Hendersonville car accident lawyers

Hendersonville Car Accident Lawyers

Aggressive auto accident lawyers in Hendersonville

Most car accidents cause injuries that require immediate ER care, doctor visits, and lengthy rehabilitation. Many injuries require surgery, cause permanent damage, and result in a lifetime of pain and suffering. When you’re injured in a car accident or a loved one was killed, you need experienced Hendersonville car accident lawyers with decades of experience. You need our network of investigators and medical professionals to analyze how the car accident happened and what medical care you need. At Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, our seasoned trial lawyers have helped numerous drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and bicycle riders obtain strong recoveries. Many of our settlements and verdicts have been for hundreds of thousands of dollars – or more than one million. We’ll fight to obtain the full compensation you deserve.

Rocky McElhaney Law Firm: Car Accident & Injury Lawyers
475 Saundersville Rd.
Hendersonville, TN 37075
(615) 932-8600

How do you fight for Hendersonville car accident victims?

At Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers work from the day we discuss your case, to send investigators to the accident site, examine the vehicles, speak with the police, explore whether there is any video of the accident, talk with eyewitnesses, and take every step possible to show that the driver that struck you or your car was negligent.

We work with your physicians to fully understand every aspect of your injuries including the short and long-term medical care you need and just how difficult and painful your life is.

We are respected by former clients, insurance companies, and other lawyers for our impressive record of insurance settlements and jury verdicts.

  • We obtained $4.5 million for a family of three who were traveling through Nashville on I-65 North. They suffered severe injuries which were caused by drunk driving. We obtained verdicts against two bars that served the driver liquor while he was visibly intoxicated and from the drunk driver’s insurance policy.
  • We settled a car accident claim for our client who suffered life-threatening injuries, including a fractured neck and the loss of part of an ear when he was thrown from his vehicle.
  • We obtained an arbitration award of $1.687,774 in a car accident case on behalf of a grandmother whose husband was killed and grandson was severely injured (including severe facial scars) when their Bronco was rear-ended, causing the Bronco to flip several times.
  • Our lawyers obtained a $1.5 million settlement on behalf of a young actress who suffered multiple fractures and broken bones when her car was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer.

How dangerous are car accidents in Hendersonville?

According to the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security, through November 28, 2023, 1,220 people died on Tennessee roads. Nearly 1,200 people died on Tennessee roads in all of 2022.

The 2023 data through November 27, 2023, include the deaths of:

  • 168 pedestrians
  • 11 bicycle riders
  • 63 people due to distracted driving
  • 148 teenagers
  • 236 seniors (65 or older)
  • 334 people who were not using a seatbelt restraint

Through November 27, 2023, 5,722 people who were injured on Tennessee roads suffered serious injuries. The leading causes of these serious injuries were drunk driving (848), drug use (722), speeding (663), distracted driving (483), and drowsy driving (147). 3389 of those who were injured were not wearing a seat belt.

What types of car accidents do your Hendersonville lawyers handle?

Our Hendersonville car accident lawyers represent injured drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and bicycle riders. We also represent families when a loved one dies in a car accident.

Rocky McElhaney Law Firm handles every kind of car accident including:

  • Head-on accidents
  • Broadsides/T-bone crashes
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Intersection accidents
  • Merging accidents
  • Passing accidents
  • Single-car accidents
  • Multi-vehicle accidents
  • Uber and Lyft accidents
  • Construction zone accidents
  • Hit-and-run accidents
  • Rollovers
  • Car incursions
  • Fatal accidents

What types of injuries do car accident victims suffer?

Some Hendersonville car accident victims are not lucky enough to walk away from an accident. Many victims, especially when at least one car is traveling at a high rate of speed, suffer catastrophic, permanent, or serious injuries. Even injuries, such as simple bone fractures, which heal with time can be quite painful and life-changing during the healing process.

We work with your doctors and our own network of doctors. We handle the following types of injuries:

  • Traumatic brain injuries and head trauma
  • Spinal cord damage including paralysis
  • Traumatic amputation/loss of an arm, leg, hand, or foot
  • Burn injuries
  • Simple, complex, compound, and multiple fractures
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Muscle, nerve, ligament, and tendon damage
  • Internal bleeding and organ damage
  • Back, neck, and should pain
  • Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries
  • Heart failure
  • Vision or hearing loss
  • Other severe injuries

Our experienced and caring trial lawyers also fight for families when a loved one tragically dies due to a car accident in Hendersonville. We understand just how devastating the death of a loved one in a preventable accident is.

How do you show my car accident was caused by the negligence of another driver?

Every car accident claim requires showing how the accident that caused your accident happened, why the accident was preventable, and who is responsible. Our Hendersonville car accident lawyers have decades of experience proving another driver was negligent.

Some of the common causes of car accidents in Tennessee include:

  • Driving while distracted – such as by texting, using a smartphone or another electronic device, eating, drinking, or looking at a GPS
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Driving while tired
  • Speeding, driving through red lights, failing to yield, and other traffic violations
  • Driving too fast for weather or traffic conditions
  • Merging or passing improperly
  • Failing to recognize pedestrians and bicycle riders

We also file claims when defective car parts such as brakes, tires, electrical systems, seatbelts, and airbags malfunction.

Who is responsible for a car accident in Hendersonville?

At Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers file claims against all responsible parties. The defendants in car accident cases may include:

  • The driver of the car that struck you or your loved one
  • An employer
  • The owner of the car, such as when parents allow their teenagers to drive the family car
  • Truck drivers
  • Manufacturers and distributors of defective car parts
  • The Tennessee Department of Transportation or other entities/agencies responsible for road design and road repair
  • A seller of alcoholto a visibly intoxicated driver or a minor

What steps should I take after a car accident occurs?

If you’ve had a car accident, your first priority is your health. You, a friend, or the police who called to investigate your accident should arrange for you to go to a local emergency room to be examined. Prompt medical attention improves your chances for a better recovery and helps to strengthen your claim that your injuries are severe.

You, someone with you, and the police should also:

  • Obtain the contact information, driver’s license number, and insurance information of the other drivers
  • Obtain the contact information for any witnesses
  • Contact the police
  • Take photographs of the accident site, your car, and yourself. The photos should show how severe your injuries are.

After the initial shock of the accident, you should keep records of all the medical care you’re receiving.

You should also contact our office as soon as possible. We’ll answer your questions, explain your rights, review your priorities, and help you understand each phase of your claim.

What’s the value of my car accident claim in Hendersonville?

Car accidents are life-changing – either temporarily or permanently. Each day you’re in pain is a horrible experience. Every injury requires medical attention. Our Hendersonville car accident lawyers are skilled at every phase of your accident, including showing all your damages. The more we can document your financial losses and the more we can verify how different your life is due to your accident, the stronger your damage claim is.

We seek compensation for all your current and future damages including all your:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income and benefits
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of function
  • Loss of life’s pleasures
  • Loss of consortium

In some cases, such as drunk driving cases, where the driver’s conduct was reckless or egregious, we seek punitive damages.

If your loved one died, we file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the family. Wrongful death damages in Tennessee include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • The loss of financial support your loved one would have provided
  • The loss of guidance, support, and love your loved one would have provided

We represent car accident victims on a contingency fee basis which means our success depends on your success.

When should I file my car accident claim in Tennessee?

Tennessee has a shorter statute of limitations for car accident cases compared to other states. You must file your claim within one year from the date of the accident. Don’t wait. Contact us immediately so we can investigate your claim, address your medical concerns, and notify the insurance carriers.

Do you have a Hendersonville car accident lawyer near me?

Rocky McElhaney Law Firm meets car accident victims and families at our Hendersonville office located at 475 Saundersville Rd. If you can’t come to our office because of your injuries, our Hendersonville car accident attorneys will meet you at your home or a hospital. We also arrange phone and video consultations.

We’ve represented many car accident victims just like you. We’ll calmly and clearly answer your questions and guide you through each phase of your claim.

We also have offices in Nashville, East Nashville, Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, and Clarksville.

Get help now. Talk to our Hendersonville car accident lawyers today

Car accidents interrupt your life in many ways. You need to immediately focus on your health and how you can pay your bills, all while you’re in unbearable pain. Many car accident victims never fully recover from their injuries. At Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, our Hendersonville car accident lawyers understand how traumatic even minor car accidents are. We forcefully and persuasively move your case forward. Many car accident claims do settle. We’re always ready to try your case before a jury. To assert your rights, call us or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We handle car accident claims on a contingency fee basis, which means we only receive compensation if you do.