Auto Accident Attorneys in Camden, TN
Experienced Injury Lawyers that Fight for You
Were you or a loved one injured in a car accident? If the accident was caused by the negligence or recklessness of another driver, you may be able to file a lawsuit for compensation for your injuries. In Tennessee, you have only one year to file a lawsuit. Our Camden auto accident lawyers at the Law Office of Terry J. Leonard can file a lawsuit and fight to help you get fair compensation for your injuries.
When Should You Contact an Attorney After a Car Accident?
It is crucial that you contact your lawyer as soon as possible after an accident, considering that the more time that goes by, the less likely you may become for compensation. Urgency is key. It is in your best interest to first visit the doctor for any injuries and general wellbeing, then to contact your attorney for immediate legal action.
Injured in an auto accident? Please contact the Law Office of Terry J. Leonard to discuss your case with an attorney.
How To Determine Fault in an Auto Accident
A number of factors are considered when determining fault in an accident. Often, it will require us to investigate the cause of the crash. We may work with accident reconstruction specialists and medical experts to determine the cause of the crash, who was at fault, and whether the other driver was reckless or negligent.
What Is Considered Negligence in Auto Accidents?
Some examples of negligence may include:
- Texting while driving
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Drunk driving
What Damages Are Available in Car Accident Lawsuits?
Accident victims may be able to recover compensation for:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- And punitive damages
Punitive damages are often awarded when the accident was caused by reckless driving. The compensation may vary, depending on the specifics of your case and extent of your injuries. We can explain how the law applies to your situation during your free initial consultation.
Can Car Accidents Cause PTSD?
Yes, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be caused by a motor vehicle accident.
A study conducted by the University of Buffalo reported that symptoms of car accident PTSD can include:
- Psychologically re-experiencing the trauma
- Avoidance of thoughts or situations associated with the accident
- Numbing of emotions
- Increased physical arousal (e.g. easily startled, irritable, sleepless)
Millions of vehicle accidents occur each year and many result in serious injury or death. Only recently have the psychological consequences of auto accidents been fully recognized. If you've been involved in a serious motor vehicle accident and experienced any of the above symptoms, please do not hesitate to contact our law firm.
Let Us Deal with the Insurance Company
Often, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will reach out to the injured party and offer compensation. Be very careful about accepting any offer, or even speaking with the insurance company before speaking to an attorney. These settlements are often insufficient to meet medical needs and cover lost income. We can advise you of your options and negotiate on your behalf.
When you are ready to pursue compensation, call (731) 224-2016 to schedule a free consultation. Our auto accident lawyers serve Benton, Carroll, Decatur, Henry, Humphreys Counties, and the surrounding counties.
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