One of the first things you should do after being in a car wreck in Nashville aside from receiving any immediate medical attention, is hire a TN car wreck attorney who is qualified to assess your case and determine its value. While most assume it is best for them to contact their insurer first, the truth is, an attorney is going to put your best interest first and your insurer is not. Insurance companies generally aren’t looking to provide individuals with the maximum amount of compensation they are entitled to receive. Instead, they are going to value your claim much lower than what you should receive and hope you accept the amount they offer.
Why do I need an attorney to value my claim?
There are a number of things an accident victim may be eligible to recover compensation for, many of which you may be unaware of. For instance, most car crash victims don’t realize they are entitled to recover compensation for the diminished value of their vehicle. The fact is, after your vehicle is involved in a wreck, whether it is your fault or not, and it sustains damage, your vehicle is no longer what it was worth prior to the incident. Instead, it has decreased in market value and that decrease is what we call the diminished value. Most insurers will not tell you what your vehicle’s diminished value is worth nor provide you with any additional information regarding it.
Something else most drivers fail to realize is that under most circumstances, they can collect compensation for things like medical expenses and even time they lost at work. That means if you were admitted into the emergency room following the wreck and then had to take a week off of work while you recovered, you may be able to collect compensation that would not only pay for the treatment that was rendered but also pay you the amount you were unable to earn. The state of TN requires its drivers to carry a minimum of $25,000 for bodily injury coverage per person and $50,000 per accident which means you could receive up to this amount or more depending on the limits the at-fault driver has purchased for the expenses associated with the bodily harm you sustained [Source: Tennessee Department of Revenue].
Are you ready to find out how much your claim is actually worth?
Whether you think you need to hire a Nashville, TN car wreck attorney or not, it can never hurt to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your incident and find out what the Law Office of George R. Fusner Jr. can do for you. With that being said, you are encouraged to contact my firm today by calling 615-251-0005 to set up a time to come in so that I am able to assess the details of your accident and explain in depth the other benefits you receive when you retain a lawyer after a wreck.
You can reach the Law Office of George R. Fusner Jr. at
7104 Peach Court
Brentwood, TN 37027