Cookeville Personal Injury Lawyers
Help for Putnam County victims and families who suffered an injury or loss
Dealing with a serious injury is difficult, both financially and emotionally. When that injury was caused by another person’s negligence, however, victims and their families have certain legal remedies available to them through the civil justice system. Whether you have been hurt in a car crash, by a defective product, while at work or grocery shopping – or while engaged in any number of activities – you may be entitled to damages if you sustain an injury or develop an illness.
Lowery, Lowery & Cherry, PLLC has always fought on behalf of injury victims in Cookeville. Our personal injury lawyers are well-known for their proactive, aggressive approach to the law. We build creative strategies designed with your best interests in mend, and we do not give up until we know that you and your family have received justice. Our track record of successful verdicts and settlements is a testament to the hard work we do on behalf of our clients every single day.
The firm you want on your side after a car, truck or motorcycle crash
Vehicle wrecks are one of the leading causes of accidental death and injury in this country. There have been almost 650 traffic fatalities in Tennessee in 2017 – and the year is not finished yet. Every year, thousands of people across the country sustain serious injuries as a result of single and multi-vehicle accidents. We routinely represent clients who have been hurt in:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
- Recreational vehicle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Mass transit accidents, involving buses and trains
- Taxi accidents, including ride-share vehicles
Tennessee is a comparative negligence state. Generally speaking, this means that you can only recover damages if you are found to be less than 51% responsible for the accident which led to your injuries, and that your total claim will be cut by the percentage of your responsibility. In other words, if you are found to be 20% at fault for the accident or crash, then you can only recover up to 80% of the award.
Serious injuries require serious legal attention
Whether you have been hurt in a car crash, in a slip-and-fall accident, by a defective product, or on a worksite, your injuries may require extensive medical treatments, rehabilitation, or even a full-time caregiver. Our firm routinely represents clients who have developed catastrophic injuries such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries leading to temporary or permanent paralysis
- Loss of vision or hearing
- Loss of limb
- Permanent disfigurement
- Internal organ damage
In the worst-case scenarios, we offer aggressive representation on behalf of families whose loved one has died as a result of someone else’s negligence. Wrongful death claims require an in-depth understanding of the law and how it applies to different people in varying circumstances. We have obtained millions of dollars on behalf of clients who have suffered the ultimate loss.
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Making a claim for compensation after an injury
The circumstances which led to you being injured may determine which types of compensation you are eligible to pursue. In every case we take, we pursue economic damages on behalf of our clients: the cost of your medical expenses, the loss of salary from your time away from work (whether you were injured or because you cared for an injured loved one), the cost of remodeling your home for accessibility reasons (such as adding a wheelchair ramp), funeral costs, and so on. We will also pursue non-economic damages for your pain and suffering, your loss of companionship, damage to your reputation (if applicable), mental anguish, and the like.
In certain rare circumstances, we may be able to pursue punitive damages for your injuries. Under the law, punitive damages can only be pursued “if the claimant proves by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant against whom punitive damages are sought acted maliciously, intentionally, fraudulently or recklessly.”
Right now, there is no cap on economic damages in Tennessee, but there is a $750,000 cap on non-economic damages. Punitive damages are capped at $500,000, or two time the total amount of compensatory damages.
Skilled Cookeville personal injury attorneys helping clients move forward
If you have sustained serious injuries as the result of another person’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation. Lowery, Lowery & Cherry, PLLC has the resources to help you pursue a claim. To work with an experienced Cookeville injury lawyer, please call 615-444-7222, or fill out this contact form.