Personal Injury Lawyers Serving all of Tennessee (TN)
Personal Injury Lawyers Serving all of Tennessee (TN)
An Accident & Injury Law Firm With Over 35 Years of Experience
Our personal injury lawyers know that people injured by the careless acts of others often experience emotional and financial hardships, agonizing emotional suffering, and intense physical pain. Since our firm was founded in 1984, our lawyers have sought to hold those whose conduct causes injury to others accountable, pursuing compensation for hospital expenses, medical bills, lost income, diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, punitive damages and other forms of compensable loss. Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, has recovered billions of dollars for our clients and We Know What it Takes to Win™.*
Our personal injury lawyers serve clients throughout Tennessee and the United States.** We take pride in our commitment to putting our clients first. If you have been injured by the negligence of an individual or business, our lawyers work diligently and aggressively to pursue all of the compensation that our clients are entitled to by law.
What Does This Page Cover:
- Four Important Reasons Clients Choose Our Law Firm
- Retaining a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Lead to a Better Outcome
- How Our Personal Injury Attorneys Assist Negligence Victims
- Defending Your Right to a Full Financial Recovery
- What Is the Value of Your Tennessee Personal Injury Case?
- Our Process When Pursuing a Client’s Personal Injury Claim
- Types of Injury Claims Our Lawyers Handle in Tennessee
- Our Commitment to You
- No Obligation Case Analysis
Four Important Reasons Clients Choose Montlick & Associates
Reason #1: Our lawyers focus efforts and energy on maximizing the value of our clients’ cases. When you are injured because of the careless conduct of an individual or company, you likely will not immediately know the severity or full extent of your injuries. Savvy insurance company adjusters recognize the advantage of settling cases quickly for the lowest amount possible in order to save their company money. The insurance companies’ adjusters and representatives often offer an initial settlement to dissuade you from fully determining the nature and extent of your injuries or obtaining legal advice. However, they routinely offer far less than the value of your actual case. Once you enter into a settlement, you will be asked to sign documentation that prevents you from seeking additional compensation even for newly discovered or more severe injuries that could last a long time. Our attorneys work hard so that our clients can obtain the full amount of compensation they are entitled to under applicable law, such as the cost of medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, diminished future earnings, punitive damages for egregious conduct, and more depending on the facts and circumstances of your individual case.
Reason #2: Our law firm focuses on helping injury victims. Our law firm adheres to the principle that our lawyers can provide the highest-quality legal representation and will develop the most knowledge and experience by focusing on one area of the law. Accordingly, we only represent accident victims, never insurance carriers or corporations.
Reason #3: Montlick and Associates Is Dedicated to Exceptional Client Service. We have constantly strived to provide exemplary legal services and service to each and every client since our law firm was established in 1984. We think of our clients as family and treat them the same way that we would want to be treated. This includes keeping our clients informed of critical updates of their cases, and being there when they need us the most.
Reason #4: Experience Makes a Difference. Our law firm has been fighting for injury victims and their loved ones since 1984. We have been pursuing the compensation our clients are entitled to under the law for more than years, and we have recovered billions of dollars for injury victims and their families.* We Know What it Takes to Win!™
If you or a loved one has experienced harm caused by the negligent conduct of another person or corporation, we invite you to contact Montlick and Associates for a Free Case Evaluation. We can advise you regarding your rights under the law and how to safeguard those rights. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, nationwide toll-free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and schedule your free consultation today. We can be reached at Nationwide at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), by dialing #WIN (#946) from your cell phone or you can visit us online at www.montlick.com and complete our Free Case Evaluation Form or our 24-hour live Online Chat.
Retaining a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Improve Your Case’s Outcome
Although the insurance company for the party responsible for causing your injuries might contact you to offer a settlement, this offer is designed to ensure you receive less than the maximum value of your claim. Insurers do not want you to retain an attorney because insurance industry research shows injury victims with an attorney are more likely to obtain financial compensation and to recover more money in a settlement or verdict than someone without an attorney.
According to research by the Insurance Research Council (IRC), injury victims with a lawyer tend to obtain recoveries that are significantly greater than those received by individuals handling their own claims. This study, entitled “Auto Injuries: Claiming Behavior and Its Impact on Insurance Costs,” revealed that the overwhelming number of insurance company settlements involving bodily injury claims (85 percent) went to individuals represented by attorneys. The study further indicated that parties represented by attorneys received on average 3.5 times the recovery of injury victims without an attorney!
How Our Personal Injury Lawyers Assist Negligence Victims
Understanding the Importance of Prompt Action: After our clients retain us, we work to gather, analyze and preserve evidence, conduct relevant legal research, and formulate the best plan of action tailored to our clients’ cases in order to safeguard their legal rights. Insurance companies and their adjusters recognize that the financial pressure on injury victims often increases as a claim drags on without resolution. Our attorneys undertake appropriate steps to protect your legal rights and keep your case moving forward efficiently.
Evaluating the Value of Your Personal Injury Case: While you might be aware of certain out-of-pocket costs related to your injury like medical and rehabilitation expenses, vehicle repair costs, and lost earnings, the value of an injury claim also includes other types of damages like physical and mental pain and suffering, decreased future earnings, and punitive or penalty damages depending on the facts and circumstances. Many factors must be assessed to determine the potential value of your claim, such as the egregiousness of the defendant’s conduct, applicable legal standards, the effects on your quality of life, and other considerations.
Assuming the Financial Risk: Because Montlick and Associates represents personal injury clients on a contingency basis, we only collect attorney fees if we obtain a verdict against the other party or negotiate a settlement with the insurance company.
Navigating Substantive Legal Standards and Procedures: Experience and knowledge of applicable legal standards, procedural and evidentiary rules, and other complex legal issues are important when negotiating an insurance claim or litigating a personal injury lawsuit. Our team of attorneys fights for our clients through the complicated insurance claim and/or through litigation if it is deemed necessary for a lawsuit to be filed.
Avoiding Insurance Company Pitfalls: Many insurance claims adjusters are friendly and seem helpful, but their objective is to serve the financial interests of their company. This means that the insurance company has a strong financial incentive to identify a legal basis to deny your claim or to settle for the least amount of money possible, regardless of your injuries, treatment or possible future impairment. They have a bottom line: to close a case as soon as possible to save money for their employer. Insurers have no incentive to protect your best interests, but we do. The insurance carrier might use a range of sharp practices to minimize the compensation you receive. We anticipate such tactics so that we can protect our clients. Generally, we advise clients not to speak to the other party’s insurance company nor sign any paperwork from them without first discussing their legal rights with an experienced personal injury attorney. Some common mistakes made by unrepresented parties include unnecessarily admitting negative information, giving a recorded statement without a personal injury attorney present, or settling without a full understanding of their injuries and other damages. Our experience handling personal injury claims on a daily basis since 1984 has armed us with knowledge of these legal complexities. Helping personal injury victims is what we do all day, every day.
Defending Your Right to a Full Financial Recovery
Identification of All Viable Sources of Recovery
Even in cases where the fault or liability of an individual or corporation seems fairly clear, the responsible party must still have insurance coverage or assets or other money to satisfy a judgment or settlement. For example, if a speeding driver fails to stop at a red light and hits a pedestrian in a crosswalk, a lack of insurance or assets can complicate the process of obtaining compensation for your injury claim or property damage claim. Our attorneys frequently analyze the potential liability of third parties like vehicle manufacturers, car owners, ridesharing companies, a drivers' employers, and others depending on the law and situation. We also explore all potential insurance coverage to obtain a full recovery, such as umbrella policies or even our clients’ own uninsured motorist/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage. In some cases, we are also able to discover avenues of recovery our clients did not know of, or that the insurance company did not disclose.
Compliance with Legal Deadlines
Prompt legal advice is important to protect your legal rights after suffering an injury caused by another party’s negligence because strict deadlines govern the insurance claim and civil litigation process. The Tennessee “statute of limitations,” for example, establishes a time limit for negligence victims to file a lawsuit or settle their claim. It is important to note that these statutes of limitations can vary significantly depending on the type of claim being asserted as well as who the defendant is (in some cases federal law will control). For example, a personal injury claim may have a different statute of limitations in a given state than, for example, a breach of contract claim. Additionally, when making claims against governmental entities, depending on the laws of a particular state, much shorter time deadlines can apply, as well as very specific notification requirements to the appropriate governmental entity. In the context of an automobile accident, injured victims’ own automobile policies (as well as those owned by members of the victim’s household family members) can provide additional insurance, such as uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, even if the victim’s vehicle was not involved in the accident. However, such policies commonly have timely notification requirements, meaning if a claim is not filed or the insurance company does not have formal notice within the contractually stated time period, the victim can lose the ability to pursue a claim against their own policy. This would could be adverse to the plaintiffs case, as additional insurance is often necessary for receiving substantial compensation. Due to the complexity involved in an analysis of all applicable deadlines, it is always best to get advice from an experienced attorney to ensure you comply with all requirements.
In addition to these legal and contractual deadlines, there are other reasons to act without delay: important evidence necessary for your case can disappear or become destroyed, or witnesses can go missing or forget what happened. Our attorneys act appropriately to preserve important evidence. We also ensure that required notices and actions are taken to preserve your rights to compensation.
Consequences of Delay
Along with the failure to comply with legal requirements that might be necessary to preserve your claim under the law, procrastination in seeking legal advice could compromise your right to a recovery in other ways. The memory of witnesses may fade, or physical evidence could be lost or destroyed. For these reasons and more, failure to speak with a qualified attorney at the beginning of your case could undermine your ability to maximize your financial recovery.
Because of the “time sensitive” nature of pursuing an injury claim or lawsuit, contacting our law firm shortly after you suffer injury in an accident or other incident that causes your injury allows us to fully evaluate your case and take the necessary steps needed to move forward and preserve your rights. Our experienced attorneys can help protect you from mistakes.
Protect your legal right to compensation now. We invite you to contact Montlick and Associates to discuss your legal rights and important steps to safeguard those rights with our no obligation Free Consultation. Call us Nationwide 24 hours day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or by dialing #WIN (#946) from your cellphone. You can also visit us online at Montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour live chat.
What Is the Value of My Case?
When you suffer an injury caused by the negligent conduct of another party, Tennessee law generally permits you to seek monetary damages from the responsible individual or company. A wide range of parties might be legally responsible for the harm they inflict on others, such as individuals, businesses, government entities, business organizations, public agencies or utility companies and many others acting individually or collectively.
While some tangible forms of damages like medical bills and vehicle repair costs might seem relatively easy to calculate, the task of establishing the amount you should recover can be complicated. Many factors can affect the value of a personal injury claim, such as: the extent and nature of your injuries, the degree of certainty regarding liability, the specific situation and facts related to your injury, the applicable law, the credibility of witnesses, the likeability of the parties, the degree of impairment to your quality of life, the severity of your pain and suffering, the county in which a potential lawsuit must be filed, any temporary or permanent disability, impairment of future earning capacity, past and future medical expenses, and more. Although every case is unique, some of the types of damages our personal injury attorneys have recovered for injury victims include:
- Medical bills (including future medical expenses)
- Past, present, and future lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Impairment to enjoyment of life
- Damage to property (e.g. vehicle repairs, damaged personal property)
- Loss of companionship of a spouse or guidance of a parent
- Punitive damages (cases involving egregious, reckless, or malicious acts)
Because the amount of compensation you can recover under Tennessee law will depend on the specific circumstances, facts, and law related to your situation, the dollar amount you might recover cannot be determined at the outset of your case. However, our experienced lawyers can provide you an estimated range of potential case values after we have gathered and analyzed relevant evidence, ascertained the severity and long-term consequences of your injuries, analyzed applicable law, and reviewed your medical bills and records. Each of our attorneys at Montlick and Associates shares a commitment to aggressively pursuing the fullest recovery based on applicable law and the specific facts of your case.
Our Process When Pursuing a Client’s Personal Injury Claim
Experience, Compassion, Commitment, and Results!
Our law firm has been representing injury victims harmed by the negligence of other individuals and businesses since 1984. With more than attorneys and a staff of 170 along with affiliated law firms, Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, has the proven experience, resources, and personnel to effectively deliver individualized attention while protecting our clients’ legal rights.
The first stage in our process of representing clients in a personal injury claim involves conducting a case analysis and review. Our lawyers review your situation, including relevant facts and evidence related to your incident, to advise you regarding your rights and necessary actions to preserve those rights. If our firm accepts your case, our attorneys and staff promptly begin working to collect documents, records, and other evidence to preserve and prove your claim. When a fair settlement cannot be reached with the insurance company and when appropriate, our attorneys utilize our experience, resources, and knowledge to pursue cases, when appropriate, through litigation, and ultimately to trial. We view our role as collaborative with our clients, so our clients become an essential part of the decision-making process regarding filing a lawsuit or agreeing to a settlement.
Our attorneys at Montlick and Associates share a common commitment to our clients. We understand the anxiety and stress associated with an injury. This sense of empathy guides our handling of claims so that we treat our clients as if their cases were our own. This approach requires a focus on client service, which includes copying clients on important correspondence, responding to calls and emails in a reasonably prompt fashion, and updating clients about significant new developments. Our dedication to high standards of professional ethics and exceptional client service reinforces our clients’ sense that we are proficiently handling their cases while protecting their legal rights and potential recovery. Let us handle the legal complexities of your case, so that you can devote your attention and energy to physical and emotional healing and the needs of your family.
Types of Personal Injury Claims Our Attorneys Handle in Tennessee
Our lawyers have a shared goal of providing our clients with the highest quality legal services, which is consistent with our reputation as a remarkable law firm. Our law firm handles a full range of Tennessee personal injury claims, such as:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Auto Collisions
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Semi-Truck Crashes
- Bike Accidents
- Pedestrian Struck by Vehicles
- Motorcycle Wrecks
- SUV Rollovers
- Aviation Crashes
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Recreational Vehicle Collisions
- Public Transit Accidents (e.g. Bus, Train, Taxi, and Subway Accidents)
- Ride Share Accidents (Uber, Lyft, etc).
Medical Malpractice & Health Provider Negligence
- Surgical Errors
- Failure to Inform
- Delayed Diagnosis (e.g. cancer, heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolisms, etc.)
- Diagnostic Mistakes
- Pharmacist Errors
- Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
- Pregnancy and Child Birth Mistakes
- Severe Burn Injuries
- Loss of Limbs
- Damage to Vital Organs
- Scars and/or Disfigurement
- Head and Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries, Including Quadriplegia and Paraplegia
- Injuries that require permanent or temporary disability
Defective Product Claims – Product Liability
- Faulty Medical Devices
- Defective and Dangerous Pharmaceuticals
- Exploding Takata Airbags Causing Injury or Death
- Aearo/3M Earplugs
- Lithium Battery Fires and Explosions
- E-Cigarette Explosions
- Mesothelioma (Asbestos Claims)
Workers Compensation Claims / 3rdParty Lawsuits
- Industrial Accidents
- Workplace Injuries
- Occupational Illnesses
- Agricultural Accidents
- Poultry Processing Plant Injuries
- Construction Accidents
Other Categories of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
- Qui Tam/Whistleblower Claims
- Veterans Benefits Disputes
- Slip and Falls
- Wrongful Death
- Harm Caused by Violent Crimes
- Dog Attacks and Bites
- Amusement Park Accidents
- Construction injuries
- Civil Assault and/or Battery
Our Commitment to You
If we take your case, we promise to:
- Handle your case the way we would want our own case handled. We employ the same diligence, compassion, and personal attention that we would expect if we were the client.
- Shield you from insurance company sharp practices and harsh tactics. Insurance adjusters and investigators often seem friendly and helpful. You will probably be told that you do not need to hire a lawyer. Insurers know that injury victims receive substantially less without legal representation. Our lawyers guide clients past insurance company traps that can derail their claims.
- Evaluate your claim for free. Montlick and Associates offers a free case analysis, so we can advise you on safeguarding your legal rights. We invite you to contact us at any time of the day or night including on holidays and weekends to set up a free evaluation with our personal injury attorneys. You also can speak to us right now through our online chat option on our website or by dialing #WIN (#946) from your phone.
- Aggressively pursue your claim to secure the fullest compensation and benefits you are entitled to receive. We recognize that our clients have a lot at stake when pursuing a personal injury claim or lawsuit. We aggressively pursue the best outcome and make our clients’ best interests our top priority.
- Provide personalized attention. We work for you, not the other way around. We want to hear from you if you have concerns or questions, so contact us so we can keep you informed and updated
- Stay in Contact. Few things are as frustrating as not having the professional you have hired answer your emails or return your phone calls. We take pride in keeping our clients abreast of the progress of their case by forwarding correspondence and notifying clients of important developments.
- Represent You With Respect, Compassion, and Dignity. Our attorneys share a dedication to always striving to provide the highest level of client service, as well as a commitment to exemplary moral character, honesty, ethical practices, and integrity. We will show you and your family the compassion and kindness that you expect.
We Know What It Takes to Win!™
If you or a family member has suffered an injury caused by an accident, carelessness, or an intentional wrongful act in Tennessee or anywhere else in the U.S., our experienced Personal Injury Lawyers at Montlick and Associates and affiliated co-counsel are available to inform you of your rights and to advise you regarding appropriate steps to protect those rights.
Free Personal Injury Case Analysis
Our law firm has represented injury victims for over 35 years. Call us Nationwide, toll-free, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), by dialing #WIN (#946) or you can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.
*Dollars recovered are cumulative and not indicative of individual case results. Each case is unique. Results depend on the facts and applicable law.
**Legal Services are provided by Montlick & Associates, P.C. and local associated law firms at no additional cost to you depending on the jurisdiction, and any specialized expertise required. For more information, click here.