injury Lawyer in Fayetteville NC, the law firm is available.