What is Personal Injury Law?

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Personal injury law focuses on the rights of people who have been seriously injured in an accident. While many accidents result in some level of injury, personal injury law tends to focus on those that will result in the most significant damages such as:

  • Excessive medical expenses
  • An inability to work
  • Forced changes to lifestyle
  • Home modifications and adaptive technologies
  • Pain and suffering

When you suffer serious injury in an accident, personal injury law allows you to seek damages through legal action that would not be offered through traditional channels, such as an insurance settlement. Legal action can result in a more substantial award and help to ensure all of your current and future needs are met.

Types of Injury

Injuries that may benefit from legal action include:

  • Head and brain injury
  • Neck and spinal cord injury
  • Amputation
  • Burn injury and electrocution
  • Paralysis

These and similarly serious injuries can have a profound impact on quality of life, physical ability, and emotional health. They can require lengthy and painful rehabilitation, necessitate adaptive technologies such as wheelchairs or prosthetics, and cause serious emotional distress, including PTSD.

Even with the alarming damages a serious injury can cause, insurance companies are highly unlikely to provide full or fair compensation. Personal injury law gives victims another option – the option to hold the responsible party accountable and seek compensation for the full extent of damages.

Do I Need a Lawyer?

You need a lawyer for a personal injury lawsuit. Defense attorneys know how to win cases. Without someone similarly prepared to fight in your corner, you will be at the mercy of the other side.

Herbert Thornbury is an experienced personal injury lawyer. A highly respected member of the Tennessee legal community, Attorney Thornbury has been in practice for more than 30 years. A Hearing Committee Member for the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Board of Professional Responsibility, Mr. Thornbury has established himself as a reputable, honest, and effective attorney who is prepared to fight tirelessly for his clients. Do you need him to fight for you?

Call 423-752-0544 to schedule your free consultation at the Chattanooga office of Herbert Thornbury, Attorney at Law. We welcome clients living throughout Tennessee and nearby areas of Georgia.