Why You Should Hire a Car Accident Attorney
Posted on behalf of Greg Coleman Law on Sep 22, 2017 in Auto Accident
If you were injured in an auto accident caused by another’s negligence, it is always in your best interest to consult with an attorney as soon as possible.
The period following a car accident injury can be hectic, especially if you are filing a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurer. Recovering from your injury, losing wages from missing work and repairing the damage caused to your vehicle can feel burdensome as you begin to pursue compensation from the at-fault driver.
Working with a skilled Knoxville car accident attorney can help to ease these burdens and help you recover the compensation you need to recover from your injury and losses. At Greg Coleman Law, we are dedicated to fighting for the best interests of our clients’ throughout every step of the process. We will assist you through the claims process, working to support your case and protect you while attempting to maximize the compensation you may receive.
An attorney will:
Communicate with Insurance Companies
If another driver was at fault for your injury, you will likely have to communicate with his or her insurer to file a claim. However, insurers and their adjusters typically have one goal in mind when reviewing a claim, which is to pay out the lowest amount of money possible.
An insurer may deny your claim, or the value of the settlement offer could be drastically lower than your actual expenses. An insurer may also argue that your injury existed before the accident to avoid paying a settlement for your claim.
Our Knoxville personal injury attorneys know how insurers work and are experienced with the car accident claims process. We will communicate directly with the at-fault party’s insurer to negotiate the best settlement for you. Our attorneys will also advise you on how to communicate with an insurance adjuster if it is necessary for you to speak with one.
Work to Support Your Claim
A qualified car accident lawyer will also gather evidence to support your claim. In cases where your injury was caused by another driver, our attorneys will need to prove the other party’s negligence by investigating the accident thoroughly.
We will work diligently to include evidence such as:
- Video surveillance footage showing the accident
- A reconstructed version of the accident
- Accident reports with detailed accounts from responding law enforcement
- Testimony from witnesses who saw the accident take place
- Medical records detailing your injury, its cause and the progress of your recovery
- Professional experts who can use their experience to testify in support of your claim
Use the Law to Your Advantage
Our qualified auto accident lawyers have an in-depth knowledge of Tennessee’s traffic laws and will use our understanding and experience to help you prove the other driver is liable for your damages.
We will work to identify which laws he or she may have violated and will use this knowledge to construct a valid case that supports your claim.
Our attorneys will also be able to inform you of Tennessee’s one-year statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim and work to help you meet this deadline.
Estimate the Value of Your Claim
Our attorneys have significant experience handling car accident injury cases and will use our knowledge to accurately estimate the true value of your claim.
To reach an accurate figure, we will consider several elements that relate to your case, such as:
- The cost of your medical treatment following the accident
- An estimated cost of future medical expenses you will incur because of your injury
- Lost wages
- Loss of future income
- The cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle or any personal property damaged during the accident
Contact Our Car Accident Lawyers Now
It is vital that you contact an attorney as soon as possible after you have been injured in an auto accident. Working with an experienced car accident attorney is the best way to help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
The Knoxville car accident lawyers of Greg Coleman Law fight for our clients and will work to hold an at-fault driver accountable for the suffering and loss he or she has caused. Do not hesitate to contact us for a free, no obligation consultation to discover if you have legal options available for your claim. We only accept cases on a contingency basis, which means you only pay if we recover compensation for you.