Memphis Car Accident FAQ

Car accidents are painful, complicated affairs. After all, they can leave multiple victims with serious, life-threatening injuries. You may simply not know where to turn.

If this has happened to you, you can turn to Gray Law Group for help. We have the answers you’re seeking, and if you don’t find what you’re looking for below, reach out to us. We can get you on the right track as you seek compensation.

What’s the difference between fault and no-fault states?

First, note that Tennessee is a “fault” state. For drivers, this means that the driver who caused the accident is responsible for paying for it, typically through an insurance policy. For comparison, if Tennessee were a “no-fault” state, each driver would be covered by his or her own insurance company.

Who is at fault for my accident?

In many cases, the person at fault is the same person who caused your auto accident. Unfortunately, not every case is so simple. In some cases, supervisors and employers are responsible for the actions of their employees. A lawyer can help you identify the at-fault party in your case.

What types of compensation can I receive?

Your compensation will fall into two categories: economic damages and non-economic damages. The first category is the damages you think of first: car repairs, medical expenses, and other damages with a price tag. Non-economic damages are compensation for the suffering and trauma caused by the accident, which may not have a clear financial value at first.

What if I was partly responsible for the collision?

If you’re partly responsible, the defendant will use this against you, especially if you’ve made a statement regarding fault. Under modified comparative fault, your compensation can be reduced by the percentage you’re at fault, and if that percentage exceeds 50 percent, your case will be dismissed.

What if my accident was a single-car crash?

Depending on the conditions that caused your crash, you may still have a case. Poorly kept roads cause many drivers to have serious accidents, and if you’re one of those people, you may be able to file against a government road authority. Similarly, if a product defect caused your crash, you might be able to pursue compensation from the manufacturer of your vehicle.

Contact a Memphis Car Accident Lawyer

After an accident, you may be overwhelmed by the number of questions you’re left to deal with. It can be exhausting, especially if you don’t have an attorney from Gray Law Group to help guide you through the tough decisions and complex laws that will decide your case.

Fortunately, a Memphis car accident lawyer can answer your remaining questions so you can focus on getting better. If you’re still having trouble, sign up for a free consultation by calling us at 504-233-7000 or filling out our online contact form below.