- Auto Wrecks
- Truck Accidents
- Brain Injuries
- Boating & Watercraft Injuries
- Injuries to Children & Minors
- Slip & Fall Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Medical Malpractice
- Construction Site Accidents
- Defective and Dangerous Products
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Toxic Torts
Automobile, motorcycle, and tractor trailer truck wrecks happen every day in Tennessee. If you have been injured or hurt in a car wreck, you may be entitled to recover for your injuries such as: medical care and related expenses, income lost because of the accident, compensation for permanent physical disability or disfigurement, compensation for loss of family, social, and educational experiences, including missed school or training, vacation or recreation, or a special event, emotional damages, stress, embarrassment, depression, strains on family relationships, interference with sexual relations, the costs of pharmaceutical and medical equipment, and damages to property such as your car. The team of attorneys at the Law Offices of Woods and Woods has extensive experience handling auto accident cases for our clients, so if you or one of your family members have been hurt or killed in a car wreck, a motorcycle accident, a truck wreck, or were an innocent bystander hurt by such an event, call us today and let us help.
Tractor-trailer truck wrecks are devastating! Some of these trucks carry flammable liquids or other hazardous materials. They can weigh in excess of 80,000 pounds! Needless to say, if you are involved in an accident with a large truck, the injuries you or a loved one sustain will be serious and possibly fatal. These injuries may have resulted from the carelessness of truckers and the trucking companies. Truckers violate the law by speeding, falsifying their log books, traveling in restricted lanes, tailgating, operating overweight rigs, tires with too little tread, and failed breaking. Trucking companies have been known to hire drivers who are a danger because their prior driving records sometimes include alcohol related offenses. Additionally, truck drivers often operate their trucks on insufficient sleep, increasing the likelihood of an accident.
At the Law Offices of Woods and Woods, our team of lawyers handle truck wrecks and the resulting injuries all over the state of Tennessee. The trucking industry is heavily regulated and you may benefit from access to all of the laws and regulations which might impact your case. If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a truck accident, you need a lawyer immediately and we want to help. Call the Law Offices of Woods and Woods.
Brain injuries have a terrible effect on not only the victim’s quality of life but also their families and caregivers. Often unable to maintain gainful employment, victims of serious brain injuries become dependent on the government and family for financial assistance which is insufficient to maintain a decent quality of life. Causes of brain injuries include: truck wrecks, car wrecks, slip and falls, physical assaults and battery, or boating accidents. The physical trauma can and often does lead to emotional distress for families having to cope with medical bills, lost wages, and other losses for the victim. In these unfortunate circumstances, not only is the injured person potentially entitled to recover damages for the brain injury, but the remaining caregivers may also be entitled to compensation. If any of your loved ones have suffered a serious brain injury, call us today and let our team of lawyers help you.
BOATING AND WATERCRAFT ACCIDENTS
Every spring and summer, thousands of Tennesseans take to our lakes and rivers to recreate and enjoy the outdoors. Unfortunately, not all of those people use good judgment when participating in water sports, either as a result of alcohol and drug consumption or from a general lack of experience and carefulness. Boating and watercraft accidents in Tennessee are all too common. These accidents can result in serious injury, brain damage, and even death. If you or a loved one have been injured or killed as a result of one of these accidents, you may be entitled to compensation for that injury and the pain, suffering and distress that result from it. Call the Law Offices of Woods and Woods today and let our team of lawyers answer your questions. We want to help.
INJURIES TO CHILDREN AND MINORS
Tennessee law allows children or minors and their parents who are injured or killed as a result of the negligence of other persons or companies to recover for damages. Children’s injuries may be especially devastating because of the increased length of time they will have to endure their permanent injuries. Parents are entitled to recover the medical expenses paid or payable to health care providers as a result of such injuries and in the event of death, the loss of love and affection of the child as well as any future financial assistance expected from the child. If your child has been injured through no fault of your own, please call the Law Offices of Woods and Woods and let us help.
SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS
Also known as premises liability, whether due to the negligent maintenance of a parking lot, equipment failure, wet and slippery floors or other unknown hazards, slip and fall accidents can cause serious bodily injuries. If you experience a slip and fall that results in injury, you may be entitled to recover for your medical bills, lost wages, permanent injuries, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and other damages. The owner or operator of a business may be liable for these injuries, even if the injury took place on the sidewalk or parking area outside of the business. If you have experienced such an injury, call the Law Offices of Woods and Woods today and let our lawyers answer your questions and help you.
The wrongful death of a family member has severe emotional and financial effects on a family. Tennessee law provides recovery for the loss of a spouse, child or parent as a result of the negligence of another person or business. Causes of wrongful death include drunk drivers, negligent operation of tractor trailer trucks, automobile accidents, dump trucks, defective and dangerous products, boating accidents, dangerous pharmaceuticals, slip and falls, medical malpractice and other causes. If one of your loved ones has passed away and you think there may be a case for wrongful death, please call the Law Offices of Woods and Woods and let us answer your questions. We are here to help.
There have been advances in medical science over the past several years. But that does not mean doctors are infallible. Doctors can and do make mistakes, often as a result of their own negligence. Whether it is misdiagnosing a patient’s condition, prescribing the wrong drugs, failing to diagnose a treatable condition, or making a mistake during surgery, a doctor’s negligence may result in serious injury and death. Sometimes the fault does not lie with the doctor, but instead your injuries may result from a greedy pharmaceutical company putting a dangerous drug or medical decvice on the market or a result of a druggist supplying you with the wrong prescription. Whatever the cause of your medical injury, call the Law Offices of Woods and Woods and let our team of lawyers help you.
CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENTS
Construction sites can be dangerous places. Heavy machinery and scaffolding puts construction workers at risk of injury every day. Companies and contractors that operate construction sites and the equipment thereon have an obligation to maintain high standards of safety in these dangerous environments. When they fail to maintain that standard of safety, you or a loved one may become injured or killed. You will need a lawyer. Call the Law Offices of Woods and Woods and let us help.
DEFECTIVE AND DANGEROUS PRODUCTS
People expect medicines, foods, cars, and other household products to be safe, but sometimes they are not. Whether due to a design flaw or a manufacturing problem, sometimes products are defective and become dangerous. Those dangers can result in serious injury and death. If you have been injured or made ill by a product, call the team of lawyers at the Law Offices of Woods and Woods and let us answer your questions.
NURSING HOME ABUSE
Caretakers victimize elderly Americans every day, by taking advantage of them or neglecting their care. Since many elderly people are unaware that a caretaker has taken advantage of them or are incapable of expressing their own concerns, friends and family members who visit must be attentive to the warning signs of abuse and neglect. Frequent bruises or bed sores may be a sign of physical abuse. If your loved one has been victimized by his or her caretaker, it’s likely that other elderly people in the same nursing home have been abused as well. If you have questions, please call the Law Offices of Woods and Woods and let us help.
The number of dangerous, toxic substances in our local environment has grown significantly in recent years. Some toxic substances are shown to cause substantial injury to people, such as lead-based paint, asbestos, dry cleaning and other solvents, pesticides such as dioxin and DDT, and toxic landfill waste. Typically these injuries occur from either working with toxic chemicals or living near a facility that manufactures or uses dangerous chemicals. There can also be exposure at playgrounds or in drinking water. If you fear that you have been exposed to such dangerous toxins, please call the Law Offices of Woods and Woods and let us help.