It’s easy to feel isolated and like no one is on your side after an accident. In addition to the loneliness you may feel from suffering alone from your injuries, you also have to deal with at-fault parties who attempt to evade responsibility and insurance companies who wish to use what you say against you in your claim.
At Dunk Law Firm, our injury lawyers are always on your side. Through direct communication with our team members any time day or night, you can trust that we can keep you informed about your case. And with a successful track record recovering millions for clients, we can also be trusted to pursue the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to under the law. We can stand up for your rights and won’t bend under the pressure of other parties who might try to undermine your case.
Our team offers legal representation for all of the following types of injury claims in Memphis:
As a firm that specializes in motor vehicle accident lawsuits, we offer a strong team of lawyers who are more than equipped to handle your case
When choosing a personal injury lawyer to represent you, you should keep in mind the following criteria:
Tennessee has a 1 year statute of limitations when it comes to personal injury lawsuits. This means that you only have 1 year to hire an attorney and get your lawsuit filed with the court in order to pursue compensation for your injuries. If you fail to file a claim within that 1 year, you will most likely have your case dismissed by the court.
Yes, Tennessee allows victims of personal injury to pursue compensation for things including pain, suffering, and other emotional damages. However, the state also enforces a cap on how much you can receive for these types of damages. In a typical personal injury claim you may only claim up to $750,000 for pain and suffering. In cases involving catastrophic loss or injury you may claim up for $1,000,000 for these types of damages.
When you're involved in an accident, your injuries and the effect that have on your life are unique. No two accident victims suffer the same exact way, that's why it's impossible to give an exact settlement estimate without knowing the details of your injuries and how they occurred. Our team takes the time to understand your claim and determine what the value of your case might be based on several things: the types of injuries you sustained, and the impact those injuries have had on your life since your accident. We also take into account other damages including damage to personal property, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, and more. To get a better idea of what your claim may be worth, reach out to the team at Dunk Law Firm to discuss your situation in a free, no-obligation consultation.
It's estimated that a very small percentage (4-5%) of personal injury lawsuits actually end up going to trial. In most cases, they are settled outside of court. This is because settling outside of court is in both party's best interests. Rather than shell out thousands of dollars in legal fees, most insurance companies would rather negotiate a fair settlement ahead of time. Not only does this save you money and time, it also gets you your settlement faster and allows you to focus more on your recovery. However, if your claim does end up going to trial, you can trust the team at Dunk Law Firm to fight on your behalf before judge or jury.
In order to win a personal injury claim based on negligence, you will need to prove the following: the the defendant had a responsibility or a "duty of care" to behave in a manner that did not endanger others, that they breached that duty of care, that their breach of duty resulted in your injuries, and that as a result of your injuries you have suffered damages (either emotional, financial or physical).