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Common Myths About Tennessee Car Accident Cases

Posted on in Motor Vehicle Accidents

campbell county car accident lawyerA car accident is a frightening event and can cause you to experience a wide range of emotions. If the accident was caused by another driver, you have the right to pursue compensation for the damages you endured. However, you may have heard certain myths about vehicle collisions that will reduce your chances of securing the financial compensation you need.

Here are several myths about Tennessee car accident cases that you should be aware of.

  • If you do not have an obvious injury, medical care is not necessary. Just because you do not have a visible injury after a car accident, does not mean you do not require a doctor’s care. Not every injury, including certain head and neck injuries, presents obvious symptoms right away. You may feel fine initially, but experience pain and other unpleasant symptoms later on. To play it safe, seek medical attention right after a car accident.

  • You must give an insurance company a recorded statement. Unfortunately, some people still believe that you are obligated to give an insurance company a recorded statement about the accident if they contact you. The opposite is actually true. You are not required by law to tell an insurance company anything about your car accident. These insurance adjusters care about their bottom line first and may use what you say to deny your claim.

  • You do not need a lawyer. Many are under the assumption that the claims process after a car accident will be fair. As a result, they may not feel the need to hire a car accident lawyer. However, insurance adjusters are not on your side and may try to pay you less than you deserve. An experienced car accident lawyer will know how to negotiate with adjusters and work hard to recover a fair settlement.

  • You can file a claim at any time. When it comes to filing a personal injury lawsuit, you do not have all the time in the world. In Tennessee, you only have one year after the accident to pursue compensation through a personal injury case. To avoid missing out on your opportunity for compensation, consult a qualified attorney about your case promptly.

Contact a Campbell County Car Accident Attorney

If you suffered injuries in a vehicle collision, you can count on the Jacksboro, TN personal injury lawyers. At the Law Office of William F. Evans, we understand how stressful the aftermath of a car accident is and want to help you file a legal claim for compensation. Call us at 423-449-7980 to schedule a free consultation.


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