If you’ve been hurt by the careless actions of another driver, you have rights. You are entitled to compensation for your injuries under the law. Unfortunately, without the right legal help and guidance, collecting the compensation you deserve can feel impossible. That’s where The Wolf Pack comes in. You deserve to be compensated for your injuries and we’ll do everything we can to hold the responsible party accountable.
Have You Been Hurt in a Car Accident?
Phillip S. Georges is the experienced car accident lawyer you need to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
You Have the Right to Compensation
We will fight to get you maximum compensation and remind those responsible for your accident that you’re the injured party and you deserve to be paid.
No Fee Unless You Get Paid
We work on contingency. That means there are no upfront costs, no fees, and no risk. If you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.
We Know You’re Suffering
We know that you’re going through a tough time. After a car accident, you feel angry, betrayed, and even scared. All you want is to get better again and get back on your feet, but you’re being bullied by aggressive insurance agents and lawyers. You need someone in your corner who will stand up for you, fight for your rights, and take the stress off of your shoulders.
That’s our job. We’re here to take the burden off of you and take care of the hard part while you focus on getting well again. Let us negotiate with the other attorneys, insurance companies, and other parties. Let us fight for you and help you navigate these difficult waters.
Have You Experienced An Injury Like This?
There are a number of different types of injuries that can result from car accidents. If you’ve suffered one of these injuries, or any injury at all, due to someone else’s carelessness, we can help.
Traumatic brain injury is a life-altering condition that can result from a hard impact to the head, but you don’t even have to have an impact. TBI can result just from your head snapping forward. It can cause mood swings, cognitive problems, depression, headaches, coordination problems, and a range of permanent, life-altering disabilities.
Soft tissue injuries include bruises, tears or strains in your muscles, ligaments, and tendons, and more. Everything from a torn bicep to a sprained ankle can be considered a soft tissue injury. These are some of the most common damages suffered from a car accident, and while some heal on their own, others can be crippling and disabling.
Next to TBI, back and neck injuries can be some of the most devastating injuries you can suffer. Like a TBI, they can result in cognitive, mental, and emotional problems. A spine and neck injury can also result in a loss of coordination, loss of function in limbs, and even paralysis and death.
Another major and crippling injury that can result from a car accident is the loss of function in one or more limbs. This can occur from nerve damage, TBI, or spinal injuries, or it can happen when you actually lose a limb in an accident. Disability from the loss of a limb can be permanent and devastating to your quality of life.
Almost every major car accident involves invisible damages that can be just as devastating as physical injuries. These can include depression, emotional trauma, recurring nightmares, panic attacks, and even the inability to have physical relationships and provide comfort to those closest to you. These are the damages that can make it hard to cope with any aspect of your life. You deserve compensation for these injuries as well.
What Are the Causes of Car Accidents?
There are many reasons why car accidents happen. These include:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI/DWI)
- Distracted driving (texting or talking on the phone, eating, drinking, etc.)
- Reckless driving
- Bad weather
- Ignoring traffic signals
- Simple bad decisions
If you’ve been in an accident like this, you have legal options available.
How Long Do You Have to File a Lawsuit?
In Tennessee, you only have one year from the date you suffered your accident-related injuries to take legal action against the responsible party. However, these time limits can vary depending upon the specific circumstances surrounding your accident.
Because of this, it’s important to consult a lawyer as soon as possible after your accident to make sure you don’t miss out on your right to compensation.
Proving Fault in a Car Accident
The key to getting compensated for your car accident injuries is to prove that the accident wasn’t your fault. Negligence, in its most basic form, means proving that someone else acted irresponsibly, in a way that a reasonable person wouldn’t act under similar circumstances.
In order to prove that the accident wasn’t your fault, you need to be able to demonstrate:
- The other driver had a duty of care toward you and other drivers. This is the easy part — every driver on the road has this duty of care.
- The other driver violated this duty of care, and this was the direct or proximate cause of the accident.
- The accident was the direct cause of the harm you suffered.
Proving these three items can be difficult, and it’s highly recommended to get help from an experienced car wreck attorney.
Frequently Asked Questions
The first thing you should do after an accident is stay calm. Call first responders so everyone can be seen by a medical professional. Even if you don’t think you’re hurt, you could be injured without realizing it. Next, if you can, get photographs of the accident scene. The more you can document, the stronger your case will be. Exchange information with the other driver, and get contact information from all witnesses.
Report the accident to your insurance company. Don’t editorialize; stick to the facts of what happened. If the other driver’s insurance company sends an adjuster to make an offer, don’t ever sign anything, and don’t volunteer any information! Direct them to The Wolf Pack for further discussion.
Every accident case is unique, and if an attorney ever delivers you an exact dollar value, that’s a red flag. Your attorney will be happy to talk to you about whether you have a case, and possibly provide a range of what they think your injuries might be worth. Always understand, however, that there’s a negotiation process back and forth, and nobody can say for sure what your case is worth.
There’s a broad range of injuries for which you can get compensated. These include medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional damages, loss of consortium, lost wages, lost potential future earnings, loss of comfort, and many others. Phillip S. Georges is an experienced Nashville car accident lawyer who will work with you to determine your exact needs.
Tennessee uses modified comparative negligence to determine fault for an accident. If you are determined to hold a share of the blame for the accident, your award can be reduced by that percentage. If your case is worth $200,000 and you’re found to be 25% responsible, you will only get $150,000. Likewise, if your responsibility is greater than 50%, you will receive nothing.
In most cases, no. Releasing your medical records could prejudice your claim if they are taken out of context and not properly presented to the insurance company. For example, if your wrist was sprained in the accident and you sign a medical record release, the opposing insurance company could find that your wrist was broken five years ago and discredit the pain you’re experiencing now by claiming it’s a pre-existing injury. You need an attorney who knows how to work with doctors in order to put your medical records in the proper and truthful light.
Medical record releases should only be signed in very select circumstances, and always after you have spoken with an experienced car accident lawyer.
In the vast majority of cases, when a rear-end accident occurs, the driver who hit the car from behind is usually considered at fault.
This is because the law requires every driver to give themselves plenty of opportunity to react to sudden situations and to keep a proper lookout. However, there are exceptions. If you can demonstrate that the driver in front of you acted in a grossly irresponsible way, then it’s possible they might be responsible for the injuries you’ve suffered. On the other hand, if you have been rear-ended, the driver behind you will likely be responsible for your injuries and damages. In any case, rear-end collisions can be incredibly devastating and it’s important to contact an experienced car accident attorney to discuss your legal options. If you’ve been hurt in a rear-end collision, contact Phillip S. Georges, the Wolf Pack Lawyers today so we can begin reviewing your case.