A serious car accident can disrupt your life and leave you overwhelmed and struggling to get back on your feet. You may be a considerate person who has never thought about suing someone else, but you should not be burdened paying medical bills from a car accident injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence. Tennessee law is on your side and provides a way for people in your situation to seek compensation to cover your accident-related losses.
The knowledgeable car accident attorneys at Bill Easterly & Associates will review the specific facts of your accident and explain your legal options at no charge. Our personal injury lawyers will lead you through the process of filing a personal injury claim and make every effort to see that you receive full compensation for your injuries. The personal injury attorneys at Bill Easterly & Associates provide compassionate service because we understand how stressful it is to be the victim of a serious car accident caused by another motorist.
From Bill Easterly and Associates, P.C., Nashville, Tennessee personal injury lawyers. Call 615-244-2222.
How Bill Easterly & Associates Can Help You after a Nashville Car Accident
Our experienced Nashville personal injury attorneys can thoroughly investigate your accident, build a compelling case, and identify all the potentially liable parties and the sources of insurance available. We can develop a reliable plan to maximize your recovery. Insurance companies often try to take advantage of accident victims’ lack of understanding of the claims process to settle accident cases for much less than fair value. Let us deal with the insurance companies and paperwork so you can focus on your health.
Having an aggressive lawyer advocating for you signals that you are serious about receiving full compensation for your injuries and other losses. Our attorneys offer an initial consultation free of charge to review your accident and legal options. When you hire our law firm, you pay no legal fees until we win your case and obtain money for you. We treat our clients with the same respect and consideration as we would want our own family members to be treated in a similar situation. For each of our cases, that is the commitment we make.
Tennessee law allows only a year to file a personal injury lawsuit after a car accident so it is important not to wait to speak with an injury lawyer. Contact Bill Easterly & Associates to review your situation right away.
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Damages You May Claim After a Serious Car Accident in Tennessee
If you are seriously injured in a car accident in Nashville caused by another motorist you may have lost income from missing work, have a stack of medical bills, need ongoing physical therapy, and be facing other unanticipated expenses. You should not have to shoulder those expenses alone if another party’s negligence caused your injuries.
Under Tennessee law, you may seek to recover compensation for your losses if someone else’s carelessness or disregard for safety caused your injuries. The at-fault party and their insurance company are responsible for paying the financial damages.
The damages that you may seek by filing a personal injury lawsuit include compensation for:
Hospital bills, doctor bills, prescription medications, physical therapy, and psychological counseling related to your injuries
Future medical expenses related to your accident
Pain, suffering, and emotional distress
Loss of intimate relations with your spouse
Lost past and future wages related to your accident
Costs to repair or replace your wrecked vehicle and pay for a rental car until your car is available
Our knowledgeable car accident attorneys complete a full assessment of the value of your losses. We work in collaboration with life planners to estimate your future medical expenses and lost income, should the severity of your injuries means that you will be limited in your ability to return to work or help support your family.
Nashville has more than 440,000 licensed drivers and ranks first in Tennessee in a number of traffic accident categories, including the overall rate of crashes, according to the Tennessee Department of Safety.
Nashville also ranks first in the following categories:
Frequency of injuries in traffic accidents
Accidents caused by speeding
Accidents involving young drivers ages 15 to 24
Accidents involving senior drivers ages 65 and older
Statistics show nearly 7,400 people were injured in accidents in Nashville-Davidson County in 2014, and approximately one of every six young drivers ages 15 to 24 are involved in a crash.
Serious car accidents can be caused by a number of factors including:
Distracted drivers who might be talking on a phone, looking at their navigation or talking to another passenger
Drunk drivers who use poor judgment in getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol
Unsafe drivers who are speeding or driving too fast for road or weather conditions
Drowsy drivers who are dangerously fatigued and nodding off at the wheel
Defective automotive parts such as faulty brakes or steering, which may cause a driver to lose control
Unsafe road conditions including uneven pavement, poorly marked roadways, hidden road signs, standing water caused by poor drainage, and other conditions
Any of these factors, as well as others, may cause a serious accident and give an accident victim the legal right to seek compensation for losses caused by another party’s negligence.
Assess whether you or anyone else involved in the accident requires emergency medical attention and call an ambulance if needed.
Summon Nashville Metro police or the law enforcement agency in the local community to the scene of the car collision to fill out an accident report, which creates an official record of the accident. Do not let another driver talk you out of reporting the accident to police.
3Document the Accident
Use your phone camera to take photos of the accident scene and damage to the vehicles if you can do so safely while waiting for police to arrive.
4Share Insurance Info
Exchange driver license and insurance information with the other drivers involved and collect the names and phone numbers of any passengers. If the other driver refuses to produce his or her driver license, wait for the police to obtain this information.
Collect the names, addresses and contact information for any witnesses to the accident.
Do not discuss the accident with the other drivers involved or try to reassure the others that you are unharmed. The surge of adrenalin after a crash may mask injuries and you may wake up a day or two afterward with a lot of pain and soreness. Insurance companies may try to use your comments at the accident scene to deny your claim.
Contact an experienced Nashville car accident attorney who can investigate the case and provide trusted guidance.
How to Afford to Hire a Nashville Car Accident Attorney If You Have Been Injured
Our personal injury attorneys at Bill Easterly & Associates understand that you have unexpected medical bills if you have been seriously injured in a car accident. You do not have extra money to hire a lawyer right now. Our attorneys will handle your case on a contingency fee basis. A contingency fee arrangement allows personal injury victims to have skilled legal representation with no upfront costs. Our attorneys are confident in their legal abilities. If we agree to represent you, we will accept as our legal fee a portion of any insurance settlement or jury award that we obtain for you. You do not pay unless and until we obtain money for you. That gives us incentive and makes having legal representation more affordable for injury victims.
The time limit for filing a personal injury claims in Tennessee is one year from the accident, so you should not delay in contacting an attorney. Contact us today to take advantage of our free case evaluation.