Somerville Car Accident Attorneys

Somerville Car Accident Attorneys

Fighting for Car Accident Victims and Families Throughout West Tennessee

Car accidents are common occurrences on Tennessee roadways, and while these incidents range from minor to fatal crashes, being involved in an automobile crash can be traumatic. The Somerville car accident attorneys at Snider & Horner, PLLC, are compassionate advocates committed to helping accident victims investigate their cases and seek compensation to bring negligent actors to justice. To put your Somerville car accident case in the best position for success, you need to hire a seasoned and capable attorney with experience working on cases like yours. The attorneys at Snider & Horner, PLLC, know how to fight for our clients so they can work through the legal system to fight back against negligent drivers and their insurance companies. If you or someone you love has been involved in a car accident, contact the attorneys at Snider & Horner, PLLC, for affordable legal support you can trust.

Call us now at (901) 730-8880 or use our convenient online contact portal.

Common Causes of Car Accidents in Tennessee

Being involved in a car accident is a well-established risk that all drivers assume when operating a vehicle on roadways. Most accidents have common causes that can be traced back to negligence and illegal behavior, so if you’re planning to seek compensation in a car accident caused by another party, you will need proof of negligence.

The most common negligent acts by drivers include:

  • Drunk or Drug Influence Driving: Alcohol or drug use while driving is a widely researched and established cause of vehicle crashes.
  • Distracted Driving: Using a phone and engaging in other activities while driving can lead to severe crashes and fatalities.
  • Reckless Driving: Driving while impaired, speeding, or failing to adhere to driving regulations can cause serious accidents or deaths.

Leading Car Accident Injuries

Car accident victims face many severe health challenges, requiring long-term recovery and expense. For those fortunate enough to survive a vehicle crash, chronic illness and disabilities can cause a lifetime of pain and medical bills.

Car accidents can lead to medical issues stemming from:

  • Amputation
  • Brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord injuries

With serious injuries being a definite possibility in a car crash, victims must prioritize receiving medical attention after an accident. Receiving medical attention as soon as possible can prevent long-term injury and complications. If you’re awake after a crash and can safely call emergency service, bringing police and emergency personnel to the site of the crash will save lives. It would be beneficial if you could take photos and exchange information with other drivers involved in the accident, but it’s not vital to your case. You should focus on remaining calm and contacting police and emergency services if possible.

Fault & Statute of Limitations

Tennessee law requires the at-fault party to pay for the damages in an accident. So, what happens if you are partially at fault in the accident? According to Tennessee modifications of comparative negligence law, a party is allowed to seek compensation for damages if they are less than 50% at fault for the accident in question. If such a case went to court or were settled, compensation would be reduced according to the fault percentage. If your case merits seeking compensation through legal action, Tennessee places a one-year statute of limitations on claims based on the car crash date.

There are exceptions to this stipulation, such as:

  • The car crash victim was a minor when the crash occurred and waited until 18 years old to file their claim.
  • The car crash victim was mentally or physically incapable of filing a claim.
  • The car crash victim resided outside Tennessee for an extended duration, which would likely freeze the expiration of the statute of limitations. However, this would need to be verified as situations vary.
  • The car victim was indicted on criminal charges simultaneously, which would lead to an extension of no more than two years.

Call Snider & Horner, PLLC to Schedule a Free Consultation Today

The attorneys at Snider & Horner, PLLC, can help you seek resolution and compensation in your car crash case in Somerville. Our firm has the fighting strength of a large firm with the affordability and client contact of a boutique firm. Once we’re on the case, our Somerville car crash attorneys will get busy investigating the details of the crash to ensure you are presenting the strongest case possible. Once we gather all the pertinent evidence, our team will work hard to get the compensation you deserve.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our Somerville car accident attorneys. You can reach us now at (901) 730-8880 or online right now!

Hear It From Our Clients

  • Teamwork

    “I just wanted to reach out one more time and thank you for helping me settle this case. With your help, I was able to stand up for myself and not be taken advantage of. As a woman, it felt great to ...”

    - Kaylynn
  • Positive Outcome

    “I will forever be grateful to this office for aggressively fighting for my rights.”

    - Jospeh
  • This Firm Is The Bomb!

    “This law firm is the bomb! I have used Kevin Snider, Gail Horner and the rest of the team for many years in all types of matters. They are all amazing and I would never go anywhere else!”

    - Adolfo
  • Recommend For Those With Injury Cases

    “I had two car accidents in a row, and physically and mentally, I was so devastated. But Mr. Snider, associate attorney, and staff helped me.”

    - Filiberto
  • Amazing To Work With

    “Kevin was amazing to work with and handled my divorce in an effective and stress-free way.”

    - Monroe

Settlements & Verdicts

  • $1,054,500.00 Identity Theft
  • Confidential Settlement. Slip and Fall Injury
  • $709,750.00 Commercial Business Dispute
  • Defense Verdict Obtained Multi-Million-Dollar Civil Defense Matter
  • Confidential Settlement Serious Automobile Accident
  • $36,000.00 Landlord and Tenant Collection
  • $248,000.00 Tennessee Consumer Protection Act Case
  • $395,000.00 Fraud Case
  • $35,000.00 Small Automobile Accident
  • Confidential Settlement Insurance Dispute
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Hear It From Our Clients

  • “Teamwork”

    - Kaylynn
  • “I will forever be grateful to this office for aggressively fighting for my rights.”

    - Jospeh
  • “This law firm is the bomb! I have used Kevin Snider, Gail Horner and the rest of the team for many years in all types of matters. They are all amazing and I would never go anywhere else!”

    - Adolfo
  • “I had two car accidents in a row, and physically and mentally, I was so devastated. But Mr. Snider, associate attorney, and staff helped me.”

    - Filiberto
  • “Kevin was amazing to work with and handled my divorce in an effective and stress-free way.”

    - Monroe