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3 Misconceptions about Injury Claims

by Staff Blogger | December 23rd, 2016

As personal injury lawyers, we answer a lot of questions. That’s just part of the job, and we’re happy to do it. In fact, a lot of folks in Nashville and surrounding areas give us a call just to get some of their initial questions answered after a serious accident, and we provide those answers free of charge with no strings attached. In speaking with so many accident victims, we’ve discovered common misconceptions about injury claims. Here are a few:

My insurance company will cover all the bills. Having good insurance, you assume that you’ll be completely covered in the event of an accident, but that’s not necessarily the case. In an accident that’s not your fault, it’s up to the at-fault driver’s insurance company to do the heavy lifting, and if they refuse, you may be left holding a lot of the bills. That’s why it’s vitally important that you maximize your injury claim, because you only get one shot.

The accident report is all the evidence you need. The accident report contains a lot of useful information, but it can leave a great many holes. For example, if the at-fault driver ran a stop sign and crashed into your car, the reason why they ran that stop sign is just as important of the act itself. Were they distracted? Talking on their cell phone? Overly fatigued? A good investigative team can uncover these important details that can make a big difference to a jury if your case goes to trial.

I have plenty of time to call an attorney. Calling an attorney quickly can make a big difference in the amount of money you get for your injury claim. The insurance company may begin building their case against you within days following your accident. Waiting to call a lawyer can lead to evidence lost, witnesses forgotten, and limitations on the compensation you’re able to secure.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you’re bound to have a number of questions. Give our Nashville car accident attorneys a call for a free consultation. We’re happy to answer your questions free of charge, and if we take on your case, we’ll fight to get you maximum compensation for your injuries. Don’t delay. Call us right now.