Tennessee Civil Litigation Attorney
When you’re injured in an accident as a result of another party’s carelessness, you might be entitled to compensation, under Tennessee law. However, without legal representation, you could end up with a settlement that’s less than you anticipated.
John R. Colvin understands how to protect your rights – in personal injury cases, and in a variety of civil legal matters.
Call today to find out how John can help you: (931) 962-1044.
John R. Colvin has litigated many types of civil cases, including, but not limited to:
Premises Liability – A person who has been injured on property belonging to another person or business may be able to seek damages. When a person responsible for a property – a store manager, landowner, or homeowner, for example – is aware of a hazardous condition on his property, he may be found negligent if that hazard causes serious injury to another person.
These cases are also referred to as “slip-and-fall” or “trip-and-fall” cases, because falling is a common method of injury in public places, especially in restaurants and grocery stores.
Product Liability – When a defective product causes injury that may be grounds for a product liability case. This broad category covers many causes and effects, ranging from contaminated food that results in illness to a malfunctioning appliance that causes a house fire.
Vehicle Accidents – Traffic accidents can result in costly damage, injuries, and death, and when multiple parties are involved, the question of fault will impact compensation to victims. An injury victim who is partially at fault could still be awarded damages, so long as his share of the fault is less than 50 percent. If more than one party is found to be at fault for someone’s injuries, a court may order each party to pay damages that align with their percentage of fault.
Insurance Disputes – When an insurer has either denied or delayed payment for a claim or has made a settlement offer that is inadequate, many people seek the help of a lawyer. Insurance policies can be full of legal language that makes them difficult to read, so insured parties may not fully understand their rights. John R. Colvin excels at getting clients the settlements to which they are entitled.
Nursing Home Negligence – For most families, placing an elderly relative in a nursing home or extended care facility is a difficult decision. It’s often the only viable option when an older person has lost the ability to function independently and needs regular medical care. Sadly, there are some nursing home employees who don’t take care of residents. In extreme cases, elderly residents have been neglected, deprived of food, and physically abused. Families who discover such a situation need immediate legal help, to ensure their relative’s needs are met and offenders are brought to justice.
Workplace Accidents – In construction trades, workplace accidents can have serious consequences. Injuries caused by falling and by powerful machines account for a large number of Workers’ Compensation claims each year. While some occupations may seem inherently less dangerous than construction, there are many injuries that occur because of routine tasks, such as lifting a heavy box. When negligence causes a worker’s injury, he could be entitled to damages above and beyond Workers’ Compensation.
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John R. Colvin has worked with individuals and families who needed someone to stand up for their rights. Too often, people miss out on remedies for the negligent actions of others, because they didn’t seek legal representation, or waited too long to ask for help. Find out how having a caring, experienced attorney on your side can help you. Contact John today through our online form, or toll free at (931) 962-1044.