Kingsport, TN Personal Injury Lawyer

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Severe injuries can take a significant toll on your life in the form of debilitating pain, bank account-draining medical bills, and lost income from time missed at work. But if you were not responsible for your injuries, you should not be left paying for them out of pocket. While there is no way to undo what happened, the Kingsport personal injury lawyers at Arrington Schelin can help you demand accountability from the at-fault party.

Our Kingsport personal injury attorneys are committed to helping injured Tennesseans in Sullivan and Hawkins counties. We are proud of the reputation we have built over 40-plus years of service and the personalized care we provide each client. We want to get to know you, understand your case inside and out, and prepare a strategy to aggressively pursue the full and fair compensation you deserve.

Learn more about what a personal injury lawyer in Kingsport, TN, can do for you during your free consultation. Contact us online or call Arrington Schelin now.

Common Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle in Kingsport

Our Kingsport personal injury lawyers have experience handling a wide range of cases, including:

  • Car accidents – Negligent drivers injure tens of thousands of people in Tennessee every year. If another driver hit you, we can help you pursue maximum compensation. Common examples of negligence include impaired driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving, drowsy driving, tailgating, speeding, and failing to yield the right of way.
  • Semi-truck wrecks – Truckers can cause horrific injuries when they fail to follow traffic laws and safety regulations. Other potentially liable parties in a semi-truck accident case include trucking companies, maintenance workers, cargo loaders, and truck manufacturers.
  • Motorcycle crashes – Motorcyclists are at particular risk of injury because they lack safety protections and respect from other motorists. When careless drivers cause motorcycle accidents, they must be held accountable.
  • Pedestrian accidents – Distracted, impaired, or drowsy drivers put pedestrians in danger. The risk of a pedestrian accident increases at night, as pedestrians can be harder to spot in the dark.
  • Boating accidents – Boating accidents often occur when operators ignore safety regulations, such as not drinking while on the water. Other potentially liable parties include passengers, boat rental companies, and boat manufacturers, for example.
  • RV accidents – Recreational vehicles are many times larger and heavier than typical passenger vehicles, yet most require no special license to operate. Inexperienced and careless drivers contribute to many RV accidents, while manufacturers may be liable for collisions caused by defective parts or designs.
  • Dog bites – Even seemingly friendly dogs can cause severe injuries if they attack. In many cases, the dog’s owner can be held liable for the damage it causes, often through their homeowners’ or renters’ liability insurance coverage.
  • Child injuries – Children who suffer severe injuries may have to live with the effects for the rest of their lives. We can help you hold negligent parties responsible for the harm they’ve caused your child.
  • Slip-and-fall accidents – Property owners and businesses have a legal duty to keep their premises safe for lawful visitors. If a negligent business or property owner caused you to slip and fall, you have the right to demand compensation.
  • Construction accidents – Construction sites include many hazards that can cause an accident, from dropped tools and loose debris to toxic chemicals and dangerous equipment. Property owners, construction companies, subcontractors, and individual workers may be liable if you sustain any injuries at a construction site.
  • Defective products – Unfortunately, far too many unsafe products are on the market today. Dangerous products include everything from hazardous medications and toxic cleaning products to unsafe children’s toys and flawed medical devices, among many others. We know how to hold companies responsible for manufacturing or design defects.

Damages You Could Recover in a Personal Injury Claim

Our Kingsport personal injury attorneys are ready to help you seek substantial compensation after an accident. Depending on your injuries and other factors, you could receive compensation for the following losses:

  • Lost wages and reduced future earnings
  • Medical bills, including the cost of future care
  • Diminished quality of life due to a disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress

Is There a Time Limit for Filing a Kingsport Personal Injury Claim?

Tennessee law says you have one year from the date of an accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. One year is not long, so you should speak to our personal injury lawyers as soon as you can after an accident. If you wait too long to take action, you could lose your right to seek compensation.