Nashville Personal Injury Attorneys
Have you been injured in an accident in Nashville? If you believe your accident was caused by the negligence of another person or a business, you should consult with a Steinger, Greene & Feiner personal injury attorney right away.
Our Nashville personal injury lawyers have helped thousands of people get the compensation they deserve after they’ve been injured due to someone else’s actions or negligence. Our law firm has recovered over $1 BILLION on behalf of our clients. If you’ve suffered an injury, give us a call at (615) 590-3106 or contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation today.
Nashville is one of the most popular cities in the country, both to live in and to visit. While Music City is a beautiful place, the sad truth is that injuries happen on a daily basis here. At Steinger, Greene & Feiner, our experienced lawyers have seen the aftermath of these injuries, whether they happen because of car accidents, defective products, dog bites or other incidents.
Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you’ve suffered a personal injury in Nashville, you are well within your legal rights to represent yourself in court to fight for the compensation. But doing so will almost certainly not end well. While you can read different blogs, legal books and other resources, the truth is that you most likely don’t know the nuances of the law and how the court system works.
When you hire a Nashville personal injury lawyer, they will use all of their resources, knowledge and experience to make sure you have a strong case for compensation. They may hire medical experts, forensic experts and others to prove you deserve the money you are owed. What’s more, your attorney will use their skills and experience to negotiate on your behalf and/or fight in court for your rights.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
Our lawyers have decades of combined experience have recovered over $1 BILLION on behalf of our clients. Because of that experience, we can say for certain that there’s no way we can tell you right now how much your case is worth. Instead, we will need to review all of the details of your case during a free consultation to give a reasonable estimate of how much compensation you may be owed. Compensation, or damages, is typically broken down into two categories: economic and noneconomic.
Economic damages relate to the real money you lost because of the injury. This may include medical and rehabilitation bills, lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses, and more. Noneconomic damages cover the less tangible losses you suffered. They are not related to money, so they can be more difficult to prove.
Noneconomic damages include pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement, and more. In rare instances, punitive damages may also be awarded to punish the wrongdoer. In order for punitive damages to be awarded in Tennessee, you must prove that the wrongdoer “acted maliciously, intentionally, fraudulently or recklessly.”
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Nashville Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you’ve been injured by someone else’s actions or negligence, you may be facing mounting medical bills, the inability to work, and other financial struggles. Hiring a Nashville personal injury attorney may be another expense you think you can’t afford. The good news is, you can afford it! Our personal injury attorneys at Steinger, Greene & Feiner work on a contingency basis. This means we don’t get paid unless we win your case. That’s our No Fee Guarantee®.
Nashville Personal Injury Statistics
Injuries can happen for any reason and at any time in Nashville. In 2018, some of the most common causes of personal injury in Davidson County included:
- 83,960 car accidents
- 1,559 truck accidents and five bus accidents (data year 2008)
- 64 bicycle accidents
- 405 pedestrian accidents
- 146 ATV crashes across Tennessee
Nashville Personal Injury FAQs
First, filing a claim through the typical insurance process first can force you to declare the dollar amount of your damages before all the facts of your accident are known. You should wait for a full diagnosis of your medical condition by a qualified doctor. You should also wait until you can accurately project the full future costs of your injury, including rehabilitation, prescriptions, durable medical equipment, and all out-of-pocket costs. An attorney can help you compile all of these expenses and request compensation for them in a demand letter sent to the appropriate party.
Second, your attorney can help you investigate the accident. Some accidents may involve multiple possible at-fault parties. An insurer may also make you feel like you have to claim partial fault, reducing your damages. Your attorney will fully investigate who was at fault, defend against allegations that you were at fault, and potentially file multiple claims in order to give your case the best chances of success.
Third, your attorney can help you escalate your insurance policy claim into a lawsuit if the insurer refuses to offer a reasonable settlement. Arguing your case in court is sometimes the only way to get a full, fair settlement for your accident losses.
The amount of your final damages award or settlement will be reduced by your approximate percentage of fault. If, for example, an insurer wants to argue that you were 25% at-fault for causing a wreck, you will only receive 75% of the compensation needed to totally repay your losses. In this example, a claim for a $10,000 hospital bill will result in a maximum of $7,500 for a settlement or court award.
Know that the only way to prove fault is for a court to find you or someone else at fault through a verdict. In other words, if an insurer wants to argue that you are at fault based on the accident police report or witness statements, you have the right to defend against that allegation with the help of a car accident lawyer in Nashville.
There is no rule that you have to appear in court simply because you take legal action to claim damages after a car accident in Nashville. The vast majority of car accident claims are settled out of court, in fact, through contact between insurers and the accident victims’ legal representatives.
If your case advances to a legal complaint (lawsuit), it can still be handled through mediation, arbitration, or negotiation of an out-of-court settlement. Only in rare instances does a personal injury lawsuit need to advance to a jury trial.
Personal injury cases that do go to trial will require you as the victim to make multiple appearances. You are acting as both the plaintiff and a material witness to your claim. You will likely be interviewed in depositions and will probably have to testify at least once. You may also want to attend the trial at the lawyer’s suggestion in case you are called as a witness by the defendant. Note that juries often tend to be more sympathetic to plaintiffs who make regular court appearances, as well.
Your attorney will work with you, the defendant, the judge, and the clerk of the court to make sure your trial dates are as convenient as possible. They will also guide you through the process of the trial to minimize your stress and pressure. They will also do everything they can to reach a reasonable settlement agreement that can preempt the time and expense of going to court.