Tennessee Car Accident Lawyer

June 22, 2023 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman

Whether you find yourself on the tightly packed streets of Nashville and Memphis or the winding roads through the Great Smoky Mountains, you will find drivers in Tennessee who cause serious car accidents. After your accident, you may struggle to figure out what to do next as you navigate severe injuries, substantial financial losses, and ongoing suffering. Reach out to a Tennessee car accident lawyer.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we know what it feels like to deal with a severe car accident, and we strive to provide our clients with the comprehensive support they need to figure out what to do next.

Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA: The Tennessee Car Accident Lawyer You Need

In the aftermath of a car accident, you may find yourself with mounting medical bills, the inability to work due to your injuries, and a long road ahead as you fight for fair compensation for your losses.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we have extensive experience dealing with various car accident cases, including truck and motorcycle accident claims. We bring that experience to every claim, helping our clients maximize their compensation for the substantial damages that often follow a serious accident.

Past results include:

  • $5,000,000 to a car accident victim who sustained severe burns
  • $3,850,000 for a truck accident victim with a brain injury
  • $3,200,000 for a truck accident victim who sustained a brain injury
  • $1,875,000 granted to a car accident victim with cervical fusion and traumatic brain injury

Our past claims and results cannot guarantee the results of your future claim. By working with our attorneys, however, you can receive many benefits. 

We Fight for Every Client

Many law firms quickly turn into settlement mills, churning out settlements without regard for each client's needs.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, our award-winning lawyers focus on maximizing the results for every client. That means we feel confident taking a case to court or negotiating extensively: whatever it takes to help you get the results you deserve after your injuries. 

We Understand Your Losses and Your Struggles

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, our story starts with circumstances like yours. We have dealt with uncommunicative insurance companies and a struggle for fair compensation.

Founding partner Matthew Dolman remembers going through that process with his family as a child. As a lawyer, he strives to provide the support to his clients that his family needed but did not receive when they needed to deal with a devastating car accident. 

After your Tennessee car accident, you may have mounting medical bills, lost income, and a long struggle ahead. We understand those financial struggles at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA. We aim to make legal representation affordable to all our clients. Each case starts with a free consultation. Then, we accept claims on a contingent fee basis, meaning you only pay if we recover compensation for you. 

Do you need to file a car accident claim in Tennessee? Let Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA guide your claim and provide you with the comprehensive support you need and deserve. Contact us now to start your claim.

The Dolman Law Group works with local counsel in any jurisdiction outside Florida for the purpose of filing lawsuits in jurisdictions wherein we are not licensed. Thus, we will follow each State's ethical rules to ensure a local attorney is involved. 

Fighting for Compensation After a Tennessee Car Accident

If you suffered injuries in a Tennessee car accident, compensation could top your list of priorities. After all, you have significant bills, from the cost of your medical treatment to the lost income from your accident.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we cannot guarantee the compensation you will recover for your injuries.

Many factors can influence the compensation you will ultimately receive, including:

  • Who caused your accident
  • The insurance policy that covers the liable party
  • The injuries you suffered in the accident
  • The extent of your damages from the accident

We help our clients look at the damages they sustained and what compensation they may deserve for those specific losses.

Compensation for Medical Bills

Adding up the cost of medical treatment for your Tennessee car accident injuries can take time. Car accidents often result in severe injuries, including brain injuries, back and neck injuries, broken bones, burns, and severe lacerations. Consider not only the bills from your medical care providers over time but also the cost of co-pays and deductibles, which you may have to pay at the time of treatment. 

Coverage for Lost Income

Income losses can prove devastating after a car accident. Maybe you cannot work for weeks or months as you recover from your car accident injuries. As a result, many people deal with immense financial difficulties related to their car accidents. Including your income losses as part of your claim makes it much easier to recover your financial situation and deal effectively with the other challenges ahead of you as you rebuild your life.

Compensation for Pain and Suffering

Not only can you end up dealing with severe financial losses after your car accident, but you may also face immense pain and suffering related to your injuries. As part of your car accident claim, Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, can help you include compensation for your suffering. 

Tennessee Car Accidents: What You Need to Know

Tennessee sees an average of more than 1,000 motorists killed every year. Tens of thousands of drivers across the state face severe injuries. In Tennessee, drivers may need to act fast to seek compensation for their injuries: the Tennessee statute of limitations allows just one year from the accident date for injured car accident victims to pursue compensation. 

Common Causes of Car Accidents in Tennessee

Tennessee drivers can commit many errors and negligent acts that increase the risk of a car accident.

  • Driving while distracted. The Hands Free Tennessee policy requires drivers to put down their phones and keep their attention on the road while driving. Unfortunately, Tennessee drivers still have a high risk of distracted driving accidents. 
  • Speeding. At high rates of speed, Tennessee drivers may cause more severe injuries and increase the overall risk of an accident. 
  • Failing to slow down around deer. Deer cause disabling damage to more than 2,000 vehicles across Tennessee yearly, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. However, many drivers do not realize the risks deer can pose and speed through areas with a high risk of running into deer. 
  • Driving in dangerous conditions. Tennessee drivers rarely see conditions like snow and ice, which means that on rare occasions when they occur, drivers need to slow down to avoid accidents. 
  • Ignoring the rules of the road. Traffic signs and signals exist to help drivers navigate safely. When Tennessee drivers do not follow the rules of the road, they increase the risk of an accident. 

When a driver's negligent actions cause a car accident, the other driver will generally have the right to pursue compensation through that driver's insurance company for any damages sustained because of the accident. 

Fighting the Insurance Company After a Tennessee Car Accident

A Tennessee car accident can cause significant damage to your vehicle, your finances, and your health. As a result, you may deserve substantial compensation from the insurance company that covers the driver that caused your accident. However, that does not necessarily mean the insurance company will make that process easy.

You may find yourself:

  • Dealing with low settlement offers.
  • Struggling to get the insurance company to accept its driver's liability for the accident.
  • Fighting to get the insurance company to recognize the full extent of your injuries.

Many Tennessee insurance companies also have substantial legal teams that will fight to protect the insurance company rather than protect your right to fair compensation.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we understand the struggles you can face as you deal with the insurance company, and we have the resources to help. We provide our clients with comprehensive legal representation they can count on as they navigate the difficult claim process. 

Protect Yourself After Your Tennessee Car Accident

Protecting yourself after your Tennessee car accident means getting the medical attention you need and protecting your right to compensation. Keep track of all medical bills, follow the instructions of your medical care provider, and get in touch with a lawyer to help you with your claim. 

Tennessee Car Accident FAQ

Who Pays My Medical Bills After a Tennessee Car Accident?

When you suffer injuries in a car accident, you, as the party seeking and receiving medical care, will need to make arrangements to cover the cost of those bills.

However, you may have several options that can help you:

  1. Use your health insurance to cover many of your initial medical costs.
  2. Look into whether the hospital has policies that can help with financial hardship, which may reduce the financial burden of your medical bills.
  3. You can use the funds from a car accident claim to help cover the cost of medical treatment for the injuries sustained in a car crash.

Should I Accept the First Offer From the Insurance Company After a Tennessee Car Accident?

A settlement offer from the insurance company after your car accident can feel like a potent relief. A car accident settlement will provide you with the funds you need to help cover the cost of medical treatment and manage your other bills. 

However, an initial settlement offer, especially one that comes very early after your car accident, may fail to reflect the full damages you sustained.

Accepting that offer may mean you do not receive compensation covering all the damages related to your car accident. Talk to your lawyer about the compensation you deserve for your injuries and how you should respond to a settlement offer that fails to reflect those needs.

If I Suffered Injuries in a Tennessee Car Accident but Did Not Seek Immediate Medical Care, Can I Still File a Claim?

If you suffered injuries in a Tennessee car accident, regardless of when you discovered those injuries and pursued medical care, you have the right to compensation for those injuries.

However, if you waited to seek medical treatment, even if you did not realize the severity of your injuries at the time of the accident, it can prove more difficult to establish that the car crash caused them. As a result, the liable party's insurance company may refuse to pay you compensation for those damages. 

Talk to a lawyer as soon as you realize that you suffered injuries to help guide the claim process and provide you with more information about how to establish liability for your injuries.

Get in Touch With a Tennessee Car Accident Lawyer

Matthew A. Dolman, Attorney
Matthew Dolman, Tallahassee Car Accident Lawyer

If you suffered injuries in a Tennessee car accident, do not try to handle your claim alone. Instead, contact Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, and let our experienced car accident lawyers handle it on your behalf. Call us at 833-552-7274 (833-55-CRASH) or use our online contact form to start the process.


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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