What Should I Expect From a Car Accident Lawyer?

If you are seeking legal representation after a Tennessee car crash, there are certain things you should expect from a car accident lawyer. You can expect your attorney to focus on your case, protect your legal rights, and work hard to help you recover compensation for your financial losses. A lawyer should file legal paperwork, speak with the insurance company and its lawyers on your behalf, and resolve your case fairly and justly.

You can expect this from the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC. We work hard because we operate on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not get paid until we win our clients’ cases.

If you have questions about your accident and how we can help you pursue compensation for your injuries and other damages, contact us today at 865-546-1111. Come in for a free consultation with one of our dedicated car accident lawyers.

What Can I Expect If I Hire a Lawyer After a Car Crash?

Knowing what local, state, or federal laws apply to each case can make the difference in winning or losing. For instance, suppose you stopped at a red light and a commercial semi-truck speeding down the road could not brake in time and hit your car. In a case like this, we would investigate whether:

  • The truck driver violated any local laws or ordinances, such as driving under the influence of alcoholor drugs, speeding, or driving on a local road that prohibits large commercial trucks;
  • The truck driver violated any rules of the trucking company, such as driving while fatigued, driving beyond the hours of service, or driving without a valid commercial license; or
  • The trucking company violated any federal safety laws by failing to perform routine maintenance on the truck, hiring improperly trained drivers, or failing to address the driver’s past traffic citations.

Our car accident lawyers use the law to support the facts of an accident and build a solid case for compensation.

What Resources Does a Lawyer Have That Could Help My Claim?

You should expect a car accident lawyer to use various resources to support your personal injury claim. For instance, in complex cases, we call an accident reconstruction specialist to determine how an accident happened and what role negligence played in the crash.

We also call medical professionals to provide opinions on the injuries and long-term prognosis of our clients. When necessary, we can use court-ordered subpoenas to obtain documents, photographs, testimony, and other information for our investigations.

We use all of our professional resources to serve you.

How Will a Car Accident Lawyer Deal With the Insurance Company?

A lawyer should have skills to negotiate a settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance company and resolve cases out of court. After filing an insurance claim, our lawyers work toward getting a fair settlement without filing a lawsuit. We know what evidence to collect to prove to an auto insurance company that its policyholder caused the accident and should pay for the damages.

However, some cases merit filing a personal injury lawsuit, especially when an accident involves death or when an insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement. For the most part, we file lawsuits as a last resort.

Will a Lawyer Help Me Get Compensation?

You should expect a lawyer to recover compensation for your monetary losses and property damage from your accident. Our lawyers cannot guarantee you will get a specific amount of compensation, but we will work hard to get you a fair settlement for your claim.

The amount of compensation you can recover depends on the circumstances of your accident, the severity of your injuries, and other factors. We can estimate quantifiable damages from various costs you incurred, such as:

  • Medical costs for treating your injuries;
  • Ambulance transportation from the accident scene;
  • Hospital costs;
  • Costs to stay in a rehabilitation or nursing facility;
  • Mobility devices you purchased because of your injuries; and
  • Property damage.

While we can easily figure a dollar amount for physical damages, difficulty comes in when we calculate a dollar amount for non-economic damages. These can include your pain and suffering, emotional distress, and mental anguish.

An insurance adjuster may allege your injuries are not as serious as you claim. We know how to aggressively counter those accusations so you can get the compensation you deserve.

Call the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC, Today at 865-546-1111.

To find out how we can provide legal guidance and advocacy for you, contact the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC, now at 865-546-1111 and schedule an appointment with one of our car accident lawyers.

We have decades of combined experience helping crash victims get the compensation they deserve. Let us review your case for free today.