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Helping You Get Back To Your Life, Personal Injury Attorneys In Blount County

An accident of any kind can upend your life. You just want things to feel normal again. And getting support and the compensation you deserve are both big parts of that. At Shepherd & Long, we’re here to do both. We help people throughout Blount County, Maryville, Knoxville and beyond get what they need to get back to their lives with personal injury representation.

You cannot rely on your insurance company to fully protect and compensate you after an accident. A Maryville personal injury attorney can help you get what you need. Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience representing people in personal injury cases, helping them get fully compensated after all types of injuries and accidents.

Thorough, Thoughtful Support After Accidents

An experienced personal injury attorney in Blount County from Shepherd & Long will be there for you after an accident. We’ve spent years standing up for accident victims in many different situations and we’re ready to help.

Car accidents are some of the most common types of personal injury cases we take on, but we’re knowledgeable and experienced in a variety of accident situations, from bicycle and pedestrian accidents, to incidents with animal bites and animal attacks, we’re ready to stand up for you. Injuries suffered while walking or bicycling can be some of the most severe and certainly require a personal injury lawyer’s practiced hand in order to get truly full compensation. We also can help people suffering from spinal and back injuries and other serious wounds, from burn injuries to TBIs and head injuries.

Get The Answers You’re Looking For

If you’re suffering from an injury caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you may have pressing questions. Our attorneys can give you the answers you need through an initial consultation. Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions:

What is my personal injury case worth?

Once we successfully prove the other party was responsible for your injuries and losses, the court will award you two types of damages: economic and noneconomic damages.

  • Economic damages compensate you for quantifiable financial losses, such as medical bills (current and future), physical therapy, lost income, future ability to work, and any other expenses related to your injuries.
  • Noneconomic damages compensate you for more intangible losses, like pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Accidents causing catastrophic injuries also have a catastrophic effect on your life. It is vital to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side to ensure you secure the maximum compensation for your losses.

Should I accept my insurance company’s settlement offer?

It may be tempting to say yes when the insurance company calls with a quick settlement offer. However, you should speak with your attorney first. Experienced personal injury attorneys understand insurance company tactics and strategies, and the most important thing we know is that the insurance company is not working for you. They want to settle for the least amount of money possible. Never sign anything without running it past an attorney first.

Do I still have a case if I’m partially responsible for my accident?

Tennessee law operates under the theory of modified comparative negligence, which means that you could be entitled to compensation even if you are partially responsible for the accident. If you are 50% or less responsible for your accident, you may still be able to collect compensation. Using a Maryville car accident as an example, say you were involved in a wreck and your injuries and losses are estimated at $100,000. However, the court holds you 40% responsible for the accident. This means you would be entitled to collect just 60% of any damages awarded to you, which would be $60,000.

How much does it cost to hire a Maryville personal injury attorney?

At Shepherd & Long, we typically handle personal injury cases on a contingency basis. Contingency means you pay nothing unless we win your claim. This means you do not have to worry about anything and can concentrate on healing from your injuries, and we concentrate on successfully resolving your claim. In the majority of cases, we add your legal fees as an additional amount of compensation when seeking your award from the court.

Get In Touch To Start A Path To Recovery

Contact us today to get more answers and start building your personal injury case. You may use our online contact form or call 865-383-3118 to set up an appointment. Get in touch with a Knoxville, Maryville, Blount County personal injury lawyer today. We’re here and we’re ready to help.