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Car Accident FAQs

You’ve just been in a car accident. What’s your next step? For the majority of people, serious car accidents are rare, life-changing events that can change everything in an instant.

At Matt Hardin Law, our Cookeville Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys want to be there for you after your car accident. From helping you get the medical care and attention you need, to fighting for your rights to full compensation, you can count on us to go the extra mile every step of the way.

If you have any questions or concerns about your car accident, feel free to contact us at (931) 754-1188 or fill out a free online form. We’ve also created this list of frequently asked questions to address some of the common concerns we hear from our clients about their accidents. It’s our goal to make you feel informed and empowered during the aftermath of your car accident.

How soon should I contact an attorney after my accident?

As soon as possible. While Tennessee state law provides a one-year statute of limitations for people who were injured in auto accidents to file claims, our attorneys can build a stronger claim if you call us immediately after the accident.

In order to maximize your chances of receiving full compensation, it’s best for us to have as much evidence as possible. Because evidence like crash scene debris, brake and skid marks, and traffic camera footage can disappear soon after an accident, it’s important to contact us right away while we have a chance to retrieve and analyze the evidence.

How can a car accident attorney help me?

There are several reasons to contact an experienced car accident attorney if you’ve just been involved in a crash, including:

We have knowledge of Tennessee accident law

All states have a unique interpretation of auto accident laws and rules for things like filing claims for compensation, and Tennessee is no different. At Matt Hardin Law, we are dedicated Tennessee attorneys—and that means we know all of the ins-and-outs of laws, statutes, and regulations in the Volunteer State. We know how the system works, and our experience and previous success means we know the best ways to prepare claims just like yours.

We have experience taking on insurance companies

Insurance companies depend on individuals accepting immediate settlement offers after car accidents. To protect their profits, insurance adjusters frequently offer lowball settlements that don’t even come close to covering the entire range of expenses car accident victims have on their plates. Not only will we help you determine your current and future accident-related expenses, but we’ll also negotiate with the insurance company to make sure you get the settlement you deserve.

We will help take the burden of the accident off your shoulders

If you’ve just been in an auto accident, the last thing you need to worry about is interpreting Tennessee laws, negotiating with the insurance company, or filling out paperwork. Our legal professionals can handle all of this for you while you focus on the most important thing: getting better and spending time with your family.

Contact Matt Hardin Law After Your Auto Accident

At Matt Hardin Law, we’re not just about getting you money for your expenses. We’re about making sure you and your family recover from the accident as quickly and fully as possible—physically, mentally, and financially. We also know that many people are hesitant to contact an attorney after an accident due to expensive attorney fees. That’s why we work on a contingency fee. All of our initial consultations are free, and we don’t charge attorney’s fees. In fact, you’ll never see a single bill from us unless we’re successful in recovering money for you. It’s our goal to make the legal system as easily accessible and open to our clients as possible. To see what makes us different from other law firms in Tennessee, contact us today—we’re ready to go to work for you.

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