A serious accident can turn your life upside down in an instant. Along with the physical toll of treatment and recovery, you could be forced to deal with the stress of being unable to work, struggling to pay your bills on time and support those you love. The party responsible owes it to you to make things right, and if they (or their insurer) fail to do so, we’ll be there to demand it. Let us be your voice!
No case is too big or too small for our team to handle. We fight on behalf of those who have been hurt in our community, and our respected Memphis personal injury lawyers have secured millions of dollars on behalf of our deserving clients. Let us send a message that negligence has consequences. We have the experience and the resources to take on large companies and major insurance providers in our pursuit of justice on your behalf. We have done it before, and we are prepared to do it again for you.
An initial consultation with a skilled personal injury attorney is free, so call us at (901) 403-7570 or reach out to us online. We work on a contingency-fee basis, so you won’t pay us anything unless we win money for you. Our compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys are ready to help you now.
When you find yourself injured in an accident, your immediate responses can be driven by emotion. We understand that stressful situations can be overwhelming, but it is essential to keep cool to ensure you don’t damage your ability to collect compensation. Here are some tips for protecting your rights:
You need to get medical treatment and care for your injuries so that you are safe. Even if you think your injuries are minor, get checked out by your primary care physician because some serious injuries involve delayed symptoms. It is also important that you go to all of your appointments so that opposing parties cannot say that your injuries are less serious or that you do not require the care you claimed you did.
If possible, it is wise to gather evidence from the scene of the accident, such as taking pictures or getting contact information from others involved. If this is impossible due to a need for medical treatment, however, your lawyer can gather evidence for you.
You will likely receive a call from the insurance company soon after your accident. When this happens, do not give a recorded or written statement, and do not accept any payment without speaking to a lawyer. Insurance companies historically offer the lowest possible settlements to unsuspecting victims and even try to trick victims into making statements that damage their claim. Do not make these mistakes ─ redirect these calls to your lawyer.
It is never too early to call a lawyer. While you focus on your recovery, your lawyer can investigate the accident, gather evidence, and begin preparing your claim for compensation.
How you prove negligence will depend on the specifics of your case. Some common evidence that may be used includes:
When you make a claim for a personal injury, you are pursuing financial compensation, which is referred to as “damages.” Damages are separated into two different types:
The outcome of each personal injury claim will depend on its unique facts and circumstances. At Reaves Law Firm, PLLC, we will build your case and assess all possible damages that may be available to you. Some of the most common damages available in personal injury claims include:
The damages you are eligible to receive will vary depending on the details of your case. Please contact our personal injury attorneys in Memphis today to discuss your case in-depth during a free consultation.
The statute of limitations gives a time limit that you have to file a claim. Tennessee law provides that you only have one year from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. This is significantly shorter than many other states and requires that you act very quickly. If you go beyond the statute of limitations, you lose your ability to recover any compensation from your accident.
In addition to the state’s statute of limitations, some insurance carriers have even tighter timeframes for filing claims, so it is even more important that you talk to an attorney about your rights as soon as possible.
When you contact Reaves Law Firm, PLLC, a Memphis personal injury lawyer will review your claim and determine all of the time limitations that might apply to you so that we never miss a deadline in your case. Our team can handle all of the legal aspects of your case for you so that you can focus completely on your recovery.
Personal injuries can be overwhelming for you and your whole family. An experienced lawyer can help ease the burden on all of you, both now and into the future.
At Reaves Law Firm, PLLC, you can trust our savvy legal team to:
When you make a personal injury claim, you will be going up against a well-funded insurance company. These big businesses are professional negotiators and often try to take advantage of victims and their families by pressuring them to accept lowball settlements. At Reaves Law Firm, PLLC, we know this because we deal with the insurance companies all the time. We never want to see a victim get less than the maximum recovery allowed to them by law. With one of our Memphis personal injury attorneys by your side, we promise to vigorously pursue justice on your behalf.
We will treat you like a part of our family and handle all aspects of your legal claim. We are passionate about helping injured victims, and we are so confident in our services that your first consultation is always free. Please contact us now so we can get started on your claim right away.
Personal injury cases can arise from a wide variety of incidents. Some of the common cases we handle at our firm include:
As long as your injuries were caused by another party’s negligence, we may be able to help you pursue a claim for compensation. Learn more about your legal rights during a free consultation with one of our compassionate Tennessee personal injury lawyers.
If you have suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of another party, the skilled attorneys at Reaves Law Firm, PLLC can help you demand the compensation you need to pay your medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation at (901) 403-7570.