We care about our clients and build relationships with them. We take the counseling aspect of our jobs very seriously. We know that car accidents and their aftermath are traumatic and we aim to take as much stress off our clients as possible so they can focus on what’s most important – healing, physically and emotionally.
We work tirelessly to advocate for our clients in deriving fair value for their claims. Many car insurance companies undervalue and fight claims even when liability is clear. They often seek to prolong the litigation process as a tactic to reduce settlement amounts. We hold these companies accountable for the service they were contracted to provide.
We act ethically and with personal accountability in all that we do. We understand that the initial trauma of an accident is not the end of your harm, and we will work as a team to ensure that every aspect of your case is comprehensively addressed.
We value clear and frequent communication with our clients to ensure they understand the litigation process and how their cases are progressing. Our attorneys are always available to our clients.
A team of Tennessee car accident attorneys with a reputation for providing compassionate and relentless legal representation to victims of auto accidents.
Many Tennesseans rely on cars every day. Unfortunately, even the most attentive and careful drivers can be injured in a car accident caused by a single negligent person. For decades, the Nashville Personal Injury Attorneys at Matt Hardin Law have served the needs of car accident victims in Nashville and throughout Tennessee. If you suffered a personal injury because of a negligent driver, you may be entitled to compensation.
Driving involves certain inherent risks. In 2013, there were just over 167,000 car accidents in Tennessee, according to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security. Of those 167,000 accidents, about 11 percent were caused by some form of distracted driving, making other drivers one of the biggest threats on the road. People injured or families who lost a loved one in a car accident caused by a negligent driver are entitled to seek compensation for their financial, emotional, and physical injuries.
A person injured in a car wreck may be able to seek compensation if the accident was caused by the negligence of another person or entity. The victim of the accident can file a negligence lawsuit against the responsible party, and a car accident attorney in Nashville can help. To bring a successful negligence lawsuit the person bringing the suit, the plaintiff, must prove:
Our legal team has over three decades of experience fighting for the rights of injured victims like you, and we know what it takes to build strong claims that get results.
“Matt and his team were absolutely amazing. I was involved in a car accident which resulted in a back injury. I had not lived here long and had not established a doctor. Matt was able to give me some resources to help me make that decision. My experience with Matt was a positive one. He was very compassionate of my injury needs and was always available to answer any question I had about my case. I highly recommend Matt and his team.”
“I have worked closely with Matt Hardin on two personal injury cases where he was lead attorney. We had excellent results on both cases, and I was very impressed with his knowledge of the law, his courtroom expertise, and his overall professionalism. Mr. Hardin does not back down, and I whole-heartedly recommend him as a top rated personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death attorney.”
“My experience with Matt Hardin was great! He handled my motor vehicle accident case. Even though I was an out of state client, I had no problems getting a hold of him and had no problems with him returning my calls. He was able to answer all of my questions and concerns and explained everything to me as detailed as possible. He made me feel comfortable talking to him, not just as my lawyer, but as my friend as well. I highly recommend Matt – he will get the job done and you won't regret it! :)”
"I was rear ended in 2015. This was my first accident and I didn't know what to do. Due to my injury I missed school. I even had to go to physical therapy. A friend referred me to Matt Hardin Law. I contacted a high profile lawyer who refused to even take my case! I contacted Matt and his team and they took my case and worked hard to settle my case. I can say that it was not an easy case. But in the end we got justice and I am very happy we chose Matt Hardin Law and I will recommend him to anybody who needs good representation!"
"I was 19 when I was hit by a lady with no insurance. I was clueless as to what to do. So I started researching lawyers and I came across Matt Hardin. I found nothing but good things appear. Two days after my accident we met up and I was very comfortable and happy with choosing this legal team. Very kind and humble people. Any questions or concerns I had, they were a phone call or email away. I could not have imagined working with any other law firm besides Matt Hardin Law."
All drivers in Tennessee owe everyone else on the road a duty to behave the same as a reasonable person under similar circumstances. Failing to live up to this standard is called a breach. Defendants can breach their duty by sending a text message while driving, failing to yield the right of way, driving drunk, or engaging in any other behavior that is unreasonable given the circumstances.
To prove the final element, the plaintiff must show that the defendant’s behavior resulted in the plaintiff’s injuries. In accident cases this is a straightforward proposition. A driver distracted by a text message causes an accident that injures the plaintiff. This is a clear example of causation. Any time an accident was directly caused by the defendant’s behavior, there is causation. Our Nashville car accident lawyers can help you determine the presence of this and other elements after a crash.
Once the plaintiff proves the three elements of a negligence claim by a preponderance of the evidence, she is entitled to damages, the amount of which is determined by a judge or jury.
Multiple types of damages are available in Tennessee. Economic compensatory damages are objective costs the plaintiff incurred as a result of the accident. Some examples of this type of damages are medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and the cost of future medical care or therapy. Complementary to economic damages are so-called noneconomic damages.
These include more subjective injuries, such as pain and suffering or mental anguish. The jury can award both economic and non-economic damages based on the evidence presented at trial.
In some cases, the jury may also award punitive damages, which are special damages intended to punish defendants for egregious behavior. Punitive damages are awarded in a small percentage of cases, so ask an experienced lawyer if you have questions about the types of damages you might seek.
When you contact the Nashville car accident lawyers at Matt Hardin Law, we’ll act right away and begin preserving evidence, contacting witnesses, and analyzing crash scene debris.
Many car accident victims do not realize that if they were injured by a negligent driver, they are legally entitled to compensation. The first step in that process is contacting a knowledgeable lawyer. With his extensive experience, Nashville car accident attorney Matt Hardin has helped countless Tennesseans seek compensation for their car wreck injuries. Call (615) 200-1111 or visit our contact page to schedule a free case evaluation.
Our attorneys have spent their careers and their educational years learning the intricacies of personal injury laws in an effort to support victims throughout the States of Tennessee and Kentucky.
Matt Hardin is a second generation attorney from Cookeville, Tennessee. He attended Rhodes College...LEARN MORE
John Christian Cooper joined Matt Hardin Law in 2016. He is a 2009 graduate of the University of Tennessee ...LEARN MORE
Matthew Edward Ryan McFarland joined Matt Hardin Law in 2017. He is a 2011 graduate of the University...LEARN MORE
Janet Hardin was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She graduated from Hume-Fogg Academic High School...LEARN MORE