Chattanooga And North Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers
At the law office of Stulce & Yantis, we are proud to be AV rated* by Martindale-Hubbell, their highest rating, for the quality of our client service and the effectiveness of our personal injury representation. We are equally honored to be recognized as Board Certified Civil Trial Specialists.** If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury in Tennessee or Georgia, our attorneys encourage you to contact our law firm as soon as possible after the accident to schedule an initial case evaluation. We move quickly to start protecting your rights.
We handle a wide range of personal injury cases, including:
|Motor Vehicle Accidents||Premises’ Liability|
|Truck Accidents||Medical Malpractice|
|Workers’ Compensation||Asbestosis & Mesothelioma|
|Products’ Liability||Industrial and Toxic Exposure|
|Construction Accidents||Other Personal Injury Cases|
Fighting for Your Rights
The lawyer you hire to handle your personal injury case will play a significant role in the case’s final resolution. If you have been seriously injured or you have lost a loved one in a tragic fatal accident, you could be facing a lifetime of practical and financial challenges. When results matter, put experience on your side.
While motor vehicle accidents comprise a significant portion of personal injury and wrongful death claims, it would be wrong to think that they are always simple to resolve. Our car accident lawyers understand the “rules of the road” and the special duties imposed on commercial and public carriers. We also consult with traffic and accident reconstruction experts who have a detailed understanding of the complex scientific and engineering principles often necessary to unravel just how an auto accident occurred and demonstrate who was at fault. We consult with medical specialists when needed to evaluate what injuries were or were not caused by an accident, as well as with forensic accountants who can evaluate past and future income loss, medical expenses and other economic losses.
Trucking and transportation liability cases involve a complicated group of laws and large amounts of evidence. Because the trucking industry is heavily regulated, an accident involving an 18 wheeler is significantly more complex than an automobile accident case. Frequently, an action can be brought against both the driver and the insurance company. You need an attorney who has the experience and specialized knowledge to lead the investigation into the cause of the accident and to help you collect the maximum amount allowed under the law.
We handle all types or motor vehicle accidents, including:
- Side-impact Collisions
- Rear-end Collisions
- Head-on Crashes
- Semi-truck and Tractor Trailer Crashes
- Intersection Accidents
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
- Alcohol-related Vehicle Crashes
- Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers
- Hit-and-Run Accidents
- SUV Rollover Accidents
- Motorcycle Wrecks
Learn more about our auto accidents practice area.
Serious Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
When Someone Else’s Negligence Leads to Serious Injury or Wrongful Death
A serious personal injury caused by someone else’s negligence or carelessness can create challenges for individuals and families that may seem insurmountable.
We can take on a wide variety of cases involving serious personal injury, including those involving:
- Accidental or wrongful death
- Head trauma
- Neck and back injuries
- Burn injuries
- Birth injuries
- Permanent and partial disability
- Soft tissue injuries
If you have been injured at work, you may think that the only legal action you can bring against your employer or co-workers is a claim for workers’ compensation. We represent injured workers and seek all benefits for lost wages, permanent or partial disability, medical expenses and other workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, work comp payments in Tennessee are often low, are usually limited in duration, and do not necessarily provide any form of lump sum payment. Additionally, compensation for the worker’s pain and suffering or other types of losses is generally not allowed under Tennessee workers’ compensation law.
In some instances, you may also have a claim against a “third party,” such as the manufacturer of unsafe equipment, the owner of the premises where the injury occurred (if different from your employer), or against another company whose employee caused the injury. These third-party personal injury cases can be brought in addition to a workers’ compensation case. Unlike a workers’ compensation case, however, third-party actions can include recovery for pain and suffering and future damages. Types of third-party claims we handle include:
- Exposure to Toxic Industrial Chemicals — If you have been injured by exposure to asbestos, toxic mold, lead paint, poisonous cosmetics, chemicals, pesticides, hazardous waste or other toxic chemicals or substances, we have the expertise and skill to help you pursue compensation for your injuries or occupational disease. We have handled many occupational disease and toxic injury cases, including employees and others with mesothelioma, asbestosis, pleural disease, lung cancer, and other asbestos-related cancers.
- Construction Accidents — If you are an injured construction worker, or simply a visitor who was injured on a construction site, our attorneys will pursue fair and just compensation from the parties responsible for your injuries. Construction sites are dangerous places and some common causes of injuries are: heavy equipment accidents, explosions, falls, forklift or crane accidents, falling objects, and scaffolding collapse.
A medical malpractice case involves injuries or death caused by negligent or substandard medical care or treatment, including:
Birth Injuries — Infant brain injury, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, shoulder dystocia, stillbirth, or other neonatal injuries to a baby caused by preventable birth trauma, failure to properly monitor the fetus or perform emergency caesarean (C section), and other negligent medical or obstetrical care in the labor and delivery room before, during or shortly after birth
Medication Errors — Dispensing the wrong medicine or the wrong dose of medicine
Radiology and Lab Errors — Improper reading of x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, or other tests; failure to properly perform lab or pathology tests; inaccurate reading or reporting of medical tests or results
Misdiagnosis — Failure to diagnose cancer or misdiagnosis of a life-threatening condition
Surgical Mistakes — Surgery on the wrong limb or body part, leaving sponges or surgical instruments in patient, and other negligence by surgeon or operating room nurses or technicians
Anesthesia Mistakes — Injuries caused by negligent administration of anesthesia during surgery or procedure
Infections — Infections caused by failure to follow infection control measures in a hospital or clinic
Burns, falls and pressure ulcers (bedsores)
Our firm has years of experience and an excellent track record of successfully representing individuals who have been injured as a result of an unsafe product. We hold companies responsible for the design, manufacture and sale of dangerous and defective products. We assist people who have been injured by defective auto parts, such as seat belts, air bags, tires, or brakes. Many workers are injured every year by dangerous equipment such as cranes, saws, drills, presses, and power tools. Often products fail to properly warn of known dangers, are negligently manufactured, or defectively designed. Through product liability litigation, we help injured individuals receive fair compensation for their injuries.
Asbestosis and Mesothelioma
Our clients with asbestos-related injuries have included railroad, construction and factory workers throughout Southeastern Tennessee and North Georgia. Our attorneys were born and raised in the area and understand your problems. We understand the challenges you and your family face, and we provide targeted and personal attention designed to help you put together the resources you will need to fight those challenges.
Read more about how we help clients who have suffered asbestos-related injuries.
Contact the Attorneys at Stulce & Yantis
If you have been injured, you need an attorney with the skill and expertise to provide comprehensive legal advice and representation. Contact Stulce & Yantis. When it comes to handling complex legal issues, experience matters.
*CV, BV, and Av are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process.
Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
**John G. Yantis and Arnold A. Stulce, Jr. have been designated as Board Certified Civil Trial Specialists by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and are certified as Specialists in Civil Trial Law by The Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization.