On behalf ofThe Myers Law Firm PLLC posted in Premises Liability on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
You set out for a day of fun with that bonus money in your pocket and head toward to your favorite Tennessee mall. There are some things you've put off getting, but today's the day to make your purchases.
You walk through the mall, happily heading toward the entrance to the store of your choice, and your legs come out from under you. You feel yourself falling and put out your arm to brace your fall. You wind up on the ground, your arm in terrible pain.
Yes, it's broken. You didn't see the puddle on the floor ahead of you, the result of a leaky roof apparently. There's no staff there to wipe up the water and none of those yellow triangular signs to warn you of the hazard...
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On behalf of The Myers Law Firm PLLC posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.
It's wonderful for Tennessee seniors to have their independence, thanks to their cars – until it isn't.
According to AAA, senior citizens have good driving habits. They wear their seat belts, don't drink and drive and stay under the speed limit. They stay off the road after dark whenever possible, avoid rush hour and stay home in bad weather.
At some point, however, seniors will reach the point that it's time to pass the car on to the grandkids. They are more likely to be injured or killed in accidents – and to put other drivers at risk – because of age-related conditions or illnesses. Seniors are second only to teen drivers when it comes to having the...
Continue reading Teens, seniors involved in more accidents than any age group
On behalf of The Myers Law Firm PLLC posted in Personal Injury on Thursday, June 28, 2018.
We've all laughed at the cartoon where someone slips on a banana peels and falls.
Truth is, it's not funny.
Banana peels and a number of common things around the house can cause serious injuries, such as concussions and fractures or even death. And when you are invited to someone else's home for the first time – whether as a guest or as someone who is there to provide a service – you don't know what kind of hazards await you.
You could trip on a garden hose that hose that hasn't been rolled up or an area rug that is curled up on the edge. You could fall down a flight of stairs if the handrail isn't secure. A frayed wire could cause an electric shock.
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On behalf of The Myers Law Firm PLLC posted in Wrongful Death on Wednesday, July 25, 2018.
Your loved one is gone. The person who always has been your rock and your emotional support, your biggest fan, isn't there when you wake up in the morning anymore.
But once the tears stop and your friends and family go back to their regular routine after being at your side, you are alone with your thoughts.
How will you do this? How are you going to make it financially?
If your loved one has died because of the negligence or misconduct of someone else, such as a drunk driver, you could have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. In wrongful death cases, the plaintiffs typically can pursue compensation for what they've lost: wages from the deceased, companionship, the cost of the...
Continue reading How Do Wrongful Death Cases work in Tennessee?
Thousands of car accidents occur every day across the nation, and people need to know who to call if they have been injured in a serious accident in the Knoxville area. If you are looking for a reputable car accident lawyer in Knoxville, Tennessee, call the Myers Law Firm. The firm is owned by the husband and wife team Michael and Laura Myers, who have a combined 35 years of experience between them, and because they have represented insurance companies in the past, they now have a unique insight into the process of helping car accident victims get the compensation they deserve.
Car Accidents in Knoxville
On behalf of The Myers Law Firm PLLC posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents on Friday, June 1, 2018.
From the Great Smoky Mountains to the Mississippi River Valley,...
Car Accident Attorneys In Knoxville
On behalf of The Myers Law Firm PLLC posted in Personal Injury on Thursday, August 9, 2018.
Classes are back in session in Knox County, Tennessee. Your child went back to school with a fresh haircut, new shoes and a backpack filled with supplies.
The biggest need kids have this time of year, though, is a talk with you that covers just how they can stay safe to and from school. It's never too late to remind them of the rules of the road, whether they walk to school, ride a bike or take the bus. Cars in the school zone present a daily danger to youngsters.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA), in the span between 2006 and 2015, about 300 students 18 and younger died in crashes related to getting to and from school.
Continue reading Lesson 1 in the Tennessee school year: Stay safe
On behalf of The Myers Law Firm PLLC posted inWrongful Death on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.
You can't put a price tag on a human life. For each family member left behind in Tennessee, the loss of someone who has passed away is one they'll never get over.
If your loved one dies as a result of an accident, an injury, or someone else's negligence, you not only have been denied companionship, love, and emotional support, but you also could be losing financial support.
A wrongful death lawsuit could be appropriate in your situation.
A wrongful death case can be difficult to talk about. Some might worry others will think they are trying to profit from the death of a family member. That isn't the case at all.
As a survivor, you must consider the costs of...
Continue reading Wrongful death suits bring financial peace of mind to Tennesseans
On behalf of The Myers Law Firm PLLC on Thursday, June 28, 2018.
First Response After Car Accident
If you're driving along a Tennessee highway and another driver suddenly crashes into your car, in an instant, your whole world may feel as though it dropped out from underneath you. Depending on the severity of your injuries, your life may indeed significantly change in the near or distant future. Some of your injuries may be undeniably apparent, such as lacerations, broken bones, or loss of consciousness. First responders are experienced at assessing a crash scene to see who, if anyone, is in need of emergency care.
Those who came to your aid hopefully were able to get you to the nearest hospital in a timely manner, and doctors at that facility were hopefully able to treat your...
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After a Tennessee accident, you may have hospital bills, ongoing medical expenses, and damaged property that results in costly repairs. If you cannot work, the financial burden, in addition to the stress and pain of your injuries, can be overwhelming. You might wonder what is your personal injury case worth?
Obtaining an estimate for the potential value of your case can provide peace of mind about your financial future. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you get an estimated personal injury case worth and maximize the value of your claim.
Economic vs. Noneconomic Damages
The value of a claim varies significantly from one case to another. The type of damages you suffered due to the accident affects the financial compensation you might receive.
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Accidents and injuries are more common than many people think. In the United States, almost 60 million people visit a doctor every year for some type of injury, with nearly 40 million emergency room visits. Many of these injuries result in hospitalizations, medical costs, time off work, and other damages.
When you’ve been injured in a car accident or a work accident, you shouldn’t have to deal with these healthcare costs, economic losses, or pain and suffering yourself. A law firm with experience in personal injury cases can be an enormous help. What are the top reasons to see a personal injury lawyer?
1. Taking Care of Your Case From Beginning to End
Accidents and injuries are stressful; they can leave you feeling confused. It is important to file a legal claim as soon...
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On behalf of The Myers Law Firm PLLC posted in Premises Liabilityon Thursday, June 14, 2018.
A woman is suing the owner of a party venue in Campbell County after she experienced an injury on the property. She entered the property during a rainy evening and left under darkness. Without exterior lighting covering the parking lot and outdoor walkway, she tripped on her way to her car and broke her arm as a result of the fall.
We are usually responsible for our own decisions, but we can also suffer unfairly from the decisions of others. Owners and managers of businesses with public spaces or invited guests owe those people a clean and safe place to congregate or move through. If they fail, they may be liable for the results.
Surgery and hospitalization cost the victim...
Continue reading Woman Sues Tennessee Venue for Slip-and-Fall Injury