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Chattanooga Car Accident Lawyer

attorneys Chris Hall & Andrew LamprosWhen you have been injured in a car accident, the Chattanooga car accident attorneys at Hall & Lampros, LLP are here to fight for you. We have been standing up for personal injury victims since we opened our doors. Our attorneys have a combined over six decades of experience, and we have recovered over $400 million for our clients. We have successfully represented many car accident victims in Chattanooga and Hamilton County, Tennessee.

The driver whose actions have caused your car accident injury can be made to pay for what they did. First, you need the evidence to show that they were negligent. After that, our attorneys will negotiate or litigate to get you the most possible money.

Reach out to Hall & Lampros today for a free initial consultation. You will be happy you made the call when you see how quickly we get to work to protect your legal rights and maximize your financial compensation. We can be reached online or by calling us at 423-393-3200 and learn more about Hall & Lampros. 

There Are More Serious Car Accidents in Chattanooga Recently

If it seems like Chattanooga roads are more dangerous now than they have been in recent memory, it is because they are. Things have changed for the worse in the past decade. Drivers are more reckless and distracted than ever, and you could end up paying the price for their carelessness. 

Car accident statistics in Hamilton County prove this point. In 2022, the number of car accidents in the county actually decreased from the prior year. However, the number of car accident injuries actually increased from the prior year. In 2022, 56 people lost their lives in fatal crashes. 

Causes of Chattanooga Auto Accidents

Here are some common causes of car accidents in Chattanooga:

  • Distracted driving
  • Illegal turns
  • Failure to check blindspots
  • Reckless driving
  • Tailgating
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Drunk driving

There are some times when a driver is just plain careless or makes a mistake. 

You need to prove that the other driver did something wrong to cause the accident to receive a settlement check. Your lawyer could gather the evidence you need to prove fault in your case. 

Contact Hall & Lampros, LLP now at 404-876-8100 to schedule a complimentary consultation with our firm.

Navigating the Insurance Claims Process After a Car Accident

The most likely pathway to receiving compensation in a car accident case is by filing a claim against the responsible driver’s insurance policy. If the other driver did not have car insurance, or they lack adequate coverage, you would also need to file a claim against your own insurance policy.

Here is what is involved in the insurance claims process:

  • Your lawyer investigates the car accident and compiles the evidence you will need to prove the other driver liable
  • You must come up with a value for your damages to seek in a settlement
  • Your attorney files the claim with the insurance company, including both the proof of liability and evidence of your damages
  • The lawyer negotiates a settlement agreement with the insurance company

Unfortunately, the claims process is not as simple as the above steps sound. The insurance company wants things to be hard for you because their goal is to make you go away for as little money as possible. The insurance company may deny your claim altogether, or they may try to blame you for the accident. When they do make you a settlement offer, it is often for far less than you deserve. Your lawyer will have to negotiate and pressure the insurance company to raise their offer until they finally pay you what you deserve.

How Your Attorney Helps You Maximize Your Financial Compensation

Hiring a lawyer shows the insurance company that you mean business, and they cannot push you around. There is one major pressure point for every insurance company – they do not like litigation. If you file a lawsuit in a car accident case, the insurance company must pay for its own defense. Then, a jury could decide the case, and they may award you more than you could have otherwise received in a settlement. 

Your attorney’s job is to help cut through the red tape to get you the money you deserve. While there is no legal obligation to hire a car accident attorney, it could lead to a better financial result from your case. Car accident victims who hire a lawyer, on average, end up with far more money than those who try to handle their own claims. This is even after you pay a lawyer part of your settlement or award. 

Contact a Chattanooga Car Accident Lawyer Today

Your first step to financial compensation is calling an experienced lawyer and hiring them to represent you in your case. Reach out to Hall & Lampros today and learn how we can work on your behalf and make the insurance company pay. You can contact us online or by calling 423-393-3200.