Personal Injury

Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, but the impacts of those accidents can be felt for years to come.

Accidents, like car wrecks or falls, often result in physical injuries that require emergency medical treatment. Some injuries, such as a spinal injury or traumatic brain injury, can require years of medical treatment and change your quality of life.

Medical bills alone can be astonishing. The average cost of a trip to the emergency room was $1,389 in 2017. That cost increases depending on the severity of your injury and if you need in-patient care.

If you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury, you can expect to face $1.1 million to $4.7 million in medical and living expenses over your lifetime.

Burnett Law

Accidents can also take the lives of a loved one. Accidents were the fourth leading cause of death in Tennessee in 2017, with 4,435 people dying from accidental causes. The loss of a loved one is emotionally devastating and can also result in economic harm to a family. 

Tennessee law limits how long you have to bring a legal claim for an injury, and you should confer with a lawyer before accepting a settlement. If you have been hurt due to another’s careless actions or negligence, Burnett Law can help you get compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and lost quality of life.

Contact attorney Philip D. Burnett to discuss your case. He has more than 25 years of experience helping the hurt and hurting recover from their losses.

Sources:

https://www.christopherreeve.org/living-with-paralysis/costs-and-insurance/costs-of-living-with-spinal-cord-injury

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2019/06/04/hospital-billing-code-changes-help-explain-176-surge-er-costs/1336321001/

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/states/tennessee/tennessee.htm