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To Maximize Your Recovery After A Car Accident, We Will Fight To Win Your Case

If you were injured in a car accident anywhere in West Tennessee, our firm can help you determine if you are entitled to personal injury compensation. Determining the cause of your accident may require an independent investigation and collaboration with expert witnesses, such as accident reconstructionists.

Establishing the full and fair value of your case should involve collaboration with medical and life-planning experts who can help calculate the costs of additional medical care, rehabilitation, emotional distress, lost opportunity, reduced income earning capacity, possible long-term care and more.

This whole process begins with consulting an experienced Tennessee personal injury lawyer who fully understands all applicable personal injury laws in car wreck situations.

Do you know if the other driver was at fault? Was your wreck caused by a defective auto part or dangerous road conditions? We can advise you on what to do immediately after a car accident as well as in the months following.

At The Law Office of Jeffrey Jones in Bartlett, we get to the root cause of your car accident efficiently. We waste no time investigating the scene and establishing communications with law enforcement and insurance companies. We will handle all legal aspects of your injury claim and all communications with other parties in the case.

Holding Negligent Parties Accountable

We will hold the responsible party accountable for all costs and damages relating to your car wreck, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Vehicle damage
  • Lost wages and reduced income
  • Pain and suffering (emotional distress)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Long-term costs, such as additional surgeries and home care
  • Wrongful death benefits if you have lost a loved one

Attorney Jeffrey Jones personally handles your case. With over 35 years of experience representing car accident victims in West Tennessee, we build strong cases for residents and out-of-state visitors injured on Tennessee roads. Our clients include people injured in various types of car accidents, including:

  • Car and truck collisions
  • Accidents in which cars strike pedestrians in or out of crosswalks
  • Crashes involving bicycles and cars
  • Multiple-vehicle accidents
  • Rear-enders, sideswipes, T-bone crashes and head-on collisions
  • Crashes caused by drunk and distracted drivers

You can depend on our commitment to your maximum recovery.

Maximizing Your Motor Vehicle Accident Claim

At The Law Office of Jeffrey Jones in Bartlett, we do not settle your claim out of court unless the insurance company is willing to pay the full value of your claim, which we establish through independent investigation and collaboration with vehicle accident and medical experts.

We handle all legal aspects of your claim, and we help you find the best available medical care. Even if you do not have health insurance, seeking top-quality medical attention following a car accident is critical to your health and your personal injury case. Documenting your injuries day to day (preferably in a journal) while your case is pending is an important step to building your best possible case for full compensation.

We will discuss the personalized strategy that we create for your unique case in detail, including goals in negotiations and at trial.

Attorney Jeffrey Jones personally builds your case and guides your informed decisions through the legal process.

Uninsured And Underinsured Motorists In Tennessee

In Tennessee, licensed drivers need to only carry a minimum of $25,000 in uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) insurance coverage. The full value of many personal injury cases involving car accidents exceeds the amount of UM/UIM coverage on victims’ policies.

If the negligent driver’s insurance does not cover the costs of your injuries and damages, additional sources of recovery must be sought. We will take on this burden for you and build your case for the maximum possible recovery.

Answering Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accidents

After a collision, injured people and their families are often unsure about what they can do to get on the road to recovery. Getting answers to these common questions can be the first step toward protecting their rights and their health.

What should I do immediately after a car accident?

Immediately after a collision, people should prioritize their safety and the safety of others in their car by moving to a safe area, examining any injuries and calling emergency services. If possible, they should also take photographs of the scene and get the names, contact information, insurance information and vehicle information of others involved in the accident.

How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit after a car accident in Tennessee?

In Tennessee, injured people have one year from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. This may seem like a significant amount of time. However, it is important to consider your options as soon as possible after the accident so that you can preserve evidence and build a strong case during a busy and difficult time.

How much support might a car accident lawsuit offer?

A crash can impact your finances in many ways. A personal injury lawsuit can provide financial support to address the impact of medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, the pain and distress you experience and other challenges.

Should I accept the insurance company’s settlement offer?

While accepting an offer from the insurance company may provide support quickly, that offer may not fully cover your expenses and losses. As a result, you may want to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney before accepting any settlement offers. They can help you understand the full value of your claim and negotiate a fair settlement.

What factors determine the value of a car accident claim?

The compensation you receive in your car accident claim depends on several key factors, especially the severity of your injuries. Disabling or catastrophic injuries like brain trauma and amputation typically result in more compensation.

Documented medical bills, proof of lost wages and the cost of car repair or replacement all add to your claim’s worth, as does documented psychological trauma.

How is fault determined in a car accident case?

Figuring out who caused the accident can be tricky, but several things can help. Police accident reports often include the officer’s opinion on who is at fault and physical evidence like skid marks or damage patterns may point to a fault.

Whether the other driver broke any laws during the incident can also be a determining factor in accident fault.

Will I need a lawyer, and how could it help my case?

A personal injury attorney can be incredibly helpful when filing an accident claim. They can deal with insurers on your behalf, allowing you to recover in peace. Your lawyer can also ensure that any settlement offers they extend are proportionate to your losses.

If the insurance company denies your claim or offers a low settlement, an attorney can fight for fair compensation. And if the fault is unclear and blame gets tossed around, they can navigate the legal complexities to protect your rights.

Get The Legal Help And Advice Now

Initial consultations are free, and all our services are provided on a contingency basis. If you do not recover compensation, you will owe no attorney fees.

Please call our office at +1-901-410-5751 to schedule an attorney consultation or contact us online. We are responsive days, nights and on weekends.

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