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Why Hiring a Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer Is Essential

Wykoff & Sikes, PLLC June 23, 2023

Car Accident Lawyers in Knoxville TN

Accidents happen in Tennessee every day of the year, at all hours. During an accident, you need to take a number of steps to protect your rights and start your recovery. In the event of an accident, you deserve to be represented by experienced legal counsel. At Wykoff & Sikes, LLC, we are here to provide you with the legal service representation that you deserve.

For 50 years, our firm has represented motor vehicle accident victims. We represent individuals in all types of auto accidents, from fender benders to fatal crashes. We will assist you at every step of the process, from investigating the cause of the accident to negotiating with the insurance company on your behalf. We provide comprehensive legal representation.

Why Hire a Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer?

Each year in the United States, around three million people are nonfatally injured in motor vehicle accidents. Some of these accidents are fatal. A motor vehicle accident includes a car accident, bicycle accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, and semi-truck or truck accident. Among the most common causes of motor vehicle accidents are erratic driving, drunk driving, texting while driving, over speeding, and non-adherence to traffic and safety rules.

Motor vehicle accidents can have life-altering consequences. A car accident lawyer should be consulted as soon as possible after being involved in an accident. A good attorney can help you or a loved one focus on your recovery while they take all the necessary steps to get you the compensation you’re entitled to. Attorneys are generally more likely to help you collect more compensation (even after attorneys fees) than people who handle their accident or injury claims on their own.

If you have been injured as a result of another person’s negligence, you should consider hiring an attorney to represent you.

Most insurance companies want to pay out as little as possible.

If you have been injured or hurt, the first thing you need to understand is that you will be negotiating with your insurance company for compensation. As a business, the objective or goal of an insurance company is NOT to pay out any claims or to pay out as little as possible. Insurance companies make more money when they pay out fewer claims.

Anything you say can be used against you by insurance companies. Think about it this way: if you were arrested for a crime you did not commit, you probably wouldn’t talk to a prosecutor or law enforcement without a lawyer. This is true as well for communicating with insurance companies. Since people don’t deal with insurance companies on a regular basis, any statement they make may be used against them by the insurance company. Insurance adjusters are trained to pay out as little as possible - that is their job! Remember that insurance companies are in business to make money, so you may inadvertently admit fault. Their adjusters are trained to minimize payouts, even on completely valid claims. A representative of the insurance company may also request a statement from you or ask questions in order to obtain an inadvertent admission of full or partial liability or fault. This will affect your right to fair and just compensation.

Auto accident lawyers can assist you with a range of issues, including lost wages, lost future earnings, medical expenses, future medical care, pain and suffering, grief, and mental suffering, wrongful death, property damage, and any other damages you may be able to claim. An attorney for motor vehicle accidents will gather all the information required to build your case. A personal injury lawyer can help you with medical records, medical bills, insurance information, security camera footage, and police records, as well as help you build your case with experts like economists and private investigators.

A car accident lawyer can help you negotiate with the insurance defense attorney outside the courtroom, appear in court if necessary, and present your case in the best light in order to help you get the compensation and justice to which you are entitled. The attorneys at Wykes & Sikes, LLC have experience handling motor vehicle accidents, car wrecks and auto collisions. CALL US TODAY FOR HELP!

What Is the Motor Vehicle Accident Claim Process?

We must first understand the circumstances of your accident. We need to learn what expenses and damages have been incurred due to the negligence of others. Oftentimes, we must also gather information from outside sources, such as medical records and police reports. It is only after we have examined all of the facts that we can assess and determine the economic losses and non-economic damages in a motor vehicle accident.

What Are Economic Losses?

Economic losses include hospital and medical bills, lost income, and property damage, etc… Basically, these losses include anything that causes you to incur liability or incur costs due to the negligence of others.

What Are Non-Economic Damages?

Damages caused by someone else’s negligence that caused you pain and suffering. An accident or injury can cause mental and physical trauma that can last a lifetime.

How Are Losses & Damages Calculated?

We hire experts to assist us in calculating damages. In order to understand the true value of every case, we consult with vocational experts (occupation / employment), medical professionals, and economists.

Experienced Tennessee Car Crash Lawyers

Located in Knoxville, we represent people throughout Tennessee in claims involving:

  • Auto Accidents & Collisions

  • Bicycle Accidents

  • Boating Accidents

  • Bus Accidents

  • Car Accidents

  • Construction Accidents

  • Motorcycle Accidents

  • Pedestrian Accidents

  • Railroad Accidents

  • Recreational Vehicle Accidents

  • Truck Accidents

Contact a Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer in Knoxville

If you have been involved in a serious motor vehicle accident Wykoff & Sikes, PLLC is committed to helping you get the compensation and justice that you deserve. For help, contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation. We serve clients in Knoxville, TN, and the surrounding towns, areas, and counties. We offer a high level of personal service – attorneys at our law firm are accessible and available by phone or email. After-hours and weekend appointments are available. Contact our law office today for a free and confidential consultation with a Tennessee motor vehicle accident lawyer.