Automobile Accidents

Automobile accidents are not uncommon in Tennessee, but that does not make their consequences any less serious. A traffic accident can turn a victim’s life upside down and have profound and life-changing ramifications, including:

  • Pain and suffering from physical injuries
  • Hospital stays and doctor visits
  • Doctor and hospital bills
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Vehicle property damage
  • Lost wages or earnings
  • Permanent impairment
  • Scars and disfiguration
  • Insurance issues
  • Wrongful death

If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car crash caused by another driver, we believe that you deserve justice. At the Law Office of Vinson & Coffinberry, you will find quality representation and a lawyer with a reputation for an outstanding personal injury practice: we will relentlessly pursue a fair auto accident settlement, or verdict if your case must advance to trial.

Vinson & Coffinberry will fight hard for the financial compensation you deserve to get your life back on track. Damages we may pursue on your behalf include economic damages (such as medical bills, lost wages, and future financial losses), and non-economic damages (such as pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and loss of consortium).

Slip, Trip & Fall

Slip, trip and fall accidents are generally considered “premises liability” cases. These cases arise when a property owner or custodian is negligent in the maintenance, repair and upkeep of the property in question. Tennessee has laws that require landowners to maintain their property so that it does not present an unreasonable risk of harm to those that visit the property. Additionally, many cities and counties have ordinances and building codes that effect property owners and occupiers maintenance repair and upkeep of their property.  Often, these laws pertain to both business owners and homeowners.   

Premise liability cases include: slip and falls at commercial establishments caused by liquids or foreign substances; trip and fall incidents caused by unsafe property conditions; construction site accidents and, assaults by employees or business patrons in many states, business owners and property owners have a duty to provide a safe environment for individuals on their premises.

If you are injured because a property owner or a business establishment fails to provide a safe environment that causes injury to your person, you may have a right to bring a claim for various damages incurred due to your injury. In Tennessee, these damages include pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages.

Wrongful Death

While no money can ever replace the loss of a loved one, Vinson & Coffinberry is committed to fighting for any and all possible compensation owed to our clients. Our overriding goal is to provide closure for the wrongs done.

Losing a loved one is always painful, but the realization that a loved one’s death was avoidable can be paralyzing. This is why it is crucial to have the support of professional, caring attorneys committed to handling complex legal issues when dealing with a death resulting from another’s negligent conduct. Negligent individuals, companies and even governmental agencies may be held liable for damages under wrongful death claims, within certain parameters. In such cases, close relatives may be entitled to compensation under Tennessee law.

Compensation can include such things as reimbursement of funeral costs, expenses for medical treatment, lost wages, or intangible costs, such as mental anguish and loss of love and affection. If the conduct that caused the death of an individual was particularly reprehensible, punitive damages may also be available to punish the wrongdoer so that such atrocities do not occur again. Claims for wrongful death are often partnered with other claims relating to nursing home abuse, product liability, negligence and medical malpractice.

Because Tennessee has a relatively short time frame within which a case can be filed compared to other States, immediate consultation with an attorney is essential when considering whether to pursue a wrongful death case. Hesitation to discuss your story with a legal professional could mean the loss of your right to file a claim. Thus, even if you do not call our firm, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible.