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6 Reasons to Get a Lawyer after an Auto Accident

Posted in Car Accident on June 13, 2018

The aftermath of an auto accident can be a painful, lonely, and anxious time. You and your loved ones may be dealing with serious injuries that can make it difficult or impossible to go back to work. In addition, you also may be facing expensive medical bills that you don’t know how you’ll be able to afford—especially if your injuries will keep you out of work for weeks, months, or even years.

The Nashville auto accident lawyers at Matt Hardin Law know what you’re going through during this difficult time. For 30 years, our legal advocates have assisted victims just like you after they were hurt in crashes. Now, it’s our goal to give you the same respect, care, and dedication that we’ve given countless satisfied clients during our successful tenures as attorneys.

Don’t leave your family’s future up to chance, and don’t accept the services of just any law firm. We know the ins and outs of Tennessee car accident laws and what makes claims successful, and we’re ready to go to work on your behalf. Call today at (615) 200-1111 or fill out an online consultation form to get in touch with us and to tell us your story.

You Don’t Have to Deal with Your Car Accident Alone

Car accidents can change lives, and the immediate aftermaths can be overwhelming for victims. It’s difficult enough to deal with auto accident-related injuries, and adding in other factors like insurance adjusters and determining how much money you’ll need to move forward with your life can be too much to handle for one family.

At Matt Hardin Law, our legal team is here to take the weight of the accident off your shoulders. When you call us, you can count on our experienced and dedicated attorneys to make your life easier by assisting in the following ways:

  • We’ll answer your questions and address your concerns.

When we take on your claim, we’ll do everything in our power to give you the peace of mind you need to relax and focus on your recovery. But we know that most victims want to be kept up to date on the progress of their claims. After our Nashville car accident lawyers take over your claim, you’ll be free to contact us whenever you have questions or concerns about what we’re doing on your behalf and how you should handle the coming days, weeks, and months. Our experience and track record of success means we know what victims can expect during their recoveries and as they wait for their claims to settle, and we’re here to share that knowledge whenever you need it.

  • We’ll gather and complete the necessary paperwork for you.

One of the primary reasons that auto accident claims are denied is due to incomplete, inaccurate, or missing paperwork and forms. Even minor oversights are enough to jeopardize the status of claims. If you’re like most auto accident victims, the last thing you want to do when you’re recovering is hunt down paperwork like medical records and police reports or fill out lengthy and exhaustive forms. That’s what we’re here for. When you call us, you can focus on getting better while we work hard on your behalf. You shouldn’t have to worry about small mistakes or errors costing you big money—let us handle that aspect of your claim while you focus on getting your life back to normal

  • We’ll compile evidence that proves the crash wasn’t your fault.

Another vital aspect of car accident claims is proving who caused the accidents. Insurance companies are skeptical by default when most claims are filed, and they often refuse to pay out any compensation to victims until they’re presented with strong evidence that the crash was caused by another person or party. Our legal team knows what evidence to look for and where to find it. Once we’ve obtained it, we also know how to analyze it and present it in a manner that leaves no doubt in the minds of the insurance company’s employees concerning your innocence and the other party’s negligence.

  • We’ll calculate how much the accident will cost you.

There’s more than meets the eye in terms of the costs associated with most car accidents. While the “sticker shock” of initial accident-related expenses—including medical bills and vehicle repair costs—are bad enough, they’re often only the tip of the iceberg. If your accident-related injuries will prevent you from working for the foreseeable future, we’ll determine how much income you’ll lose both now and in the future. We’ll also calculate how much your injuries will cost you during the coming years, as intensive treatments, surgeries, and rehabilitation are common aspects of post-accident recovery programs.

  • We’ll negotiate with the insurance company.

Even when presented with strong and compelling evidence that victims aren’t at fault for their accidents, insurance companies often still refuse to pay out fair settlements. Big insurers are multi-billion-dollar corporations, and they’re so profitable because they count on being able to get away with giving innocent victims lowball settlements that aren’t enough to cover their medical bills and lost wages. Victims who don’t have legal representation often have no choice but to accept those settlements, but we’ll review all offers from the insurance company, and if they aren’t sufficient, we’ll fight back to maximize your chances of getting the full money you deserve.

  • We’ll go to court if the insurance company refuses to pay.

Sometimes insurance companies flat-out refuse to pay innocent victims the money they need for their accident-related expenses. When that happens, they often count on victims and their lawyers giving up and accepting either lowball settlements or no compensation at all. But we know that’s not why you decided to look for an attorney, and that’s not how we operate. It’s our goal to get every victim the compensation they deserve after they call us, and that doesn’t mean giving up when the insurance company refuses to cooperate. That’s why we won’t hesitate to take your case to court if necessary, and we have the experience and the resources to win if that happens.

In addition, we’ll also be there to handle all communication with the insurance company and advise you on avoiding common missteps that victims make that can jeopardize their claims. We’re here to help you feel confident and as relaxed as possible while you’re recovering from your injuries, and you can count on us to give you advice that’s backed up by three decades of experience.

Call Today to Get the Legal Advocacy You Deserve

The sooner you call a lawyer, the better your chances of getting full compensation will be. Crucial evidence for your claim can disappear in a matter of days, and witnesses can be more difficult to contact as time passes. In addition, you also run the risk of being unable to file a claim at all due to an expiring statute of limitations.

The Nashville auto accident attorneys at Matt Hardin Law are ready to take your call for help. You deserve experienced legal advocacy and representation, and that’s exactly what we offer. Reach out today to find out how we can help you and your loved ones during this difficult time.