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Nashville personal injury attorney and accident lawyer in Tennessee Stanley A. Davis has gained thousands of dollars in injury settlements and verdicts for clients.

TN Supreme Court Upholds Non-Economic Damage Caps

According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, the Tennessee Supreme Court has set aside a previous ruling by a Hamilton County judge who said that laws capping certain damages in personal injury lawsuits are unconstitutional. We discussed the case that led to the Supreme Court decision in March. Currently, due to state tort reform efforts, there is a $750,000 cap per victim on noneconomic damages, which can include physical and emotional pain, humiliation, physical impairment, disfigurement and injury to reputation. In March, Judge W. Neil Thomas ruled that the cap was unconstitutional in a case involving a $25 million negligence lawsuit filed by the family of a man who was injured in an auto accident. The family filed the lawsuit against several divisions of AT&T and one of its employees. In the lawsuit, the family sought the court to rule on the constitutionality laws that cap noneconomic damages. Thomas ruled…
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$182,000.00 Car Accident

The Plaintiff was rear ended in a minor property damage crash and had initial treatment for approximately one month. Although the Plaintiff continued to experience problems, he did not elect to undergo surgical treatment until approximately three years following the crash for a tear in his shoulder. After receiving treatment for the tear, Plaintiff established medical proof of past medical expenses of approximately $70,000.00. The Defendant established medical proof that the surgery was not related to the crash and argued that the long gap in treatment was proof that the crash did not cause the need for surgery. After extensive litigation in this matter, this car accident was settled for $182,000.00 representing past medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and lost earnings.

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$250,000.00 Car Accident

A young woman in her 30s was injured when she was rear ended by a Defendant driver. Liability was clear in this case. Plaintiff had conservative treatment for a short period of time and was unable to continue care because of the lack of funds and insurance coverage. Several years after the crash, the Plaintiff was able to obtain surgery for her back injury and was able to relate this treatment to the crash. The Defendant established medical proof that the crash was not the cause of Plaintiff’s need for surgery. This case settled for $250,000.00, which was the policy limits available in this case. Extensive depositions of both medical experts and lay witnesses were taken prior to this result being obtained. The car accident settlement of $250,000.00 for policy limits represented past medical expenses, pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life, although all of these issues were…
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