In 2017, there were 22,681 car accidents in Nashville.The following year that number jumped to 33,681 with another increase to 36,537 in 2019—suffice to say, car accidents are on the rise. If you or a loved one find yourself added to 2020 statistics, contact a Nashville car accident lawyer at Jungers Law Firm.
The moments following a car accident are the most important when it comes to protecting your legal rights. However, before taking steps to document the scene and collect evidence, seek medical attention, even if you don’t feel injured.
Many car accident victims don’t notice their injuries right away due to adrenaline from the crash. If your injuries aren’t documented until later, the insurance agency may argue that they may not have been incurred in the accident.
Assuming the police don't arrive with emergency responders, you should also contact them to file a report. If you are injured, the responding officer can create a written record, collect evidence, and take down the contact information of any witnesses for you.
If you don’t go to the hospital, take photos of the area. Use a variety of shots, including close-ups of any damage and a full view of the scene, to gather as much information as possible.
All the evidence gathered will help to assess your claim and determine who is at fault. Nashville law requires plaintiffs to prove four things: duty, breach, causation, and damages. If you have evidence for each, you’re in the ideal position to get the compensation you deserve—with the right Nashville car accident lawyer, that is. Get in touch with our team today.
There’s no shortage of things that can go wrong after a car accident, but the biggest mistake you can make is admitting liability. Be careful what you say to the other driver, bystanders, police officers, and insurance agencies. Admitting liability can weaken your case before it starts.
Some other common mistakes people make after a car accident include:
A knowledgeable Nashville car accident lawyer from Jungers Law Firm is standing by to help you avoid these common pitfalls. We are here to guide you through the legal process from collecting evidence through to your day in court to increase the chance you’ll receive compensation for your injuries.
Most of us assume we’ll never be in a car accident. It’s only after an incident that we think to look for a Nashville car accident lawyer. Get the local legal knowledge and experience you need with a call to Jungers Law Firm.
We'll work around-the-clock to defend your rights. That includes being tenacious with insurance companies that want to minimize your settlement. At Jungers Law Firm, we have decades of collective experience dealing with insurance companies and understand what it takes to negotiate a favorable settlement.
Our team will stand with you every step of the way. Our extensive legal expertise, actionable advice, and unparalleled results have made us a leading law firm in Nashville. Find out what we can do for you by scheduling a consultation today.