How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help after an Accident
The hours, days, and weeks after an accident can be a confusing and painful time for accident victims. One of the most common questions asked by victims is whether they need an attorney after an accident, and in most cases the answer is yes. An experienced personal injury attorney can provide a wide range of legal services for an accident victim so that they can focus on their recovery and know that they will receive the most value for their claim. At Mitch Grissim & Associates, our team is dedicated to serving our clients suffering after an accident and will zealously advocate on your behalf. Call or contact our office today to schedule a free case consultation.
Drafting and Filing Your Personal Injury Claim
Under Tennessee law, personal injury lawsuits must be filed within a certain time period after the accident. When you hire a lawyer to handle the case, you are guaranteeing that your case will be filed on time and properly with the court. This also includes giving notice to the insurance companies about your case so that you claim is expedited in order to get your compensation as quickly as possible.
Serving as a Shield Against Insurers
A personal injury lawyer also serves as a shield between the injury victim and insurance companies. Insurers never have the best interest of an injury victim at heart. Their job is to close the claim as quickly as possible for as little as possible. Oftentimes, this involves offering a settlement immediately after the accident that is worth far less than the true value of the case or attempting to get a statement from the victim that may mitigate or eliminate their claims for damages. When you hire an attorney, the insurance companies legally must go through the lawyer with all communication, negotiation, and settlement offers on your case.
Negotiating Your Claim and Arguing Your Case
An experienced Tennessee personal injury attorney understands what your claim is worth and will fight to ensure that you receive full and fair compensation for your injuries. This often involves intense negotiations with insurance companies about the cost associated with the injuries and sometimes about who is at fault for the accident itself. These negotiations often determine whether an injury victim is fully compensated for their claims.
If the insurers refuse to settle for an amount that will fully cover the cost of the injuries, an attorney can also take the case to trial. This includes all pretrial court hearings, full discovery with depositions, interrogatories, and investigation into the accident, as well as the trial itself. Your lawyer will put together the best possible case to prove to a judge and jury why you deserve full compensation for your injuries.
Talk to Our Office
If you would like to learn more about how our office can assist you or a loved one after an accident, contact the Nashville personal injury attorneys at Mitch Grissim & Associates today to schedule a free evaluation of your case.