Nashville Car Accident Attorneys
Seeking compensation after being injured in a car accident?
In Tennessee, there are tens of thousands of car accidents with injuries that occur each year in the Volunteer State. In fact, there are approximately 10,000 injury crashes in Davidson County alone.
At the same time, there are upwards of a thousand or more fatal traffic accidents in Tennessee in any given year, according to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security.
Further, in a typical year there are approximately 215 fatal traffic accidents in the Nashville metropolitan area. It’s a region that includes Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Stewart, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties, not to mention Davidson County, home to Raybin & Weissman.
We’ve highlighted several tragic car accidents on our blog, including a collision in which a 7-year-old boy was killed in a distracted driving car crash and an incident in which a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Donelson. We’ve also written about a car crash in which a driver drove the wrong way down a Nashville street and T-boned an SUV.
If you or a family member has been the victim of a car wreck or traffic collision like the examples above, make sure you talk with an experienced attorney or law firm that can carefully examine your case.
Car Crash Cases We Handle
At Raybin & Weissman our lawyers have extensive experience representing victims of car crashes in Nashville and the rest of Middle Tennessee. Our attorneys handle cases involving:
- Rear-end collisions
- Head-on collisions
- Side impact or T-bone collisions
- Rollover accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Accidents caused by a drunk driver
- alcohol-related crashes
- Truck accidents
- Car accident fatalities
- Vehicle rollovers
- Failure of air bags and seat belts
- Automobile defects
- Icy Conditions
- Other types of car crash cases
Common Causes of Nashville Auto Accidents
Using Davidson County as an example, the most common reasons for Tennessee traffic accidents involving drivers are:
- Following improperly
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Failure to keep in proper lane or running off the road
- Improper lane changing
- Failure to obey traffic signals
- Speed too fast for conditions
- Making an improper turn
- Careless or erratic driving
- Driver distractions, including texting and driving
Dangerous weather also frequently plays a role in causing car wrecks in Nashville, especially when the roads turn icy.
While we hope you are never involved in a car crash, we encourage you to download our one-sheet on 5 Critical Things to Know When You’ve Been in an Accident, and keep it in the glove box of your car.
Our Experience with Car Accidents
At Raybin & Weissman our lawyers have more than three decades of experience representing car accident victims. Our attorneys—who possess extensive courtroom and settlement negotiation experience—work tirelessly to get you the fair compensation you need for your recovery. We have represented countless victims of automobile accidents throughout Middle Tennessee, and have won several settlements or judgments in excess of a million dollars.
Tennessee Car Accident Lawyers
Our Nashville-based law firm serves car accident victims in Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Spring Hill and the rest of Middle Tennessee.
What to Do After a Car Accident
If you’re involved in a car accident, it will inevitably be a stressful experience. Even a minor car wreck may leave you feeling dizzy, in shock, or even angry. Take a deep breath and follow these ten steps:
1. Move out of harm’s way
If the accident is minor and it’s safe to do so, move your automobile onto the shoulder or out of the path of traffic.
2. Stop the car and get out
Turn off the ignition, shift into park (or set the hand brake) and turn on your hazard lights.
3. Check on others and call 911
Check on other drivers, passengers and pedestrians and call for help if anyone may be injured.
4. Call the police
Contact the police, especially if there are injuries, anyone is confrontational or if there is substantial damage to one or more vehicles. Ask for the police officer’s name and contact information, as well as the accident number.
5. Do not admit fault
Do not accept fault or place blame.
6. Gather information
Write down as much information as possible in the aftermath of the accident, including the names, addresses, phone numbers, license plate numbers and driver’s license information of any other drivers, as well as the names of witnesses and anyone with injuries.
7. Photograph the scene
If possible, take photos of the scene and damage to the vehicles. Photograph anything that provides evidence as to what happened.
8. Seek medical attention
Even a minor car wreck can cause injuries that are not immediately evident.
9. Call your insurance company
The necessary contact information can be found on your insurance card.
10. Consult an attorney to learn about your rights as a victim.
What Documentation Will You Need after a Car Accident?
After a car wreck you should document where and how the collision occurred by taking pictures and drawing a diagram showing the position of the autos involved in the accident. Do not talk to a claims adjuster, make a recorded statement or say anything that can be used against you.
- Photograph the scene
- Photograph damage to the vehicles involved in the accident
- Take pictures of anything else that provides evidence as to what happened
Measuring the Severity of Injury from a Car Collision
If you’ve been in car wreck, we recommend that you visit a doctor and get checked out. Some injuries—like broken bones and cuts & bruises—are readily apparent. But as we note on our soft tissue injuries page, “soft tissue injuries are not always easy to diagnose.” That’s one reason it’s vital to “seek medical attention, even if you do not feel painful symptoms immediately…. Soft tissue injuries can be incredibly painful, and often persist longer than a fracture or other injury.”
- Other types of common car accident injuries are:
- Brain and spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Loss of limb(s) and disfigurement
- Injuries caused by the deployment of airbags
- Injuries caused by automobile defects
How Our Law Firm Can Help After a Car Accident
It’s important to hire an experienced attorney or law firm to represent you in a car accident case, as car wreck cases often require knowledge of both personal injury law and criminal law, especially when an incident is caused by a driver under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
We’re Nashville’s Experienced Auto Accident Attorneys
At Raybin & Weissman, our lawyers have decades of experience representing victims of automobile accidents throughout the Nashville metropolitan area and the rest of Middle Tennessee. Most likely, we’ve already handled a case just like yours.
Our Skilled Personal Injury Lawyers Will Determine Liability for Your Injuries
At the law firm of Raybin & Weissman, we understand how difficult it can be to address the legal issues resulting from a car crash.
In any car injury accident case, we present proof of your injuries and the need for future treatment or rehabilitation.
In fatal accident cases, we concentrate on giving the jury a clear understanding of what the loss of the victim means to your family.
Through aggressive representation and compassionate client service, we work to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to as quickly and painlessly as possible, helping you to put your life back on track after you have been injured.
What Kind of Settlement & Compensation Can Be Expected in a Nashville Car Accident Case?
Every case is unique. It is both impossible and irresponsible to tell you what your case is worth without a full analysis of the circumstances and the injuries resulting from the accident. However, the categories of damage that determine what a case is worth include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident, don’t hesitate to reach out to Raybin & Weissman. Contact our office online or call 615-256-6666 to discuss your injury concerns with one of our caring, compassionate attorneys.
Our goal is to help you get the compensation you deserve but also to prevent future collisions. Along with ensuring that justice is served for you and your family, we aim to help other families avoid the same pain and suffering that you are experiencing.
Additional Car Accident Resources
- How to Pick a Lawyer When You’re in a Car Accident
- 5 Things To Do If You Are Involved In A Car Accident
- What To Do If You Are in An Accident With A Drunk Driver
- Frequently Asked Questions After a Car Wreck
- Things To Do If You Are Involved In A Car Accident
- Car Accidents on Icy Roads: Who is At Fault?
- Our Personal Injury Case Experience is Your Advantage
- After You’ve Been in a Car Accident in Nashville