Personal injury lawsuits are filed by people injured due to the negligence of someone else. The injury may be either physical or emotional, and it can arise from a variety of sources or types of conduct. Some of the most common types of personal injury cases include 18 Wheeler Accidents, Automobile Accidents, Assaults and Battery on Business Premises, Medical Malpractice, and Product liability. In general, the goal of a personal injury action is to determine who was responsible and to compel the responsible party to compensate the injured person for the losses sustained. If you or someone you know has been injured by the careless actions of another, contact Tatum & Wade find out how we can help you preserve your rights.
Automobile and 18 Wheeler Accidents
A person who negligently operates a vehicle may be required to pay for any damages, either to a person or property, caused by his or her negligence. The injured party, known as the plaintiff, is required to prove that the defendant was negligent, that the negligence was a proximate cause of the accident, and that the accident caused the plaintiff's injuries. When you’re injured in Automobile or 18 Wheeler Accident, you need all the help you can get, and you need it as soon as possible to ensure your interests are protected. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney at Tatum & Wade is always available to give you a free consultation regarding your claim.
Wrongful Death Cases
In general, a wrongful death claim is one in which it is alleged that a person died as a result of another's negligence. The deceased person’s surviving relatives, dependents, or beneficiaries may bring suit against the responsible party or parties, seeking monetary damages for their losses. Each state has its own wrongful death law and not every state follows the same guidelines, principles, or rules. A personal injury attorney at Tatum & Wade can advise you on whether you have a valid wrongful death claim and can help you pursue that claim against the responsible party or parties.
Personal Injuries from Dangerous or Defective Products
When someone is injured while using a product that was manufactured or marketed in a defective or dangerous way, he or she may be able to recover the resulting damages from the responsible party in a products- liability-based personal injury suit. Products liability law is based on the responsibility of a manufacturer or other provider of goods to compensate users of the goods for injuries caused by defective or dangerous products that it placed into the stream of commerce. An experienced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer at Tatum & Wade can advise injured persons on whether they may have a claim against a product manufacturer or seller and can help them recover the damages to which they are legally entitled.
Premises Liability Claims
Premises liability law involves the legal responsibilities of property owners and occupiers to prevent injuries to persons on their property. One of the most common causes handled by our firm is assaults and injuries on business premises. Property owner liability varies depending on the rules and principles adopted in the jurisdiction where the injury occurred. An experienced personal injury lawyer at Tatum & Wade can evaluate the strength of your premises liability claim and help you recover damages for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
Selecting Tatum & Wade as Your Personal Injury Attorney
If you’ve suffered an injury through the fault of another, you may be out of work, overwhelmed with piles of medical bills, or in constant pain and agony. Under any of these circumstances, researching, locating, and retaining a lawyer to handle your personal injury claim can seem like yet another insurmountable obstacle. With a personal injury lawyer from Tatum & Wade on your side, you can breathe a sigh of relief and focus on your recovery while we carry at least part of your burden.
Bankruptcy is a legal method of eliminating debt and providing a means for debt-oppressed people to obtain a "fresh start." In many cases, bankruptcy means the elimination of the debt that you owe to your creditors. There are two primary forms of bankruptcy, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13.
There are several situations where a chapter 13 is preferable to a chapter 7.
A Chapter 13 is commonly referred to as "straight bankruptcy" and it is the most commonly filed form. Only individuals (not businesses or partnerships) may obtain a discharge in a Chapter 7 proceeding. Large credit card debt and other unsecured bills coupled with few assets, typify the filer of this form of bankruptcy. In the vast majority of cases this type of bankruptcy is able to completely eliminate all of the filers debts. A chapter 13 bankruptcy is normally for people who have too much income to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy or have the kind of debt that is non- dischargeable in a Chapter 7. Also, people file Chapter 13 because they are behind on their mortgage or business payments and are trying to avoid foreclosure. A chapter 13 bankruptcy allows them to make up their overdue payments over time and to reinstate the original agreement. However, for the vast majority of individuals who simply want to eliminate their heavy debt burden without paying any of it back, Chapter 7 provides the most attractive choice
It seems the stigma attached to filing bankruptcy has greatly diminished over the last decade as a fast increasing percentage of the population file every year. Bankruptcy filing are not normally published in newspapers, therefore the only people who usually find out that you are in a bankruptcy are your creditors.
If you are facing foreclosure, repossession, wage garnishment or you are in debt way over your head, bankruptcy will provide you the “fresh start” needed to protect your assets and your future.