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Auto Accident FAQs

If I am in a Tennessee auto accident, what information do I need?

Your name, address, telephone number, license number, make and model of vehicles involved, the insurance policy number and contact information for all parties involved in the accident. When feasible, it is also helpful to obtain the contact information of people who may have witnessed your auto accident.

In an auto accident lawsuit, how are damages defined?

Damages are both economic and noneconomic compensation awarded for losses sustained in an auto accident. Lost wages, medical expenses and property damage qualify as economic damages. Emotional suffering, pain and suffering, and diminished quality of life qualify as noneconomic damages.

What is negligence?

Drivers are required to use a reasonable standard of care when operating a motor vehicle on Tennessee roadways. A driver who fails to exercise reasonable care and causes an auto accident is deemed negligent.

I feel a bit sore after my auto accident, but don’t seem to be injured. Do I need to see a doctor?

Yes, you should always get a medical opinion following an auto accident. Symptoms of serious injuries may not be immediately obvious.

Following an auto accident, is there any action I should avoid?

Yes. The only documents you should sign in relation to the car accident are documents generated by law enforcement and medical consent forms. Do not admit the car accident was your fault. Limit your statements to facts given to law enforcement. Do not let an insurance claims adjustor talk you into settling quickly.

When should I contact a Tennessee auto accident attorney?


Right away. Bateman & Bateman, PC is a Clarksville, Tennessee personal injury law firm with more than 60 years of combined legal experience. You may contact us at 931-647-5959 or 800-264-0041 (toll free) to discuss your legal concerns with our Clarksville auto accident attorneys today.