Memphis Personal Injury Attorney
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If you have been harmed by someone else’s negligence, or if a loved one has been in an accident caused by somebody else, no amount of money can undo the pain and emotional trauma you have experienced. The reality is, however, that another person or company’s actions may have left you with significant medical expenses and income losses.
At the Law Office of Stephen R. Leffler, P.C., we want to help you focus on moving forward. We can deal with insurance companies on your behalf to secure you a small measure of justice, maximizing your financial recovery. Our Memphis personal injury attorney is even prepared to go to trial if that is what it takes to fully assert your rights.
We have won millions of dollars for our deserving clients. Find out how we may be able to help you when you call (901) 509-9112 to schedule your free consultation today.
Types of Compensation
In Tennessee, the compensation you could be awarded with depend on the circumstances of your personal injury case. If you have suffered from property damage, an injury or any other type of loss you can seek compensation, otherwise known as “damages.”
The two main types of compensation in a personal injury case include compensatory and punitive damages. Compensatory damages are to reimburse the victim for the injuries they have suffered. Punitive damages, in comparison, are not related to the harm that the victim has suffered, but instead are to punish the defendant for specific behavior.
General Compensatory Damages
General damages are to compensate the victim for non-monetary damages and are generally expected in all personal injury claims. Some common general damages include:
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship or consortium
Special Compensatory Damages
Special damages, on the other hand, are to compensate the victim for monetary damages. This is to compensate for any money lost due to the accident that occurred. Some common special damages include:
- Medical bills
- Cost of future medical bills
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of future earnings
- Costs for altered plans or cancelled trips
- Household expenses
Under circumstances where the defendant displayed behavior that is considered despicable or reprehensible, punitive damages may be awarded. An example of a situation where punitive damages could be awarded is when the defendant acts maliciously or displays fraudulent behavior.
Thomas David Jordan v. Norfolk Southern Railroad
Our 57-year-old client was working between tracks and suffered severe injuries when a train struck him. After a three-week trial, the jury returned a $5 million verdict for our client.
Why Choose Our Memphis Personal Injury Attorney?
- Serving Families in Tennessee for Decades
- Multi-Million Dollar Compensation Won
- Big Firm Results. Small Firm, Personable Care.
- In-House Investigator to Work on Your Claim
- Free Consultation to Review Your Options