Over 70 Years Of Legal Advocacy In Morristown

Advocating For Victims Of Car Accidents

At Capps & Byrd LLP, our lawyers advocate for you and your family after a car accident. We represent individuals and families in Morristown and the surrounding areas in Tennessee after all types of accidents.

Our attorneys have over 70 years of combined experience helping victims understand their rights and explore their legal options in filing a personal injury claim. We will help you through every step of the process after an accident. This includes getting the right medical attention, filing an insurance claim, collecting evidence from the crash scene and filing a lawsuit against the parties responsible for your injuries.

Building A Strong Case

Evidence can play a significant role in proving liability after an accident. What type of evidence is used in car accident claims? We try to collect all evidence related to the crash, including:

  • Accident report or police report
  • Photos of damage to all vehicles
  • Photos of the scene of the crash
  • Witness contact information
  • Medical records

We will help you pursue all options after an accident. Our goal is to maximize the compensation available in your claim so you can obtain the best recovery. We have represented victims in car accident claims in both state and federal court. We know how to protect your rights and advocate for you in court so you can focus on your recovery.

Motor Vehicle Accident: Questions You Might Have

Here are some answers to questions clients and their families typically ask:

What are the most common injuries suffered in car crashes?

Common injuries include whiplash, which affects the neck due to sudden movement, and concussions from head impacts. Broken bones are frequent, particularly in the arms, legs and ribs. Cuts and lacerations from shattered glass or metal are also typical. Soft tissue injuries like bruises and sprains often occur, and more severe crashes can result in internal bleeding or organ damage. Emotional trauma, such as anxiety and PTSD, are also prevalent following accidents.

How long do I have before filing a personal injury claim after a car accident?

The time limit to file a personal injury claim, known as the statute of limitations, is one year from the date of the crash here in Tennessee. It’s critical to start the process early because gathering evidence, contacting witnesses and building a strong case takes time. Consulting with an attorney soon after your accident can help ensure that you file within the appropriate timeframe.

Who pays your medical bills after a collision?

The responsible party’s auto insurance typically covers medical bills under their liability coverage. However, you may initially use your personal health insurance or medical payments coverage (MedPay) from your own auto policy.

What if the driver doesn’t have insurance?

In Tennessee, if an uninsured driver causes an accident, the victim may turn to their own insurance policy’s uninsured motorist coverage (UM) for compensation. This coverage is designed to pay for medical bills, property damage, and other losses. If the victim doesn’t have UM coverage or the costs exceed their policy limits, they may have to sue the at-fault driver directly. However, collecting damages can be challenging if the driver lacks sufficient assets or income.

What kind of compensation can I expect as a victim filing a personal injury claim after a crash?

Compensation for damages in a personal injury claim can cover various losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The amount you can expect depends on the specifics of your case, such as the severity of your injuries and their impact on your daily life. We can assess your situation and give you a clearer picture of the potential value of your claim. Remember that each case is unique, and past results do not guarantee future outcomes.

How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim?

Plaintiffs often wonder whether their situation merits a claim. Generally, a valid claim must demonstrate that the other party was at fault due to negligence or intentional harm, that the plaintiff suffered injuries, and that these injuries resulted in losses (such as medical expenses, lost wages, or pain and suffering).

What should I do if I’m partially at fault for the automobile accident?

Even if you are partially at fault, you can recover damages if you are less than 50% responsible for the collision. Tennessee has a “modified comparative negligence” rule, which allows recovery of damages minus the percentage of fault.

How can a lawyer help after a car accident?

An attorney can hold the negligent party accountable for actions or inactions while the client focuses on their recovery. We can stand up to insurance carriers who will try to lowball or claim it was your fault or someone else’s. Our injury lawyers work with crash experts who can investigate the circumstances and build a strong case.

Why should I go to a doctor after an accident?

Pain may not appear immediately after a crash. It may take days or weeks to fully recognize your injuries. Do not wait to get medical attention after a car accident. We can help you get the right medical care and diagnostic screenings to make sure your injuries are diagnosed and properly documented.

We Are Here To Help

Life after an accident is difficult. We work for you, not the insurance company. We will help you every step of the way and make sure your interests are protected. Contact us right away after a crash to get the care and attention you need. Call 423-616-1921 or fill out our online form to arrange a free consultation. Hablamos español.