3 Questions People Frequently Ask Their Car Accident Lawyer

WBIR News reports that there was a 2.7 percent decrease in the number of Tennesseans killed in traffic accidents between 2012 and 2013. Still, new statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security indicate that 988 lost their lives in those accidents. Also, 9,145 people were injured in car accidents last year in our state, meaning that an average of 25 people suffer injuries every day.


If you are one of those unlucky 25 drivers and your accident was the result of another motorist’s negligence, you will likely have more questions than answers about what comes next. The first step to take is to take care of your injuries. Then, give us a call.

At Grimmett Law Firm, PLLC, we specialize in pushing large insurance companies to do the right thing and pay for our clients’ injuries. If you find yourself in need of an accident lawyer in Nashville, we would love the opportunity to meet with you and offer our expert advice during a free initial consultation. To learn more about our services, Call Us At 1-877-900-4878 Today!

1. Who Should Or Shouldn’t I Talk To About The Accident

This is the most commonly asked question regarding car accidents because most people have heard that speaking to certain parties before contacting a lawyer may affect their chances of a positive outcome in court. You can and should speak with the police about your accident in order to ensure that their report is balanced and complete.

Likewise, you shouldn’t hesitate to give your insurance company basic information about the wreck. But make sure you contact an attorney before you speak with another driver’s insurance company because their primary goal is to pay you less, and they are not afraid to use anything you say against you to justify a lower payment.

2. What Information Should I Gather About The Car Accident?

Get a notebook to record every possible detail about the crash. First, collect the names, phone numbers, insurance information and license plate numbers of every driver involved. Then, if you are able, try to collect the contact information of a few witnesses.

Next, write down details about the medical attention that you receive, your interactions with the police and any correspondence with insurance companies. Don’t forget to include dates!

3. Why Should I Contact An Attorney?

Insurance companies that owe you money are not on your side. They are concerned about their bottom-line, and any money that they can get away with not paying you is money in their pockets. When it comes time to negotiate with or file a claim against an insurance company, you need someone on your side who knows the law thoroughly.

At Grimmett Law Firm, PLLC, we have helped more than 1,000 Nashville residents seek justice through personal-injury lawsuits. To learn more about our practice or to schedule a no-cost consultation, Call Us At 1-877-900-4878 Today!