If you suffered injuries in a car accident because of another driver’s negligence, you may wonder whether your life will ever return to normal. Increasing medical costs, frequent doctor’s visits, and expensive car repairs can take a significant toll on you and on your budget. If the car accident has upset your way of life, the state of Tennessee gives you the right to recover compensation from the party or parties who caused the accident.
The Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC, can help you seek financial compensation to pay your medical bills, physical therapy, car repairs, and other accident-related damages. We can discuss whether you have a strong case and can help you understand how to recover monetary losses from your car accident.
We provide personalized attention to each case and work hard to get accident victims the desired outcome for their claim. We operate on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay for our services unless we recover compensation for you. Contact us today at 865-546-1111 to meet with a car accident lawyer in Nashville.
Why Do I Need to Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?
Having the help of a car accident lawyer benefits you in complicated and challenging situations. For instance, when the at-fault driver’s insurance company tries to delay or deny a valid injury claim, a skillful lawyer knows the best ways to defend against those tactics. Lawyers also vigorously counter low compensation offers to ensure their clients receive a fair financial settlement. An attorney understands how to calculate a fair value for your claim that includes the full range of expenses you are likely to face because of the crash.
We advise car accident victims or their survivors to speak with us before accepting a check from an insurance company. Once you accept the company’s money, you cannot go back to the company to ask for more money. Many car crash victims who settle early find they did not receive enough money to cover their present and future expenses. If you have a valid claim, our lawyers will fight for fair compensation.
How Do I Know If I Have a Valid Claim?
We can tell you whether you have a valid claim during our initial consultation as we get facts from you about the accident and your injuries. If we can show that another party caused your crash—and you suffered significant injuries or a loved one died as a result—you have a case.
Some of the most common types of car accident injuries motorists sustain include:
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Knee injuries;
- Neck pain;
- Traumatic brain injuries; and
- Broken ribs.
How Do I Prove My Case?
First, we investigate your accident to determine how the crash happened and who caused the accident. We obtain as much information as possible to prove fault on the part of the responsible party. Tennessee is a fault state, which means the person who caused your car accident pays for the resulting damages.
Every driver in the state has a duty to operate their vehicle with care. If we discover the at-fault driver caused the accident by driving while impaired, speeding, texting while driving, or through another negligent action, we will hold them responsible for the bodily injuries and property damages you suffered as a result.
Why Type of Information Do I Need to Prove Negligence?
We may secure information such as:
- A police reportof the accident;
- Photographs of the damaged vehicles;
- Eyewitness statements;
- Your medical report showing the severity of your injuries;
- Traffic camera video or video from business surveillance cameras; and
- Car repair or replacement estimates.
When necessary, we will work with an accident reconstruction expert to determine how your crash occurred. These experts can help bolster a claim if the crash involved multiple vehicles, major property damage, and serious or fatal injuries.
Do I Have to File My Own Insurance Claim?
We take the stress off of you as much as possible by filing your claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company, speaking with the insurance adjuster, and negotiating a settlement for your claim. We have decades of collective experience, so we know the tricks insurers pull to avoid paying a fair settlement. We can counter these moves to help you get the maximum compensation possible.
How Much Compensation Can I Recover?
After speaking with you about your accident, we can calculate your estimated damages. You may recover compensation for:
- Medical bills;
- Lost wages;
- Physical therapy;
- In-patient rehabilitation;
- Assistive medical devices, such as canes, wheelchairs, and crutches;
- Funeral and burial expenses, if a loved one died in the accident; and
- Pain and suffering.
Let Us Help You File Your Claim.
If you have questions about filing an insurance claim or a lawsuit, the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC, can assist you. Call us now at 865-546-1111 to schedule a free consultation with a car accident lawyer in Nashville.