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Maryville Car Accidents

Dedicated Car Wreck Lawyers Serving Maryville, Tennessee

According to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, Blount County ranked as the most dangerous Tennessee county for motorcycle crashes and the 5th most dangerous Tennessee county for crashes caused by speeding vehicles between 2012 and 2016. Blount County has approximately 100,000 licensed drivers, yet there are approximately 1,000 car wrecks that cause injuries every year. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident that is not your fault, you may be injured, losing income due to missed time at work, unable to interact with family or loved ones the way you could before, confused about how to go about getting compensated for property damage, and stressed out due to having to deal with it all. Knowing what to do after an auto accident can be overwhelming; it is best to contact an experienced Maryville car accident attorney to help you navigate the process.

Car Accidents Occurring in Maryville, TN

Some of the most dangerous areas for car accidents in the Maryville area include:

  • Interstate 75 (I-75)
  • U.S. Highway 411
  • U.S. Highway 321 (Lamar Alexander Parkway)
  • Alcoa Highway (U.S. Highway 129, “The Dragon”)
  • Mint Road
  • Montvale Road
  • Sevierville Road
  • Morganton Road
  • Blockhouse Road
  • Louisville Road

Even if you avoid or try to drive extra carefully, auto accidents can happen anywhere if other drivers are not vigilant. If you are involved in a wreck, call law enforcement immediately so that a report, which will include the facts of the accident and contact information for the involved parties and witnesses. Depending on your location, officers from the Maryville Police Department, Blount County Sherriff’s Office, or Tennessee Highway Patrol could respond. If there are injuries, ambulances can transport you and any others who are hurt to a nearby medical facility such as Blount Memorial Hospital, University of Tennessee Medical Center, or Parkwest Medical Center.

Utilizing Knowledge of Tennessee Law to Prove Your Personal Injury Case

One thing many Maryville and Blount County residents may not realize is that the burden is on the plaintiff (the innocent party) to prove his or her case! An experienced car accident lawyer in the Maryville area can help you build your case. The first step is typically establishing that the other party’s negligence caused the collision. In proving negligence, it is important to investigate:

  • The accident scene for pertinent road signs, traffic signals, and road layout
  • Property damage of all involved vehicles – photographs taken at the scene of the crash can be helpful
  • Party statements made to law enforcement officials at the scene
  • Witness statements

Law enforcement officers are trained to investigate car wrecks, so they may be able to determine who was at fault based on their investigation. If the police can determine fault, they may issue citations to the at-fault party. Common citations received as a result of auto collisions that determine fault include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to yield right of way
  • Failure to maintain safe lookout
  • Running a stop sign/failure to yield at stop sign
  • Running a red light
  • Speeding
  • Improper lane change
  • Texting while driving
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)

Once you are able to establish negligence, you then have to prove your damages. Damages must be proven through documented evidence. What this means is that in order to prove that you were injured and endured pain and suffering, medical records can be critical. In order to prove that you have lost money due to medical bills or having to take time off work, you will need to provide the actual medical bills and a lost wage statement from your employer. An experienced Maryville car accident lawyer knows what type of evidence insurance companies and courts require, and can help you put the documentation together to build your case and help get you the compensation you deserve.

Contact a Car Accident Attorney Who Handles Maryville Cases Today

Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz has more than 30 years of experience handling auto accidents throughout states like Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky. We are equipped to serve the legal needs of East Tennesseans, including those injured in Maryville, Knoxville, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Lenoir City, Rockford, Louisville, Melrose, Happy Valley, and surrounding areas. With more than 30 injury attorneys and 120 support staff members, Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz is dedicated to serving clients’ needs and getting them the compensation they deserve. For a free consultation with a car or truck wreck lawyer, call 800-529-4004 or complete our online form.