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At Tennessee Injury Attorneys, we help individuals and families who have been in a car accident in Tennessee.

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Do You Need a Car Accident Attorney in Tennessee?

Dealing with a car accident can be an incredibly emotional and frustrating experience. Not only are you dealing with the pain and suffering of injuries, but you’re also facing expensive medical bills, lost wages from missed work, and other expenses that can add up quickly. In Tennessee, if you’ve been in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, hiring an experienced car accident attorney is essential to help you seek the fair and appropriate compensation you need. At Tennessee Injury Attorneys, we can guide you in your car accident case from start to finish.

The first step will be to fully assess your case and determine the full scope of damages available to you. Your attorney will negotiate with insurance companies, so you don’t have to worry about the adjusters’ tactics taking advantage of you.

Your attorney will also meet all deadlines and file the paperwork correctly to avoid delays or dismissals in your case due to technicalities. With our knowledge of the law and a commitment to fighting for your interests, we will help you seek the compensation you need for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

If you’ve been in a car accident in Tennessee, contact Tennessee Injury Attorneys and schedule a free consultation.  We can assess your case, devise a strategy, and manage the legalities so you can focus on healing.

Types and Causes of Car Accidents in Tennessee

Car accidents are common in Tennessee, with an average of 4,500 serious or fatal car crashes each year. Many car accidents can occur in our state, and understanding the different types and causes can help drivers stay safe.

Types of Car Accidents in Tennessee:

Common Causes of Car Accidents in Tennessee:

  • Distracted driving (texting, talking on the phone, etc.)
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Speeding or driving too fast for the conditions
  • Failing to maintain a lane
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Unsafe passing or merging

Contact Tennessee Injury Attorneys immediately to schedule a free consultation if you have experienced any of the above car accidents or suffered an accident injury.

What To Do Following a Car Accident — And What Not To Do

Following a car accident in Tennessee, seek medical attention for injuries sustained. Even if you do not feel any pain or discomfort immediately afterward, get an evaluation from a medical professional as soon as possible because some injuries may not immediately appear. Many serious car accident injuries with long-term effects on quality of life may not present symptoms until later.

Tennessee law dictates that you promptly report your car accident to the local police, county sheriff, or the state highway patrol if there was a personal injury, destruction of property in excess of $50, or death. Additional reporting requirements may also apply depending on the details of the accident and related injuries or damages. Virtually any crash would fit this description, so you must report the accident immediately. Coordinate with your attorney to ensure you cover all appropriate steps and avoid jeopardizing your personal injury case.

Avoid making statements that could sabotage your insurance claim or car accident case. Statements such as “I’m sorry” or “It was my fault” can be used against you by the other party’s insurance company to reduce their liability and minimize the compensation they have to pay out. Consult an experienced attorney before speaking with an insurance adjuster or accepting a settlement offer.

Finally, do not accept a low settlement offer from the other party’s insurance company without consulting an attorney first. A lawyer guide and manage your pursuit of fair and just compensation for your losses, which may include a wide range of assorted damages in addition to your injuries and related medical care or therapy. At Tennessee Injury Attorneys, we can assess your unique case to determine appropriate damages during your free consultation.

Insurance Companies Will Often Make Very Low Settlement Offers

Knowing the risks of speaking with an insurance adjuster after a car accident in Tennessee is crucial. Insurance companies are in business to make money, often trying to settle claims quickly and for less than their actual value. They may offer a settlement amount that does not adequately cover the costs associated with the accident, such as medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. If you make the mistake of accepting such an offer, you may be unable to cover your expenses.

Insurance companies may use tactics such as delaying payment or denying your claim to reduce their liability, leaving you without the financial support you need to recover from your injuries or pay for necessary repairs to your vehicle. At Tennessee Injury Attorneys, we can respond to these delay and denial tactics to pursue appropriate compensation for your injuries.

Be wary of any settlement offer initiated by the insurance company. An experienced attorney can help ensure you seek fair compensation for your losses and protect your rights. We can also assess whether a settlement offer is reasonable and guide you on how to proceed if it is not.

Let Us Handle Your Insurance While You Focus on Healing

We understand how difficult it can be to deal with insurance companies following an accident, especially when trying to focus on your physical and psychological recovery. When interacting with insurance adjusters, you may not be prepared for the minefield of potential mistakes that could damage your case. That’s why we take the burden off our clients by handling all communications with the insurance companies. We will fight for the compensation you need so you can focus on returning to your life.

At Tennessee Injury Attorneys, we have decades of experience representing clients injured in car accidents throughout Tennessee. Our attorneys have a proven track record of success and are committed to providing personalized attention and aggressive representation for every case we handle. Our dedicated team is here to answer any questions about the legal process and guide you through it every step of the way.

Evidence and Fault in a Tennessee Car Accident Case

If you have been in a car accident in Tennessee, it is critical to follow steps to collect significant evidence supporting your case. This effort includes researching what happened at the accident scene, speaking to witnesses, and gathering medical documentation to verify the scope of your injuries. It is also essential to understand how Tennessee’s comparative fault laws affect fault determination and what you can recover.

Researching the Accident Scene

The first step in collecting evidence and proving fault in a Tennessee car accident case is researching what happened at the accident scene. Gather information such as police reports, photos or videos from witnesses or bystanders, and any other relevant documents that may help establish who was at fault for the accident. Your attorney will draw upon any photographic or video evidence you can provide. Speaking with witnesses who may have seen what happened before or during the accident is also crucial.

Proving Injuries

To receive compensation for your injuries, you must provide medical documentation that proves the car accident caused your injuries. This proof can include medical bills, doctor’s notes, X-rays or other imaging outputs, and any other documents showing your injuries caused by the crash. We will need to verify the full scope of your car accident injuries.

Comparative Fault Laws

Understanding how comparative fault laws in Tennessee affect the determination of fault and what you can recover is vital. Under Tennessee law, if both parties are found partially responsible for an accident, each party will be assigned a percentage of fault based on their level of negligence. If you are found more than 50% responsible for an accident, you cannot recover damages from another party even if they were partially responsible.

Your attorney will work with you to collect evidence proving that the other party’s negligence led to the accident and your injuries while seeking to minimize negligence or fault attributable to you. The initial reports or suggestions from insurance companies can be inaccurate, and we are prepared to advocate on your behalf to seek fair and appropriate compensation for your injuries.

Contact Tennessee Injury Attorneys Today to Schedule a Free Consultation and Plan Your Case Strategy

If you have been in a car accident in Tennessee, you are likely dealing with many frustrations and inconveniences in addition to injuries and lost wages. Your condition must be evaluated and documented correctly if you have suffered a car injury.

You must avoid missteps that could sabotage your insurance claim or prevent you from collecting a fair and appropriate settlement to apply to your mounting expenses. We stand ready to review your case and guide you toward recovery.

Contact us at Tennessee Injury Attorneys today by phone or by filling out our online form to schedule a free consultation with an experienced and knowledgeable Tennessee car accident attorney. We will assess your unique case to determine its value and help you prepare a strategy for your car accident case. Hablamos español.

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