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Car Accident FAQs

At Matt Hardin Law, one of the top priorities of our Lebanon Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys is making sure our clients understand their claims and what to expect in the aftermath of their car accidents. Although we do everything in our power to take the burden of the car accident off your shoulders, we also want you to feel empowered and in control throughout the legal process.

We created this list of frequently asked questions to provide basic information about car accident claims and to give you a solid foundation of knowledge when it comes to legal procedures. If you have any additional questions about your car accident case, don’t hesitate to contact our firm. Our Lebanon car accident attorneys are ready to speak with you about your accident and begin building your claim—just dial (615) 547-2683 or fill out a free online form.

Why is it so important to get an attorney after my car accident?

Getting an attorney can be the difference between getting a small settlement that covers a portion of your initial medical bills and getting enough money to replace your lost wages and your medical bills for the foreseeable future.

Insurance companies stay in business by denying claims or paying their clients settlements that aren’t nearly sufficient to cover their actual damages. But going up against an insurance company on your own can be difficult—especially if you’re unfamiliar with the law.

At Matt Hardin Law, our Lebanon car accident lawyers know all of the ins-and-outs of Tennessee car accident laws, and we’ve dealt with insurance companies in the past. That means we know the best way to prepare your claim and present it to the insurance company in a manner that’s designed to maximize your compensation.

What does an attorney do to build a claim?

To build a claim for our clients, we painstakingly work through several steps to make it as strong as possible, including:

Analyzing and preparing evidence

From traveling to the crash scene and collecting physical evidence of the crash, to requesting and collecting police and medical records, our attorneys leave no stone unturned when we build your claim. It’s our goal to cover every angle of the crash possible to not only prove that you weren’t at fault but also to prove the extent of your injuries.

Negotiating with the insurance company

Shortly after your accident, you’ll probably be contacted by the insurance company offering you a lowball settlement. But with our attorneys on your side, you won’t have to worry about their calls—instead, you can rely on us to negotiate on your behalf. And when we fight for our clients, we don’t stop until we get you the amount of compensation you deserve.

Taking your case to trial if necessary

Even with an attorney on your side, the insurance company may still refuse to pay you the money you’re owed. If that’s the case, we won’t hesitate to take your case to trial. You can count on us to do everything in our power to make sure you get a fair chance at getting full compensation for your accident-related expenses, including your medical bills, lost wages, vehicle repair costs, pain and suffering, and more.

How long do I have to file a claim after my accident?

Tennessee car accident laws state that victims like you have one year to the date of the accident to file a claim for compensation. However, it’s best to call an attorney as soon as possible after your accident. By calling a lawyer right away, you give us a chance to collect evidence before it disappears, collect witness statements, and begin negotiations with the insurance company on your behalf.

The sooner we can start working on your claim, the better, as more evidence generally means a stronger case and a better chance of maximizing your compensation. After your car accident, don’t wait to get help—pick up the phone and call the skilled attorneys at Matt Hardin Law. We know the law, and we know how to get you paid.

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