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Car Accident FAQ

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Many people don’t know what to do when they’ve been hurt in a car accident. They need medical treatment, they can’t work and the bills are starting to add up. If your accident was caused by a negligent driver, you deserve financial compensation. But you may not know where to start. All you have are questions.

At Thompson Law, we help you find answers. Attorney Christopher “Kim” Thompson has been helping people injured in car accidents for decades. He knows how insurance companies operate and how to fight back on behalf of his clients. Kim has helped countless clients recover the compensation they deserve and is proud of the testimonials he has received.

Here are some frequently asked questions Kim hears about car accidents:

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident in Davidson County, it’s time to call Thompson Law. Kim can answer any questions you have during a free consultation. He can also review the details of your case and explain your legal options for recovering compensation. Contact us today to schedule a time that works for you.

Do I need a lawyer for my car accident?

Some people may tell you that you don’t need a lawyer to help you recover compensation after you’ve been hurt in a car accident. And that is true. But you are probably going to end up with less money. Insurance companies handle car claims every day. They use many different tactics to try to pay you less then you deserve. They have the advantage, and they have lawyers who protect their interests.

That’s why it’s a good idea to have an experienced car accident lawyer on your side. Attorney Kim Thompson has been fighting the insurance companies for decades. He knows how to build strong cases and choose the right strategy to help you get the best results.

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Do I need to see a doctor after a car accident if I feel OK?

Yes. After a car accident, some people seem to feel fine. So they choose not to be examined by a doctor. They are tired and frustrated about what happened and just want to go home as soon as possible. But symptoms of some injuries may not show up for hours or even a couple of days. For example, you could have a head injury or internal injuries.

The other reason it’s a good idea to see a doctor is to get documentation for your injuries. One of the ways insurance companies may try to limit your compensation is by arguing your injuries aren’t that serious. When you have documentation of your injuries, you have the facts on your side. And when the facts are on your side, you are more likely to recover financial compensation.

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Do I have to tell my insurance company I was in a car accident?

Yes. You are required to report an accident to your insurance company. Failing to do so could make it more difficult for you to recover compensation or result in a delay of processing your claim. That’s why attorney Kim Thompson recommends contacting your insurance company as soon as possible after a car accident.

When you contact the insurance company, keep it simple. Only give them the basic information about the accident. This includes the location of the crash, the time and date, the parties involved and a description of any injuries you suffered. Don’t answer any questions about who caused the accident. Explain that you need to talk to your lawyer first.

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The insurance company made a settlement offer. Should I accept it?

Not long after your car accident, you may be contacted by the insurance company. They may have a settlement offer for you. You may be told that it’s the best they can do. They may tell you they can send the check quickly. When your medical expenses and other bills are starting to add up, it can be very tempting to accept their offer.

But don’t be fooled. They are only making this offer because it helps them save money. The amount they are offering will fall far short of covering all of the damages you have suffered in your accident. At Thompson Law, we recommend talking to an experienced car accident lawyer before accepting any insurance company offer.

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How can I get compensation if the other driver didn’t have insurance?

If you were hurt in a car accident involving a driver who was uninsured – or underinsured – you may be left wondering how you can recover compensation. If you decided to carry the optional UM/UIM coverage on your insurance policy, you are covered. We recommend that all drivers choose this coverage to protect themselves.

If you don’t have this coverage, and the other driver is underinsured, we may be able to recover compensation up to the limits of the driver’s policy. If the driver is uninsured, it gets more complicated. You could take legal action, but the driver may not have the resources to pay. Attorney Kim Thompson can help you pursue all options for recovering compensation.

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What types of damages can I be compensated for after an accident?

If you were hurt in a car accident caused by the negligence of another, you have the right to seek financial compensation for the damages you have suffered. In general, these includes medical expenses related to your injuries, both now and in the future. You can also seek compensation for lost wages if you were left unable to work.

You may also be able to recover damages for pain and suffering, emotional distress and disability or disfigurement. In certain cases, punitive damages may also be a possibility. Attorney Kim Thompson will review your car accident to determine the total damage you have suffered and will fight for compensation.

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How much is my car accident case worth?

The amount of compensation you can recover after being injured in a car accident depends on many different factors. These include the type and severity of the injuries you suffered, whether you missed time from work because of those injuries, any property damage and other factors, such as whether you were left with a permanent disability.

Attorney Kim Thompson will fight to help you recover the maximum amount of compensation possible. He will determine the damages you have suffered and give you an honest assessment of the type of compensation you can expect to receive. He has recovered millions for clients who have been hurt in car accidents and is ready to help you.

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Why should I hire Thompson Law?

Attorney Kim Thompson has decades of experience and has a unique insight into how insurance companies work. He began his career as a claims adjuster and learned firsthand how they try to minimize the claims of people who have been injured in car accidents. He decided to use that knowledge to help car accident victims come back.

Since founding Thompson Law in Nashville, Kim has helped countless people recover the financial compensation they deserve. He knows how to investigate accidents to build strong cases that insurance companies can’t ignore. And he has recovered millions through negotiated settlements and jury verdicts.

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