Car Accident Lawyer Serving Tennessee (TN) - Montlick & Associates
Auto Accident Lawyers Standing Up for Tennessee Drivers Injured by Negligent Motorists
Our Lawyers Passionately Fight for Justice and the Fullest Compensation Possible for Auto Collision Victims
We Know What It Takes to Win™ Car Accident Injury Cases
Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, has been fighting insurance companies on behalf of injured car accident victims and their families since 1984. If you or a loved one have been injured in any type of auto accident caused by someone else’s negligence, our attorneys are just a phone call away. Our Experience Pays™, and we have the track record to prove it! In fact, we have represented thousands of injured victims, and have recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients over the years.* We handle ALL TYPES of auto accident claims caused by the negligence of others. Our lawyers understand the tremendous hardship that our clients face in the aftermath of these types of accidents, including costly medical care, lost income, pain and suffering, and disability. We fight hard on behalf of each client to obtain justice for them and get them the compensation they deserve.
At Montlick and Associates, we treat each of our clients with dignity and respect, and we are committed to providing exceptional service. Our lawyers provide personalized attention to each case, Our lawyers promptly return phone calls, as well as keep our clients informed of all of the important developments in their cases. We are driven by a strong moral compass, and take pride in operating at all times with honest, integrity and unquestionable legal ethics.
Types of Auto Accident Cases We Handle Throughout Tennessee
Our firm handles claims arising out of ALL types of automobile accidents involving negligence, including, by way of example only:
- Rear-end collisions
- Improper lane changes
- T-bone collisions
- Disregarding of traffic control devices and signs
- Improper turns
- Failure to yield
- Rollovers involving SUV’s, trucks and all other types vehicles
- Trucking accidents
- Accidents involving pedestrians
- Motorcycle accidents
- Accidents caused by drunk or intoxicated drivers
- Hit-and-run incidents
Our attorneys are dedicated to aggressively pursuing our clients’ cases, whether they live in Tennessee or anywhere else in the United States.** If you or someone you love has been injured by a negligent driver, call Montlick and Associates to learn how we can help. We can advise you on your legal rights as well as what steps are necessary to protect those rights. You can reach us 24/7 anywhere in Tennessee or Nationwide by dialing 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or #WIN (#949) from your cell phone (most mobile phone carriers). You can also contact us through our website with our Free Live Chat (24/7) or a Case Evaluation Form at Montlick.com.
Protecting Yourself in the Aftermath of an Auto Collision
The immediate aftermath of an auto accident caused by someone else’s negligence can feel daunting. Many victims are in over their heads with serious burdens, including costly medical expenses, inability to work, severe physical limitations, and serious pain. While they are trying to pick up the pieces, insurance companies are working against them to deny or minimize their claims.
There are many industry tactics and tricks that insurance companies use to pay victims as little as possible (or nothing at all), and, to that end, they often tend to exploit claimants’ lack of experience with the claims process. For example, insurance adjusters often call unrepresented victims in an effort to get them to agree to a recorded interview. Sometimes, they will even tell the claimant that their claim cannot be processed unless they agree to do so. However, such interviews are primarily used as a way to gain any information that can be used against the victim, even if it is taken out of context. Insurance companies also tend to leverage their financial resources, extensive experience, and knowledge to deny and “lowball” legitimate claims. As a result, they are sometimes, unfortunately, successful in convincing victims to settle their claims for an amount much lower than their claim is worth, or before the nature and extent of their injuries are determined. Settling a case completely bars a victim’s right to any further monetary recovery.
Our attorneys protect our clients from such industry tactics and tricks. We know the nuances of the claims and legal processes, as well as how to present our client’s cases in the most favorable light. We work to investigate our clients’ cases and preserve evidence where necessary so that our clients can focus their efforts on getting well and reclaiming their lives. Our attorneys work to maximize the value of each client’s case based on the circumstances of what happened as well as the extent of the injuries and resulting damages. We leave no stone unturned when searching for viable avenues of recovery and, in the past, our lawyers have been able to discover other defendants or insurance policies that our clients were not aware of, or that the insurance company or defendant did not disclose.
Our legal representation is based on a strong understanding of the law, and a formidable and aggressive approach to dealing with negligent defendants and liable insurance companies. There are times when insurance companies do not offer enough compensation for our clients’ injuries, and as such, we will not hesitate when appropriate to file lawsuits against those responsible and ultimately take cases to trial. In such cases, the client is integral to the decision to litigate a particular claim, and the recommendations we make to our clients are based on getting them the best result possible.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a negligent driver or company in any type of auto accident, call Montlick and Associates to learn how we can help. We can examine your legal rights and highlight all necessary steps to protect those rights. Auto collision injury victims can reach us 24/7 anywhere in Tennessee or Nationwide by dialing 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or #WIN (#949) (most mobile phone carriers). You can also contact us through our website with our Free Live Chat (24/7) or a Case Evaluation Form atMontlick.com.
Act Promptly to Preserve Your Legal Rights to Financial Compensation – Be Aware of Important Time Limits
Generally speaking, Tennessee’s Statute of Limitation for claims involving personal injuries, is one year from the date of your injury and this period is shorter than most jurisdictions. This means that if you do not resolve your claim or file a lawsuit against those responsible within one year following your accident, you will be permanently barred from seeking a recovery. WARNING: This statute or legal time deadline is subject to exceptions, and there could be other notification or legal requirements that lengthen or even shorten the deadline! For example, if there are multiple defendants that are responsible for your injuries, and some are governmental entities or involve jurisdiction in other states, multiple statutes of limitation can apply to your claim. An experienced attorney can review the facts and circumstances of what happened to you and determine which deadlines apply.
In addition to legal deadlines, there are other reasons not to delay. Many people are surprised to learn that other insurance policies, such as even their own auto insurance policies, can potentially provide critical insurance coverage, such as, by way of example only, Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist and/or Medical Payments (MedPay) insurance. However, auto insurance policies typically include provisions that impose deadlines, such as a time limit for providing notice of the claim or even other requirements of your own cooperation, which, if not followed, can result in a denial of coverage. This is why it is so important that you are aware of all of your own auto insurance policies, as well as any owned by family members who live with you.
There are also other evidentiary reasons to act quickly following your accident. For example, witnesses can become difficult to locate, or their recollection can become less reliable with the passage of time. Physical evidence also can become costlier to obtain, or it can disappear entirely. By way of example, if your accident was caused by a negligent tractor trailer driver, the truck might be repaired and placed back into service. Repairs to the truck and the potential loss of electronic data stored in the semi-truck’s “black box” can result in the loss of valuable evidence necessary in proving the negligence of a semi-truck driver and/or trucking company. Or, alternatively, your accident may have been caught on film by a witness’s dashboard camera, and the footage may only be available for a period of time before it is deleted by the witness. Our attorneys make sure that all critical deadlines are met, and when appropriate, act to preserve important evidence and interview witnesses.
Understanding What Your Auto Accident Injury Case is Worth
The overall value of your auto claim will depend on many circumstances, which can include the relevant facts and applicable law, the strength of the liability, the nature, extent and permanency of the injuries claimed, the amount of medical expenses and lost wages, and the amount of auto insurance available. Other considerations include which county (or venue) in which a potential lawsuit would be filed (in the event of litigation), the likeability and credibility of any witnesses, doctor testimony, and other factors. As such, each individual claim is unique.
We seek ALL of the types of damages that our clients are entitled to by law, which can include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future lost income
- Decreased earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages, when the defendant acted recklessly or intentionally
- Wrongful death and survival damages, including the loss of value of the decedent’s life, as well as funeral and burial expenses
While the precise value of a personal injury claim usually will be uncertain at the outset of a case because of the many considerations discussed above, our attorneys can normally provide a range of potential case values after all of the evidence has been assembled, we have learned the extent and long-term effects of the injury, we have reviewed all medical records and expenses, and evaluated the applicable law and the strength of the evidence.
Personal Injury Attorneys Fighting for Justice and Compensation for Motor Vehicle Injury Victims
If you or a loved one experiences injury in a car accident, we invite you to contact Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, to arrange a Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED or 1-800-529-6333 or by mobile phone by simply dialing #WIN (#946). Our clients also can be contacted through the web by forwarding a Case Evaluation Form or utilizing our Free 24/7 live chat service at Montlick.com.
*Dollars recovered are cumulative and not indicative of individual case results. Each case is unique. Results depend on the facts and applicable law.
**Legal Services are provided by Montlick & Associates, P.C. and when appropriate local associated law firms at no additional cost to you depending on the jurisdiction, and any specialized expertise required. For more information, click here.