When you’re hurt in a vehicle accident, there are many things you need to take care of. First, you need to make sure you and your loved ones are okay—and if anyone suffered injuries, you need to make sure they get medical care. Second, you need to figure out how you’ll recover, whether it’s in the hospital or at home. And finally, you need to make a plan for getting back to work.
But in the meantime, you’re facing big medical bills. Many auto accident victims know that they can file personal injury claims, but they aren’t always in a hurry to do so. That’s because their health insurance may already pay some of their bills, or because they don’t want to get involved in the legal system and are putting it off for as long as possible.
Not acting right away after an auto accident can be a huge mistake, especially in Tennessee. That’s because Tennessee’s statute of limitations for personal injury claims is among the shortest in the nation. Victims have just one year after their injuries to file compensation claims. If you wait longer than that, you claim is automatically null and void—and that means you’re ineligible to receive any compensation, period!
At Ponce Law, our Nashville auto accident lawyers also know how important this deadline is. We act fast when injured victims contact us after crashes that weren’t their fault. It’s our goal to not only ensure your claim is eligible in the eyes of the law, but also that it’s built to get you paid maximum compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation.