Auto and Car Accidents | Nashville Attorneys
If you have been in a car accident, you know how difficult it can be to deal with the aftermath. You may be able to recover monetary damages for pain and suffering, lost wages and reasonable medical expenses if you were injured as a result of the accident. In addition, if the accident was caused by another driver’s negligence, you may also be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
However, dealing with insurance companies can be complicated and time-consuming, and it is important to understand your rights and options before making any decisions. An experienced car accident lawyer can help you navigate the legal process and maximize your chances of recovering compensation.
If you’ve been in an accident, and the person who caused your injuries doesn’t have insurance – or if his or her insurance isn’t enough to cover your damages – you may be able to collect uninsurance or underinsurance coverage from your automobile policy, or a family member’s automobile policy. This coverage can help pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. It’s important to know what coverage you have so that you can get the compensation you deserve. If you have any questions about your coverage, please don’t hesitate to contact an experienced attorney.
What should I do after a car accident?
If you are involved in an automobile accident, try to obtain as much information as possible about the vehicles and drivers involved. This includes the make and model of the car, the license plate number, and the name and contact information of the driver. If there are any witnesses, get their names and phone numbers as well. It is also important to take photos of the accident scene, if possible.
This can help document what happened and identify any potential hazards. If you or a passenger are injured, seek medical attention right away. In some cases, injuries may not be immediately apparent, so it is important to get checked out by a doctor as soon as possible. Obtaining prompt medical treatment will also help to document your injuries for insurance purposes. By taking these steps, you can help to ensure that you have the information you need if you need to file an insurance claim or take legal action.
The police accident report usually includes vehicle descriptions, driver names, addresses and license numbers, vehicle owner names and addresses, and insurance carrier names.
You should also make notes about relevant facts, ideally as soon as possible after the accident, including:
- weather, time of day, available light, and traffic conditions
- road conditions, road construction, and defects such as potholes and faded lane lines or turn arrows
- obstructed signs or obstructed/malfunctioning traffic signals
- names and phone numbers of potential witnesses
- types and degree of apparent damage to each vehicle
- apparent severity of injury to all other persons involved, including any treatment sought or received from paramedics at the scene
- direction, approximate/apparent speeds and positions of the vehicles.
And while this may seem obvious, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible even if you are not experiencing severe injury symptoms. The combination of shock, adrenaline, normal delays in the onset of muscle soreness, and other factors may mask a serious injury. Immediate professional medical attention can prevent you from aggravating a masked injury and help speed your recovery.
If you’re ever in a car accident, getting checked out by a doctor is always the best idea, even if you feel perfectly fine. Not only will they be able to tell if there’s anything wrong that you may not be aware of, but they’ll also be able to document any injuries for insurance purposes. It’s always better to be safe than sorry!
Car Accidents: Dealing with Insurance Companies
An insurance company is a company that provides financial protection against loss in the case of an accident, theft, or natural disaster. There are many different types of insurance policies available, and it is important to choose the one that best suits your needs. If you are involved in an accident, it is important to contact your insurance agent or company as soon as possible to report the accident and begin the claims process. The sooner you begin the process, the sooner you will be able to receive compensation for your losses.
We strongly recommend that you do not sign any insurance company documents related to your accident before consulting with an attorney. The last thing you want to do is inadvertently sign away your right to full and fair compensation. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to review the document and advise you whether it is in your best interest to sign it. In many cases, the insurance company will try to take advantage of you if you are not represented by an attorney.
They may offer you a low settlement that does not cover all of your damages. Do not let this happen to you. Make sure you have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side who can protect your interests and fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve.
We would be happy to review and evaluate your case. We do not charge any fee for consultations of this sort.