Personal Injury FAQs

At Blount Law Firm, PLLC, we represent victims and their families in Collierville and throughout Shelby County, Madison County, McNairy County and Crittenden County. We have more than 70 years helping victims understand their legal options after an accident.

Frequently Asked Questions

We know you have questions after an injury. We are here to help answer some of those questions and help you learn more about your potential case. Below is a list of our frequently asked questions and our answers.

Who can file a wrongful death claim in Tennessee?

The spouse is the first in line to file a claim. If there is no spouse, the children are able to file a claim. If no children are alive, the grandchildren then have the right to file a wrongful death claim.

How much time do I have to file a wrongful death claim in Tennessee?

You only have one year to file a claim after the death of a family member. It is important to work with an attorney as soon as possible if you plan to file a claim.

What should I do if I suspect neglect led to my loved one's death?

It is important to request their medical records immediately to help your attorney review the situation and determine what steps to take to move forward with your wrongful death or personal injury claim.

Who can be held liable in a products liability claim?

The product manufacturer, manufacturer of certain parts, third-party installers, wholesaler and retailer may all be named as defendants in products liability claims.

When can property owners be held liable for injuries on their property?

In most cases, premises liability claims must prove that the property owner knew about the hazard or failed to discover the hazard, and failed to fix the safety issues or that the property owner created the hazard in the first place.

Should I settle with the insurance company?

Do not sign any agreements with the insurance company until you have met with a lawyer. You deserve fair treatment and many insurance companies will offer you a low settlement to make the case go away.

Do I need a lawyer?

It is beneficial to have a lawyer to make sure your rights are protected and that your interests are being protected at all times. Our attorneys will work for you, not the insurance company, to make sure you receive fair treatment and justice.

Questions? Contact Us For A Free Consultation.

Do not wait to contact us to learn more about your legal options after an injury. We will protect your rights and help you explore all options for recovery. Arrange a free consultation by calling 901-529-9377 or sending us an email. There is no risk to meet with us — we only get paid if we win your case.