What Type of Damages Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Case?
There are several different types of damages you can recover if you've been a victim of a personal injury in Tennessee. The first and perhaps most important for most people is a recovery for your medical expenses. Doctors and hospitals cost money.
And to the extent that someone else causes you harm because of their negligence, you can recover those expenses from that person who caused the harm.
Second, to the extent that you have to miss work because you are in the hospital or going to the doctor and it costs you money, loss of income, you can recover those damages from the person who caused you harm.
Third, to the extent that your injuries caused you pain, mental suffering, lose of enjoyment of life or any sort of disfigurement, you can recover damages for that as well.
Now if your injuries are more permanent in nature and are going to cause you to have future medical expenses, future loss of income or any sort of future pain or suffering or limitations on your life, the law permits you to recover damages for those things as well.
So what we do at the Law Offices of John Day and what we've been doing for 30 years is helping people like you analyze your case, analyze your injuries and make recommendations to you for what is fair compensation for what you've been through.
We'd be happy to help you as well.