Personal Injury: Frequently Asked Questions

When to Contact a Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been hurt, don’t wait to contact an attorney; there are several key steps that can be taken immediately after your accident that can dramatically improve your chances of being awarded for loss of work and medical bills.

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Frequently Asked Questions in Personal Injury Law

What does a good Personal Injury Attorney do?

It goes without saying that you expect any lawyer you hire to be knowledgeable, know the law and be intelligent.  A good personal injury attorney will get to know you- who you are, how you have been injured, physically, emotionally and financially, and how they can help.

What do I need to ask my Personal Injury Attorney?

It is important to do your research about the attorney and the firm they work. Don’t be afraid to ask them questions about other similar cases to yours, and of the outcomes. Lawyer rating directories such as Martindale-Hubbel Peer Review, Best Lawyers in America, & Tennessee Super Lawyers are all good indicators of an attorney’s experience and effectiveness.

What do I do after an accident?

You’ve been in an accident. First and foremost, address your physical condition and get to a doctor if necessary. Second is to talk to an attorney before speaking with an insurance claims adjuster. You’re going to be embarking on a process that is complicated and unfamiliar. Getting a skilled attorney involved early limits the claims adjuster’s ability to prohibit you from receiving something as a result of your accident.

What is my Personal Injury case worth?

Every case is unique. It is both impossible and irresponsible to tell you what your case is worth without a full analysis of the damage incurred from the accident. The categories of damage that determine what a case is worth include medical bills incurred, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium.

What is the Process for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Don’t attempt to file a lawsuit on your own. Attorneys go to law school, take licensing tests and practice for years to understand the legal system so you don’t have to. There are a number of important choices to be made while filing that drastically impact the potential outcome of your case. These include actually filing a lawsuit vs. a claim pre-litigation, and filing in circuit or general sessions court. Consult with a personal injury attorney to help make the best decision for you and your case.

How to Pick a Car Accident Lawyer

In most cases attorneys are hired to help guide you through some of the most difficult decisions in your life. Don’t leave the process of choosing your lawyer to the yellow pages or the ads you see on television. Instead, ask around your friends and family & do research on an attorney’s experience and credentials. Make sure they have the passion, communication, and finances to handle your case.


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