Nashville Car Accident Lawyer
Davidson is the number one county in Tennessee for automobile accidents, breaking records with more than 31,000 crashes in 2015. For decades, the law firm of Larry R. Williams, PLLC, has represented the victims of many of these accidents and secured significant compensation for them and their families.
Injuries suffered by negligent or reckless drivers can be catastrophic, leading to permanent disability or death. With a reputation throughout Tennessee for compassionate and caring representation, our Nashville car accident lawyers know how to fight for the rights of seriously injured car accident victims. Whether you’ve been in a fender bender or a head-on collision, our attorneys are here to help you.
Every day reckless drivers, drunk drivers, dangerous highways, and vehicle defects cause car accidents in Nashville. The victims of these accidents face a difficult time, from trying to cover medical costs to rehabilitation and recovery. If you’ve been in a car accident, we’ll walk you through the steps to show you what happens next. We’ll handle all communications with insurance companies, file a claim on your behalf against the negligent party, and be accessible to you whenever you need us.
Tennessee Car Accident Laws
Tennessee is a “fault” state, giving the injured party several options to pursue a claim with the at-fault driver. Under this rule, a judge determines fault and holds one party legally liable for covering losses associated with the crash.
As a victim of a negligent driver’s mistakes, you can file a claim with your insurance company, the other driver’s insurance company, and the driver. Tennessee law is in place to protect the victims of car accidents, and allows law firms like Larry R. Williams, PLLC, to win significant compensation for clients in the event of a negligence accident.
In Tennessee, if you’re partially at fault for an accident, a judge may reduce your compensation. This “modified comparative fault” rule allots certain percentages of fault across multiple parties. How at-fault the judge finds you will affect the final amount of your compensation.
If you’re held responsible for causing more than 50% of the accident, your award for damages drops to zero. To ensure that you have the best representation possible if you were partially at fault for an accident, trust the personal injury attorneys at Larry R. Williams, PLLC, to defend your case and avoid losing your award.
What causes car accidents in Nashville?
Regardless of whether you are driving in a grocery store parking lot, on a rural road, or on a freeway, car accidents can and will happen. Even if you drive perfectly every time, other drivers can make mistakes or become distracted, making the road unsafe for fellow motorists.
Here are some of the most common causes of car wrecks:
- Excessive speeding
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving – texting, eating, grooming, daydreaming, changing the radio
- Driving while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Drowsy driving
- Not obeying stop lights, stop signs, and other traffic signs
- Not using indicator
- Failing to yield right of way
If You’ve Been in an Accident
An insurance adjuster will most likely call you within the first few days of an accident to offer you a settlement. This settlement saves the insurance company from going to court, and saves money by offering a price lower than what you could win in a court. Don’t discuss crash details with an insurance adjuster before consulting your personal injury lawyer. Revealing too much could lower your compensation in a court, since insurance adjusters are not on your side and might use the information against you. Resist the urge to accept quick settlements and take the professional advice of an attorney instead.
When there’s been a personal injury, the statute of limitations in Tennessee is only one year after the accident. No matter how powerful your claims are state law will prevent you from bringing your case to court if you don’t file a lawsuit within that time. The sooner you contact us to file a claim, the better.
What can a car crash lawyer do for you?
When determining the potential compensation a car accident attorney can help you receive, there are several factors to take into consideration:
- How severely were you injured?
- Did these injuries prevent you from returning to work or completing your tasks at work?
- Did you need to stay the hospital and if so, for how long?
- Was there an element of mental anguish associated with your physical injuries?
Our legal team will get the compensation you deserve and need to help you restore a sense of normalcy to your life. We can help you recover expenses that were used to pay for doctor’s visits and hospital stays. This can also cover future doctor’s visits, rehabilitation, and even in home car if necessary.
If you were unable to return to work, we can help you recover lost wages. You should not have to loose out on income because of the negligent actions of another driver. Our accident attorneys can also help you get compensation for future wages that will be diminished because of reduced earning capacity due to physical impairment, disability, or disfigurement.
The car accident attorneys at Larry R. Williams, PLLC recently published an interactive study highlighting the most dangerous intersections in Nashville. We analyzed over 37,000 collision records from 2015 and found what is statistically the most dangerous intersection in Nashville. After extensive media coverage, interviews, and accolades, a new stop sign was installed at the intersection of Hickory Hollow Parkway and Mt. View Road. Our attorneys believe that the best remedy for a car crash is to preempt it, which is why we are so excited that our study has positively affected the community.
Talk to Our Tennessee Auto Accident Attorneys
We specialize in all kinds of car accidents in Nashville, including motorcycle crashes, bus crashes, DUI crashes, hit and runs, vehicle rollovers, and more. Car crash injuries can be devastating. With the help of a team of experienced personal injury attorneys, you’ll be on your way to recovery with the peace of mind that you have reliable legal representation. Larry R. Williams has over 35 years of experience, and knows how to resolve your case and win the settlement you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation, or give us a call now at (615) 256-8880.