Nashville Interstate Collision Attorney
Accidents on Tennessee’s Highways
Tennessee is among the top ten states in the number of fatal car crashes from interstate collisions on the nation’s interstate highway system. An analysis of data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that the stretch of I-55 running through our state ranks tenth out of 250 sections studied, placing it among the most dangerous interstate highway segments in the total number of fatal accidents.
Highway Crash Causes
Most crashes are caused by poor driving or by improper maintenance of a vehicle or a road. When someone is injured or killed in a crash is caused by the negligence of another party, it may be possible for the injured person or family of the deceased to recover compensation for accident-related losses.
The most frequent causes of interstate highway crashes are
- Distracted driving, including cell phone use, texting, rubbernecking, eating, using electronics, and interacting with children, pets, or other passengers
- Driving while excessively fatigued
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Aggressive driving
- Unsafe lane changes
- Failing to compensate for weather conditions
- Teen driving
- Improper vehicle maintenance
- Poor highway maintenance
The Right Lawyer
If you’ve been injured or lost a close family member on an interstate highway in Tennessee that was someone else’s fault, you should consult a Tennessee board-certified personal injury/wrongful death attorney to learn about your options. It is important to select a lawyer with a considerable amount of experience who practices only personal injury law. The most effective lawyer is one who limits the caseload in the office at any given time in order to be able to give each case the focused attention it deserves. It is best to avoid law firms that advertise aggressively to bring in a large number of cases. These firms often rely heavily on paralegals and other staff, rather than having lawyers doing most of the work on a case. They may be quick to settle, depending on volume rather than on maximizing the value of each individual case. The best lawyers are those with the top Martindale-Hubbell and AVVO rankings, so be sure to check these online before making a hiring decision.
In Nashville, one of the top-rated and most experienced personal injury attorneys currently in practice is Phillip Miller. Phillip has been practicing personal injury law for thirty years and has the highest possible ratings, reflecting the satisfaction of his clients and the esteem of his peers in the legal profession. He is passionate about fighting for justice on behalf of the injured, and is skilled at negotiating with insurance companies to achieve excellent out-of-court settlements, as well as winning impressive jury verdicts at trial. While some attorneys are uncomfortable in court, Phillip and his associated are master litigators who know how to prepare a case for trial and present it to a jury. Phillip has access to traffic safety experts to assist in proving liability when necessary, and to medical and psychological experts to help demonstrate the extent of your damages to achieve the best possible results.
Time Limits on Filing
Phillip Miller Law accepts highway accident injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency retainer, which means you’ll pay nothing unless you win money. To schedule a free, no-obligation case analysis, call today. Don’t delay, because Tennessee law places strict limits, called statutes of limitations, on the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit.
If you’re not physically able to get to our office, just let us know when you call; we’ll be happy to come to you.