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Matthew Charles Hardin
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  • I need a civil attorney

    Wrongful death lawsuits

    Matthew’s Answer

    I recommend contacting one of the attorneys listed on AVVO based on what type of wrongful death case it is. There are listings for such things as car accident, work injuries and medical malpractice. There are many practitioners on here that can give you advice on whether or not there is a case to pursue. Good luck and let me know if I can answer any questions for you.

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  • I got hurt on my job but workman com is paying me. I have four bulging disc one is on my nerves. Having surgery can i sue

    At work pick up glass case put it on a cart another guy push the cart finger got caught in between the door glass case & door broke my finger fell back & messed my back up with four bulging disc

    Matthew’s Answer

    You need to consult with a workers' compensation attorney in your area to help with your claim. Your attorney will need to figure out if your case qualifies for workers' compensation benefits based on a number of factors. Avvo is a great way to find an attorney in your area. I recommend you look at reviews of attorneys and then contact an attorney listed on the service. Let me know if you have any questions I can answer.

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  • If I was injured but not majorly in a ( rear ended var wreak ) a lawyer said no one would take me case and she totalled my car

    Yesterday we was rear ended by a 17 yr old that admitted she wasn't paying attention & was looking at the ground ( I thing she was prob txtn )

    Matthew’s Answer

    It sounds like you have a case of liability on the 17 year old driver. The issue will likely be whether or not there she had insurance coverage for the wreck. Typically that information will be on the wreck report along with who is the legal owner of the vehicle. You willalso need to place your own insurance on notice for the wreck. If you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage you could potentially be covered that way as well. It's not clear why the lawyer said no one will take the case. I'd get another opinion. Use the find a lawyer function on AVVO. You should look at ratings and reviews of attorneys and then call another attorney. Let me know if you have any questions.

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  • Not sure if I should seek an lawyer or not at this time. Workers Compensation 11% MMI and 7%total body loss for a shoulder.

    Was injured in the line of work, was out of work for a total of 10 months, had surgery around the 4 month mark to repair a gleniod lambrum tear. There is still pain and I have reduced strength in that arm however I have been cleared to go back to ...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Yes, you should get a lawyer. There are a couple of big things for you to be concerned about. One, your doctor has been paid by your employer. Workers comp doctors typically have a very good understanding of who pays their bills. When it comes time to give you your impairment rating, they are usually very conservative with their numbers. With a workers comp attorney, an independent doctor can examine you and often will give a higher rating. That can mean a great deal more money for you. Second, depending on when you were injured and whether you returned to work or not there is a sliding scale of from 1.5 to 6 times your impairment rating that you can get. If your injury was after July 1, a different scale will apply. That number is also negotiated. That also tremendously affects how much money you will get. You need an attorney to handle both of those things. An attorney will cost 20 percent of what is recovered, but without one you will flying blind. You should ask yourself if you should be trusting people whose only goal is to get you to take as little money as possible. I recommend looking at the Avvo reviews and contacting an attorney who is highly rated and who,has good client reviews. Let me know if you have any questions.

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  • My husband was killed while at work at no fault of his own, what should I do now because the woman that killed him also died?

    My husband has a clean driving record and over 20 yrs experience driving a truck. He is always safe, does not speed and never ever been wreckless. While hauling cotton seed, a driver in the other lane crossed the white line, he did everything in h...

    Matthew’s Answer

    The other counsel are correct that you need to hire an attorney to handle the case for you. Under Tennessee law you may have two different causes of action a negligence claim against the other driver and a workers compensation claim. I'm sorry for you and your family and know how difficult it is to manage such a devastating loss along with your concerns about finances going forward. Let me know if you have any questions of me that I can answer.

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  • I have a car that a semi trailer pulled a light pole over on but trucking company is stating its not their fault what can I do?

    The trucking company states the wires weren't tall enough but the electric company states that's incorrect. The police report states it's the trucking company's fault.

    Matthew’s Answer

    You should consult with an attorney as soon as possible about your case. Trucking companies often say it is isn't their driver's fault even when it is. I recommend contacting an attorney from Avvo that handles trucking accident cases regularly. Let me know if you have any questions.

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  • A large piece of ice fell from tractor trailer roof through my windshield, hitting me in face and chest. Do I have a lawsuit TN.

    I was driving westbound on 2 lane road and as was coming out of a curve a 18 wheeler was entering the curve from opposite direction. A big piece of ice came from top of his trailer and came crashing through my windshield hitting me in the chest an...

    Matthew’s Answer

    I do think you have a potential case. Make sure you are getting treatment for your injuries as soon as possible. I recommend calling a local attorney to help you with the case. Read reviews on Avvo for car accident attorneys in your area. Let me know if you have any questions.

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  • If the malpractice happened in Mississippi while on a trip, but I am a resident of Tennessee could I use a Tennessee lawyer?

    My son was misdiagnosed in the ER with constipation and given a series of enemas. Less than 12 hours later he was back in the ER diagnosed with gastroenteritis and transported to children's hospital where he was diagnosed with a ruptured appendix....

    Matthew’s Answer

    You will need to contact a Mississippi licensed attorney as that is where the harm occurred. You may be able to find an attorney in the Memphis area that is also licensed in Mississippi.

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  • I fell off a ladder at work one year ago.Resulting in my foot being amputated below the knee last week.It's workmans comp.

    I'll never return to work and I don't know what to do next. Thank you.

    Matthew’s Answer

    You should definitely call an attorney in your area. Your employer will not protect your interests. Given you will have to deal with this injury the rest of your life, it's very important you are fairly compensated. Let me know if you have any questions.

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  • How do I get damages from a unlicensed and uninsured driver who caused an accident?

    I was involved in a traffic accident . The driver who lost control of his vehicle and hit me has no drivers license or insurance. I had full coverage which will pay for my vehicle but I have injuries that have caused me to miss a week's work alre...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Be careful talking to your insurance company about the wreck. You will be required to give certain information because of your policy requirements to them. However, you will be much better off having an attorney help you with your claim. Even though it is your insurance company, they still want to pay you as little as possible to get the case off their books. It's much better to have an attorney dealing with them for you. I have an office in nearby Cookeville, so let me know if you have any other questions I can answer for you about the court process in the area.

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