Car Accident Lawyers
See Also: Property Damage
Auto accidents can be extremely frightening and confusing. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured, getting the medical help you need is the first priority. Serious injuries can have long-term consequences that you may not realize at the time of the accident, or even in the days or weeks following the auto accident. In fact, you may not realize the long-term effects of your injuries until years down the road.
A serious injury after a car accident can affect more areas of your life than you initially realize. If you have been involved in an accident, you may see significant changes in your working life or career and your home life. You may not be able to interact with your family in the same way, such as playing with your kids or being intimate with your spouse.
When you know your accident was someone else’s fault, becoming angry or bitter following an accident is relatively common. After all, you didn’t cause your injuries—why should you have to pay for them entirely on your own? The truth is, you don’t. You have legal remedies that can help you cope with your injuries and the changes that you are experiencing. You just have to take the first step by calling an auto accident attorney.
How Our Car Accident Lawyers Can Help
One reason that many victims of car accidents call a lawyer is because they are facing financial difficulties. At Hughes & Coleman, we understand what you are going through, which is why we offer a free consultation service. We can explain your legal options and give you the information you need to make informed decisions about how you want to move forward.
If you choose to retain one of our Kentucky or Tennessee car accident lawyers, you can expect first rate attention and service. You may not realize all of the work involved in developing a case for trial or even settlement, but pursuing an auto accident claim requires time and dedication. Your auto accident lawyer will work on many fronts while your case is under way including but not limited to:
- Obtaining police reports and police statements
- Interviewing witnesses
- Engage experts to help with accident reconstruction
- Collect and analyze medical records
- Work with insurance adjusters
- Negotiate on your behalf
- Collect factual information from the other parties involved in the accident
A personal injury attorney can also help you understand what to expect and what kind of remedy they will be pursuing to compensate you. If you have never been in a car accident, it can be difficult to know what how your needs might be financially following the accident. You may have to deal with medical bills, lost wages, lost earning abilities, and more. Our firm can offer options to help you through this.
Compensation can help cover expenses such as:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Lost future earnings
- Property loss (damage to your vehicle)
You may also be able to recover compensation for items that are not as easy to quantify. Unfortunately, there is no real way to get back everything you may have lost following a car accident. Offering monetary compensation is often the only remedy that the law can offer in auto accident cases. That means that you may be able to receive compensation because of your:
- Pain and suffering during the accident
- Future or expected long-term pain and suffering
- Emotional distress during and after the accident
- Loss of enjoyment of life
There may be additional damages available to you as well. Every case is different, and proving each of these damage types requires a different showing under the law. Your car accident attorney can help you with this process.
If you think you may have a claim for damages following an auto accident, don’t wait—call 800-800-4600 for more information. We can provide you with a realistic evaluation of your case and help you move forward after your car accident.