Gatlinburg Car Accident Lawyer
Car collisions are physically and psychologically traumatic events even when collision speeds and injuries are low. However, the more severe the crash, the greater damages victims face, such as severe whiplash, concussions and other traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, severed tendons, and fractured bones. If you are the victim of a car crash, chances are that there is also a culprit, as 94 percent or more of all motor vehicle collisions are caused by human error, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). We strongly urge you to take swift and firm legal action against the negligent party by contacting one of our Gatlinburg car accident lawyers here at the law offices of Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC.
What was the Cause of the Crash?
Was the other driver falling asleep or were you talking on your cell phone? Did they pull out in front of you or were you speeding? These are the types of questions that will be asked by the police during their investigation, and the defense if your case goes to trial. It is imperative that we show how the crash occurred and how the other party was disobeying their duty to operate their vehicle with care. Because, if you are found partially at fault, you will essentially be surrendering a portion of your damages. Our attorneys work around the clock with expert witnesses and motor vehicle collision investigators to get to the bottom of what really happened, and to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were in no way at fault. Crashes are commonly caused by a negligent driver who was doing one or more of the following:
- Talking or texting on their cell phone;
- Driving aggressively;
- Driving under the influence (DUI);
- Driving while drowsy; or
- Taking risks out of impatience.
We will show what caused them to make the maneuver that they did, such as distraction or an error in judgement, and how that resulted in your injuries. They may have pulled out from a side street and failed to give you right of way because they were distracted by their phone, or they may have slammed into the rear end of your vehicle because they were speeding.
Reach Out to a Professional Gatlinburg Car Accident Lawyer
We aggressively pursue our clients’ best interests, whether that means strong negotiation out of court, or filing a personal injury lawsuit. It is never suggested to put these matters off, because in Tennessee you only have one year from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit, as per Tennessee statute 29-26-116. That may seem like a lot of time, but considering the fact that it can take many months of back and forth to even get to the point of an out of court negotiation worth considering, whatever is left of those 12 months does not leave a lot of spare time. Contact the Gatlinburg car accident lawyers of the law offices of Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC today for immediate legal assistance.