Did you know that car accidents are the leading cause of personal injury claims in the United States? Our legal team at Law Offices of Stephen R. Leffler, P.C., a law firm serving Memphis with decades of combined experience, is passionate about standing up for our injured clients.
These are some nationwide statistics you should know about car accidents, gathered from examining claims data at Titan Insurance and industry resource statistics in 2013:
It's important to be aware of the dangers you face on the road. From keeping your care properly maintained to paying attention to road signs and signals to using safety measures such as a seatbelt, there are steps you can take to lower your risk of a car accident. Unfortunately, some auto accidents are largely or entirely the fault of a negligent, reckless, or aggressive driver. If you were the victim of an accident caused in whole or part by another driver, you should speak with a lawyer about legal action.
Your report must be submitted to the Department within twenty (20) days
from the crash. You can satisfy this
requirement by completing the reverse side of this from and mailing it to the Tennessee Department of Safety and
Homeland Security, P.O. Box 945, Nashville, TN 37202. If the car accident caused someone’s death, and their family or a representative wants to bring a wrongful death claim, that case is subject to the same one-year filing deadline. The only difference is that for these cases, the "clock" starts running on the day of the accident victim’s death, which could be later than the date of the accident itself. Finally, if anyone had their vehicle or other property damaged as a result of a car accident in Tennessee, they must get their lawsuit filed against any potential defendant within three years of the date of the accident.
In Tennessee, the minimum car insurance coverage for each driver is:
Even though those are the minimums, your insurance needs could be different so take your lifestyle into account when purchasing car insurance.
If you or a loved one was hurt in an accident, speak with a Memphis car accident attorney from our office about the legal angle of your case. Our firm takes a reasonable, measured approach to legal advice. We tell you the truth, give you the facts, and ensure you have all the information necessary to make a choice that is right for you. The Law Offices of Stephen R. Leffler, P.C. combines a big firm experience with a small firm feel.
We're here to help you after a traumatic event: Call us at (901) 509-9112 to learn more, starting with your free consultation.