Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need legal representation from Reasonover Law Firm?
Whether you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, pedestrian accident, truck accident, construction accident, premises liability accident, slip and fall, on the job, or have disabilities that keep you from working, Reasonover Law Firm does not want you to worry about legal issues pertaining to your case. Instead, we want your injuries to heal and you be able to focus on doing what is best for your health and bring about a satisfying quality of life. Reasonover Law Firm will handle all legal issues pertaining to your case so you have the time to focus on you.
What is my first step in seeking legal representation with Reasonover Law Firm?
Please contact our office at (615) 241-0405 or on our website for a free consultation. Our team is trained to speak with you and determine if we can be of assistance to you. Our building has free parking, handicap access, and elevator access. It is very convenient for our free consultation meeting or if it is more convenient for you, we can discuss your case by phone or email.
What should Reasonover Law Firm expect from me?
One of the first topics of conversation Reasonover Law Firm will have with you concerns communication. Without effective communication with you, Reasonover Law Firm cannot properly represent you. We need to be updated regularly on your medical treatment (i.e. new physicians, tests, diagnoses, etc.), time off from work, and any other details to help facilitate your case. It is also important to understand that we are always here to help you through this process and fight for all benefits for which you are entitled to by law.
What should I expect when I hire Reasonover Law Firm?
You should expect a Firm that will fight for you every step of the way. We will communicate with you and provide exceptional legal advice so that you understand your rights, obligations, and any and all legal circumstances surrounding your case. We care about you and always have your best interests in mind. Reasonover Law Firm expects the highest quality of representation from themselves and will provide nothing less to its clients.
Do I have to pay money upfront, weekly, or monthly to Reasonover Law Firm for legal representation?
The answer is no. Reasonover Law Firm is paid on a contingency fee arrangement which means they get paid a percentage of the recovery in your case. However, Reasonover Law Firm only gets paid if a recovery is made in your case. If no recovery is made by Reasonover Law Firm, you do not owe them an attorney’s fee.
Do I have to pay money upfront, weekly, or monthly to Reasonover Law Firm for expenses related to pursuing my case?
Again, the answer is no. Reasonover Law Firm pays your expenses related to pursuing your case; however, the Firm receives reimbursement of the expenses if a recovery is made in your case. If no recovery is made by Reasonover Law Firm, you do not owe them for payment of the expenses.
What is my first step after I am injured on the job?
If you are injured on the job, report the accident and on the job injury immediately to your Employer (supervisor, boss, manager, human resources or the person designated in your Employee handbook). Reporting that you are injured on the job is critical to your claim for benefits. Even if you feel a little bit of pain from performing a work activity and think that you will get better with some time, go ahead and report the on the job injury. If you perform repetitive work activities and begin to feel pain, go ahead and report the on the job injury. It is also wise that once you verbally report your accident and on the job injury to your Employer, also send a written confirmation by letter or email stating to whom you reported the accident, on the job injury, and the date your reported it. Tennessee workers’ compensation law states that you have thirty (30) days to report your accident and on the job injury. If you fail to report your accident and on the job injury within thirty (30) days, your claim for workers’ compensation benefits will be denied. Thus, it is crucial to first report your accident and on the job injury in a timely manner so you do not waive your right to benefits.
What benefits am I entitled to if I am injured on the job?
Tennessee workers’ compensation law states that once you report an accident and injury on the job, you are entitled to a panel of three (3) physicians for you to select one (1) physician for evaluation and treatment. If the selected physician takes you off from work, you are entitled to weekly payments of 66 2/3% of your gross average weekly wage for the fifty-two (52) weeks preceding your date of injury. For example, if you made $500.00 per week prior to the work injury, you would be entitled to 66 2/3% or $333.35 per week. If you sustain a permanent injury on the job, you could be entitled to a settlement for that work injury, as well as, lifetime medical benefits for the injury paid by your Employer.
What is my first step after I sustain a personal injury?
Whether you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, pedestrian accident, truck accident, construction accident, premises liability accident, or slip and fall, you need to first contact the police and have a report made, obtain contact information for all parties involved, and take photographs of the scene, vehicles involved, etc., if possible. Next, seek medical treatment immediately and continue to receive medical treatment as necessary for your injuries. Reasonover Law Firm can assist you with all other processes involved with your personal injury.
What am I entitled to for sustaining injuries in a personal injury case?
If you sustain a personal injury and you are not at fault for the accident and subsequent injury, you can be entitled to money for the medical expenses incurred for your injury, time missed from work, past and future pain, past and future suffering, past and future loss of enjoyment, future medical expenses, and property damage for your vehicle, if applicable. Also, if your spouse was not involved in the accident; however, has lost your love and companionship as a result of your injury, your spouse could also be entitled to a claim for spousal consortium.
What is the difference in Social Security Disability and/or Supplemental Security Income?
To apply for Social Security Disability (SSDI), workers must accumulate a sufficient number of work credits (i.e. social security payments made during your employment). If you do not have enough work credits, you will receive a denial based on that requirement regardless of your disabilities. To apply for Supplement Security Income (SSI), you have to be deemed a low-income individual (less than $2,000.00 in assets or $3,000.00 for a couple and very limited income) as SSI is strictly a need-based program.
What factors determine entitlement to Social Security Disability and/or Supplemental Security Income?
Age, education, past work experience, and your limitations as a result of your disabilities as recommended by your physician all play key roles in determining your eligibility for Social Security Disability and/or Supplemental Security Income.
How do I apply for Social Security Disability and/or Supplemental Security Income?
Reasonover Law Firm can file an initial application for Social Security Disability benefits online at www.ssa.gov/benefits/disability for you. We have trained staff that can assist you with everything you need to start the process of applying for Social Security Disability benefits. We also have everything you need to apply for Supplemental Security Income. You cannot apply online for Supplemental Security Income.