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Have you been seriously injured in a car or truck accident? Do not rely on insurance companies to help you recover the compensation you deserve. The insurance company does not have your best interests in mind.

You deserve fair compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The Nashville car accident attorneys at the Law Office of Stanley A. Davis work hard to ensure the best outcome for our clients. It is why our firm has hundreds of online reviews and a five-star rating.

No Fee Unless We Win Your Case

When you work with the Law Office of Stanley A. Davis, you do not pay anything out of pocket unless we win your case — we make it that simple! Nashville lawyer Stan Davis has decades of experience with helping his neighbors get justice.

In fact, the Tennessee Jury Verdict Reporter routinely names Stan as one of the state’s most prolific trial lawyers, a title awarded annually. If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a vehicle accident due to another person or entity’s negligence, our firm may be able to help you seek the compensation you need.

Contact our law firm by calling (615) 866-3938 to discuss your legal options with our Nashville team.

The Car Accident Statute of Limitations in Tennessee

According to the Tennessee Code section 28-3-104 the statute of limitations for car accident in the state of Tennessee is one year. This means you have one year from the date your accident occurred to file a claim before you lose your right to file and pursue compensation.

It’s important to note that there are some exceptions to the law which can change your filing time period. Speak to a Nashville car accident attorney at our firm today about the specifics of your case during a free consultation to learn about your rights and options.

How Our Nashville Car Accident Law Firm Can Help

Our law firm has years of experience handling vehicle accident claims for clients in the Nashville area.

Some of the most common types of vehicle accidents we handle include:

Most Common Types of Vehicle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents involving cars or trucks are often more serious and potentially fatal for the motorcyclist. The same is true for pedestrian and bicycle accidents. However, truck accidents and car accidents account for nearly 75% of all traffic fatalities in Tennessee each year.

Due to the size and weight of these vehicles, an accident can result in serious injuries, including:

Some of the most common types of car and truck accidents include:

Additionally, our law firm is unique in that we have the experience and knowledge necessary to uphold the legal rights of Tennessee taxicab drivers hurt in accidents while on the job. Nashville attorney Stan Davis has also been part of the ongoing conversation about Lyft and Uber accident insurance law for rideshare passengers.

What Not to Do After a Car or Truck Accident

If you are involved in any kind of auto crash in Tennessee, it is equally important that you know what not to do as well as what you should do after an accident. Avoiding these missteps will help you later when you file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit:

1. Do Not Leave the Scene

If you or anyone else needs emergency medical attention, that must take first priority. However, unless you leave in an ambulance or go directly to the hospital, you are required to stay at the scene of the accident to exchange insurance information and wait for the police.

2. Do Not Apologize for the Crash

It may be a habit to apologize for something even if you are not responsible. However, the insurance company could use your apology after a wreck as an admittance of fault, regardless of the actual cause of the damage.

3. Do Not Forget to Gather All the Necessary Documentation

The shock and stress of a crash can cause drivers, motorcyclists, and pedestrians to neglectfully document the accident. Nevertheless, you need to know as much about the other person, their insurance policy, and their vehicle as possible.

4. Do Not Overlook Calling the Police

Some people avoid calling the police for a number of reasons. This could be a bad idea, as the at-fault driver’s insurance could be false or otherwise invalid. Additionally, a police report may be necessary if you need to show proof of an accident.

5. Do Not Avoid Immediate Medical Treatment

Never assume that you are 100% okay after car wrecks, truck crashes, or pedestrian accidents. To be safe, get a checkup so you can receive treatment before any injuries that are not visible get worse. It is also critical to continue treatment as recommended by your doctor and keep a detailed account of your medical paperwork. This will help your lawyer move your case forward.

Is Tennessee a No-Fault State?

Tennessee is not a no-fault state. It instead is a “fault state” which means if you are injured in a car accident and the other driver is responsible and at fault you may be able to get compensated for the damages. Determining who is at fault is very crucial in a car accident. The police will take statements from the drivers involved and make a report. Sometimes it will even say who is at fault if it’s blatantly clear.

This report is key for insurance companies when determining who is at fault. This is why it’s very important you reach out to a Nashville car accident lawyer as soon as possible. They will be able to deal with insurance companies and help you handle your case so you can focus on your recovery.

Contact our Nashville car accident attorneys by calling our office at (615) 866-3938 or by submitting an online contact form.

What Damages Are Available in Car Accident Lawsuits?

To calculate how much compensation is fair after an accident, we investigate the details of the crash. We then assess the damages done to you and your vehicle.

You may have the ability to recover money in an injury claim for the following:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost job wages and job benefits
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma

In a fatal accident that causes the wrongful death of your loved one, your family could seek damages from the negligent driver or responsible party by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. No amount of compensation can ever replace a loved one. However, these damages can help with the loss of economic contribution to the family, funeral expenses, and other costs you are now facing.

Why Do I Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident?

After a car crash, many people assume that a car accident claim with an insurance company will pay for their medical bills and car damage. However, insurance companies rarely, if ever, offer fair settlements to cover all damages. Instead, most will try to call you as soon as possible to get you to agree to a low settlement that benefits them. The result is that even if both you and the at-fault driver have good insurance coverage, you may end up paying many of your bills out of pocket unless you call a lawyer.

Insurance agents deal with car accident insurance laws for a living. When it comes to a car accident claim, you deserve to have a legal professional on your side, too. Therefore, you should always call a Nashville car accident lawyer before you talk to an insurance adjuster. If you have already spoken to the insurance company, all is not lost! An lawyer can still help you fight for your rights.

A car accident is expensive, especially if you require extensive medical treatment. A trained lawyer can help you receive fair compensation for these expenses. After all, your bills do not stop piling up, even after a life-changing accident due to someone’s negligence. If you have been injured in a car crash, then you may be entitled to recover any expenses related to your injuries. Our lawyer works to bring clients swift and favorable resolutions to their cases. For over 28 years, we have gathered car accident evidence and maximized benefits.

We will help you seek compensation to recover costs and can assist you with:

  • Medical expenses: Ambulance bills, emergency room visits, x-rays, physical therapy, surgeries, prescriptions, and physical therapy are just some of the costs you may recover.
  • Lost wages: It may be difficult to get to work after your accident. This can cause you to lose wages or benefits. Our lawyer will fight for you to be compensated for any lost pay.
  • Vehicle repair: Your car is important to you. We will fight to replace or repair your vehicle so you can get on with your daily tasks.
  • Legal counsel: Your head swirls with questions after an accident. Our staff is there for you throughout the process. We will help you identify what steps are necessary. If you are unsure of what to ask, we genuinely talk with you to bring answers and put your mind at ease.

Understanding How to Speak to an Insurance Company

It is important to know that you will be contacted by not only your insurance company but also the insurance companies of any other parties involved. These companies train their adjusters to collect as much money as possible in premiums and pay out as little as possible in claims.

Contacting you as soon as possible, while you are still dealing with the shock of the accident, is one tactic insurance companies use to protect their profits. While you may talk to your insurance company to report the crash before speaking to an experienced car accident lawyer, you should not speak to the other party’s insurance company. Insurance adjusters want you to take the path of least resistance by accepting their initial offer — an offer that is inevitably too low.

By hiring a car accident lawyer with a track record of favorable verdicts, you open the door to negotiation. This allows you to maximize any avenue of compensation while minimizing risks to your future. Many cases are resolved through an insurance settlement. However, insurers are more likely to offer you fair compensation if you have a lawyer by your side. To help our firm expedite your case, you should make sure to exchange insurance information with all parties involved directly after the accident.

Six Steps to Take Immediately Following an Auto Accident

The steps you take immediately after you are involved in an accident can significantly help your case. Consider taking the steps below:

  1. Call emergency services: Regardless of whether anyone appears to be injured, you should contact an ambulance and the police department.
  2. Do not admit fault: It can be tense after a car wreck. You may be tempted to diffuse the situation by admitting fault. However, you should never apologize, especially if you only have liability insurance. Insurance companies will try to spin your well-meaning apology as an admission of guilt.
  3. File a police report: A full report is usually not available until several days after the accident. However, you should have the officer at the scene give you a report number. It is important to know that even if a police report lists you as at fault, this does not mean your lawyer cannot change the outcome of the case.
  4. Contact your insurer: While you should contact your insurance company and let them know that you have been in an accident, you need to be cautious about the information you provide, as they can use it against you. We recommend contacting us before any personal meetings with an insurer.
  5. Keep a record of medical expenses: When you visit a doctor for treatment, make sure to keep all receipts.
  6. Contact our lawyer: Evidence and witness accounts of an accident may become less credible over time. Contact our lawyer as soon as possible.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

The primary cause of nearly all car accidents is negligence of some kind. Most Tennessee residents drive almost every day, so it can be easy for drivers to grow complacent. However, it is important to remember that driving a car requires your full attention and care. A car typically weighs upwards of 4,000 pounds. When that much weight is traveling at high speeds, an accident can cause serious damage to other vehicles, property, and especially people.

Some of the most common causes of car accidents include:

  • Fatigued drivers
  • Aggressive driving
  • Failure to follow traffic laws
  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Roadway defects
  • Distracted drivers (this includes cell phone use and texting while driving)
  • Car defects and maintenance problems (this includes brake failure, seat belt failure, and tire blowouts)

In addition to negligent drivers, car manufacturers and retailers may also be at fault for a car crash if they neglect safety standards and procedures. In short, everyone involved in the production, repair and operation of a vehicle is responsible for taking all reasonable precautions to prevent accidents.

It is when someone neglects this responsibility that most serious and fatal crashes occur. Nashville attorney Stanley A. Davis has been investigating car crashes and their causes for decades. He has experience with accidents involving all the causes listed above. If you need help after a car accident injury, trust Stanley.

Need Help After an Accident? Contact Us for a Free Consultation

Nashville lawyer Stan A. Davis has represented victims of many kinds of vehicle accidents. He always conducts his accident investigations with integrity, compassion, and respect. If you need a lawyer to help you determine your best legal options after a mishap, schedule a free consultation.

Call (615) 866-3938 or send us a message to schedule a free consultation.

Your Success Is Our Success

Real Injuries. Real Recoveries.

  • $224,619 Verdict Rear-End Collision

    An elderly woman was traveling from Chicago to Florida for a family vacation when the vehicle she was in was rear-ended by a Defendant driver.  Plaintiff suffered a broken collar bone with significant pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

  • $250,000 Settlement Back Injury

    A young woman in her 30s was injured when she was rear-ended by a Defendant driver. Liability was clear in this case. Plaintiff had conservative treatment for a short period of time and was unable to continue care because of the lack of funds and insurance coverage.

  • $900,000 Settlement Work Injury

    A 42-year-old gentleman suffered a premises liability injury while working during the scope and course of his employment against a third party.

  • $1.0 Million Settlement Head Injury

    Using his knowledge as a brain injury attorney and Nashville car accident lawyer, Nashville attorney Stanley A. Davis made sure his clients got their deserved justice for a serious closed head injury sustained in a car accident.

  • $500,000 Settlement Pedestrian Accident

    A 19-year-old female pedestrian was walking home from a bus stop in Davidson County, Tennessee when the defendant caused a pedestrian-car accident that killed her.

  • $95,000 Settlement Truck Accident

    Our Nashville personal injury attorney gained a truck accident settlement in a case where the victim was hit by a truck driver and incurred soft tissue injuries. Medical bills totaled $14,000.00.

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    Attorney Davis came through for me at a very difficult time in my life. I am truly grateful for him and his staff and would highly recommend his services. Even when my case was settled, the professional and friendly relationship didn’t end.
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    Stan and his team were great! When I had my accident I got caught up with solicitors, they did a great job getting me out. Stan handled my case with care and got me the max with my settlement.
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    Stan and his team have a "never give up" attitude and always put your best interest above their bottom line. This isn't your typical law firm. They're just good, honest people fighting to make sure you get what you deserve from your case.
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