A serious injury can be devastating to a person and his or her family, and if you are an accident victim in Tennessee, you can rely on a Memphis personal injury lawyer here at Ballin, Ballin & Fishman, PC to fight for you. Our goal is to recover the compensation you need so you can move on with your life and be there for the ones you love. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you.
Memphis Personal Injury Lawyer | Your #1 Advocate
We understand the long-lasting and often permanent implications a serious accident can have on a person, which is why we will tirelessly fight to protect all those who’ve been injured in Shelby County, Memphis, and throughout Tennessee. Accident victims in Tennessee can depend on a Memphis personal injury lawyer right here at our firm to help them through every step of the claims process.
Memphis Personal Injury Lawyer | Our Legal Services
Over the years, the legal team here at Ballin, Ballin & Fishman represented clients in a range of cases. Just some of the personal injury cases that our firm handles are as follows:
- Auto Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Construction Accidents
- Defective Products
- Dog Bites
- Medical Malpractice
- Work Injuries
- Wrongful Death
After an Accident
The moments after a serious accident occurs are precious, and if you can, there are several actions you should take to receive the medical treatment you need and to preserve all evidence pertaining to your accident. As long as you are physically capable, it is best that you take the following steps:
- The most important thing is your health, which is why the first thing you should do is call the police to the scene of the accident. They will send emergency services who can treat your injuries on the scene and transport you to a hospital for further examination and treatment if necessary.
- You should then take pictures of the accident, the conditions that caused the accident, and of your injuries. If you were injured in an auto accident, you should be sure to collect the other driver’s insurance information.
- Get the attention of anyone who saw your accident and ask them for their name, phone number, and email address, as well as a written or recorded statement regarding the facts of the accident, if possible.
- Once you are treated at a hospital, you should ask your physician for a copy of any medical documentation detailing the origin and extent of your injuries.
- Hire a competent Memphis personal injury lawyer who can use all of the aforementioned evidence, as well as gather additional evidence, to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim.
Time Limits on Personal Injury Claims in Tennessee
You should understand that often, personal injury claims are time-sensitive matters, and the sooner you take action, the better off you will be. In most cases, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Tennessee is one year, meaning you must not wait any longer than one year from the date of your accident to file your personal injury claim. You should also understand that the longer you wait, the harder it can be to track down witnesses and prove that your injury was truly the result of an accident that happened say, nearly an entire year ago. This is why if you’ve been hurt, it is best to speak with our firm as soon as you can.
As long as you file your claim on time and satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, you should receive financial compensation to help offset some of the physical, emotional, and financial burdens you’ve incurred as a result of your accident. This compensation can go towards the cost of medical bills and lost wages, as well as pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, and other non-economic damages.
Why Ballin, Ballin & Fishman?
Some lawyers get nervous when they’re told they might have to try a case. They would prefer to settle every case, spend their days writing pleadings for court, and talking to mediators. As one federal judge put it, some lawyers, “file motions as if they are preparing to go to trial and bill endless hours for developing untested and unrealistic trial strategies–knowing they will never be used. They will do virtually anything to avoid trial.”
That’s not our style. We know that our opponents won’t always offer a fair settlement. We know that mediations don’t always end with a fair outcome for our clients. Sometimes, we will have to go to trial to achieve justice for our clients. We aren’t afraid of that–in fact, we enjoy the heat of battle.
Defense lawyers and insurance companies know which lawyers are willing to go to trial and which lawyers can be pushed around. Make sure you hire someone who knows how to fight for you.
Contact a Memphis Personal Injury Lawyer
The bottom line is that this legal team truly cares about you, the client, and your right to make a swift recovery after being injured by the negligence of another. If you are someone who has been hurt due to no fault of your own, the time to act is now. Our firm proudly serves clients in Memphis and throughout Tennesee, including in Tipton County, Fayette County, Bartlett, Germantown, Lakeland, and Millington. Contact Ballin, Ballin & Fishman, PC today to schedule your free initial consultation with our competent and aggressive legal team. We are on your side, and we will be, every step of the way.