A car accident can happen at any time, and unfortunately, many result in severe injuries or death. More accidents happen in Nashville and Davidson County than anywhere else in Tennessee, which is why the attorneys at the Law Offices of Luvell L. Glanton have dedicated their careers to helping injured people in our community get the justice they deserve.
A car accident can lead to serious, lifelong injuries, enormous medical bills, expensive property damage, and even death. Anyone who has been hurt in an accident caused by someone else’s reckless actions deserves to have representation that can win compensation for their expenses, their lost income (present and future), and their pain and suffering.
The Nashville car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Luvell L. Glanton are nationally-recognized for our experience and the results we achieve. With more than 28 years of experience protecting those who have been hurt in accidents in Nashville, Luvell L. Glanton and his team know the impact that an accident can have on your life. We also know how the laws in Tennessee can provide the justice and compensation those accident victims deserve.
If you or someone you care about was hurt in a car accident in Nashville, contact the Law Offices of Luvell L. Glanton at (615) 244-4511 today to schedule a free consultation with a member of our team.
Tennessee driving laws are designed to put the needs and rights of accident victims first. As a “fault” state, accident victims have the right to hold the person at fault accountable for injuries and property damage that they cause.
Even those who were partly at fault for the accident can seek compensation, although it may be reduced, depending on the circumstances of the crash. If an accident victim is less than 50% responsible for the accident, they can file an accident claim, according to the doctrine of modified comparative negligence, which applies in Tennessee.
If you have been the victim of a car accident in Tennessee, you may be eligible to secure compensation for the costs associated with the accident including:
Not every case will qualify for damages from every category, but all are viable means of receiving compensation, depending on the specifics of your accident.
Any individual has the right to pursue a claim for damages after an accident in which they were the victim, but doing so without the help of a personal injury lawyer can present a serious challenge. Tennessee law is complex, and in order to receive the compensation a victim is due, they need to have a thorough knowledge of it.
Car accident cases also require access to experts and the ability to pursue a thorough investigation that provides definitive context for the accident and all resulting injuries and expenses.
Pursuing a claim that requires a great deal of legal knowledge, experience, and organization during a stressful time that is simply too much to ask of most accident victims.
Those who pursue a claim with the assistance of a lawyer tend to receive significantly more compensation than those who attempt to get compensation on their own. At the same time, hiring a lawyer allows the victim to focus on their health and recovery, instead of worrying about their case.
For 28 years, our firm has been recognized nationally multiple times. The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys named Luvell L. Glanton as a Top 10 Attorney, while the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys listed him in the 10 Best in Tennessee. The firm has also been listed in many top 100 national lists.
Our commitment to our clients can also be seen in our results. We’ve fought hard on behalf of each and every one of our clients, with a focus on making sure that they get the full and fair amount of compensation that they are owed. We never settle for less than you deserve. We know how to take on powerful insurance companies and their aggressive legal teams. We know our clients come to us at the most difficult moment in their lives, and we make it our mission never to let them down.
Everyone knows that car accidents are common, particularly in and around a busy city like Nashville, but it is still important to highlight the common causes of accidents in order to help those on the road avoid potential risks.
With that in mind, some of the most common causes of Nashville car crashes are:
These causes are by no means the only ways an accident can happen, but it’s important to watch for them on the road and to avoid similar issues to keep the road safer for everyone.
Car are powerful, heavy machines, and when they crash, they have the ability to cause severe injuries to drivers and passengers alike. Some of the most common injuries reported in car crashes include:
Many of these and other injuries require months or years of physical therapy and other assistance, while others lead to permanent disability. People who are hurt should not have to struggle to pay for the assistance they need, and are legally eligible to pursue an injury claim.
The impact of car accidents on individuals and their families is usually understood. What is less noticeable is the impact car accidents can have on a community. Communities that lose workers to long-term injuries and community members to fatal accidents suffer significantly as a result.
While it may be a secondary consideration for the family involved in a car accident claim, the Law Offices of Luvell L. Glanton want Nashville to be a city where it’s safe to be a driver or pedestrian on every street, and we consider our work an important part of reaching that goal. By holding those who cause accidents accountable for their actions, we hope that we can help keep our community safe.
When a car accident occurs, it’s easy to forget what you need to do to ensure everyone is safe and all the necessary information has been gathered. Following an accident, make sure to take these steps:
Visit your doctor and get a full medical evaluation. Even if you don’t think your injuries are significant, it is important for your health that you are seen by a doctor, and it may be important to any future claims with insurance as well.
While your first priority has to be your health and the health of others involved in a car accident, try to also keep in mind what you SHOULD NOT do after a car accident:
If you avoid these common errors, your accident claim will be much stronger if you need to file one.
Every state puts limits on how long a victim has to pursue compensation after an accident. The statute of limitations will vary on a state-by-state basis, as well as for the type of claim being filed.
In Tennessee, car accident victims have a one year statute of limitations from the date of the accident to file a claim. Should you attempt to file a claim after this date, with very few exceptions, the case will immediately be thrown out.
After a serious car accident, time is of the essence, and it is always best to begin the process of filing a claim for damages as soon as possible.
We know car accidents are traumatic. That’s why you or anyone you know who has been hurt should contact the experienced car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Luvell L. Glanton today. We’re here to fight for your rights and get you the compensation that you deserve. Contact us at (615) 244-4511 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with a knowledgeable member of our team today.