If you were in a car crash, you can find yourself severely injured and facing unexpected medical expenses, property damages, lost wages and earning potential, and other devastating consequences. However, if another person or company's negligence caused the accident—and your injuries—you shouldn't be forced to shoulder the resulting financial burdens.
Though Tennessee law allows victims to pursue damages from the party responsible for the crash, car accident insurance claims and litigation can be complex, time-consuming, and confusing. Even when you have what seems like an open-and-shut case of negligence, you can expect the insurance adjuster or defense attorney to fight against compensating you fairly.
How a Tennessee Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help After a Car Crash
Fortunately, a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyer can help level the playing field, make sure insurers and attorneys treat you fairly, and protect your rights at every stage. Here are a few examples of what Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers' seasoned legal team does to help ensure fair recoveries for our car accident clients.
Investigate the Accident to Determine Fault
Tennessee is an at-fault state that follows comparative negligence rules. After a car accident, each party is assigned a percentage of fault, and this determination affects what you can recover in an insurance claim or lawsuit. Our attorneys can conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of the crash and fight to ensure you're assigned a fault percentage that's fair.
Photos and videos of your physical injuries and property damages can provide important information about the accident. Weir & Kestner will work to gather this evidence, as well as take statements from people who witnessed the crash.
Handle Communications With the Other Party's Insurer and Attorneys
The other side's insurance adjuster or defense attorney isn't looking out for your best interests. In fact, they may even use sneaky tactics like asking for a recorded statement to try to get you to undermine your own claim. Don't risk it. Let your personal injury lawyer handle these communications instead.
Connect You With Doctors
If you can't afford necessary medical care after your car accident, Weir & Kestner can connect you with experienced doctors who can treat you now and delay payment until you receive your settlement or financial award.
Arrange for Experts to Testify on Your Behalf
Expert testimony can help support your claim for damages. Examples of the types of experts used in car accident cases include doctors, accident reconstructionists, economists, and vocational specialists.
Estimate Your Damages
Keeping track of all your car crash-related financial losses can be difficult. Let Weir & Kestner help. Our adept team can help gather and organize bills and receipts to estimate your damages and what your claim is worth. Just having experienced legal representation can maximize the value of your claim.
Negotiate and Analyze Settlement Offers
Do you know what your car accident claim is worth and what constitutes a fair settlement and recovery? With a knowledgeable personal injury attorney by your side, you don't have to. Instead, you can count on your lawyer to advocate for your interests and advise you whether to accept an offer or hold out and negotiate for more.
Relieve Stress and Provide Much-Needed Peace of Mind
Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident you didn't cause can be stressful. Don't go it alone. Get the exceptional personal injury representation your Tennessee car crash case deserves. Let Weir & Kestner handle the day-to-day legal heavy lifting so that you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery.