Altamont Personal Injury Lawyer
The county seat of Grundy County, Altamont, Tennessee sits atop the Cumberland Plateau. It has a population of 1,045 (as of the 2010 consensus) and an elevation of 1,870 feet. It encompasses an estimated area of 22.0 square miles. The town was established in 1854, ten years after it became the county seat.
The Law Office of John R. Colvin was established January 1, 2001 in Winchester, Tennessee to give legal assistance to the injured and disabled in Southern Middle Tennessee. The Law Office of John R. Colvin handles personal injury actions, workers’ compensation injuries, and Social Security Disability claims in Altamont, Tennessee on a contingency basis fee basis, which means my office does not charge a fee unless you recover benefits.
The Law Office of John R. Colvin is ready to handle serious personal injury claims, including car accidents, injury from defective products, and wrongful death actions in Altamont, Tennessee. In 2008, there were 27 automobile accidents, 6 of which involved injuries. In 2011 in Grundy County, Tennessee, there were 248 motor vehicle accidents, 84 people were injured in these accidents. In 2011, 9 people lost their lives in car and truck accidents in Grundy County. Since 1975 to 2009 in Altamont, Tennessee, there have been 12 fatalities and 32 casualties due to car accidents.
The Law Office of John R. Colvin has successfully handled numerous claims for disabled and injured individuals in Altamont, Tennessee. The claims handled by my office have included those of car accidents, premises liability, slip and fall, nursing home negligence, defective products and construction accidents. As with all personal injury claims, most cases are handled on a contingency fee basis which means my office does not charge you a fee until and unless we make are recovery for you. If you or a loved one is in need of legal help or representation due to a disability, illness or injury, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of John R. Colvin for initial consultation that is both free and confidential.
Please remember that with any claim, there is a time limit which to file formal action to preserve your rights under the law. Therefore, that is why I encourage you to contact my office for a free and confidential consultation regarding your rights and how my office can effectively represent you in preserving those rights and securing you the compensation that you deserve.
In addition to personal injury claims, my office also handles injuries related to work related accidents, on the job injuries and/or claims for worker compensation benefits pursuant to the Tennessee Worker Compensation Act. In recent years, Tennessee law has changed and evolved in regards to the rights of workers under the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Act. Currently, Tennessee law requires that administrative claims and requests for assistance be filed prior to instituting a court action. Furthermore, an administrative claim must be filed with the Tennessee Department of Labor within a certain time period or the claim could be forever barred. Many of the new laws were enacted in order to protect insurance companies, large corporations and manufacturing interests within the State of Tennessee all at the peril of the injured worker. Due to the complexity of the Workers’ Compensation Laws that require the filing of an administrative claim with the Tennessee Department of Labor for either a benefit review conference or a request for assistance pursuant to the facts of each case is why you should contact an attorney who routinely handles Tennessee Workers’ Compensation claims. Therefore, please do not hesitate to contact my office if you are in need of assistance for your work related injuries.
Types of Damages Available in Tennessee
Personal injury victims in Altamont Tennessee are entitled to full compensation for their injury-related losses. The awarded amount should cover everything from your medical treatment to the mental anguish you suffered due to your injuries. As an experienced Tennessee Personal Injury Lawyer, I have helped my clients pursue the following damages:
Economic damages refer to all the losses related to your injuries that have a monetary value. Depending on your case, they could pay for the following expenses:
- Medical costs, such as ambulance costs, hospital stays, medication, and medical devices
- Lost income
- Property damage
- Aftercare services
- Death benefits, including funeral costs, and benefits for dependents.
Unlike economic damages, non-economic damages are subjective and don’t have a monetary value. They are designed to compensate you for injury-related losses that are unquantifiable, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Mental anguish
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of companionship
Although they are not common, punitive damages are awarded in situations where the at-fault party acted out of gross negligence or malice.
How Will My Office Help You Pursue Compensation?
My main goal as an Altamont Personal Injury Attorney is to ensure you get the full compensation amount for all your losses. To achieve this, I will do the following:
- Determine fault and prove liability for your personal injury case
- Determine the value of your past and future losses
- Gather enough evidence to build your claim
- Negotiate a settlement deal with the insurance company
- Present your case in court if necessary
Are you disabled and unable to work? The Law Office of John R. Colvin also handles both adult disability claims and child disability claims for individuals living in Grundy County and Altamont, Tennessee. Therefore, if you have been denied adult disability or your child has been denied their claim for child’s disability by the Social Security Administration, please do not hesitate to contact my office for legal assistance. The Office of John R. Colvin can provide legal representation at the initial determination level, at the reconsideration level, and at the hearing level. If you reside in Grundy County, Tennessee your hearing will most likely take place before an administrative law judge at the Office of Disability Adjudication Review located at 6840 Carothers Parkway, Suite 350, Franklin, Tennessee. If necessary, I also handle Social Security disability claims beyond the hearing level and against the Social Security Administration at the Federal District Court level in the Eastern District of Tennessee. As with most claims for benefits, there is a time limit from which you must file an appeal or lose certain rights and remedies under the law. Therefore, if you have been denied benefits or if you are applying for Social Security Disability benefits, please do not hesitate to contact my office for an initial consultation that is both free and confidential.
- From Altamont take TN-50/Pelham Rd. (27.6 mi.)
- Continue straight on US-64 W towards Winchester. (4.5 mi.)
- Merge onto US-41-ALT N/US-64-BR/TN-15. (2.8 mi.)
- Turn left onto 2nd Ave SE. (0.1 mi.)
- Take the second left S High St. 205 S High St. is on the left. (0.01 mi.)