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Car Accidents

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Introduction to Car Accidents and Lawsuits

Car accidents are an everyday occurrence in the State of Tennessee, with over 3,600 in Wilson County in the last ten years according to the Tennessee Department of Safety. When it comes to recovering damages, sometimes your best option can be filing a lawsuit against the responsible party. This is because Tennessee is what is termed a "fault state," where the driver who caused the accident and their insurance company is wholly responsible for paying the damages arising from a car accident. This limits your options to filing a claim with your own insurance company, who will in turn try and recover it from the other driver’s insurer; filing a claim with the driver’s insurance company; or filing a car accident lawsuit. If you have been injured and are suffering from expenses arising from a car accident that was not your fault, you may want to consult a car accident lawyer in Tennessee to recover your medical expenses as soon as possible.

Common Injuries Associated with Car Accidents

There are many injuries that occur in car accidents ranging from discomfort, like whiplash, to severe injuries, such as paralysis Some of the most common types of car injuries include:

  • Broken Bones
  • Concussions
  • Back Injuries
  • Lower Body injuries (such as knee and leg)
  • Neck Injuries

Things to Know about Car Accidents in Tennessee

Car Accidents and Negligence Law

Car accidents fall under the category of negligence law, and to recover damages, you must prove that the other driver was neglectful and caused the accident and injury in question. Tennessee follows a "modified comparative fault’ model, which means that both parties can be deemed responsible for the accident. If you are responsible for 50% or more of the accident, then you are no longer able to recover damages.

Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations or the limit of time following an accident that you can bring a claim to court in Tennessee is shorter than most states, with one year being the rule for personal injury and three years for accidents that involve the damage of property.

Compensation in Car Accident Lawsuits

Damages

Car accident damages refers to the amount of money that you are filing a claim for as a result of expenses caused by the accident. There are two main kinds of damages. The first is economic damages, and include things such as medical bills, loss of wages, damage to property, and injuries caused as a result of the accident. The second are non-economic damages are for less tangible things such as pain and suffering. The maximum amount of damages you can file a claim for "the cap" is $750,000 in Tennessee.

Agee & Agee Serves Clients in the Lebanon, TN and surrounding areas

Car accidents vary from case to case, and if you have sustained injuries to yourself or your property as the result of a car accident in Tennessee, you should contact a car accident attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys Agee & Agee represent car accident victims in the Lebanon, Tennessee area and can help you in this process. Schedule a free initial consultation today.

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