Nashville Boating Accident Lawyer
An attorney serving Davidson and surrounding counties
Many people in Tennessee love to go boating. Some like to fish. Others enjoy waterskiing. Some just love spending time out on the water. Negligence can lead to a boating accident that leaves people hurt. If you’ve been injured in a boating accident in or around Nashville, you need a personal injury attorney. It’s time to call Thompson Law.
There are different causes of boating accidents. An operator may have been reckless or ignored safety procedures. The operator may have been under the influence of alcohol. In some cases, defective equipment can stop functioning properly, making a boat difficult to control. The result is the same -- people are left injured.
Depending on the circumstances, a boating accident can cause a wide range of injuries. These include broken bones, cuts and lacerations, head injuries, neck injuries, and back injuries. If the accident happens far from shore, it can take even longer to get professional medical attention for victims.
A lawyer with decades of experience
Attorney Christopher “Kim” Thompson handles boating accidents on bodies of water throughout the Nashville area, including:
- Cumberland River
- Harpeth River
- Radnor Lake
- Old Hickory Lake
- J. Percy Priest Lake
- Cheatham Lake
- Center Hill Lake
A boating accident can have a significant impact on victims – and their families. Medical expenses can add up quickly and become overwhelming. If you are left unable to work, you experience a temporary loss of income but the usual bills don’t stop coming in. Many families find it difficult to get by.
Insurance companies are supposed to help when you’ve been injured but attorney Thompson knows that after an accident, they are focused on paying you as little as possible. He used to work for the insurance companies as a claims adjuster, so he has seen firsthand how they put a priority on keeping their profits high.
After a boating accident, the insurance company may use different tactics to try to pay you as little as possible. They may question the extent of your injuries. They may argue that your injuries were pre-existing. Or, they may make you a lowball settlement offer, promising quick payment. Their offer won’t even come close to covering all of the damages you suffered.
A hard-working attorney who won’t back down
The outcome of your case depends on the facts, so attorney Thompson investigates your accident to find out what really happened. He reviews accident reports and medical records. He identifies witnesses and interviews them. If needed, he consults accident reconstruction experts who can help him understand the cause of the boat crash.
Negligent parties typically deny responsibility after a boating accident. That’s why attorney Thompson gets the facts to build a strong case that holds them accountable. When insurance companies see the hard work that he has put into a case, they often agree to talk about a settlement. We’re not interested in making quick deals that help them save money.
Attorney Thompson is a skilled and experienced negotiator and is only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs. This includes compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your injury. It includes compensation for lost wages if your injuries left you unable to work. He may seek compensation for other damages, such as pain and suffering.
If you’ve been hurt in a boating accident in the Nashville area, call a personal injury attorney who knows how to get results. Contact attorney Kim Thompson to schedule a free consultation.