Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer in Nashville
An experienced attorney serving Davidson and surrounding counties
Everyone knows that drunk driving is both dangerous and illegal, but, every year, some drivers get behind the wheel after having too much to drink. The result is often a serious car accident that leaves people hurt. Thompson Law helps the injured in the greater Nashville area hold drunk drivers accountable and recover financial compensation.
If you were hurt in an accident caused by a drunk driver, it might seem like your claim is pretty straightforward. The other driver was clearly in the wrong. Your injuries from the crash are clearly documented. So how could the insurance company possibly have a problem with your claim for compensation?
Attorney Christopher “Kim” Thompson knows how insurance companies think. He worked for them for years. Insurance companies are mostly concerned about their profits. Paying claims doesn’t help them save money. So, they use many different tactics to try to keep payments as low as possible.
An attorney who focuses on the facts
The insurance company may offer you a settlement shortly after your crash. They may say it’s the best that they can do, but will promise quick payment. Your medical expenses are adding up and you may be left unable to return to work right away. A quick payment seems tempting, but their offer won’t come close to covering the damages you have suffered.
That’s why you need an experienced car accident lawyer who knows how to fight for your rights. Attorney Thompson has been helping people injured in car wrecks for decades. He knows the tactics that insurance companies use to undervalue your claim. He builds strong cases that they can’t ignore.
The drunk driver in your accident may have been arrested for driving under the influence. He or she may still deny responsibility. The driver may hire a lawyer to fight the charges. They may also try to blame you for causing the accident. This can make pursuing your claim for compensation more complicated.
Experienced legal representation, personal attention
Attorney Thompson focuses on the facts. He reviews accident reports, interviews witnesses and if needed, consults accident reconstruction experts. He knows how to build a case that holds the drunk driver accountable and proves you suffered injuries as a result of the crash. This forces the insurance companies to take your claim seriously.
He also determines the total damages you have suffered. This includes the medical expenses for treating your injury – both now and in the future. It includes lost wages if your injuries left you unable to work for some time. There may be other damages too, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.
When insurance companies see the hard work attorney Thompson has put into a case, they often agree to talk about a settlement to avoid going to court. A lowball settlement offer is not good enough. Attorney Thompson is a skilled negotiator and will only agree to a settlement that meets your needs.
If you’ve been hurt in a wreck caused by a drunk driver, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. In general, you have only one year after your accident to take legal action. Thompson Law offers a free consultation. Attorney Thompson can go over the details of your accident, explain your options and answer your questions.
Learn more about how a car accident attorney can help with your case. Contact us today.