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What to Look for in a Car Accident Lawyer

What to Look for in a Tennessee Car Accident Lawyer

Helping you pick the right attorney for your claim

After a car accident, it is important to make sure the lawyer or firm you choose focuses on injuries and accidents caused by collisions. You should select an attorney with experience handling auto accident cases and a strong reputation helping accident victims. Additionally, it is very important that your attorney knows how to deal with insurance companies, in and out of court. Lastly, you should be sure the firm you deal with has an extensive knowledge of the law. At the law firm of Massengill, Caldwell & Coughlin, P.C., our attorneys meet all of these criteria and work to exceed your expectations. We represent clients in Tennessee and Virginia from our office in Bristol.

A focus on Tennessee car crash injury victims

Many attorneys take whatever cases come their way, learning as they go. This means that they never develop a deep familiarity with Tennessee car accident law. The car wreck injury attorneys at our firm focus their practice on accidents. Their job is helping crash victims and their families. This focus allows them to build up experience with the law, procedural requirements and the court system. Our attorneys have successfully helped many clients prove that another driver was at fault, allowing our clients to recover damages for their injuries.

Depth of experience in Tennessee auto wreck cases

Our Bristol car crash lawyers have extensive experience helping victims of all types of auto wrecks, including bus, truck and motorcycle accidents. Our team has successfully helped countless victims recover damages through settlements and litigation. We have represented clients in all types of claims, from simple insurance claim disputes to complex wrongful death lawsuits.

A strong reputation as car accident attorneys

Our law firm has served the upper east region of Tennessee since 1909. We have been helping families impacted by car wrecks for almost as long as auto accidents have existed in our state. Our strong client testimonials are evidence of how our firm is viewed by former clients, other attorneys and even judges. The attorneys at our firm can help you understand what to do after a car accident to help you preserve your rights.

Experience dealing with car insurance companies

As anyone who has dealt with an insurer knows, they tend to make things as difficult as possible. They profit by charging customers premiums and then paying out the smallest possible amount in claims. In many instances, they treat policyholders with less respect than they give to attorneys. This is because they know that experienced attorneys have the tools to hold them accountable in court if necessary. We have been dealing with insurance companies for decades. Whether it is on the phone or in court, we won’t back down when dealing with insurers.

Knowledge of the law

It is essential that your attorney has experience with the procedural law that applies in Tennessee courts. Procedural law governs every piece of paperwork, every deadline and every step involved in filing and litigating an injury claim. Our experienced attorneys know Tennessee civil procedure and will get your claim filed in the right place at the right time. Once your case has started, our experience with substantive law helps us argue in your favor. The smallest problem with filing or the most minor point of law can have a huge impact in your case. You should trust your case to attorneys who represent car accident victims for a living.

Call a law firm with experience representing car wreck clients in Tennessee

There is no substitute for experience in the legal field. At Massengill, Caldwell & Coughlin, P.C., our attorneys have more than 75 years of combined experience handling local legal claims and dealing with insurance companies and the law. Just as importantly, our firm has been serving clients for more than a century. We understand how important it is to treat each client and family with respect and the individualized attention they deserve. Call us today at 423-797-6022 or contact us online to plan an initial consultation.

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  • Bristol Office
    777 Anderson Street
    Bristol, Tennessee 37620
    Phone: 423-797-6022
    Fax: 423-764-1179
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