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When you’ve been injured, it’s natural to try to figure out what happened and how a similar injury could be avoided in the future.
No one wants to repeat an unpleasant experience like getting hurt. But when thinking back over your accident or the circumstances that led to your injury, you may start to realize that someone else was at fault.
Maybe it was another person or a business. Either way, their negligence led to a situation in which you were hurt.
At this point, you may wonder if there are any legal remedies you can use to recover compensation for your damages. This is often when clients come to us seeking advice about a negligence claim.
Negligence is a concept used in all personal injury cases. It simply means that someone (again, a person or an entity) failed to take reasonable steps to keep others safe.
This can happen in a wide variety of ways, from car accidents to medical malpractice to slip-and-fall situations to defective products. If you’re not sure if your injury was the result of negligence, it’s a good idea to speak with an experienced negligence lawyer who can help you sort out what happened and whether there are any liable parties who might owe you compensation.
Ali Awad, the founder and managing attorney at The CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm, understands the complexities of negligence claims and the best strategies for pursuing these cases. Also called “The CEO Lawyer,” Mr. Awad built a client-focused firm with the goal of helping people access the resources they need to recover and move on with their lives.
His firm was later voted the fastest-growing law firm in the United States, beating 499 others in 2021. The CEO Lawyer also makes time to deliver helpful legal knowledge to more than a million followers on social media.
If you think that you or a loved one were injured as the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be in a lot of pain, unable to work and earn a living, and wondering how to pay your medical bills. You deserve the opportunity to fully understand all your options for seeking compensation so you can decide what’s best for you.
Don’t wait – call Ali Awad for a free, no-obligation consultation of your claim. The CEO lawyer and his team work using a contingency basis.
That means they won’t get paid until they win your case. There is no risk in calling (423) 777-8888 to find out your legal options.
Comparative negligence is a system for handling personal injury claims used by many states, including Tennessee. In comparative negligence states, each party to a personal injury claim is assigned a percentage of fault.
This surprises some people, as it’s easy to assume that one party is always totally at fault and the other has nothing to do with causing the incident.
This may be the case in some situations. However, we’ve seen many cases where both parties made mistakes that contributed to the injury that happened – in other words, it’s possible for both parties to be negligent.
What does that mean for your case? Can you still collect damages if you have some percentage of fault?
The answer is yes, as long as you weren’t responsible for the majority of fault. If you are assigned some amount of fault lower than 50 percent, it’s still possible to receive compensation, but your award will be lowered by the percentage of fault you were given.
So, if you were 10 percent at fault, you would lose 10 percent of the award, but you can still collect the rest.
The other thing to remember is that blame is only formally assigned if your case goes to trial. Many negligence claims are settled out of court.
If it appears that you contributed some fault to the incident, the other party’s attorney may claim it was “mostly” your fault and suggest you’ll get nothing in a trial, but this is often not true. When negotiating with the other party’s insurance company, we may let them know that our evidence suggests the other party was mostly at fault.
Sometimes, this is effective, and the insurance company will agree to discuss a settlement. If we can come to a reasonable agreement, you will have the option of accepting the settlement and moving on.
This will be your decision, and if you don’t want to accept the offer, we can continue the trial as planned. We can also make a counteroffer to the insurer if you’d like to settle but for more compensation.
We can’t answer that question for you. What we can do is advise you on how we think things are likely to go in a trial.
We will tell you if we believe you have a good chance of receiving much more compensation in court. We will also tell you that there are no guarantees with a court case. Occasionally, there are surprises in a trial or jury award less than expected.
There are other factors to consider as well. Some clients would rather accept a slightly lower amount of money if it means they don’t have to go through the stress and time commitment of a trial.
You should also think about how the settlement compares to the amount you initially asked for – if there is a very large difference, you may want us to try to negotiate for a higher amount instead of accepting the offer. Ultimately, the decision will be up to you.
Ali Awad, The CEO Lawyer, will fight for your rights if you’ve been harmed by another’s negligence. With more than twenty years of experience, The CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Firm’s attorneys have a successful track record of more than 99%.
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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.