Nashville Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
Nearly 7,000 people are involved in alcohol-related car accidents every year in Tennessee. 814 impaired-driving collisions were reported in Davidson County in 2015 alone, and more than 8,500 have been reported in the county since 2006. The risk of having an injury-causing car accident increases at even small levels of intoxication, and it continues to increase along with a person’s blood alcohol content (BAC).
At Matt Hardin Law, our Nashville drunk driving accident lawyers know how dangerous impaired and intoxicated drivers are to you and your loved ones. Victims of drunk driving accidents often suffer injuries that can range from disabling to life-threatening. Survivors may be unable to work for weeks, months, or even years after their accidents—all while facing expensive medical bills and lost wages.We Have Years of Experience Helping Injured Victims like You
We believe that people who were injured by drunk, impaired, and intoxicated drivers should never have to pay for their medical treatments—especially when their accidents put them out of work for long periods of time. Our legal team has two decades of experience building strong claims for DUI accident victims, and we’ve built a strong track record of success during that time.
When you call us, we’ll build your claim by taking the following steps:
We’ll obtain a copy of the police report that proves the other driver was intoxicated.
Hard evidence is the best way to get a favorable settlement after any type of accident, and drunk driving accidents are no exception. We’ll get in touch with your local law enforcement agency and get copies of their reports that indicate the driver that caused your accident was over the legal limit at the time of the crash.
We’ll obtain a copy of your medical report that proves the extent of your injuries.
Insurance companies are often reluctant to pay victims the full amount of compensation they deserve after accidents. After you’ve been treated by a doctor or at a hospital, we’ll request a copy of your medical records, which will show the insurance company and its adjusters the severity and extent of the injuries you suffered during the crash.
We’ll compile all the evidence that paints a picture of the accident.
In addition to contacting witnesses to get statements on what happened, we’ll also request and review traffic camera footage, security camera footage, and dash cam footage to get hard evidence of the events leading up to the accident. Those statements and footage—combined with your recollection and your passengers’ recollection of the accident—can serve to create an accurate picture of the moments just before and after the crash.
We’ll determine the amount of compensation you deserve.
Medical treatments after an auto accident can be extremely expensive, even if you have great health insurance. In addition to paying for things like ambulance rides and initial treatments, you also may have to pay for additional nights in the hospital, surgeries to address complications, long-term prescription medication, and physical therapy. And if your injuries are disabling, you won’t be able to work during this time, which means you’re losing out on the paycheck you depend on. We’ll calculate your current and future expenses as part of the claim we build on your behalf.
We’ll present and negotiate your claim with the insurance company.
It’s rare for insurance companies to agree to pay full settlements right away—even when they’re presented with plenty of evidence. Our legal team knows all the tactics that insurance companies use to reduce or reject settlements, and we’ll stay one step ahead throughout the entire negotiation process. And if they still refuse to pay you the money you deserve, we won’t hesitate to go to trial.
Meanwhile, we’ll also keep a close eye on any criminal proceedings related to your accident. If the driver who caused your accident is convicted of drunk or impaired driving, we can incorporate that as evidence in your claim to further improve your chances of getting a favorable result.Get A Law Firm You Can Trust for Your DUI Accident Case. Get Matt Hardin Law.
Pursuing compensation after a drunk driving accident case on your own can be an uphill battle. Insurance companies train their adjusters to reduce and deny payments to anyone whose case isn’t meticulously prepared and built with strong evidence from the ground up. The Nashville drunk driving accident lawyers will leave no stone unturned during the investigation, review, and negotiation process as we explore every possible avenue to getting you maximum compensation.
Don’t wait another day to get the experienced and qualified legal help you deserve. Contact Matt Hardin Law right now by dialing (615) 200-1111 or completing our free online contact form.