Nashville Car Accident Attorneys
Protecting your rights with extensive litigation experience and compassionate legal guidance
In 2016, more than 1,000 people died in car accidents throughout Tennessee, according to figures compiled by the state’s Department of Safety & Homeland Security. Nearly one-quarter of those deaths occurred in and around Nashville. Tens of thousands more sustained serious, life-threatening injuries.
If you are injured–or tragically lost a loved one–in a Tennessee car accident, you want to hold the negligent parties accountable. It is not just about seeking justice: An accident can cost you thousands of dollars in medical bills and lost wages. You have the right to compensation from the people who caused your injuries.
Dealing with All Kinds of Tennessee Motor Vehicle Accidents
Our experienced Nashville car accident attorneys can assist you with claims arising from many types of motor vehicle collisions, including:
- Side-impact (T-bone) crashes;
- Rear-end accidents;
- Truck and semi-trailer accidents;
- Hit-and-run accidents;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Motorcycle accidents; and
- Rollover accidents.
Most accidents are the result of some form of driver negligence. A driver may be distracted by their smartphone or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Other times a driver simply fails to exercise ordinary care in obeying traffic signals and the rules of the road. Whatever the cause, the negligent driver can and should be held legally liable for injuries caused to you and other persons.
Why You Need an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer
Your first instinct following a car accident may be to try and handle things yourself. The negligent driver’s insurance company may quickly offer you a nominal sum to make the matter go away. Remember, insurance companies are experts when it comes to low-balling accident victims. They know you are anxious to receive any amount of compensation and want to avoid going to court.
Also, keep in mind, the negligent driver may be unknown–as with a hit-and-run accident–or lack sufficient insurance coverage to fully compensate you for your injuries. In such cases you may be eligible for compensation through your own car insurance policy’s uninsured motorist coverage. Tennessee law requires all insurers to provide uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage as part of any policy sold in the state, unless the policyholder expressly declines such coverage in writing.
You might think dealing with your own insurance company will be easier. But at the end of the day, an insurance company is a for-profit business accountable to its shareholders, not its policyholders. Even if you have uninsured motorist coverage, your insurer will scrutinize your policy with a fine-tooth comb looking for any reason to deny your claim.
This is why working with one of our Nashville car accident attorneys is critical. We know how to deal with insurance companies. Many times, simply having a qualified lawyer acting on your behalf will force an insurer to take your personal injury claim seriously and raise its settlement offer. Hiring a lawyer does not mean you want to sue: It means you are prepared to sue if you are not treated fairly.
Have You Been Injured in a Tennessee Car Accident?
No lawyer can guarantee a favorable outcome for any client. But at the Law Offices of Bednarz & Bednarz, we can promise to offer an honest evaluation of your personal injury claim and ensure you have the best legal representation possible. We represent accident victims in Nashville, Hendersonville, and many other parts of Tennessee. Call us today at 615-256-0100 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.