Nashville Car Accident FAQ
At Matt Hardin Law, our Nashville car accident lawyers know that if you’ve just been in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you may have many questions concerning your recovery and how to pursue a claim for compensation. Our legal professionals created this list of frequently asked questions to help address many common concerns we hear from our clients.
If you have any additional questions or want to speak with one of our attorneys in person about your claim, feel free to dial (615) 200-1111 or complete a free online form at any time. We’re here to fight for your rights to get the money you deserve.
- Who should I contact after my car accident?
As soon as you’re able, there are three numbers you should dial immediately after your car accident:
Call 911 right away after a car accident. Not only does calling 911 mean you, your passengers, and the occupants of any other vehicles involved in the accident will get prompt medical attention, but it’s also required by law in Tennessee. In addition, a police officer create an accident report at the scene, which can prove to be valuable evidence if you file a claim for compensation.
- Your insurance provider
Almost all insurance providers and policies require that drivers contact them immediately after an accident to report the incident. However, just because you have to contact your insurance company doesn’t mean you have to share all of the details of the accident. In fact, it may be in your best interests to share only the fact the accident occurred and keep the conversation brief, as your insurance company could use your words against you to reduce or deny your compensation.
- An experienced auto accident attorney
The sooner a Nashville car accident lawyer can get to work building your claim, the more likely he or she will be successful in getting you compensation. Evidence like accident scene debris, skid marks, and even traffic camera footage can disappear quickly, but if your attorney is notified promptly, he or she may have enough time to preserve this evidence and use it to build your claim.
It’s important to be careful when speaking with the other driver who was involved in the accident or the police, as you could inadvertently implicate yourself in causing the accident and jeopardize your chances of receiving compensation. It’s best to simply ask for the other driver’s contact information, including his or her name, address, telephone number, and insurance information.
In addition, be sure to always follow all police instructions and requests, but never volunteer details about what led up to the accident and never admit fault, even if you think you may have been partially responsible. In many cases, drivers think they were partially at fault for causing an accident that was unavoidable.
At Matt Hardin Law, we provide our services on a contingency fee. That means you don’t owe us any money unless we’re able to get compensation for you. We know that many injured auto accident victims worry about the costs of hiring an attorney, but it’s our goal to reduce the stress you feel during this time.
You have enough to worry about, and we want you to focus on getting better. When you contact us, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Let us help you get the full compensation you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact us today.