If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be wondering if you have the ability to file a successful personal injury lawsuit in Memphis, TN. There is no straightforward answer to this question, as every accident victim’s situation is different. As a result, it’s important to avoid making either positive or negative assumptions about your legal options before you’ve spoken with a personal injury lawyer Memphis TN residents trust. Once the experienced Tennessee legal team at Darrell Castle & Associates, PLLC understands your unique circumstances, we’ll be able to provide you with personalized guidance that will allow you to make an informed decision about the prospect of taking legal action against those who have harmed you.
How Do I Know Whether I Have Grounds for a Claim?
Generally speaking, the law allows accident victims to hold those who have harmed them accountable under certain circumstances. Most of the time, the harmful party must have owed the victim(s) a legal duty of care, breached that duty, and harm must have resulted directly from that breach. With that said, the ways in which the law interprets this very broad standard varies by state, by the type of harm committed, and by the nature of those involved. This is why this area of the law is so complex and why accident victims generally benefit from exploring their options with the help of an experienced attorney. Too often, victims believe that they either have a strong case (when they don’t, for whatever reason), or – far more often – victims believe that they don’t have grounds to file legal action when they actually have suffered in such a way that makes their claim for damages particularly strong.
Although you usually cannot know “for sure” whether you have grounds for a legal claim before you speak with an attorney – because this area of law is so nuanced – chances are that if another person, business, or entity acted negligently, recklessly, or intentionally and you were hurt as a result, you have grounds to file a personal injury claim.
There are many kinds of personal injury claims filed in the U.S. every day. Some of the most common include scenarios involving:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Medical negligence/medical mistakes
- Nursing home neglect or abuse
- Unsafe working conditions
- Defective products or dangerous medications
- Slip and fall injuries
- Animal bites
- Brain, spine, and/or birth injury
- Wrongful death
Legal Assistance Is Available
Your situation could be common or uncommon. The most important determinations related to your ability to bring a personal injury claim involve how you were hurt and your legal relationship to the person or entity that hurt you. We can explore this context in detail when you schedule a consultation with our firm. Don’t wait too long to connect with us, though. The strength of your claim (and even your ability to file a claim) may be impacted by the length of time it takes for you to start pursuing a claim in earnest. To explore the possibility of filing a Memphis, TN personal injury lawsuit, call our firm today.