Have you or a loved on been injured in a Murfreesboro, TN car accident? You should speak with an experienced local car accident lawyer. At Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers, we understand the dangers of driving in Tennessee, and we know how to negotiate with insurance companies and hold bad actors responsible. We only get paid if we win.
Murfreesboro is located in Rutherford County, Tennessee. With 152,769 residents per the 2020 Census, Murfreesboro is the 10th fastest growing city in the entire United States, for cities with $50,000 or more residents. Murfreesboro was even the capital of Tennessee for a short period of time, and is the geographic center of Tennessee.
Murfreesboro is also home to Middle Tennessee State University, which has more than 20,000 students. With its proximity to Nashville, Murfreesboro is also a popular place for Nashville commuters to live. These commuters, along with fast population growth and a large college student population means Murfreesboro has plenty of motor vehicle accidents. Interstate 24 from Murfreesboro to Nashville is constantly packed with cars and trucks, making it one of the busiest stretches of interstate in the state of Tennessee. When you are not on the interstate, driving within Murfreesboro's city limits can be dangerous due to the number of cars and trucks on the roads. Car accidents and truck accidents in Murfreesboro, Tennessee are happening more often.
Dangerous Murfreesboro Roads
While collisions can happen anywhere, there are definitely a few spots in Murfreesboro where accidents are more likely. Take extra care at the following roads and intersections—or better yet, avoid them completely.
- Memorial Blvd.
- Old Fort Parkway
- Northfield Blvd.
- Medical Center Parkway
- N. and S. Rutherford Blvd.
- Broad Street
Murfreesboro Car Crashes Can Have Devastating Consequences
A Murfreesboro car accident doesn't just disrupt your day—it can leave you with significant injuries, property damage, and medical expenses and threaten to wreak havoc on your finances for years. If another person or company's negligence caused the crash, you shouldn't be left to shoulder the financial burden of their carelessness. Fortunately, Tennessee injury law allows accident victims to pursue damages from responsible parties.
If you were hurt in a Murfreesboro crash you didn't cause, you may be entitled to compensation. However, car accident litigation can be complicated. Working with knowledgeable Tennessee injury lawyers can maximize the value of your claim and improve your chances of securing a full and fair recovery.
Experienced and Insightful Car Accident Representation
At Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers, we've helped countless clients in Murfreesboro and throughout the Volunteer State recover the damages they deserved for injuries and losses sustained in crashes they didn't cause. We may be able to do the same for you.
Our highly skilled legal team possesses unparalleled insight into Tennessee car accident personal injury litigation. Having previously represented insurance companies, we understand how insurers analyze, value, and handle car crash claims. Now, we use our extensive knowledge of injury law and insurance company priorities and tactics to fight for the best possible case outcomes for our injured clients. We handle all the legal heavy lifting so that you can focus on feeling better. Here's what you need to know about Tennessee car accident cases and the benefits of working with our accomplished attorneys.
What You Have to Prove and What You Could Recover
"More probable than not" is the burden of proof in Volunteer State civil cases, including car accident personal injury claims. This means that you and your attorney must prove that the following elements are more likely true than not:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care. Drivers are required to operate their vehicles in a safe manner to avoid injuring others.
- The defendant breached their duty of care. The person named as the defendant in your lawsuit violated their duty to drive safely.
- The breach of duty of care caused the crash. The defendant's carelessness or negligence on the road was the proximate cause of the crash.
- You suffered losses as a result. You have physical injuries, financial damages, and other losses as a direct result of the crash.
Evidence is essential to recovering fair damages. Depending on the facts and evidence in your case, we may be able to help you collect compensation for economic and non-economic damages. Your recovery could include:
- All accident-related medical expenses, including the cost of future care
- Property damages, such as the cost to repair or replace your vehicle
- Wages lost while out of work recovering from your injuries
- Loss of future earning potential (this is a measure of the reduction in your ability to earn a living if you wanted to)
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Other losses
What to Do and Not to Do After a Car Crash
What you do in the moments and days after an accident matters. These tips can help you protect your right to recovery.
- Trade contact and insurance information with the other drivers. Don't place blame or accept fault.
- Gather important evidence at the scene of the crash. Take photos or videos of the positions of the vehicles and any visible injuries or damages.
- Get contact information from witnesses so your attorney can contact them later if necessary.
- Don't provide a recorded statement about the accident or release your medical records to the other party's insurer without first consulting an attorney. Also, beware of early settlement offers that may not cover all your injuries and damages.
- Seek immediate medical attention and attend all follow-up visits with your doctor.
- Contact an experienced car crash personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
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