Injured in Tennessee? Maximize Your Compensation With Our Skilled Chattanooga Personal Injury Lawyers

Our Personal Injury Attorneys Will Fight For and Protect Your Rights

Known as the Scenic City, Chattanooga, TN attracts visitors from across the country eager to take in the natural beauty and historical sites within and surrounding the city. However, the same historic roads and industrial infrastructure also contribute to a high rate of injury among Chattanooga residents. If you or someone you love suffered harm in an accident caused by the negligence or misconduct of an individual, business or municipality, you deserve compassionate legal advocates by your side.

Our Chattanooga personal injury lawyers have spent combined decades assisting people from all walks of life secure financial restitution and regain their independence after tragic, preventable harm. Whether your injury occurred in a car accident, a slip and fall, or as a result of medical malpractice, dangerous premises or a defective product, we seek to build an ironclad claim around the real impact to you and your loved ones. With deep roots in the local Chattanooga legal community, our attorneys have the experience necessary to face formidable opponents.

At Wettermark Keith, we view representing personal injury victims as a calling, not just a career. If you suffered harm in the Chattanooga area or anywhere else in Tennessee, our compassionate lawyers are eager to help you regain what was unjustly lost. Though we can never erase tragedy, together we can pursue the fair outcome you deserve. Contact us at 877-715-9300 or through our online form to set up a free consultation with our legal team.

What is a Personal Injury Claim?

Personal injury is an area of civil law that permits accident victims to pursue financial recovery from the negligent party (or parties) that caused their injuries. Each state has its own personal injury laws. To bring a successful claim in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the injured plaintiff must prove:

Duty of Care - The defendant had an obligation to act reasonably to avoid causing harm to others. For example, drivers have a duty to obey traffic laws and avoid distracted driving.

Breach of Duty - The defendant failed to uphold the duty of care. The driver ignored traffic laws or drove distracted, breaching their duty.

Causation - The defendant's breach of duty directly caused the accident and plaintiff's injuries. There must be a clear link between distracted driving and the collision.

Damages - Due to the accident, the plaintiff suffered quantifiable monetary damages like medical bills, lost wages from missed work, property damage, or pain and suffering.

How Can a Chattanooga Personal Injury Attorney Help Me With My Claim?

Navigating a Chattanooga personal injury case can be complex and challenging, requiring expert legal guidance to ensure the best possible outcome. When a personal injury claim is successful, it leads to the defendant compensating you, the injured plaintiff, for damages related to the accident. Our experienced attorneys can handle these complex legal claims and negotiations to protect your rights and interests. They are equipped to manage every aspect of your case, from start to finish. Our lawyers will assist with gathering evidence, establishing liability, valuing damages, filing the complaint, negotiating a settlement, and if necessary, taking your case to trial.

Common Injuries in Chattanooga

Chattanooga’s busy urban environment leads to a wide range of injuries among its residents. At our personal injury law firm, we handle a variety of cases involving clients who have suffered from common injuries such as:

1. Whiplash and Neck Injuries:

Common in car accidents, especially rear-end collisions, whiplash occurs when the head is suddenly jerked forward and then backward, causing neck strain. Symptoms may include neck pain, stiffness, and headaches, often appearing within days of the accident.

2. Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs):

Concussions, a form of mild TBI, often result from falls, sports injuries, or vehicle accidents. More severe TBIs can occur in similar circumstances but with greater force, leading to long-term cognitive and physical impairments.

3. Broken Bones and Fractures:

From simple fractures to more complex breaks, these injuries can occur in various settings, such as in workplace accidents, sports activities, or slips and falls. Commonly affected areas include the arms, legs, and ribs.

4. Back and Spinal Cord Injuries:

These injuries can range from herniated discs and lower back strains to more severe spinal cord damage, potentially resulting in paralysis. Causes often include heavy lifting, falls, and high-impact sports.

5. Lacerations and Abrasions:

Lacerations, cuts and scrapes are common in many accidents, particularly auto collisions. While most lacerations are minor, some can be severe, requiring medical attention to prevent infection or significant blood loss.

6. Burn Injuries:

Burns can occur in residential fires, workplace accidents (especially in industrial settings), and even from everyday activities like cooking. They vary in severity from first-degree (superficial) burns to third-degree burns, which can penetrate deep layers of skin and tissues.

7. Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs):

Common in the workplace, RSIs such as carpal tunnel syndrome or tendonitis result from repetitive motions or overuse of certain body parts. They are prevalent among office workers, factory workers, and those in physically demanding jobs.

8. Knee and Ankle Injuries:

Sports, running, and even walking on uneven surfaces can lead to knee and ankle injuries. Sprains, ligament tears, and tendon damage are common and can vary in severity.

9. Psychological Trauma:

Accidents can also have a profound impact on mental health. Conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression are common after serious accidents or traumatic events.

What Damages Can I Recover After My Accident?

In the aftermath of an accident in Chattanooga, Tennessee, understanding the compensation you may be entitled to is crucial. Compensatory damages, a key focus in personal injury cases, aim to address the various losses and hardships suffered due to the accident. 

These damages include two main types:

    Economic Damages: These are quantifiable financial losses that include medical bills, lost wages due to inability to work, property damage, and costs for ongoing medical treatment or similar expenses.

    Non-Economic Damages: These encompass the less tangible, yet significant, impacts of an accident such as mental anguish, pain, and suffering.

    For successful recovery of these damages, our Tennessee lawyers must effectively prove that these losses are quantifiable and directly result from the accident.

    Potential for Punitive Damages:

    In cases where the negligent defendant’s actions were particularly egregious, punitive damages might be recoverable. These are intended not just to compensate the victim but also to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar actions in the future.


    Our 3-Step Process

    Step One: Get In Touch

    Fill out our online contact form or call us at (877) 715-9300 to schedule a free consultation.

    Step Two: Come In For Your Case Review

    You'll meet with a Chattanooga attorney specializing in personal injury law during your complimentary consultation. We'll evaluate your case and determine if you have enough evidence to support a compensation claim.

    Step Three: See Results

    Our legal team will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible.


    Accident Claims Our Chattanooga Attorneys Handle

    Despite Chattanooga’s efforts to enhance bike safety, bicycle accidents can still happen, and they have a profound impact on the community. If you or someone you know has suffered a personal injury or lost a loved one in a bicycle accident, we are here to assist you in obtaining compensation and seeking justice.

    Burn injuries can be traumatic, leaving victims with lifelong scarring and emotional damage. If you or a loved one has experienced a burn injury, it is essential to seek out expert legal representation to ensure that you receive the support and compensation that you need to heal from your injuries.

    Car accidents happen frequently in the state of Tennessee, with the majority occurring in sprawling cities like Chattanooga. If you have been involved in a car accident, whether due to a distracted driver, a rear-end collision or while ridesharing, you may be entitled to more compensation than what your insurance company is offering. As a dedicated car injury lawyer, our firm comprehends the trauma and disruption that these accidents can cause. We are committed to assisting you in your recovery and ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve for your ordeal.

    When a child is injured in Chattanooga, it can be a heartbreaking experience. While minor injuries may only require a band-aid, more serious injuries caused by someone else's negligence may require legal action to defend your child's rights and secure their future. At Wettermark Keith, our lawyers are dedicated to helping families navigate the legal process for child injury cases so parents can focus on their child’s recovery. If your child has been seriously injured due to negligence, contact us today.

    Car accidents involving commercial drivers in Chattanooga often stem from long hours on the road, leading to fatigue and distractions. Unfortunately, such conditions can lead to severe accidents, causing life-changing injuries or even fatalities. The legal complexities of these incidents, especially when commercial vehicles are involved, differ significantly from standard car accident cases. This is due to variations in insurance policies and ownership relationships. As experienced Chattanooga accident lawyers, we at Wettermark Keith understand these nuances. Seeking our expert advice can significantly impact the success of your claim, ensuring you receive the appropriate compensation and support for your recovery.

    Construction sites in Chattanooga are also among the most common places for workplace injuries in Tennessee. Whether you were injured due to falling objects, faulty equipment, or other hazards on a construction site, our experienced attorneys can help you obtain the workers' compensation and insurance coverage you need.

    Consumers in Chattanooga purchase a variety of products daily, from household goods to medical devices. However, if a product is defective or improperly manufactured, it can pose a significant risk to consumers. This can lead to serious injuries or even wrongful death, even if the product is used as intended. Defective product cases are complex and require the expertise of an experienced lawyer who can hold the responsible parties accountable. At Wettermark Keith, our skilled defective product lawyers can help you navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation you need.

    The trauma of a dog attack can leave both physical and emotional scars that last a lifetime. In Chattanooga, dog attacks by off-leash strays, poorly trained pets, or unfamiliar dogs can result in serious injuries, disfigurement, and psychological trauma. Victims of dog attacks may also struggle with high medical bills, PTSD, sleep disturbances, and a fear of dogs. Our experienced dog bite lawyers at Wettermark Keith can help you seek compensation from the owner's insurance company, without charging your friend or neighbor personally.

    If you or someone you love has been injured in a drunk driving accident in Chattanooga, the aftermath can be devastating. Not only can the injuries be severe, but the emotional trauma can be long-lasting. At Wettermark Keith, our experienced attorneys understand the impact of drunk driving accidents and are dedicated to helping victims recover physically, emotionally, and financially. We will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve, covering medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.

    A variety of circumstances - most commonly falls and auto wrecks - can cause head injuries. TBIs, or traumatic brain injuries, can be partially or entirely debilitating, making it impossible for you to continue your career, family life, or hobbies. If you’ve suffered a head injury, contact the lawyers at Wettermark Keith to let us help you seek justice and improve your quality of life.

    Healthcare providers take an oath to safeguard their patients and prioritize their well-being. When a medical professional behaves negligently, disregarding the standard of care, they must be held accountable. Instances of harm, omissions of crucial information, or severe mistakes in diagnosis, treatment, or follow-up care can lead to medical malpractice. These situations are intricate and demand immediate action. Therefore, having a skilled lawyer with expertise in this area is essential to navigate the complexities of the legal system effectively.

    Nationally, motorcycle riders are 6 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries from an accident. Even the strongest helmet offers far less protection than an airbag - lacking the protection of strong metal, a windshield, or a seatbelt, any collision can be fatal to a motorcycle rider. While Chattanooga drivers are required by law to treat motorcycles the same as any other vehicle, too often they put riders at risk for death. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact the attorneys at Wettermark Keith today.

    Elder abuse is a disturbing reality that is prevalent in long-term care facilities throughout the United States, and unfortunately, Chattanooga is not exempt. Neglect, malnutrition, and physical or emotional abuse are among the many forms of mistreatment that elderly individuals may experience in nursing homes. If you suspect that your loved one has been a victim of abuse or neglect, our Chattanooga personal injury attorneys can help you investigate and pursue legal action against the responsible parties.

    Despite having the right of way, pedestrians are frequently injured or killed by careless drivers. Just a second of inattention can result in years relearning to walk in physical therapy. If you or a loved one has been hit by a car, you can seek compensation for specific actions the driver failed to take.

    Accidents and injuries can happen anywhere, even in a great place like Chattanooga. Whether it's on the road or at work, personal injury or wrongful death due to someone else's negligence can be a traumatic experience. At Wettermark Keith, we understand the emotional and physical toll that comes with pursuing a civil case after an accident, and our experienced attorneys can help ease the burden by guiding you through the process and fighting for the compensation you deserve.

    No matter how wonderful the sites of Chattanooga are, tourists and residents alike aren’t immune to having to deal with hazardous conditions. If property owners fail to maintain their properties, visitors risk sustaining life-threatening or fatal premises liability injuries. If you or a loved one have been injured on someone else’s property, know that you don’t have to deal with this alone. While the property owner and insurance company focus on protecting themselves, our attorneys will exclusively advocate for your interests.

    36% of Americans use Uber regularly use Uber regularly for price and convenience reasons. This rise in rideshare trips has dramatically increased the number of accidents involving these vehicles. If you have been injured in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver, contact our Wettermark Keith lawyers today.

    Slip and fall accidents in Chattanooga are unpredictable. Insurance companies often try to minimize the compensation that slip and fall victims receive - they may attempt to shift blame to the victim of the accident, claiming they acted carelessly and are responsible for their own injuries. Our lawyers will help you navigate complex legal procedures, communicate with different parties on your behalf, and protect your rights until the end.

    Large or commercial vehicles, including 18-wheelers or tractor-trailers adhere to stringent safety regulations. When truck drivers flaunt these rules they put other drivers at significant risk. Contact an attorney from Wettermark Keith if you have experienced a truck accident.

    A workplace injury occurs roughly every seven seconds. Dangerous industries - like mining, manufacturing, and construction - may see the most serious injuries in Chattanooga, but no one is immune to the risks of the workplace, since even sedentary jobs can lead to arthritis that damage your quality of life. Regardless of the nature of your job, workers' compensation is a fundamental right all employees deserve, and you should contact a workers' comp attorney if you have experienced an injury at work.

    If you've been in a truck accident involving an 18-wheeler, you might be struggling with significant injuries, mounting medical bills, and missed work. In such circumstances, you could be eligible for compensation for your losses and injuries. Navigating the legal system, negotiating with insurance companies, and taking legal action against those responsible can be difficult, which is where our attorneys come in. We will work diligently to help you recover from the accident financially.

    If you have been involved in any of these above accidents or others, do not hesitate to contact a personal injury attorney from our Chattanooga Wettermark Keith office to set up your free consultation with our legal team.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Determining whether or not you have a personal injury case involves several factors, including the nature and severity of your injuries, the cause of your injuries, and the degree to which another party is responsible for your injuries. It's difficult to determine if you have enough evidence and documentation to support a personal injury case alone. Our team of personal injury lawyers will review the details of your case. We'll let you know if you have a strong enough claim to pursue compensation.

    The success rate of personal injury cases varies depending on several factors, including the strength of the evidence, the skill of the attorneys, and the specifics of the case. Most personal injury cases are settled out of court, with only a small percentage going to trial. To determine if you have a case, you must have suffered an objectively verifiable injury caused by the negligent or intentional actions of another party. The amount of compensation you can receive for a personal injury claim varies depending on the severity of your injuries, the degree of fault of the other party, and the damages you have suffered. It's important to work with an experienced personal injury attorney from Wettermark Keith who can provide guidance on your specific case.

    The value of a personal injury case depends on various factors, including medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and occasionally punitive damages. These components consider both the current and future implications of your injury. Since each case is unique, the exact worth can vary widely. An experienced personal injury attorney can provide a more accurate estimate after reviewing the specifics of your situation.

    Yes, wrongful death cases fall under personal injury law. While personal injury law typically deals with injuries to a living person due to someone else's negligence or intentional act, wrongful death claims arise when the injury results in the individual's death.

    In a wrongful death case, the legal claim is brought forward by the survivors of the deceased, often including immediate family members like spouses, children, or parents. The purpose of these claims is to seek compensation for the losses related to the death, which can include:

    • Loss of the deceased person's future earnings.

    • Medical expenses incurred prior to the death.

    • Funeral and burial costs.

    • Loss of companionship, guidance, and emotional support for the surviving family members.

    • Mental anguish or emotional distress suffered by the survivors.

    An injury lawyer at Wettermark Keith can help you navigate the complexities of personal injury, wrongful death, or other legal matters while advocating fiercely for your departed loved one's rights.

    Tennessee's statute of limitations is one year from the date of injury. This means that you have one year from the date on which the injury occurred to initiate legal proceedings.

    It's important to note that this time limit can vary in certain circumstances, such as in claims against government entities, or that involve minors or people with disabilities. Additionally, if the injury was not immediately apparent, there may be an extension of the deadline.

    Given that laws can change and legal interpretations can vary, it is crucial to seek advice from a personal injury lawyer at Wettermark Keith. Our team of experienced attorneys can offer personalized guidance tailored to the specifics of your case, ensuring that you meet all legal deadlines and efficiently navigate the complexities of the legal process.

    When you first consult with an attorney, it's crucial to understand whether they are willing to take cases to trial. Not all attorneys pursue court trials, and knowing this in advance is important. If your case requires a trial for resolution, working with a lawyer who only negotiates settlements could pose a challenge.

    At Wettermark Keith, we are fully prepared and equipped to take cases to trial when necessary. Our team of experienced attorneys understands that some cases demand the rigor and resolution that only a courtroom setting can provide. We are dedicated to strongly representing our clients in court, making sure that every case gets the detailed and legal support it needs.

     By choosing Wettermark Keith, you can be confident in having a legal team that is not only skilled in negotiations but also formidable in trial advocacy, ready to stand up for your rights in front of a judge and jury.

    Not every law firm can offer the breadth of expertise that we provide at Wettermark Keith. While many firms specialize in only one or a few types of injury cases, we stand out because we have dedicated attorneys with in-depth knowledge and experience in all these diverse areas of personal injury law. This means that regardless of the type of personal injury you've experienced, you can rely on our lawyers for expert legal support. Whether it's a car accident, premises liability, slip and fall, dog bite, defective products or a wrongful death case, our team is equipped to handle it all. Our commitment to providing skilled representation in various fields sets us apart and ensures that clients facing any type of personal injury can turn to us with confidence.


    At Wettermark Keith, you pay nothing until we win your case, as our attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis, ensuring you owe us nothing unless we're successful. Any legal fees and associated costs will be collected from your winnings at the conclusion of the case. If our lawyers are not able to obtain a verdict or settlement for your injury, you will not be charged any legal fees for their efforts.

    Schedule a Free Consultation with Wettermark Keith's Top Personal Injury Lawyers in Chattanooga

    At Wettermark Keith, we have decades of combined experience working with our Tennessee clients on personal injury claims. As a result, we’re highly familiar with the state rules and regulations surrounding these disputes. We have excellent lawyers serving not only Chattanooga and we're proud to have achieved top results for our clients. You deserve to receive compensation for your injuries - contact Wettermark Keith today at 877-715-9300 or through our online form. 

    Wettermark Keith, with offices located throughout Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida, has an excellent reputation as one of the most accomplished personal injury firms in the country. Our reach is not only regional but includes a diverse range of practice areas, including premises liability law, personal injury cases, auto wrecks, trucking wrecks, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, on-the-job injuries, social security disability, and veterans’ disability claims, to name just a few. At Wettermark Keith, we believe in taking cases personally. Our purpose is to practice with care and compassion- to tell our clients’ stories and make their voices heard. We do this by building strong relationships based on constant communication and an unwavering dedication to truth and trust. You should never wonder what’s going on with your case. We will keep you in the loop and represent you as if you are family- because to us, you are.

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    My vehicle was totaled in a rear end collision. I researched local attorneys and went with Watermark Keith. Their diligent professionalism aided me in my physical recovery. I can't thank you enough for your assistance.

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