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Any type of injury can have a devastating effect on your life and the lives of your family. Even a minor accident can leave you with pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages. Our accident attorneys have more than 75 years of experience helping people just like you collect the settlements they deserve.
From car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, to accidents involving rollovers, head-on collisions, distracted drivers or rear-end crashes, we can handle the legal details so you can focus on recovery.
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Find out why my firm’s motto is “You Deserve Justice — And We Demand It.” Schedule a free initial consultation with myself or another attorney on my team by calling our automobile injury law firm at 615-242-9000 or 800-844-1712 toll free, or contact us online. Our law firm accepts personal injury cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means you owe NO lawyer fees unless we recover money for you in a settlement or jury verdict. Evening appointments are available, as are home or hospital visits for those whose injuries prevent them from traveling.
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FREE Consultation With Nashville’s Car Accident Lawyer – Bart Durham Injury Law Firm
Nashville Car Accident Lawyer
Our Approach to Personal Injuries
In seconds, a car accident can occur and leave you facing life-altering injuries. When another driver is at fault for the accident, it is important that you have a legal team on your side that can aggressively work to ensure your rights are protected.
Contact us now to schedule your free consultation with a skilled Nashville car accident attorney. Call toll free 615.242.9000.
Types Of Car Accidents
Our Car Accident Lawyers represent clients who have been involved in any type of auto accidents such as:
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Public transportation/commercial vehicle accidents
- Rollover accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Texting while driving and distracted driving accidents
- Rear-end accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Broadside (T-bone) crashes
You’ve Suffered an Car Accident in Tennessee
Nashville Car Accident Lawyers Representing Serious Car Accident Injuries
Even a seemingly minor injury can require you to alter the way in which you live your life. If someone else is responsible for the injuries you have suffered, it is important that you understand your rights for seeking compensation.
Our car accident lawyers are zealous in our pursuit of recovering money for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering, in cases involving many different types of injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Concussions and closed head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Serious lacerations and abrasions
What to do When You Have a Car Wreck in Another State?
If you are involved in an auto accident in another state – whether you are the innocent or guilty party – you will be subject to the laws of that state. This topic may especially be of interest to individuals who drive across state lines for work, vacation, and leisure, or to visit family on a regular basis.
Car accidents are traumatic and often leave victims feeling disoriented and emotional. But, like all cases, you have to prove it with evidence; and the less evidence you have, the more difficult it is to make your case. Here are several tips when it comes to gathering evidence after a car wreck.
Common Types of Interstate Collisions
It’s always best to be a conscientious driver while on the road. However, interstate auto accidents can be caused by more than just another car. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common types of interstate auto accidents. In order to best equip you on the road, you’ll want to be aware of these scenarios.
Regardless of who was responsible and the kind of damage sustained, if there is a fatality involved, someone must be held liable. We’re here to talk through immediate next steps and what to do if someone dies in an auto accident.
Nashville Wrongful Death Attorneys
The devastating loss of a loved one is often more painful and frustrating when someone else’s reckless behavior or negligence was the cause of the fatal accident. We offer clients compassionate representation in wrongful death claims, as we realize that this is an extremely emotional time. Our wrongful death lawyers and legal team takes care of the details so you can focus on grieving and moving forward with your life.
In addition to handling accident cases, we can represent other types of personal injury cases, including:
- Workplace accidents
- Product liability
- Medical malpractice
- Catastrophic injuries
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Wrongful death
Car Accident and Personal Injury FAQs
Nashville Personal Injury And Wrongful Death Lawyers
One of the most common questions we hear at the law offices of Bart Durham in Nashville, Tennessee and Bowling Green, Kentucky, is if your case has merit. Only an experienced attorney can accurately answer that question.
Our personalized approach to each client who comes to our office means that there is no “cookie-cutter” approach to establishing your case. During the initial consultation, we will secure all the information and documentation that you can provide. Sometimes a case will arise that does not warrant legal action after consulting with our legal staff. In those situations, we are candid and honest with our clients on their chances of prevailing in settlement or litigation.
At the Law Office of Bart Durham, we recognize that some personal injury cases are more complicated than others. Certain thresholds of liability exist and some laws present obstacles. While our 75-plus years of experience have taught us to overcome challenges on behalf of our clients, there are some cases that just do not warrant legal representation. Your time is valuable, as is ours. It is not in my best interest to waste that time or your financial resources.
In the end, it costs you nothing to visit an attorney at our office to see if you have a case. If you were injured in an accident and you feel that the other party exercised negligence, you should explore the option of legal representation as opposed to going at it on your own.
Nashville Personal Injury And Accident Death Lawyers
The work that needs to be done toward a successful personal injury claim requires dedication by an experienced attorney, and time. Resolution will not happen overnight, unless you want to accept the quick settlement that the defendant’s insurance company offers you. At Bart Durham Injury Law, in Nashville, Tennessee, we are detail-oriented in how we establish a personal injury case.
While our team work shard on the case, we ask all our clients to be patient and focus on recovering from their injuries or the grief from a wrongful death matter. The first step comes at the initial consultation where your attorney will gather the data from you. That can come in the form of information you provide, as well as any documentation you may have.
If the accident was a result of a motor vehicle crash, the site must be investigated by an experienced attorney and an accident reconstructionist. Police reports and accident reports are gathered. If the collision involved a commercial truck, the trucking company must be contacted to both preserve and send us the information we need. That can include personnel records, log books, and the data from the truck’s “black box” that will give us an idea of the speed at which the truck was traveling and if there were any dangerous turns or braking.
Depending on the type of injury or the manner of death that occurred, we will bring on experts to provide their insight into how the accident occurred and what could have caused it. The experts will also be asked to testify in depositions or in a courtroom to help solidify your claim that negligence caused your injury or the loss of a loved one.
When Should You Call A Personal Injury Lawyer?
At Bart Durham Injury Law in Nashville, we recommend that you call a personal injury attorney the minute you realize you need one. Here are a few reasons why:
- The insurance company’s lawyers are already at work. Particularly in a truck accident case, the trucking company will usually dispatch lawyers and investigators to the scene immediately. Their goal is to build a strong defense against your injury claim, so you need a dedicated advocate to fight for your side of the story, too. Plus, your attorney can take quick action to preserve the truck’s black box data and other critical evidence on your behalf.
- You only have a limited window of time. Tennessee has one-year statute of limitations on auto accident cases. This means that you need to bring your claim as soon as possible after you are injured.
- Our attorneys can offer vital advice. It’s easy to make a legal misstep that could prevent you from receiving the money you deserve. Our legal team can guide you through the process from day one, ensuring that you know exactly what to do, what to say to the insurance companies, and how to maximize your chances of success.
Talk To An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
At Bart Durham Injury Law, we believe justice is your right. Our law firm has been serving seriously injured people in Tennessee since 1975. Our team of experienced attorneys demands that you receive the just compensation you need and deserve for your injuries and financial damages.
Tennessee and Kentucky Car And Truck Accident Attorneys
The injuries you suffer in an accident have a monetary value in a personal injury case. Negligent individuals and companies need to be held responsible for inattentiveness or creating a hazardous environment. At Bart Durham Injury Law, our legal team brings decades of experience in personal injury law and a great deal of insight to the damages that our clients can recover.
The amount and types of damages you can recover in a personal injury accident are based upon the extent of your injuries and the level of negligence that caused those injuries. The more the injuries affect your professional and personal life, the more damages you are likely to recover. Our law firm recovers high settlements and courtroom verdicts for our clients on a regular basis.
If the injury you suffered will not allow you to ever work again, you are entitled to compensation for the wages you would have made at your job. Being forced to change careers because of an injury will require vocational rehabilitation for a new type of job. That training costs money and that should be paid for by the party responsible for causing your injury. A wrongful death suffered at the hands of a negligent party means damages for pain and suffering and future lost wages.
While it is hard to pin down a specific amount of monetary compensation or the type of damages you can recover, we have extensive experience in the practice of personal injury law. What you can expect from our firm is to aggressively represent you and defend your rights to get the maximum amount of damages for the injuries and loss that you have suffered.
Why You Shouldn’t Accept A Settlement Check
At Bart Durham Injury Law in Tennessee, we advise injured individuals to never accept a check from the at-fault driver’s insurance company without first speaking to a personal injury lawyer.
We know the disadvantages for clients when they accept early settlement offers instead of investigating and pursuing the true value of their claims. Our law firm is here to make sure you receive every dollar you deserve for your past and present medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.
Here’s why you should NOT accept a settlement without consulting a lawyer:
- If you take the first amount the insurance company offers, it will nearly always be less than the true amount you deserve. Remember, the insurance company wants to pay the bare minimum possible.
- Studies show that personal injury victims who hire attorneys to represent them end up with significantly more money — even after paying the lawyers’ fees — than those who deal with the insurance companies on their own.
- You need to complete medical treatment and understand the full extent of your injuries before you agree to a certain amount of settlement money. If you accept $100,000 now, without realizing you will need $400,000 worth of surgery and rehabilitation five years down the road, you will be in trouble. Consulting an attorney can help you ensure you get the money you need for all future expenses.
The Timeline To Expect For A Settlement
You may be asking yourself, “How long will it take me to receive my money?” The time it takes to resolve your personal injury or auto accident case and actually receive a check in the mail can vary, depending on many different factors.
One of the greatest factors is the severity of your injuries and how long it takes for you to recover from them. In most cases, you should never accept a settlement check until you are released by your treating physician and you know how much your future medical expenses will cost. If you settle with the insurance company too early, you may miss out on the true amount of money you need for future medical care.
The length of time it takes you to receive your money is also based on how much insurance money is available. The case may drag on or it may be resolved almost instantaneously, depending on what insurance assets are available.
Working Hard To Get You The Money You Need As Fast As Possible
At Bart Durham Injury Law, our lawyers understand that you are likely out of work and in need of money as soon as possible. We have extensive experience in this area of law and a reputation for resolving cases quickly. You can count on us to do everything we can to get that check into your hands in the minimum amount of time.
Contact our Nashville Car Accident and Personal Injury Attorneys Now. Your Initial Consultation is Free of Charge – Reserve it Now at 615.242.9000 or 800.844.1712
After you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury or been injured in a car accident, do not hesitate to contact us. Wherever you are in Nashville, call our firm by phone or email to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation. Car Accident and Personal Injury cases are handled on a contingency-fee basis, meaning we collect no attorneys’ fees unless you recover money damages for your injuries and losses. Se habla Español.
From car accidents to truck accidents, learn how to best protect yourself.
If you’ve been recently injured from a car accident the team at Bart Durham Injury Law can help.
If you’ve been recently injured from a truck accident the team at Bart Durham Injury Law can help.