Car Accidents and the Insurance Company – Nashville, Tennessee Personal Injury Lawyer John Jay Clark, Sr.
If you drive a vehicle long enough, sooner or later, you will likely be involved in a car accident. If you live in or around the Nashville area, your chances are probably higher. Blame it on our casual southern temperment or the fact that we southerners seem to have an affliction everytime it rains or, god forbid, snow! Nontheless, accidents happen. Just becuase you have been the victim of a car accident does not mean that you are entitled to a huge verdict. However, if you have been injured becuase of the negligence of another driver, it is important to know your legal rights. Understand that in Tennessee drivers are supposed to have insurance, but this is not always the case.
If you have been injured as a result of another drivers negligence and that other driver had insurance, chances are you will be contacted by an insurance company representative soon after the accident. Understand that what the adjuster or representative is trying to get from you is information. Most normal people aren’t whiners. Most people when asked the question…”how are you doing”…will respond with “good” or “pretty good” or some like phrase. Again, blame it on our southern sensibilities or our raising not to complain. When that question is asked by an insurance adjuster, be aware, they will use your casual response against you at a later date.
Unfortunatly, injuries that arise from accidents dont always appear at the moment the accident happens. In fact, sometimes it takes days and weeks for the extent of you injury to make it self clear. That which feels like a simple back ache may turn out to be something far more severe.
The sum and substance of this is be wary of making any comments to an insurance company representative or adjuster without first seeking the guidance and counsel of an experienced Tennessee Personal Injury Lawyer. That which seems like casusal conversation may very well keep you from obtaining the damages you are rightfully entitled to.