Memphis Personal Injury Lawyer

What does personal injury mean in law?

Personal Injury Lawyer Answers FAQsA personal injury case refers to any mental or physical injury to an individual that was caused by someone else’s negligence or harmful act. Negligence is failing to act reasonably or carefully in a situation resulting in harm to another.  

What are different types of personal injury cases?

Most people tend to think that a personal injury case is only in reference to an automobile accident. Although, car accidents are the most common type of personal injury case there are several other cases that fall under the same category. Each  personal injury lawyer from Patterson Bray has worked on other personal injury cases such as:

  • Medical malpractice
  • Slips and falls
  • Dogs bites
  • Defective products
  • Assault, battery and intentional torts
  • Injuries in the workplace

These are several examples of a personal injury case. If you believe your case falls under one of these categories contact us today to further discuss your case.

How do I know if I have a case or not?

If you are not sure if you have a case or not, you should still protect your rights by calling a law firm that you trust. It is important to get the opinion of a Memphis TN  personal injury lawyer and at Patterson Bray you can receive a free consultation. You have nothing to lose by speaking with a lawyer.

Will I have to go to file a lawsuit?

In most cases, personal injury claims to do not become lawsuits. Once you are fully recovered from your injuries related to the incident, your lawyer can file a claim with the liable insurance company. Typically, your lawyer and the adjuster, representing the party being held liable, will negotiate on a settlement that is fair for your injuries.

What can I expect to receive coverage for?

After being involved in an accident, there are several expenses that may transpire. You are entitled to receive reimbursement for the costs associated with those injuries. At Patterson Bray we have helped clients receive compensation for the following:

  • Medical bills. This may include surgery expenses, hospital bills, medications, doctor bills, or additional therapies needed, such as physical therapy.
  • The wages you have lost due to the accident
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Emotional trauma
  • Mental disability
  • Physical disability
  • Out of pocket expenses. This could include needing to hire someone to clean the house or cut the grass because you were unable to do so. Another example is transportation costs.

There are many things that you can receive coverage for and having a skilled personal injury lawyer on your side will determine how much compensation you’ll truly receive. Our lawyers will fight on your behalf and not settle for a lower amount than what your case is worth.

What should I do now?

During this time of uncertainty and trying to regain your health, you should not have to stress about the legal issues. At Patterson Bray we will work alongside you and tackle all of the legal stresses you may have. We understand the financial burden associated with an injury and we want to help you get back on your feet. Call our office today to set up a free consultation with a Memphis personal injury lawyer.