One of the most important things to do after a pedestrian accident is to contact an experienced lawyer. Having a lawyer on your side can ensure you get full compensation for your injury or loss and can make sure your legal rights stay protected throughout the case. Don’t think you can afford a lawyer for your case? Hiring a Tennessee pedestrian accident lawyer may be more affordable than you think since many lawyers work on a contingency, meaning you pay nothing until after your case is settled.
No Obligation, Free Initial Consultation
After a Tennessee pedestrian accident, you may be unsure what steps to take. If you or a loved one were injured, you may be facing medical bills or other expenses. With the financial burden piling up, you may think hiring a lawyer is not within your budget and will only add to your financial strain. This is often not the case. Most lawyers offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. At GriffithLaw, we offer a free initial case review where you can get answers to your questions and find out what we can do to get you the compensation you deserve. There is no obligation or fee to meet to discuss your case, so you have nothing to lose. At this initial meeting, you can ask what payment arrangement is available and if any fees are expected if the case is not settled.
Contingency Fee Payment Arrangement
If you are concerned about paying upfront fees for your pedestrian accident case, look for a lawyer who works on a contingency basis. When a lawyer works on a contingency, they do not expect payment upfront and will charge a certain percentage from your final settlement. In Tennessee, the maximum contingency fee is 33 1/3% of the total recovery amount.
When you hire a lawyer who works on a contingency fee, they will work hard to get you a winning outcome since they are only paid if your case settles. Lawyers who work on a contingency are more likely to accept a case if they feel it has a good chance of winning.
Before signing anything, you will want to discuss what fee the lawyer charges and fully understand what will be paid once your case settles. Do not agree to anything unless you are confident that you are comfortable with the arrangement. Some lawyers may require their clients to pay fees even if the case does not settle. GriffithLaw does not collect any payment unless we win your case.
Why You Need a Lawyer for Your Pedestrian Accident Case
If you or a loved one were hit by a car, the driver is typically at fault. The insurance company may pressure you to settle the claim for less than it is worth. You will want an experienced lawyer who can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. At GriffithLaw, we understand this since we were insurance adjusters. We know what challenges a pedestrian accident case can have and will fight to get you the compensation you are entitled to. You may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. If the insurance company is unwilling to settle your case or refuses to pay the full value of your claim, we will represent you in court to get you a fair settlement.
We do all these things and expect no payment until your case is won. Don’t wait to contact a lawyer since you will only have a certain amount of time to file a claim against the negligent driver who hit you or your loved one. In Tennessee, you have one year from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. If you do not file within this timeframe, your case will be dismissed and you will not be able to pursue compensation for your injuries or loss.
Contact Our Tennessee Pedestrian Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured in a Tennessee pedestrian accident, contact GriffithLaw’s experienced team of experienced attorneys for a consultation. We charge no fee if there is no recovery. To schedule a free, no-obligation case review, contact us online or call our office at 615-823-8233.