Murfreesboro Car Accident Attorney
Injured in an Auto Accident in Murfreesboro, TN?
If you have been in a car accident in Rutherford County or any area in Middle Tennessee, you may be entitled to compensation. Our team at Parkerson Santel Garner, can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We can also help you get your life back on track as quickly as possible after a car accident.
Car Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 2 million car accidents occur in the United States every year. These accidents result in over 30,000 deaths annually. Car accidents are the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 4 and 34.
Car Accident Injuries
Car accidents can result in a wide range of injuries. Some of the most common include:
- Brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
- Nerve damage
- Severe head injuries
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Soft tissue injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Car Accident Laws in Tennessee
Tennessee law requires drivers involved in a car accident resulting in injury, death, or property damage exceeding $400 to report the accident to the local police or the nearest law enforcement agency. It's generally a good idea to report any accident to the authorities, even if the damages seem minor.
Tennessee follows a "fault" system when it comes to car accidents. This means that the person responsible for causing the accident is generally liable for the damages resulting from the crash. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims arising from car accidents is generally one year from the date of the accident. If you fail to file a lawsuit within this timeframe, you may lose your right to seek compensation.
Keep in mind, Tennessee applies the rule of comparative fault when determining compensation in car accident cases. Under this rule, if you are found partially at fault for the accident, your compensation may be reduced by the percentage of your fault. However, if you are found to be 50% or more at fault, you may be barred from recovering any damages.
Tennessee law requires all drivers to carry liability insurance coverage to cover potential damages in the event of an accident. The minimum liability coverage limits in Tennessee are currently $25,000 for bodily injury per person, $50,000 for bodily injury per accident involving multiple people, and $15,000 for property damage.
Why Hire a Car Accident Attorney?
Even if you have no idea how to navigate the legal system, you should always hire an attorney after a car accident.
Insurance companies are always looking for ways to cut their payouts, so they will try to avoid paying you anything if they can. Hiring an attorney can help you avoid this problem.
Also, you may not realize that you have certain rights after a car accident. An attorney can help you understand your rights and make sure they are protected. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, among other things.
At Parkerson Santel Garner, we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve after a car accident. We can also help you get your life back on track as quickly as possible.
Get Help From Our Experienced Attorneys
If you have been in a car accident, you may be eligible for compensation. Our team at Parkerson Santel Garner, can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We can also help you get your life back on track as quickly as possible after a car accident.
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