Murfreesboro Car Accidents
Motor Vehicle Accidents in Murfreesboro, TN
The population of Murfreesboro continues to grow with each passing year, with many moving to the area to work in the greater Nashville area. This makes for high traffic situations throughout the day, leading to the unfortunate consequence of increased car accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car wreck, do not hesitate. Contact one of our Murfreesboro car accident attorneys today to see what your options are. With over 30 years of experience representing Tennesseans, the personal injury attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz understand that every case is different and requires personal attention.
Pursuing Recovery Following a Car Accident in Rutherford County
With an increasing number of drivers on Tennessee’s roads, car accidents are inevitable. In 2016, the Tennessee Department of Transportation reported that there were over 206,000 car accidents in the State, with nearly 10,500 occurring in Rutherford County. Many of those collisions occurred at busy intersections such as Veterans Parkway and Barfield Drive, Old Fort Parkway and Thompson Lane, NW Broad Street and Thompson Lane, and Church Street and Warrior Drive. While many of these crashes were classified as property damage only (PDO), thousands resulted in significant injuries to people, and in the worst of accidents, in fatalities.
Tennessee law imposes a duty upon all drivers to drive safely. Despite this legal requirement, many auto accidents are caused by the negligence of at least one driver. Negligence is generally defined as the failure to act with a reasonable standard of care based on the circumstances. Examples of negligent conduct in the automobile context include texting and driving, drinking and driving, speeding, and running a red light.
To recover compensation for losses suffered in an accident, a car accident attorney can help Murfreesboro residents meet the legal burden of proving the other driver’s negligent conduct. If you are involved in an accident, it is recommended to call the police. The Murfreesboro Police Department, headquartered at 302 S. Church Street, can dispatch officers to the scene to speak with the parties, interview witnesses, take photographs, and issue citations as to fault. On behalf of Murfreesboro residents, our auto accident lawyers will seek to obtain the accident report as quickly as possible so we can begin investigating.
One must have actually suffered injuries or damages to recover compensation in a car accident case. Under Tennessee law, damages are typically placed into one of two categories: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages include common out of pocket expenses such as medical expenses (i.e. hospital bills and physical therapy), loss of wages from missing work, and the costs of repairing your motor vehicle. Non-economic damages include more subjective and personal losses, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium. Our car accident lawyers can assist Murfreesboro victims in identifying these losses and obtaining the documentation necessary to prove them.
Nashville is one of the strongest distribution hubs in the southeast. As a result, there are large numbers of commercial drivers in and around Nashville, with many driving through Murfreesboro. If a corporate or commercial driver collides with you while on the clock, you may be able to recover from the driver’s employer. Known as respondeat superior, Tennessee law holds employers liable for the actions of employees so long as those employees were acting within the scope of their employment when the injury occurred. We have experience going up against large corporations, and we are not afraid to do so to protect your rights.
Our Murfreesboro Lawyers Are Available for a Free Consultation
The legal team of over 30 attorneys and 100 support staff at NST is ready to help you recover adequate compensation for your car accident injuries and damages suffered. As the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm based in Tennessee, we have the experience and resources necessary to fight for your rights, whether through litigation or pursuing a settlement offer out of court. In addition to car accident cases, our Murfreesboro car accident lawyers handle injuries stemming from truck accidents, dangerous products, and other types of accidents. To discuss your case with one of our attorneys, contact our office toll-free at 800-529-4004 or complete our online form. Let us show you why NST is the way to go. In addition to helping accident victims in Murfreesboro, we fight for the rights of injured victims throughout Rutherford County, including Eagleville, La Vergne, Smyrna, and surrounding areas.