A major change in Tennessee tort law occurred on June 11th, 2011, when controversial tort-reform legislation capped non-economic damages at $750,000 per plaintiff. Though certain catastrophic injury cases still allow $1,000,000, state law definitely cut back on reimbursement for pain, suffering and emotional trauma. This law is being challenged in the courts, but for now, it is fully in effect.
Despite these new limitations, however, economic damages can be collected for medical expenses, loss of work, inability to continue your career and more. Furthermore, most tort claims never reached as high as 3/4 million dollars per person to begin with, and some claims fall under federal law. Thus, with the help of a good Nashville personal injury lawyer, victims can still expect to secure extensive damages. Experienced personal injury attorneys, such as those at the Law Offices of Eric Beasley, know how to fight hard and win the maximum reimbursement allowed by the law.
Some of the most common causes of personal injury that lead to a lawsuit include auto accidents, slip and fall injuries at work, medical malpractice, defective and dangerous devices, nursing home abusive neglect and dog bites. There are, of course, many other types of cases, but they all have these fundamental facts in common: