Do I Need A Car Accident Lawyer?
Our firm has helped thousands of clients
Car accidents happen all the time in the Nashville area. If you are involved in a car crash, you may wonder if you need a lawyer to resolve the situation. This can especially be the case if you weren’t injured, or your injuries were very minor. You may even be told that it isn’t necessary to get a car accident lawyer involved with your injury claim.
The Law Office of Eric Beasley has been handling car wreck cases for more than 20 years. Attorney Eric Beasley knows that cases may be more complicated than they seem. That’s why he puts in the hard work needed to build strong cases to help clients get the financial compensation they need and deserve, either in the form of an injury claim settlement or car accident lawsuit.
We fight for your best interests
There’s one thing you always need to keep in mind – the insurance company is not on your side. Sure, the adjuster may seem helpful, and everything may seem straightforward. But the insurance company’s goal is to resolve your claim in a way that lets them pay you as little as possible.
The insurance company may offer you a settlement soon after your crash. They may say it’s the best they can do, but they are promising quick payment. It may be tempting to accept their offer, especially if your medical costs and other expenses are starting to add up. Their offer will fall far short of covering the damages you have suffered.
A lawyer can review the details of your crash and determine the full amount of damages. This includes medical expenses for treating your injuries – not just now, but also in the future. If you had to miss time from work, you should be compensated for lost wages. There are other damages to consider, such as pain and suffering.
Insurance companies have lawyers to help them find ways to pay you less. They have many tactics they use to try to minimize your compensation. For example, they may argue your injuries aren’t that bad. They may seek access to your medical records to try to prove that you had injuries even before the crash.
Another thing insurance companies might do is try to blame you for causing the accident. Under Tennessee’s modified comparative negligence system, the amount of compensation you receive can be reduced if you are found partially at fault for the crash.
Do I need a lawyer for a minor car accident?
As explained above, many car accidents that seem “minor” at first turn out to be much more complicated in many cases. And even if you didn’t sustain catastrophic injuries in your car crash, many minor car accident injuries can have serious, long-term effects. You might need physical therapy or prescription medications for long-term chronic pain due to your accident.
Most importantly, you only have one opportunity to obtain all the money you will need throughout your lifetime for your car accident. If you agree to accept a small settlement because you think your accident was minor, you cannot ask for more money in the future, even if your minor accident turns into something much more serious. So, even if you’re not sure, it’s worth talking to an experienced attorney before you take a settlement offer.
Building strong cases that insurance companies can’t ignore
Our legal team can investigate your accident to get the facts. We carefully review accident reports, medical records and other documentation. We gather evidence, including any video from traffic cameras. We identify and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
Attorney Beasley knows how to fight back against insurance company attempts to pay you less. He will be honest with you about what to expect and will put in the hard work needed to resolve your case in a way that meets your needs. He is often able to do this by negotiating a settlement with insurance companies.
Our firm has helped thousands of clients recover the compensation they deserve after being injured in a car wreck. Learn more about how we can help you. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.