Why You Should Consult An Accident Attorney In Tennessee


An accident attorney in Tennessee is the person that can help you when you have been injured due to the negligent actions of another person or organization (such as a company, or government agency.) Here in the U.S. (and in many other countries in the world) you have the right to not have bodily harm. Now, we're not talking about minor things, but injuries that are often sustained from car accidents, accidents at work, or any other situations in which your ability to live your daily life, work your job, and be happy are rendered inert, then you have a situation in which you should fight to get compensation for the damages caused. Imagine if you are unable to work for several months because you were injured, and all due to someone else's mistake. This is a terrible situation. Most people could not survive without an income for several months. That is where an accident attorney can come into play. They can help you get compensation for your injury. Usually this adds up to formally filing a suit and making a claim at an insurance company. Most liability and injury suits are directed at insurance companies because they are the ones that will be making the compensation to the individual that is hurt. This is important to understand because of a few factors. First, an insurance company doesn't really want to pay you any money because you are not their client, and so they have no motivation or obligation (Beyond their legal obligation) to do anything to help you. There is no money in it for them. The exact opposite is the case. You are going to cost them a lot of money and you aren't even their client. Because of this an insurance company isn't going to want to pay. The second reason is that insurance companies are really good at getting out of making compensation payments to the total value that a person deserves. If you try and take on an insurance company by yourself (without legal representation from an accident attorney) you may get a run for your money. Insurance companies are known for getting people to say things in their claims or disputes that will actually harm their own case. An accident attorney will be well versed in these tactics and will be able to help you avoid them. Often, when an insurance company finds out there is an actual lawyer representing a person who is making a claim, they are much more compliant. Most accident suits end in a settlement. What happens is that should a suit go to trial, then a jury will end up deciding who is guilty and this can be a big gamble for all parties. This is the type of risk insurance companies don't like in the first place, and so instead they usually settle outside of court. This means that the person who was injured agrees to drop the suit, for compensation which is determined by the settlement between the two parties. While most settlements are kept private in terms of total compensation, usually it is much more than the original claim would have been, if you never hired an attorney. The attorney is then paid a percentage from the total compensation that was settled on. This is known as a contingency fee and it's how most accident attorneys operate. This is good because it means you only have to pay the attorney when you win or settle the case. So while the attorney is working on your behalf, he's also working for his own paycheck. If you don't win, then he/she doesn't get paid. This is a big incentive for your attorney to work really hard on your case, if they think you can win that is. If you think you need an accident attorney, you should consider Arrington Schelin & Herrell PC.


29 January 2014

Getting Legal Help When You Need It Most

I have never been someone who likes the idea of suing another person, but after my family was plowed into by a drunk driver with no regard for the law, my tune changed. I realized that I needed to do what I could in order to make things right, so I started looking for a lawyer who could help me to fight for the settlement I deserved. It took a few months in court, but by the time I won my settlement, I felt a lot better about things. This blog is all about getting the legal help you need when you need it the most.