Posted in Car Accident on May 2, 2019
If you were recently hurt in a car crash, you know the physical and emotional toll that it can have on you and your loved ones. Your family may be dealing with serious injuries, and you may still be in shock due to what happened. Moving forward with your life while you try to recover can be difficult—and it’s even more of an uphill battle when the accident puts your family’s finances in a bind.
It’s no secret that auto accidents are expensive. Tennessee state law requires drivers to carry valid auto insurance to help offset the costs of injuries when they cause crashes, but the minimum coverage is rarely enough to pay victims’ bills. In addition, a large percentage of Tennessee drivers carry no insurance at all, which means some victims have to pay for their own expenses out of pocket or through their own insurance policies.
Getting compensation after a crash isn’t easy, whether you’re pursuing damages from the other driver’s insurance company or your own insurance provider. However, having a lawyer on your side can help level the playing field and improve your chances of getting the money you deserve. At Matt Hardin Law, our Nashville auto accident lawyers will collect evidence that proves you weren’t at fault, determine how much compensation you’re owed, and negotiate with the insurance company to help you get it. Contact us today for a free consultation.
3 Common Types of Post-Auto Accident Compensation
When we build claims for auto accident victims, we typically pursue three types of compensation for them:
Surviving family members can also pursue compensation for things like funeral costs and pain and suffering if an auto accident resulted in the death of their loved one.
Don’t Accept a Settlement Without Speaking to a Lawyer
After your accident, you may be contacted by the insurance company, and you may even be offered a settlement. While the amount the insurance company is offering may seem substantial, it’s important to remember that insurance companies are in business to make big profits, not to pay fair settlements to victims like you. That means the settlement offer you receive may seem impressive initially, but it’s unlikely to pay for all of your accident-related expenses.
At Matt Hardin Law, we have decades of experience working hard on behalf of injured auto accident victims, and we know what claims are worth. We can review your accident, your injuries, and your time away from work, and we’ll determine exactly how much money you’re owed. And if the insurance company’s offer doesn’t come close, we’ll negotiate until you get an offer that’s fair for what you’ve been through. Contact us today at (615) 200-1111. We’re ready to put our experience to work for you.