Hurt In An Auto Accident? Work With A Lawyer Who Knows How To Recover Financial Compensation.
Things can get very confusing after you’ve been in a motor vehicle accident. You’ve been hurt and need medical treatment. The bills are adding up fast. But the insurance company is giving you a hard time. You need a lawyer who knows how to get results. If you’ve been injured in a car wreck, it’s time to call Thompson Law. Attorney Christopher “Kim” Thompson has been serving the needs of personal injury victims in Middle Tennessee for nearly 30 years. He can help you, too.
Comprehensive Representation For All Car Accident And Injury Scenarios
Mr. Thompson is the attorney to call for any type of car accident, including:
- Head-on collisions
- T-bone/broadside accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Fatal car accidents
- Pedestrian and bicyclist accidents
- Accidents caused by speeding and reckless driving
- Rideshare accidents (involving drivers for Uber, Lyft, and similar services)
Insurance companies will do anything they can to try to pay you less. They may claim that your injuries aren’t that bad. Or they may say you were hurt before the accident. Sometimes they’ll offer you a settlement soon after the crash. But it won’t even come close to covering all of the damages you have suffered. The top priority for insurance companies is protecting their profits. And they have lawyers to help them do that. That’s why you need a Nashville attorney who will fight for your rights.
An Attorney Who Understands The Complexities Of Truck Accident Litigation
An 18-wheeler can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. When it strikes a passenger car at high speed, the results can be devastating. Even smaller trucks can create tremendous damage and leave people hurt. Attorney Thompson will fight for the compensation you deserve after a truck accident caused by negligence. He is experienced in all types of accident scenarios, including:
- 18-wheeler crashes
- Commercial vehicle accidents (vans, delivery trucks, etc.)
- Bus accidents
- Truck rollover crashes
- Jackknife accidents
- Underride truck accidents
When there’s a truck accident, victims can suffer neck injuries, back injuries, head injuries and broken bones. More serious cases involve spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. Victims may need surgery, hospitalization, medication and months of therapy. Some are left with a permanent disability and will require lifelong care.
Defendants and their insurers will fight hard to deny liability, Trucking companies often have their own investigators on the scene shortly after the accident. They are looking for evidence to keep away from you. Some evidence is controlled by the trucking companies. This includes hours of service (HOS) logs and information from the truck’s event data recorder (the “black box” of the truck). It also includes maintenance and employment records. One of the first things attorney Thompson will do is take steps to preserve this evidence. He will then build a strong case demonstrating how the accident occurred and precisely who was at fault.
A Law Firm Standing Up For The Rights Of Injured Motorcyclists
Thompson Law has been representing injured motorcyclists for decades. Mr. Thompson knows that many drivers don’t treat motorcycles as other vehicles. They tend to think of them as nuisances. Some don’t notice them at all. As a result, they drive irresponsibly and the result is often a crash.
Motorcyclists are vulnerable as they have almost no protection in a crash. So, they can suffer serious injuries. These include:
- Head and brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Biker’s arm
- Road rash
Insurance companies are supposed to help when you’ve been injured in an accident. They have this mistaken belief that motorcyclists are thrill seekers who take unnecessary risks. The way they see it, motorcyclists must have been to blame for causing the accident. Attorney Thompson knows that the majority of motorcyclists are very responsible on the road. In fact, he’s a motorcyclist himself. He knows what it’s like to be out on the road with irresponsible drivers. As a lawyer, he knows the obstacles injured motorcyclists face when trying to recover financial compensation, and he’s ready to fight for you.
Answers To Common Auto Accident Questions
Below are answers to some questions attorneys are frequently asked about auto accidents.
Do I need a lawyer after a Nashville car accident?
You don’t need a lawyer after you’ve been hurt in a car accident, but it is probably a good idea to get one. Research shows that injured parties who hire a personal injury attorney to represent them usually recover more money than those who don’t. That’s because settling car accident claims is an average day’s work for insurance companies. They have teams of lawyers looking out for their best interests. They may first offer you a lowball settlement that won’t even come close to compensating you for your injuries. A personal injury lawyer can level the playing field to get you what you deserve.
Do I need to see a doctor if I feel OK?
Right after a car accident, you may feel fine, but some injuries have delayed-onset symptoms. Not only is seeing a doctor right away the best thing you can do for your health and peace of mind, but it can also document any injuries that you may have sustained from your car accident. This documentation becomes an important part of your car accident claim. Not seeking medical attention promptly gives the insurance companies an opportunity to downplay your injuries and limit your compensation.
How much is my car accident claim worth?
That depends because no two car accidents are exactly the same. The amount of compensation you can recover after being injured in a car accident varies. This is based on the severity of the injuries you’ve suffered, what you’ve lost in terms of wages while you missed work recovering from your injuries, any property damage that occurred, and whether you have been permanently disabled. There could be damages for pain and suffering and punitive damages, as well, in some cases.
How much does a personal injury attorney cost?
Many personal injury firms, including Thompson Law, work on a contingency fee basis and offer free initial case consultations. That means you’d pay no upfront costs, and a typical contingency fee is about one-third of the total compensation that is recovered at the conclusion of the claims process, either through a jury verdict or a case settlement.
Call An Experienced Auto Accident Lawyer Today
When you’ve been injured in an accident caused by another, you deserve compensation for the medical expenses to treat your injury – now and in the future. If you were unable to go back to work, you deserve compensation for lost wages. You may also be able to recover compensation for other damages, such as pain and suffering.