Permanent Disability

 Knoxville Car Accident Attorney

A car accident can leave an injured victim permanently disabled. Knoxville car accident lawyer Mark C. Hartsoe can provide the legal representation and guidance you need to successfully recovery for your car accident injuries. Mr. Hartsoe has over 25 years of experience and a track record for helping his clients successfully recover for their injuries. He understands how a permanent disability can change a person’s life, and is ready to fight for you. Contact us today to see how we can help you.

Car Accidents and Permanent Disability

A permanent disability after a car accident can have devastating consequences for the injured person and their family. A permanent disability impairs a person’s physical or mental ability and prevents him or her from performing normal daily functions, including work and personal tasks, for the rest of his or her life. A permanent disability can be total, in which case the person is completely disabled, or it may be partial. A partial permanent disability means a person permanently loses the use of only a part of his or her body, such as an arm or leg.

Permanent disability injuries can include:

Medical care and treatment for permanent disabilities can be extremely expensive, and include surgeries, physical therapy, and other long-term care. A permanently disabled person may also require home remodeling to accommodate the disability.

Seeking Compensation for Permanent Disabilities

If you were permanently disabled due to a car accident, Tennessee law allows you to file a claim against the party responsible for your injuries. In Tennessee, all motorists are required to exercise care when they are on the road and in the operation of their vehicle. A motorist may fail to exercise care if they are inattentive, driving aggressively, or intoxicated. A person injured by a reckless driver can hold the driver accountable for their injuries.

In some cases, a manufacturer is responsible for the accident and can be held liable for placing a defective product into the marketplace. For example, a mechanical malfunction can result in a car accident, or a car part intended to protect the victim, such as a seatbelt, may fail and exacerbate the injury. A road hazard or debris from an overloaded truck can also lead to a collision. In these situations, the government entity responsible for maintaining the road, or the company that owns the overloaded truck may be held responsible. A number of factors can be relevant in these kinds of cases, so it is important to consult with an attorney who is knowledgeable in these areas when pursuing a claim.

If you suffered a permanent disability in a car accident, you can seek compensation for your injuries. A permanent disability can require extensive medical treatment, lifetime care, and equipment. It will also have a long term financial impact on you and your family. You can file a claim against the responsible parties, and seek compensation for your medical expenses, special equipment, lost current and future income, and pain and suffering.

Helping You Recover the Compensation You Need

Knoxville personal injury attorney Mark C. Hartsoe is committed to helping clients recover damages for their car accident injuries. Mr. Hartsoe provides his clients with results-oriented legal service. He will thoroughly investigate and prepare your case to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 865-804-1011 or contact us online for a free consultation.

Client Reviews
I was on my way to Atlanta and a huge truck rear-ended me and knocked me off the side of the road. I was scared. Didn’t know what to do. I tried working with the insurance company. They are just difficult to work with. I had to call somebody to take care of me. So, My brother told me to call Mark Hartsoe. As soon as I called Mark Hartsoe, he let me know real quick that everything was going to be okay and that he would take care of everything. And, he did. He got me a great settlement. He took the worry off of me. Mickey Anderson
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