If you are struggling physically, financially, and emotionally to recover from a car accident in Corryton caused by someone else’s negligence, then turn to the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC. We can help you pursue compensation for your accident-related losses.
We have years of experience in investigating car accidents, filing personal injury claims, and negotiating settlements with insurance companies. A car accident lawyer in Corryton, TN, can help you pursue compensation to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Call us at 865-546-1111 for a free, no-obligation evaluation.
We Can Build a Case for Your Car Accident Injury Claim
If you have a viable case, we can begin building a solid personal injury claim. We intend to show how you were injured and suffered emotionally and financially because of another party’s negligence.
Tennessee is a fault state which means that the party at fault for causing a crash pays for damages resulting from the accident. It is important for us to prove negligence in your injury so that the party responsible for your crash pays for your damages.
Our Investigation Involves Collecting Evidence
Without proof of negligence, we cannot hold the other party at fault for your accident. To find fault, we collect evidence about your car crash and the injuries that you suffered. Since we handle different types of car crashes — from left-turn accidents to drunk driving accidents to distracted driving accidents — we have a variety of resources to use in our investigation.
One resource we may use, when necessary, is a report from an accident reconstruction specialist. For example, if you were involved in a multi-vehicle accident where drivers dispute fault, the specialist uses police reports, photographs of the crash site, and other information to recreate the crash to determine how and why the accident occurred.
Other evidence we may collect includes:
- A police report
- Photographs of the accident scene
- Photographs of the accident victim’s injuries
- Medical records of the accident victim’s injuries
- Eyewitness statements
- Video footage from a traffic or surveillance camera
Estimating Damages from Your Car Accident
Prior to filing a claim, we will ask you about the economic damages you suffered because of your car wreck. By calculating your financial and non-economic losses, we can determine the estimated value of your claim.
Generally, the severity of an injury increases the worth of a car accident claim. For instance, if you suffered a spinal cord injury that caused incomplete or complete paraplegia, the value of your claim would be worth more than a claim involving whiplash, which is a soft tissue injury.
Some of the most common types of economic and non-economic damages accident victims suffer include:
Medical expenses include hospital bills, surgical costs, rehabilitation costs, physical therapy, prescription medication expenses, and more.
Lost wages include present and future wages lost because injuries prevent the accident victim from working.
Car accidents can cause significant damage to vehicles which can result in costly repairs.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering includes several types of non-economic damages that include emotional distress, mental anguish, and disfigurement.
Our goal is to help you recover compensation for your losses as you hold the at-fault driver liable for your damages.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim
In a fatal injury accident caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, close relatives of a deceased injury accident victim may file a wrongful death claim. This type of claim allows surviving family members to recover certain damages, including medical bills, funeral expenses, and lost wages.
If a car accident led to your loved one’s death, we can speak with you about the process of filing a wrongful death claim.
Filing an Accident Claim to Recover Compensation
After collecting evidence and estimating the damages that you suffered, we will file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. A car accident lawyer in Corryton, TN, from our firm can negotiate the claim on your behalf so that you can spend your time recuperating instead of hassling with an auto insurer over your claim.
Depending on the type of injury you sustained, insurers will try to quickly settle your claim. However, we know that settling too early means that you cannot recover any further compensation if other injuries develop in the future.
Our legal team knows the type of strategies that auto insurers may use to reduce a settlement offer or deny a claim. If an insurer is successful, injury accident victims do not receive the compensation they deserve. We protect our clients’ rights to receive present and future compensation and negotiate fair settlements for their damages.
Recovering Damages in an Uninsured Motorist Accident
If your accident in Corryton was caused by a driver who does not have auto insurance, you may not have to shoulder the financial burden of a car crash.
If you have Uninsured Motorist (UM) coverage or Underinsured Motorist (UIM) coverage in your auto insurance policy, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
UM protects you when an uninsured motorist causes a crash. UIM protects you when a motorist who causes an accident has an insufficient amount of insurance to cover all of the damages from an accident.
If you have UM/UIM coverage, we can help you file a claim with your own insurance company to recover damages from your accident.
Call Us for a Free Case Evaluation
If a car accident has devastated your life, call the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC.
Your initial evaluation is free. Also, we accept cases on a contingency basis which means you will only pay us if we win compensation in your case.
Call us today at 865-546-1111 for your free evaluation.