Are you dealing with the impact of an aggressive driving car accident and are struggling to pay medical bills, have lost wages due to being unable to work, or suffering from pain and suffering? If so, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation. Here at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, our team works to help people who have been in car accidents, especially where the person who was responsible for the car accident drove aggressively.
You can recover damages to pay for your medical bills if you had to spend time in the hospital for your injuries, lost wages if you were unable to go work, even a settlement for wrongful death if the accident resulted in the death of a loved one. You will usually receive this type of settlement from the other party’s insurance company.
Call the office of Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 598-7557 in order to schedule a free consultation and get information about the ways in which as a Nashville aggressive driving accident lawyer can help. You do not pay anything unless you win your case.
The Time Limit for Filing a Lawsuit After an Accident
The statute of limitations is how long you are able to bring forth an action against a person to court. According to TN Code § 28-3-104, the statute of limitations of a person who was injured in a car accident is one year from the day of the accident. Aggressive drivers who act negligently can be found responsible for their actions, especially if they caused injury or death to other drivers.
If a person dies in a car accident and a loved one or representative wants to bring a lawsuit against the person responsible, the one-year statute of limitations still applies. However, the one year starts from the day that the accident victim dies, which could be different than the day that the accident actually happened.
If your vehicle or any other personal property was damaged during the car accident and you need compensation to replace and/ or fix this damaged personal property, you typically have a three-year statute of limitations that starts the day of the accident TN Code § 28-3-105. A lawyer can help you figure out how much property damage compensation you may be able to receive.
If you are still unsure if you are within the statute of limitations, Nashville aggressive driving accident lawyer can help you determine if you are. If you or a loved one suffered injury or death from a car accident and would like to discuss filing a lawsuit, call the office of Ben Crump Law, PLLC today in order to schedule a free consultation. You do not pay anything unless you win your case.
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Comparative Negligence and Your Aggressive Driving Accident
If you win your case, your reward will come in the format of monetary damages. In Tennessee, they use a modified form of comparative negligence to help determine the amount of money you receive. This means that the amount that you receive in settlements will be deducted by the percentage that you are determined to be at fault. In this system, you must be less than 50 percent at fault in order to be eligible to receive compensation.
For example, it is determined that the settlement amount you are granted is $100,000. However, you are found to be 20 percent at fault. Therefore, your reward would be reduced by $20,000 and your final reward amount would be $80,000. On the other hand, if you were found to be 50 percent at fault, then you would not be eligible to receive damages. A lawyer can fight against the opposing party’s attempts to portray you are more responsible for the accident than you already are.
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Personal Injury Cases and the Insurance Companies
If your case is successful, the other party’s insurance company pays out the claim. After a car accident, you can sometimes get a call from the other party’s insurance companies. You are not required to speak to the other party’s insurance company. In some cases, it may be beneficial to talk to the other party’s insurance company.
However, if the case involves serious injury, and you are dealing with an aggressive driver, then it is best to not speak to the other party’s insurance company. You can give your insurance company the details of what happened and they can pass it on to the opposing party’s insurance company. If you do decide to speak to the opposing party’s insurance company, you can ask to have your insurance company also be on the line during the call.
However, you should talk to your own insurance company. When doing so, be sure to stick to the facts. You should not offer unsolicited details or get too specific because you might say something wrong that would not look good for you. According to an article by USA Today, trying to remember hyper-specific information can end up with incorrect memories, so keeping details general is more effective.
Also, do not say that you are at fault. Even if you think you are at fault, there could be mitigating circumstances. The way that fault is determined is not an exact science. It is just an interpretation. Admitting fault can also result in receiving a lower settlement or an increase in your insurance rates. A Nashville aggressive driving accident lawyer can help you determine the amount of money that you could win if you won your case.
At the office of Ben Crump Law, PLLC here in Nashville, TN, we take car accidents seriously. If you or a loved one suffered injury or death from a car accident, and are dealing with medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, you may be entitled to receive compensation. Call and speak to our team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 598-7557 in order to schedule your free consultation. You do not owe anything unless you win your case.