Am I Entitled To Receive Prejudgment Interest For My Compensatory Damages?
Unfortunately, the short answer is: no. Tennessee law does not allow prejudgment interest. However, Tennessee law does permit interest on a judgment (an order entered by the court after you win your case at trial). This is referred to as post-judgment interest. Because injury victims are not entitled to prejudgment interest, it is critical for you to hire a lawyer who can quickly resolve your case. Another reason to hire a lawyer quickly is because Tennessee has a very short statute of limitations compared to other states. In most cases, you will only have one year from the date of injury to hire a lawyer. For more information this issue, visit What Are the Deadlines for Filing a Lawsuit in Tennessee?
At the Law Offices of John Day, our award-winning trial lawyers are proactive and efficient in moving your case to a successful conclusion. We understand the financial burdens created by medical bills, lost wages and other expenses. And, we know those burdens just become more difficult with time. We know that our clients just want to move on with their lives. So our goal is to recover you the best settlement or verdict reasonably possible in the shortest time reasonably possible.
So that you have some idea of what to expect as part of the litigation process, we encourage you to read our page Anatomy of a Lawsuit. As you will see, there are a lot of moving parts to litigation and injury victims need a lawyer who will be aggressively shepherding their case each step of the way. All too often, we are contacted by injury victims who are upset with their lawyer and how long their case is taking to resolve. So we invite you to read our page Understanding How to Hire a Lawyer in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases, so that you make the right decision when hiring an injury lawyer.
If you would like to discuss your injury case, we offer an initial consultation at absolutely no charge. If we think we can help you with your injury or wrongful death case and you decide to hire us, our award-winning lawyers will represent you on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if we recover money for you and your family. And because we know litigation can be expensive, we advance all case expenses until the conclusion of the case. If we win, we are reimbursed for those case expenses, but we do not ever charge interest on those expenses (unlike a lot of personal injury and wrongful death lawyers). In the event your case is not successful, you owe us nothing - no fees and no expenses.
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More Compensatory Damages Information:
- Compensatory Damages
- Are There Any Limits On The Amount Of Compensatory Damages I Can Recover Against The State of Tennessee?
- Can You Give Me An Example Of How Tort Reform Affects Compensatory Damages?
- Did Tort Reform Impact Compensatory Damages?
- How Does The Jury Determine The Amount Of Compensatory Damages In My Case?
- What Is Subrogation And How Will It Affect My Recovery Of Damages?