Memphis MS, Practice Areas
Memphis Wrongful Death
In a Memphis, Tennessee wrongful death case, family members who lost a loved one, unfortunately, have a fairly tight schedule to consider filing a civil claim against the responsible party. Tennessee law clearly states that a wrongful death suit must be filed within one year of the date of the original incident that led to the death. That means that if the original accident happened on June 1, 2012 and your loved one later died on June 15, 2012, the lawsuit would have to be filed by June 1, 2013. In almost all cases, it is not the date of the death that is used to measure time, but the date of the original injury.
Memphis Truck Accidents
As anyone who drives the interstates in Memphis knows, sharing the road with commercial motor vehicles is a reality of daily life in a big city. Trucking accidents that result when these oversized 18-wheelers collide with much smaller passenger vehicles can be devastating to those injured and to the families of the victims that are left to pick up the pieces. Each year thousands of unprepared families are given the news that someone they love has been injured or killed as a result of a collision with a tractor-trailer or other large commercial vehicle. The vast difference in size between semis and ordinary vehicles is what leads to the danger faced by hundreds of thousands of Memphis drivers.
Memphis Nursing Home Abuse
A shocking figure to many Tennesseans comes from the National Center on Elder Abuse. The organization conducted a study which recently revealed that 50% of the nursing homes across the country, including those here in Memphis, do not have enough staff members to handle the demands that come with properly operating a nursing facility.
Here in Tennessee, all you have to do is read the newspapers to understand just how serious a problem elder abuse is. Tennessee alone has 35,000 nursing home beds; far more than any regulators can possibly keep watch over. Despite the strict laws in place in the state, there are simply too many nursing facilities to monitor continually. It’s into these cracks in oversight that vulnerable seniors fall, becoming victims of abuse and neglect to opportunistic staff members.
Memphis Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
While the open road is alluring, the fact remains that driving motorcycles can be incredibly dangerous and the freedom you feel from not being constrained by a car is also the very thing that leads to such vulnerability in terrible accidents. The reality of the danger for cyclists is stark: according to numbers gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a motorcyclist is five times more likely to be injured than someone riding in a normal vehicle. Even more terrifying for bikers and the families who love them is that motorcyclists are 25 times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than those traveling in passenger cars.
Memphis Medical Malpractice
Sadly, doctors, nurses, and hospitals make mistakes. It’s a fact that errors will be made, diseases will be misdiagnosed, patients will be neglected, and test results will be misread. And given the increasing size of the healthcare industry, mistakes like these happen more and more frequently, with some estimates saying that nearly 200,000 people die each year due to medical malpractice. The Memphis, TN medical malpractice attorneys at The Stroud Law Firm are experienced at taking on doctors and hospitals when a client has been injured as a result of poor medical care. We have access to some of the most knowledgeable experts and use our years of experience to fight for our clients and their families to ensure they receive the compensation they deserve.
Memphis Drug Crime
In Memphis, Tennessee, drug crime charges represent a real worry for many families. Those with family members charged with drug trafficking, selling, manufacturing or possession, likely worry about having their loved ones locked up for years. Beyond incarceration, those convicted of drug charges face long-term probation, seizure of their assets and court-mandated drug treatment. With so much at stake, even for seemingly small, first-time offenses, it’s essential that you contact an experienced Memphis drug crime attorney.
Memphis Criminal Defense
For residents of Memphis, Tennessee facing possible criminal charges, it’s important to be reminded that you are innocent until proven guilty. Though the words may seem meaningless given the stress associated with a criminal prosecution, the attorneys at The Stroud Law Firm understand fully that importance of that legal protection. Those words mean that it is up to the prosecution to convince a jury of your peers that you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. That burden of proof is essential in protecting the rights of suspects, saving them from having to prove their own innocence.
Memphis Brain Injury
Sadly, the damage associated with brain injuries is only just starting to become widely known. For years, people took serious physical abuse, whether on the football field, on the basketball court or in a car accident, never understanding the real damage that was being done. Only now are doctors beginning to understand the toll such injuries have taken.