Car Accidents

Representing Car Accident Victims in Eastern Tennessee

If you have been injured in a car accident, nothing matters more than your recovery from your injuries. The best thing you can do to make the fullest possible recovery is to seek medical attention and do what you are told by your doctors. If you don’t follow through with treatment recommendations, you could also damage your legal case for compensation.

At the Piper Law Office in Knoxville, Tennessee, our lawyers will handle your legal case so you can concentrate on recovering your health. Our lawyers represent car accident victims in the Knoxville metropolitan area and eastern Tennessee, including I-40, I-75, Kingston Pike, Chapman Highway and other roadways.

To recover compensation for everything you have lost in an accident, there must be something that the defendant did or failed to do that caused the accident. There must also be a link (called proximate cause) between that negligence and your injury. In Tennessee, your recovery in a car accident case can be reduced if there is anything you may have done that contributed in some way to the auto crash. For example, if you were driving over the speed limit, your recovery could be reduced.

What Should I Say to the Insurance Adjustor?

Our recommendation is not to say anything or sign anything until you have spoken with an attorney. The job of the insurance adjuster is to hold down the value of your personal injury claim; that is what he is hired to do. You could end up giving the adjustor information that will damage your case.

We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. If you have a proposal from an insurance adjustor to settle your injury claim, our lawyers will tell you if the offer is fair and reasonable. If it isn’t, we’ll tell you what we think your case is worth and the expected cost of a lawsuit. Then you can decide what you want to do. We handle all accident cases on a contingency fee basis.

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

In Tennessee, you generally have up to one year from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. However, the opportunity to benefit from the advice of an experienced and capable attorney early in the process may make the difference in the outcome of your case.


Jack W. Piper, Jr. has the legal experience and determination to achieve the result you want. Contact the Piper Law Office today to learn how we can help you.