Germantown Personal Injury Attorneys
Fighting for the Rights of the Injured in Tennessee
No matter how many preventative measures we take to protect ourselves from accidents – from wearing our seat belts in the car to following protocol when operating machinery at work – we cannot control someone else’s negligence or prevent other people’s mistakes. A negligent driver, a defective product, an unmarked slippery floor – these are all just far enough out of our control that some accidents cannot be avoided.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s action or lack thereof, you deserve aggressive representation from an attorney who can fight for your rights. You deserve representation from Snider & Horner, PLLC.
We represent clients in personal injury cases involving:
In Texas, accident victims have one year from the date of their accident to file a claim before the statute of limitations runs out. If you have been injured read our car accident page to learn how we can help you and if you have a claim – even if the accident that led to your injuries was partly your fault.
Injuries are determined to be “catastrophic” when they are particularly serious or result in a permanent injury or disfigurement. Given the long term and severe impact of these injuries, medical expenses and recovery time are often much higher than other injuries. Our team is experience in handling these types of claims and is ready to fight for you.
If you have been injured due to someone else’s criminal activity you have a right to bring a civil suit against them, in addition to any criminal charges they may be facing. Learn more about how our attorneys can help you by reading our crime victims page.
In Tennessee, dog owners are responsible for their pets’ actions, regardless of whether or not they believed their dog would act aggressively. Learn more about Tennessee law and how our attorneys can help you if you have been injured by an animal by reading our dog bites page.
Motorcycles are a fun and convenient way to get around however riders are more vulnerable to injuries given the lack of protection cars provide. When a motorcyclist goes down, they usually suffer serious and costly injuries. Our attorneys seek maximum compensation so you can focus on recovering. Learn more today!
While pedestrians have the right of way, many motor vehicles fail to watch out for them. If you have been injured by a negligent driver learn more about Tennessee law and how our attorneys can help you by reading our pedestrian accident page.
Property owners are responsible for ensuring the safety of their visitors, when they fail to do so they may be held responsible for resulting damages. Learn what property owners are liable for and how to file a claim by checking out our premise liability page.
Since trucks are much larger and weigh significantly more than other motor vehicles on the road they are regulated far more, when truckers fail to adhere to these regulations serious accidents can happen. Snider & Horner, PLLC is experience in handling truck accident claims and investigations. Learn more how we can help you today.
In the aftermath of an accident, it can be hard to know your legal options or who to turn to when you can no longer work. Our law firm is here to help you! Our work injuries page explains your legal options and what our team of attorneys can do for you.
Losing a loved one is never easy, especially when their death is the result of someone else’s negligence. Our firm is dedicated to fighting for you and recovering the compensation you and your family deserve. Learn more about how we can help you today.
To get started on your personal injury claim with a free consultation, call Snider & Horner, PLLC at (901) 730-8880 or contact us online.
The Statute of Limitations in Tennessee
The statute of limitations in Tennessee is one of the shortest across the U.S., being only one year. This means that you have one year from the date of your injury to file a personal injury claim. There are three main exceptions to this. The first being if an injury victim is under the age of 18 or has been determined "adjudicated incompetent" by the court. Adjudicated Incompetent means mentally incompetent at the time. In these cases, the individual has one year from their 18th birthday or from their date of restored competence to file a claim.
The second exception is if the negligent party resides or is absent for a prolong period from the state of Tennessee. Their date of absence will most likely not be counted in the one year time frame. The last exception is if the negligent party has criminal charges brought against them. In this case they statute of limitations would extent to two years.
Why You Need an Attorney
In the immediate aftermath of an accident, you might not be thinking about hiring an attorney. Accident scenes can be overwhelming and confusing, and you are probably in shock. After taking the time to take notes about the incident and seek medical attention, we highly recommend that you speak with an attorney to protect your rights from the start.
Without an attorney, you will be left to face powerful insurance companies alone. Remember that the insurance company does not have your best interests in mind – they will do whatever it takes to mitigate their liability and to reduce the compensation you receive.
With Snider & Horner, PLLC on your side, however, you can fight for justice and seek a favorable resolution. Our Germantown personal injury attorneys devote their work to helping you get the full compensation to which you are entitled.
Get in touch with us today to request a free consultation for your personal injury case. Call us at (901) 730-8880.