Car accidents are among the most common cases of accidental injuries in Tennessee. As common as they are, however, many victims have lots of questions when they come to us for help. Here are some answers to the most common questions we get from clients who have been injured in a car accident. For more information, call us today to speak with a Nashville car accident lawyer.
Can I recover compensation for my accident?
Not every crash entitles victims to compensation. In order to recover damages for your losses, your accident must have been caused by someone else's negligence. Some examples of the kinds of driver negligence that are often responsible for serious car accidents include:
- Drunk driving
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Distracted driving
- Traffic violations
- Fatigued driving
- Driving on the wrong side of the street
Because negligence can be hard to spot, you should never assume that an accident was your fault. Always have your case reviewed by an experienced lawyer.
Do I Need a Lawyer to Represent Me?
It's always a good idea to have an attorney represent you after a car accident, even if it looks like your case is going to settle. In fact, most cases settle out of court, but it's vital to understand that insurance companies do everything they can to pay out as little as possible. An attorney familiar with Tennessee personal injury law can evaluate your claim, determine how much it is worth, and attempt to negotiate a settlement agreement with the insurance company.
How Much Will an Attorney Cost?
If you are facing the prospect of unexpected medical bills and lost income because you can't work, it's understandable that you may be worried about paying a lawyer to help you with your claim. At Labrum Law, we never ask for up front fees and will only collect legal fees if we win your case. In the event that we secure a settlement or award on your behalf, we will take our fees directly out of your compensation, so you will never need to pay for our services out of pocket.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
While you have a full year from the date of your accident to file a claim, you should start your claim as soon as possible. Waiting can hurt you chances of recovering full compensation in a number of ways, so the best thing you can do after a wreck is to call a lawyer as soon as you can to start your case.
Call Us Today to Schedule a Consultation with a Nashville Car Accident Attorney
If you have been hurt in a car accident in the Nashville area, you should contact a lawyer as soon as you can. At Labrum Law, we're dedicated to helping accident victims get the compensation to which they are entitled under the law. To schedule your free case evaluation with an attorney, call our office today at (615) 338-9500 or contact us online.