If you suffered injuries from a rear-end collision accident, the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC can help you pursue compensation for your financial losses. We have helped injury accident victims throughout Tennessee receive compensation for the financial and emotional harm they suffered from a car wreck.
A rear-end collision can potentially place a serious and unexpected financial burden on you. However, you may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. To find out how one of our rear-end collision accident lawyers in Tennessee can help you move past your accident, schedule a free case review by calling 865-546-1111.
We Manage All Aspects of Your Collision Accident Case
At the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC, we handle all aspects of car accident cases, from filing insurance claims to negotiating a settlement to taking a case to court, if necesary.
We take on challenges brought by insurance companies, as well as other parties involved in an accident and their lawyers.
You do not have to worry about building a case on your own and negotiating with aggressive insurance adjusters over settlements. Our legal team takes the stress off you, so you can spend your time recovering from your accident-related injuries.
Building a Case for Your Rear-End Collision Accident
We build a case to show how you were harmed physically, emotionally, and financially by the rear-end collision accident.
We start by performing a thorough investigation of your car wreck. We know that it takes solid evidence to make a strong case. So, we secure evidence for your case that may include:
- Your medical records that show the severity of your injuries.
- A police report of the accident.
- Photographs of the accident scene.
- Traffic or surveillance camera video footage of the accident.
- Eyewitness statements about the accident.
In some cases, we work with professional consultants who provide additional documentation that strengthens our client’s claim for damages.
Proving Negligence in a Rear-End Collision Accident
In Tennessee, injury accident victims are allowed to recover compensation if they can show that someone else’s negligence caused them to suffer damages. The at-fault driver and the driver’s car insurance company must pay for those damages.
Although negligence may appear clear-cut in a rear-end accident, the driver who hit you or the driver’s insurer may try to place some fault on you to reduce the value of your claim. However, we can build a strong case with solid evidence to help you fight an insurer’s allegations.
For instance, our investigation may find that your collision accident happened as a result of the rear driver :
- Tailgating (driving too closely behind you)
- Reading or sending text messages
- Failing to see traffic slowing down ahead
In Tennessee, every driver has a duty to exercise reasonable care and avoid causing an accident. In your case, the driver behind you violated this duty, caused an accident, and you suffered damages as result.
Pursuing Compensation for Your Damages
You have several options for pursuing compensation for your rear-end collision accident. The options include:
- Filing an insurance claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
- Filing an insurance claim with your own care insurance company if the at-fault driver does not have car insurance.
- Filing an insurance claim with your own insurer if the at-fault driver has car insurance but the driver’s policy is not sufficient to cover all your damages.
If you decide to file an insurance claim, we can file the paperwork and negotiate with the insurance adjuster for full and fair compensation for your injuries and damages.
Although we usually have successful outcomes in negotiations, there are times when an insurer refuses to offer fair compensation or disputes fault over an accident. In these instances, we may file a lawsuit and take the case to trial.
Our goal is to get you the best outcome for the losses you suffered from your car wreck. To learn more about pursuing compensation, contact a rear-end collision accident lawyer in Tennessee at 865-546-1111 for a free consultation.
Tennessee law outlines the types of damages you can claim. While every accident is different, some damages are common to all car wrecks. Those damages include:
Medical expenses include costs for your hospital stays and surgeries, doctor’s office visits, rehabilitation, physical or occupational therapy, prescription medication, and more.
Lost wages include the income you lost while recovering from the accident.
Property damage includes the repair or replacements costs of your vehicle, as well as damage to your personal property, such as a smartphone, a laptop computer, and other items.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering include the emotional, mental, and physical harm you suffered from the car wreck.
You may also be entitled to pursue compensation for future medical expenses or future income losses if you suffered a long-term injury that prevents you from working.
Generally, the type of damages you suffered determines the value of your claim. Whatever your losses, we will work hard to make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve for your rear-end collision accident.
To find out what type of damages you may be entitled to, contact the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC today for a free case review.
Tennessee’s Statute of Limitations
Under Tennessee’s Statute of Limitations, you have one year from the date of your rear-end collision accident to file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. So, do not miss an opportunity to recover compensation for your losses.
Call Us for a Free Case Evaluation
If you or a loved one suffered injuries and other damages in a rear-end collision accident, contact the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC today. We serve injury accident victims throughout Tennessee.
Reach out to a rear-end collision accident lawyer in Tennessee at 865-546-1111 for a free, no-obligation evaluation.