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How Are Pain and Suffering Damages Calculated?

Pain and Suffering Damages

What is Pain and Suffering?  The term "pain and suffering" is defined as the physical, emotional, or mental losses caused by an injury. This term is a way to categorize general damages caused by another in the event of an auto accident or other injuries. In most personal injury cases, the statute of limitations to file a claim for pain and suffering is one year. Under Tennessee law, several factors may contribute to an injured person's suffering, such as: Physical pain and emotional pain Suffering Disfigurement Mental anguish Emotional distress Loss of society, companionship, and consortium Loss of enjoyment of regular...

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Why You Shouldn’t Let Insurance Companies Handle Your Case

Why You Shouldn’t Let Insurance Companies Handle Your Case Alone

It costs you nothing to consult with a personal injury attorney at The Cochran Firm of The Mid-South, so why wouldn’t you? Many people who are injured in a personal injury claim believe that their insurance company has them in their best interest. In fact, insurance companies have one goal; to make money and spend as little as possible. Here are 4 ways insurance companies may try to devalue your claim: Offer A Quick Pay Out One of the most common methods insurance companies use to avoid paying what policyholders are owed is to offer a quick pay out. Quick payouts can be...

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How to File a Medical Malpractice Claim

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Medical malpractice occurs when a health care professional causes harm or injury to a patient through a negligent act or omission. Failure to diagnose, treat, or provide adequate aftercare can all be used to prove negligence and validate your medical malpractice claim. If you or a loved one has experienced medical malpractice, here’s what you should do: First and foremost, be sure that your claim has the characteristics to be qualified as such under the law. Any claim that pertains to violation of care, injury caused by negligence, or injury that results in serious damage are all situations where a medical...

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What Victims of Sextortion Scams Need to Know

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With the rise of technology also comes the rise of nefarious characters using it to scam innocent parties. Many people think they can spot a scam easily, especially sextortion scams, but the truth is that these scams are getting more and more difficult to see — even for a discerning web user. You may not realize that as a the victim of a sextortion scam, you have the right to sue a scammer for money the scam cost you. Not sure if you are a victim of sextortion? Read on to see if this applies to you.   What Is a Sextortion Scam? Typically,...

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4 Reasons Why You Need To Hire A Criminal Defense Attorney

When you have been arrested for a crime, you may feel terrified and unsure about what steps you should take. If you have been arrested for a crime, remember that you have the right to an attorney.  The criminal defense attorneys at The Cochran Firm Mid-South will take every step necessary to protect the rights and freedoms of those we represent. Here are 4 reasons why you should hire a criminal defense attorney: Criminal defense attorneys know and understand the law.  One of the benefits of hiring a criminal defense attorney is having someone on your side who knows the legal process,...

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Can an Injured Child Make a Personal Injury Claim?

Minor injuries are just a part of growing up, but serious and disabling injuries have long-reaching effects on the rest of your child's life. When there's a negligent party involved, such as a teacher that failed to pay attention or a driver that caused an auto accident, parents often want to know if they can use a personal injury claim to request compensation on behalf of their child. Before making an appointment with a lawyer, you need to know the allowances and limitations that apply specifically to child injury cases. Understand what you can and can't do as a parent to...

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How Surgical Errors Lead To Medical Malpractice

Throughout life nearly all will enlist the services of a physician, but what about a surgeon? Not everyone will need a surgical procedure, but for those of us who do, it can be a frightening and intimidating experience, especially when dealing with a physician other than your own. When it comes to surgeons, patients must trust the abilities and judgment of a potentially unknown medical professional. The acceptance of this blind faith is implicit, but should it be? The patient is, in reality, placing their health, recovery, and ultimately, their life in the surgeon’s hands. Surgeons, like all physicians, receive specialized...

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Photosensitive Epilepsy at Work and Personal Injury Lawsuits

Photosensitive Epilepsy at Work and Personal Injury Lawsuits

Photosensitive Epilepsy at Work and Personal Injury Lawsuits Epilepsy is an unpredictable neurotic disease that causes many difficulties in a person's life. Photosensitive epilepsy is just one variation of this disease and one that can be particularly difficult in a busy work environment. In certain situations, people with this problem who suffer personal injuries on the job due to this type of epilepsy may be able to sue their employer. Learn more about photosensitive epilepsy and personal injury lawsuits.   Photosensitive Epilepsy Can Be Unpredictable   Individuals with photosensitive epilepsy experience seizures when lights flash in specific geometric patterns. The trigger frequency may be different for...

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Winter Accidents with Semi-Trucks

Driving in winter weather puts you at more risk due to more ‘stop time’ required, low visibility, poor traction and the increased unpredictability of other drivers on the road. Many drivers fail to alter their driving methods when driving in poor weather conditions, such as snow-covered or icy roads. Here are 5 safe winter trucking tips you should follow:   Slow down. Always be aware of your surroundings. In harsh winter weather, drive slow and arrive alive. If you have bald tires, drive even slower. Keep a safe driving distance. On a perfectly sunny day you should stay at least 3-4 seconds...

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Social Media and Personal Injury: What You Need to Know

When you intend to file a personal injury lawsuit against an individual or a business, you have to take notice of your social media use. The things you post on social media will remain in the public domain for the infinite future, and many posts, videos, or photos can harm your lawsuit if you are not careful. Attorneys for the opposing party will scour your social media to seek evidence against you. Do not give the other side the power to damage your case. Here are some questions you may have about social media use during a personal injury lawsuit. Will Opposing...

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