If a person is involved in a car accident that is caused by another driver’s negligence, the person has a right to seek damages for any harm caused by the accident. While proving some damages, such as the cost to repair a car or obvious injuries such as broken bones and lacerations is a straightforward process, proving other damages requires an expert opinion.
The court of Appeals of Tennessee at Jackson recently analyzed the proof needed to establish loss of earning capacity in a Tennessee car accident case. If you were involved in a Tennessee car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, it is prudent to retain an experienced Tennessee car accident attorney to assist you in pursuing compensation.
Allegations Regarding the Accident and Plaintiff’s Treatment
Reportedly, the plaintiff was involved in a car accident with the defendant in January 2016. It was undisputed that the defendant caused the accident. Following the accident, the plaintiff was treated for sciatica, disc bulges, and other back issues. He eventually underwent back surgery, after which his surgeon advised the plaintiff that he should not lift objects weighing over thirty pounds or bend or twist. The doctor also stated that the plaintiff had reached his maximum improvement medically speaking.