If you or a family member suffered harm in a Tennessee car accident caused by a negligent driver, a Tennessee car accident lawyer could advocate for you. No one should have to pay out-of-pocket expenses for medical treatment and repair bills they suffered through no fault of their own.
Call (800) 223-5115 today for a free case assessment with a member of the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm team. We can handle every aspect of your case, so you and your loved ones only need to focus on healing.
How a Lawyer Helps After a Car Accident
No matter how your car accident happened, we want to help. Whether a rear-end, head-on, T-bone, sideswipe, or another type of collision, we want to hear about your case. Pintas & Mullins Law Firm does not shy away from tough cases. Even if you feel you have a complicated situation, we have more than 30 years of experience helping accident victims pursue justice and compensation.
A Tennessee car accident lawyer could help you build a case in the following ways:
- Communicate with the at-fault party, their lawyer, and their insurance company.
- Collect relevant documentation, such as a police report of the crash, repair invoices, and medical bills and records.
- Gather evidence such as pictures and videos from the accident scene.
- Interview witnesses for information about the accident that strengthens your case.
- Consult with accident reconstructionists and medical experts to give testimony regarding the facts of your auto accident.
- Negotiate for a fair settlement that fully accounts for your current and future needs.
- File a lawsuit if you cannot reach a reasonable out-of-court settlement.
- Calculate your damages.
- Protect your rights.
A lawyer with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm will fight for the compensation that makes you whole and keep you updated throughout your case.
Proving the Other Party’s Negligence
To establish that fault of the negligent party for causing your accident, you must prove the four tenets of negligence. These four elements are:
- Duty of care: The negligent motorist had a legal duty of care to keep you and other road users safe.
- Breach of duty: The negligent driver failed to practice their duty of care, resulting in an accident.
- Causation: The breach of duty caused your injuries.
- Damages: You suffered damages in this accident that a financial award could remedy.
Per Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 29-11-101-107, Tennessee follows the doctrine of comparative fault, meaning if a court finds you partially to blame for the crash, you can still recover an award if your share is less than 50 percent.
A Tennessee car accident lawyer can pursue the compensation you deserve after becoming involved in an accident. Call today for a free, no-obligation consultation with a representative from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.
Economic and Noneconomic Damages You Might Qualify to Receive
You may ultimately receive either economic or noneconomic damages for the injuries you sustained in a car accident. Economic damages include:
- Lost income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Past and future medical expenses
- Property damage
- Household services
Noneconomic damages often prove more challenging to put a dollar sign next to. These damages could ultimately cause the most long-term harm to a car accident victim:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship
- Disability or disfigurement
If a family member lost their life in a car accident, you could receive compensation for funeral and burial expenses and loss of financial support, both economic damages. In this case, a personal injury attorney could file a wrongful death lawsuit for your family.
Though no amount of money can restore the life you had prior to a car accident or bring your loved one back, compensation can help ease the financial burden brought about by the crash. A car accident lawyer will fight to ensure that your injuries do not further damage you. After all, the at-fault driver should pay for any treatment you need and other damages, not you.
Be Aware of Tennessee’s Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Cases
In Tennessee, personal injury victims and survivors who lost loved ones in a car accident have up to one year to file a lawsuit to recover compensation, according to Tenn. Code Ann. § 28-3-104. Keep in mind that it can take months, or even years, to build a strong case.
It can become difficult to arrange interviews with witnesses, so you might want to give a lawyer ample time to work on your case. The quicker you reach out to a Tennessee car accident attorney, the quicker you can start the process of pursuing the compensation you need to move forward.
A Tennessee Car Accident Lawyer Stands By to Take Your Case
After a car accident, dealing with insurance companies and working on other aspects of your case should be the least of your worries. You and your family should only worry about recovering. A Tennessee car accident lawyer can do all the heavy lifting and wants to fight for compensation and justice on your behalf.
After discussing your case with the team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, you can leave it in our hands. We will keep you informed while we take care of everything. We also work on a contingency-fee basis, so you pay no upfront or out-of-pocket fees. We only receive attorney’s fees if we recover a settlement or award.
Call (800) 223-5115 today for your free case review with a member of our team. We can explain your legal rights and get started right away on our goal to recover the financial award you deserve.