I’m going to do a series of posts over the next few weeks dealing with common misconceptions our office encounters in representing individuals hurt in automobile accidents in Tennessee. A very common myth is that people without car insurance can’t recover for their injuries even if the wreck wasn’t their fault. Not long ago I ran into an acquaintance from my hometown of Sparta, Tennessee who shared details about injuries sustained by a relative when a careless driver ran a stop sign. Unfortunately, the injured individual had allowed his auto insurance policy to lapse and received a citation for not having proof of insurance at the scene of the wreck and believed this to mean he was at fault and couldn’t make a claim against the other driver’s insurance policy for his medical bills and lost wages. This, my friends, is a myth that the insurance companies are happy for you to believe. With the latest figures indicating that 21% of Tennessee drivers are uninsured, the existence of this misconception means that potentially 1 out of every 5 accident victims will not pursue their legal right to receive compensation for injuries if not at fault in a wreck. Our office has represented hundreds of uninsured drivers and will be happy to discuss your Tennessee auto accident case with you free of charge. Call (800) 819-1604 or (615) 297-9191 if you’d like to schedule a no-charge consultation.
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