Have you or a loved on been injured in a Smyrna, TN car accident? You should speak with an experienced Smyrna 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. Continue reading below.
The Town of Smyrna is located in Rutherford County, Tennessee. Smyrna, Tennessee has a population of 53,070 people, and is part of the Nashville Metropolitan Area. Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers was founded in Smyrna, Tennessee in 2009 and has since added offices in Murfreesboro and Nashville. Since 2009, Smyrna has seen its population grow even more. More people means more traffic and more car accidents and truck wrecks. Long time Smyrna residents remember when Sam Ridley Boulevard was one lane each way and the Catfish House was the only restaurant on Sam Ridley. Now, there are several lanes and dozens of businesses lining the roadway. Sam Ridley Parkway is often now bumper to bumper traffic.
Sam Ridley Parkway is not the only high traffic area in Smyrna, Tennessee. Almaville Road/Nissan Drive sees its share of motor vehicle accidents. In fact, WSMV Channel 4, did a study and found that I-24 at Almaville Road was the #9 busiest stretch of interstate in Tennessee with 158,836 cars per day. Nissan Vehicle Assembly Plant, which has been a major employer in Smyrna, Tennessee since 1983, is located on Nissan Drive. Employee cars, in addition to delivery vehicles, tractor trailers, and other commercial vehicles means high volume traffic. Lowry Street/Murfreesboro Road, which takes you to Murfreesboro, was once home to Smyrna's famous Omni Hut restaurant. The Omni Hut is closed, but Murfreesboro Road is still busy with commercial vehicles and trucks. Car and truck wrecks on Murfreesboro Road are frequent occurrences. Wherever you are in Smyrna, Tennessee car and truck accidents are happening with more frequency.
Dangerous Smyrna Roads
While collisions can happen anywhere, there are definitely a few spots in Smyrna where accidents are more likely. Take extra care at the following roads and intersections—or better yet, avoid them completely.
- Nissan Drive
- Almaville Road
- Sam Ridley Boulevard
- Lowry Street
- Murfreesboro Road
- Jefferson Pike
- Weakley Lane
- Highway 102
Car Crashes Can Have Wide-Ranging Consequences
Unfortunately, even if you take extra care and avoid dangerous roads, you still have to share the road with other drivers, many of whom may not be as dedicated to driving safely. As a result, it's possible to follow all the rules of the road and still be involved in a car accident—and if you're severely hurt in a crash, the experience can threaten to turn your life upside down. You could find yourself unable to work as you heal from your injuries and inundated by unexpected wreck-related medical bills. At the same time, your regular household and living expenses continue to pile up. Sound familiar?
Dealing with the aftermath of a major car accident can be truly distressing, especially in cases where the crash was caused by someone else's carelessness. Thankfully, you don't have to just stand by and accept the injustice—or the financial consequences. If you were injured in a Smyrna wreck caused by another person's or company's negligence, you might be entitled to compensation. A skilled Tennessee injury lawyer can help you fight for a full recovery. Fortunately, you've come to the right firm.
A Different Kind of Personal Injury Representation
At Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers, we're not your typical stuffy, big-city attorneys; we're caring legal counselors who aren't afraid to fight for our clients' best interests. Having previously represented insurance companies, we've seen firsthand the kind of tricks insurers use to devalue or deny valid claims. Now, as plaintiff's attorneys, we use the insight we gained while working for big insurance companies to make them work for you.
When you hire us, the first thing we'll do is focus on relieving your stress and ensuring that you have access to what you need to get better. Once that's covered, we will start gathering the evidence needed to build a strong case for damages. Rest assured, our conscientious and communicative legal team will be there to guide you each and every step of the way.
What You Could Recover in a Tennessee Car Crash Case
- Medical expenses. Recovery for accident-related medical costs can include compensation for past, current, and future emergency transportation and care, doctor visits, surgical procedures, hospitalizations, medications, rehabilitation, home or vehicle accessibility modifications, medically-necessary travel, and more.
- Property damages. You could recover repair or replacement costs for your damaged vehicle.
- Lost wages. In addition to collecting compensation for wages missed while recovering from your injuries, you could also recover for loss of earning capacity if the injuries will have a permanent negative impact on your ability to work.
- Pain and suffering. This category of damages also includes emotional distress, scarring or disfigurement, loss of consortium, reduced quality of life, and loss of enjoyment of life.
- Out-of-pocket costs. You could also recover compensation for vehicle towing and storage fees, car rental and other transportation expenses, insurance deductibles, childcare costs, and more.
What to Do If You Were Hurt in an Accident
Were you injured in a Smyrna car crash? Protecting your right to recovery is essential. Start by gathering evidence, including driver contact and insurance information, witness statements, and photos and videos of the scene of the accident and any visible injuries and damages. Next, seek medical attention, even if your injuries don't seem serious. This step is vital, as not all crash injuries are immediately apparent. If you don't seek prompt care, an insurance company will try to attribute your injuries to other causes when you file a claim for compensation. Then, consult a reputable injury attorney to ensure you fully understand your legal rights and options.
Worried you can't afford a lawyer? Weir & Kestner works on contingency, so there are no upfront payments, and you don't owe us a cent unless we win your case. Ready to find out what we can do for your car accident case?
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