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“Negligence” is a term that refers to situations where a person or a business fails to act as they should, leading to an injury. When negligence occurs, the people who have suffered can seek to recover their losses from the responsible parties.
Ali Awad, the CEO Lawyer, has helped countless clients in Chattanooga and throughout the southeast when their lives have been impacted by negligence. The carelessness of others can leave deep scars, including not just literal scars but also financial and emotional ones.
Fortunately, our team of motivated attorneys is uniquely equipped to help those in need. We want to give your case a fighting chance, just as we have helped others in our past successfully recover millions in damages.
If you have been hurt and have suffered losses at the hands of another person or business, do not hesitate to give us a call. Reach out by phone at (423) 777-8888 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-risk case review with an experienced Chattanooga negligence lawyer near you.
Attorney Ali Awad, the CEO Lawyer, and his associates will work closely with you to investigate your claim. Our job is to uncover each of the four parts of negligence described above.
We will then pursue a claim against all negligent parties in order to seek out the maximum amount of compensation available to you and your family.
We handle your case from start to finish, letting you focus on recovering. You remain informed every step of the way, and you will have the opportunity to make the best strategic decisions for your own interests with our help.
You’ll receive simple, no-nonsense explanations about the relevant legal concepts and your options for holding people accountable. We’ll then move forward on your case, helping you file an injury claim seeking all damages.
Many negligence cases can be handled through filing a claim with insurance companies, but some meet a dead end. Any time we determine your claim may lack the evidence you need, or it appears that the at-fault parties aren’t truly interested in making a reasonable settlement offer, we may recommend you file a lawsuit.
Lawsuits can often convince the other parties involved to settle, but some cases will proceed to a hearing with a bench decision or a jury trial.
Rest assured that the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm will weigh every option carefully and only proceed with the legal strategies that work in your best interests. We are ready and waiting to start your case and help you recover today!
You may have heard the term “negligent” in casual conversation. Stemming from the root word “neglect,” people often refer to negligence when talking about someone who made a costly mistake they should not have.
Negligence, in the legal sense, means the same thing except with a more specific definition. It refers to situations where someone fails to uphold a duty of care.
This duty could be specifically mentioned in a law, regulation, or professional standard. It could also refer to a general expectation that people and businesses operate using a reasonable amount of care day-to-day.
Anytime a duty of care is breached, it can directly cause an injury. If this injury creates specific costs or damages, such as hospital bills, then the injury victim can seek to hold all negligent parties accountable.
These four items make up the basis of all negligence claims:
Every negligence case is different, but most will involve some or all of the following categories of damages:
“Negligence” can refer to a broad variety of case types in personal injury law. Some of the most common include the following:
Car accidents are one of the most common negligence scenarios nationwide and certainly within Chattanooga. According to statistics from the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security, Hamilton County has seen 10,275 crashes from 2010 to the first quarter of 2022.
2,725 of these collisions have resulted in injuries, and 40 have led to at least one death. Negligence in a car accident case can take the form of a driver violating traffic laws, getting distracted while driving, or otherwise making foolish decisions that put others in danger.
Negligent healthcare providers violate their professional oath to “do no harm.” They can misdiagnose a condition, fail to diagnose one, or otherwise fail to provide the standard of care expected by their profession.
A report by the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance found that there were 6,432 malpractice claims from 2015-2018 across the state. Claims in the year 2018 alone observed over $3 billion in damages.
Over $86 million in total damages were paid out to harmed patients that year through judgments, settlements, and other resolution methods.
Chattanooga residents can be exposed to a variety of hazards throughout their day. They may be subjected to falling debris from a construction site, dangerous chemicals from a contract maintenance company, or electrical wiring from a negligent apartment complex.
Any time the actions of a business expose the general public to harm, they can be held accountable for the damages they have inflicted.
Premises liability is a specific category of negligence law that looks at violations of the duty of care of property owners. The property owner can be an individual or a business.
Sometimes, the current occupant of the property can also be held accountable if they have a duty of care to protect members of the public and any invited guests. Scenarios involving a slip and fall are some of the most common types of premises liability cases, but the case could also involve structural collapses and other hazards.
Dog owners are expected to keep their animals under control, especially when they know or reasonably should have known that their dog could injure others. If the dog attack occurred in public or in a place where the injury victim was lawful, it is possible for the owner to be held accountable for damages even if they had never observed any aggression or dangerous behavior in the past (Tenn. Code Ann. section 44-8-413).
Tennessee law applies a contributory negligence threshold of 50%. That means that the injury victim could have contributed somewhat to the circumstances of their own injury and still seek to recover damages, provided they are less than half responsible.
Tennessee also uses a comparative negligence system. Under this system, all parties are assigned a ratio of responsibility for the injury, and they must then pay for that percentage of damages.
For example, if two drivers equally caused an accident, injuring a third party, then both drivers could be forced to split the damages of the injured party 50:50. In cases where the injury victim contributed to their own injury circumstances, their total award may be reduced by that percentage.
The risk of this happening is one reason why it is critical to work with an experienced injury lawyer who can help you completely and accurately determine who, exactly, is at fault.
Ali Awad and his personal injury team will do everything they can to promote the chances of your case’s success. We are passionate about helping the clients we represent, and we do everything we can to maximize their chances of getting back to a normal life after their accident.
Our services include:
Most importantly, all of these services are provided with zero upfront costs, thanks to our contingency arrangements. We only charge our clients when and if we are able to recover money for their damages.
That means there’s no up-front risk to you and no reason to delay starting your case as soon as possible!
The CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm not only has the experience and legal tenacity to assist you, but we also have compassion. Our firm strives to help those who don’t usually have access to legal representation and who may be suffering greatly from the effects of someone else’s negligence.
Let us help you seek to recover all of your damages while fighting for justice for the injuries you have suffered.
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Get started seeking the damages you need to move on with your life by scheduling your free, no-obligation case evaluation now. Book your free case review with a professional negligence attorney in your area when you call (423) 777-8888 or contact us online.
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After a personal injury, you're bound to have legal questions. The CEO Lawyer Ali Awad can provide you with answers to these questions, just as he's given answers to his millions of curious social media followers. Take a look at some of the most common personal injury law questions for general information, and then reach out to one of our seasoned attorneys for specific guidance on your case!
To quickly resolve matters following an accident, insurance companies will offer you less than you deserve in compensation for your injuries. Many victims feel pressured to accept these offers as the bills begin to pile up, but that is rarely a good idea. The insurance company is looking to protect its bottom line; and will offer injured victims less than they deserve. An experienced personal injury attorney understands how to negotiate with the insurance company and can look out for your best interests by getting you the compensation you deserve after an injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it is important to avoid negotiating or providing recorded statements to the insurance company without first seeking help from a qualified personal injury attorney.
The best way to determine if you have a personal injury case is to speak with a knowledgeable attorney. Our legal professionals have the expertise to evaluate your case and determine a strong legal strategy so that you can obtain the greatest amount of compensation possible under the law. We will enlist investigators, assistants, and other specialists to collect accident reports, speak with witnesses to your accident, and put together a plan. While you focus on your physical recovery, we will remain committed to fighting for the compensation that you deserve.
Accident victims have a limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit. This time period is referred to as the statute of limitations, and in Chattanooga, it lasts only one year. This means that if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you have only one year to pursue a personal injury suit. If you wait too long to reach out to an experienced attorney, you might be forever barred from seeking the compensation you deserve.
During your initial consultation with CEO Lawyer team, we will go over the important details of your personal injury accident, which include the nature and extent of your injuries, how your injuries have impacted your ability to earn a paycheck, the cost of your medical treatment, and whether further medical treatment will be required. We will answer any questions you might have, as well, in regards to our experience, our track record of success, and what to expect from the legal process. Many personal injury victims wonder if they will be able to afford the legal fees required to pursue a lawsuit. CEO Lawyer injury and accident attorneys will not ask for any type of upfront fee unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. That means that if you have been harmed in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall accident, defective product accident, or any other type of personal injury accident, you can absolutely afford to contact our law office today for assistance. In fact, you cannot afford to wait. Reach out today. We understand that some accident victims might have already obtained the assistance of an attorney but may be dissatisfied with the services provided. We are standing by and prepared to help you change legal representation, regardless of where you are in the process.
If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of personal injury accident, you should not hesitate to speak with the experienced attorneys at CEO Lawyer personal injury law firm. Call, email, or fill out our online contact form today so that we can begin helping you pursue the compensation you deserve.