We Can Answer Your Questions
If you have been injured in an accident, you likely have a lot of questions. “How will I pay for medical care?” “Will I miss work?” “Will the insurance company treat me fairly?”
A skilled, compassionate personal injury attorney can help you find answers to these questions. We strive every day to help our clients recover the compensation they deserve, setting them up for a brighter future. Below are answers to several of the most common questions we encounter in Tennessee personal injury cases.
Of course, every case is different. For help in understanding the options in your case, reach out to our firm as soon as possible.
What should I do at the scene of an accident?
First, check to see if anyone involved needs immediate medical attention. Then, call the police. Having a police report of the accident will help you establish what transpired as well as the damages you incurred. Take pictures of any damage and exchange insurance information.
Do I really need to seek medical treatment?
Even if you think you are not hurt or your injuries are minor, it doesn’t hurt to see a doctor. Some injuries don’t manifest themselves right away, including some serious brain injuries.
Should I take the settlement offered by the insurance company?
Not right away. It’s tempting to take whatever the insurance company offers so that you can focus on healing. But remember: Insurance companies are businesses. Their primary goal is to make money, and they do that by settling claims quickly and at the lowest cost to them. Right after an accident, it is sometimes hard to know the extent of your injuries or how long recovery will take. Make sure you obtain the settlement you deserve by having a personal injury attorney on your side.
What can a personal injury suit do for me?
A successful personal injury claim can help you recover many of the costs of an accident, including:
- Medical bills, including future medical expenses
- Lost wages and earning capacity
- Household services
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
A skilled personal injury attorney can help you not only get the care you need, but also stand up to the insurance company and get the full and just compensation you deserve.
What kinds of accidents/injuries do you take on?
Personal injury law covers a wide variety of accidents and injuries. We use our years of experience to assist clients who have been injured by:
- Car accidents, including accidents involving commercial trucks
- Bicycle crashes
- Medical malpractice or negligence
- Defective or dangerous products
- Dangerous property conditions, including failure to provide adequate security
- Nursing home negligence
All personal injury cases are based on the theory of negligence. If your injury was caused by the misconduct or negligence of someone else, you probably have a personal injury case.
How long does a personal injury case last?
Every case is different, depending on the complexity of the accident and the severity of your injuries. In some cases, everything can be resolved within six months. When more substantial damages are at stake, it can take longer.
Will my case have to go to trial?
Not necessarily. Most personal injury cases are settled out of court, allowing you to move on more quickly.
How will I afford an attorney?
Personal injury cases are typically handled on a contingent-fee basis, meaning we don’t collect a fee unless you recover compensation in your case. The fee depends on whether we can reach a settlement or must go to trial. We offer free initial consultations where you can learn more about our fee arrangements.