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Trust A Dedicated, Caring Sevierville Personal Injury Lawyer

In an instant, an accident that you did not cause and could not prevent can disrupt every aspect of your life. Worries about medical costs and providing for your family are overwhelming. I am George R. Garrison, an East Tennessee native with more than 30 years of experience in insurance negotiations and trials. I focus my law practice in Sevierville on helping injured and disabled individuals recover all the compensation and benefits they deserve under the law.

What Is Personal Injury?

When someone behaves negligently by doing something that they know (or should know) is dangerous, they can be held legally liable when their behavior injures someone else. This is the basis of a personal injury claim.

If you were injured by another person’s negligence, you have the right to seek financial compensation for your injuries and other losses. This money is typically paid by insurance companies, who have teams of lawyers fighting for their interests. That’s why, in most cases, injury victims should have an experienced attorney fighting on their side.

Decades Of Experience: Motor Vehicle Accidents And Falls

My strengths in personal injury case analysis, case valuation, and case building are critical assets for my clients and their families. I care what happened, and I am here to help. I take pride in offering focused, personal attention in a comfortable environment. You can count on straight answers and realistic counsel on your case, based on my experience with injuries caused by:

From beginning to end, these cases are designed to be difficult. Insurance companies notoriously try to pay out as little as possible, leaving you to face a mountain of medical bills. I am committed to getting you a positive result. Together, we will evaluate your legal issue and determine what your options are. Whether it is negotiating on your behalf or fighting for you in court, rest assured that you have an attorney who is on your side.

How Much Does A Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

Most injury attorneys, myself included, represent clients in what’s known as a contingency fee arrangement. Simply put, this means that I don’t get paid unless you get paid. There are no upfront costs for my services, and my fee is taken as a predetermined percentage of however much I obtain for you in a settlement or trial.

You will never need to worry about attorney fees matching or exceeding your financial compensation, and hiring a personal injury attorney is risk-free for you.

What Can You Receive Financial Compensation For In A Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Legally speaking, the term “damages” refers to money that is owed for harms and losses someone has suffered. There are two categories of damages in personal injury claims: Economic and noneconomic damages.

Economic damages are harms or losses that have a direct and measurable cost. Examples would include:

  • Medical expenses related to the injury (both current expenses and future costs)
  • Lost income from time spent unable to work
  • Reduced earning capacity if an injury leaves you permanently disabled or unable to earn as much as you used to
  • Property loss and damage

Noneconomic damages are those that do not have a direct financial cost but still deserve to be compensated. Examples include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Reduced enjoyment of life
  • Scarring and disfigurement

Insurance companies want to resolve your claim as cheaply as possible. If they make an initial settlement offer, it will likely be an amount that is far less than your case is worth, and it may exclude noneconomic damages entirely. This is one of many reasons why it is so important to seek a lawyer’s help.

How Long Do You Have To File A Personal Injury Claim In Tennessee?

It’s important to take action quickly after being injured. Each state sets a statute of limitations for personal injury claims, which is how long after the accident you are allowed to sue the at-fault party. In Tennessee, the statute of limitations is just one year.

By contacting a Sevierville personal injury lawyer as soon as reasonably possible, you can protect your right to sue and ensure that evidence and witness memories are preserved.

Free Case Evaluation – I Will Take Your Call Personally

You do not have to worry about pressure or upfront costs when you turn to me, attorney George R. Garrison, for evaluation of your accident and injury or disability case. Call 865-280-0680 for the counsel you need. You can also contact me online. I serve clients in Sevier County as well as Blount, Knox, Jefferson and Cocke counties.