Personal Injury

If you’ve been hurt—from a car wreck, a fall, a medical procedure, or an accident—We can help.

We can help, and our clients are not obligated to pay us unless we recover money for them.

Have you been hurt?

If you’ve been hurt—from a car wreck, a fall, a medical procedure, or an accident—you probably have doctor’s bills to pay. You might have missed work. You might not be able to do the things you used to do. Sometimes, it’s your own insurance company that won’t cover the bills. We can help, and our clients are not obligated to pay us unless we recover money for them.

We can help

  • Car Wrecks
  • Wrongful Death
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Slip and Fall
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Insurance Claims
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Uninsured Motorist Claims
  • Bicycle Accidents

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Personal Injury FAQs
We’re happy to share some basic information with you here. If you want legal advice, please schedule a consultation.

It is best to contact a lawyer as soon as you can after you are injured.  There are some steps that can be taken right away to help make sure you can recover fully for your injuries.

Hiring a lawyer allows you to focus on recovering from your injuries while the lawyer handles your legal claim. Depending on your case, a personal injury attorney may be able to hep you recover compensation for your injuries lost wages, and out-of-pocket costs arising from your injury.

No. We do not charge for an initial consultation on your personal injury case.

If someone else’s negligence or carelessness caused your injury, you may be able to recover.  An attorney can evaluate your situation and give you an opinion as to whether you have a claim that is likely to succeed.

At your first appointment, we will take the time to listen to your story and get to know you. We may ask permission to review your medical records or other documents to evaluate your case. We will discuss your options and give you competent professional advice about whether you should pursue your claim.

While there are various options, the most common payment arrangement is for attorneys to charge a contingency fee. This means that the attorney earns a fee only if you recover money.  Usually the attorney’s fee is 1/3 of your recovery amount.

In most cases in Tennessee, you have only one year from the date of the injury or accident to file suit. There are some exceptions that we are happy to discuss. To ensure that you do not run out of time to file your suit, it is always best to consult a lawyer as soon as possible after you are injured.

It all depends on the type of your injury and the complexity of the case. If your case goes to trial, it can take as long as a year from the date your suit is filed until you get a trial date. Certain strong cases settle within a few weeks or months. In any case, it is our job to get your recovery for you as quickly as we can.

No.  The vast majority of cases settle before trial. But, having a legal team that is experienced in jury trials can let the other party know that you are willing to go to court in order to get the recovery you deserve.

In Tennessee, personal injury plaintiffs can recover damages for pain and suffering, lost wages (both past and future), compensation for permanent injuries, out-of-pocket expenses, disfigurement and scarring, and other types of injuries. It is important to have a lawyer who can help identify all the ways in which your injury has caused you damage and help you seek the full recovery allowed by law.

Just because of the way they are structured, insurance companies have an incentive to pay you as little as possible, and they have lawyers advising them. A lawyer with experience in dealing with insurance companies can help make sure that you are compensated fairly.

If possible, have your lawyer be involved in any discussions with an insurance company.


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Dodson Parker Behm and Capparella PC
1310 Sixth Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37208

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