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All it takes is a split second for a motor vehicle accident to affect you or a loved one in a serious way. Unfortunately, even with safe driving practices and traffic laws to protect others on the road, accidents still happen.

That’s why, when you are hurt, there are trusted legal resources and allies available to advocate for your best interest. The CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm has over two decades of experience in personal injury cases and is prepared to act on your behalf.

What do we do? We fight for an outcome that prioritizes your needs, not those of a faceless insurance company!

Not many people are equipped with the knowledge to confidently negotiate with a claim representative, and our team knows just how to hit them in their pain points. Also, in the case that a reasonable settlement can’t be reached, we will fight for you in the courts.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a recent car accident and are unsure of where to look next, we’re here to help! Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation by calling (833) 254-2923. You’ll speak to a legal professional and learn the next steps we can take to pursue compensation together.A blue and white car are pictured after a car accident.

The Chattanooga Car Accident Attorney Who Will Go Above and Beyond to Help You

Our firm understands how inconvenient a car accident can make your life. From temporarily replacing your source of transportation to vetting repair shops, we have resources to help you maintain your day-to-day life without having to worry about finding help.

We want to make sure that this process can be as smooth as possible. Therefore, without any additional fees, we can assist you with the following:

  • Finding a trustworthy rental car provider
  • Pairing with the right repair shop for your vehicle
  • Receiving reimbursement for lost use of your vehicle through the insurance company
  • Getting scheduled with a doctor that won’t charge you out of pocket for treatment
  • Accessing pre-settlement loans

We pride ourselves on the fact that we have dedicated our services toward building a community to help you, our friends, and our family in Chattanooga.

Our services have reached the corners of the country, and we want to be there for you, too. Check out our online community with over 1 million followers on Instagram (@ceolawyer) to learn more about our mission as a legal team.

Take the Scenic Route, But Be Careful!

From the eye-catching mountains that paint the sunset with vibrance to the exciting refreshment of the Tennessee River, it really is no wonder why they call Chattanooga the “Scenic City.” While the city makes for a beautiful road trip, make sure you proceed with caution on the Chattanooga roads!

Unfortunately, in 2021, Tennessee saw a significant increase (over 20%) in fatal car accidents. In fact, 2021 was the deadliest year on the road for Tennessee in 15 years!

The best way to prevent an accident is always to practice safe, defensive driving. Never get behind the wheel under the influence, sleepy, or stressed/angry.

These all contribute to unsafe behavior on the road. In an article from The Sleep Foundation, 50% of a surveyed population admitted to driving while drowsy, and a shocking 20% revealed that they have fallen asleep at the wheel on at least one occasion.

Aside from intoxication and drowsiness, angry drivers are known to ignore safe driving precautions to ‘let off some steam,’ which can sometimes lead to a tragic accident.

However, no matter how careful you are, others on the road may still make poor decisions that lead to an accident. When you are hurt and unsure of where to turn to pay your medical bills and other costs, don’t despair!

Call the CEO Lawyer, and we’ll hand your case with care.

Profits Over Payouts: Why You Need an Advocate for Meetings With Insurance Companies

It is no secret that insurance companies don’t usually have your best interest in mind. When you come knocking at their door asking for reimbursement, they’re already thinking of ways to reduce the value of your claim.

In most cases, regardless of the company, they will send you a few lowball offers to cover only some of the damages of your accident. This usually leaves victims feeling unheard, defeated, and confused about where to turn, knowing that their offer cannot possibly cover all their expenses.

Not so when you have the help of the CEO Lawyer, Ali Awad.

Attorney Awad has spent years perfecting efficient strategies in dealing with claim representatives. We have found that many clients who work with us are able to settle their claims through negotiations.

Our clients are grateful for our services, realizing that without our representation, they may have been left paying for damages out of pocket.

At the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm, we don’t want you to spend a dime of your own money as the victim of a tragic accident. This is why we work on a contingency basis.

We do NOT get paid unless we put money in your pocket. That puts all the risk on us as we do everything we can to recover your damages.

What Damages Can Even Be Recovered From an Accident?

The best first step after the initial stages of an accident is to understand what kinds of reimbursement you should expect from an insurance company.

While you should seek various areas of coverage, don’t expect a fair price without a fight. Also, as a general rule, never take the first offer unless you’ve reviewed it with a Chattanooga car accident attorney!

Unfortunately, companies are notorious for employing techniques like extreme lowballing to skew your idea of fair reimbursement. They may also ask the same questions repeatedly, trying to get you to make a statement that acts as an admission of fault or downplays the severity of your injuries. In some cases, these tactics are just the beginning!

When you work with a lawyer in dealing with an insurance company, you can expect your attorney to take the lead and speak on your behalf. This way, you avoid giving descriptions that are sometimes painful to relive and may even serve to invalidate your claim.

You deserve a legal professional with the extensive knowledge to understand what is a truly fair settlement and what we should be fighting for.

Ali Awad and his team work diligently to calculate and document every cent of damages you have suffered. The main types of reimbursement for the victim of a car accident include:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Income
  • Temporary Transportation
  • Personal Property Damages/Replacement
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Wrongful Death

Do Not Overlook The Statute Of Limitations!

If you have been involved in a car accident and wish to file a claim against the negligent driver, then you should understand the severity of your deadline!

In Tennessee, you have one calendar year from the date of the accident to file a claim and get the ball rolling on investigations and settlement negotiations. If you fail to meet the deadline, the court may not even consider the validity of your claim, but there are a few exceptions!

Motor vehicle-related injuries sometimes take a while to show themselves, and the Tennessee court recognizes that. So, there is an exception called The Discovery Rule.

This rule comes into effect when the court delays the statute of limitations, with the clock starting at the time in which the individual knew (or reasonably should have known) about the injury.

If you are worried about finding a new injury late after your accident, speak to a lawyer before accepting any settlement from the insurance company, regardless of whether you are comfortable with the amount or not. Car insurance companies will have you sign a release form when accepting funds, agreeing that you will not request further payment, even if a new injury is discovered.

Another reason for the court to delay or toll the statute of limitations is in the case of a person who cannot represent themself because of an injury. A serious brain injury could deem a person mentally incapacitated to the Tennessee court, making them unable to represent their own interests.

Also, persons under the age of 18 who file claims against a negligent driver will have their statute of limitations tolled until the day of their 18th birthday in most cases.

The Most Common Serious Injuries of a Car Accident

Accident-related injuries vary in their severity, but there are certain injuries that should be taken very seriously. Any pain in the neck, back, or major organs should be checked immediately. Some of the most common serious injuries include:

  • Broken Bones: The most serious being ribs and collarbone because of the placement of the steering wheel and the force of an airbag, along with the restriction of a seat belt.
  • Head Trauma: The intensity of impact can cause a head injury, one the victim may not notice right away. However, hidden brain injuries can be some of the most dangerous! Hitting the wheel, window, or flying objects can lead to a concussion or even permanent brain damage.
  • Whiplash: This is a soft tissue injury, which can sometimes lead to further complications if not examined by a doctor.
  • Back/Spinal Cord Injuries: The human body is not designed to endure such a heavy impact as a serious accident, and sometimes, it throws you into some weird positions that can affect the delicate human spinal cord and back muscles.

Talk to a Chattanooga Car Accident Law Firm and Get What You Deserve

We mean it when we say we are dedicated to helping our community. Fortunately, our track record speaks for itself.

With over a 99% success rate, we have helped countless families recover what they need to move forward from such a scary time.

Contact us online or by phone at (423) 777-8888 to schedule your free consultation with a Chattanooga car accident lawyer. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you get started on your case!


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