Auto Accident Attorney
We have successfully handled handled fatality and serious injury auto, motorcycle and tractor-trailer accident cases in Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia resulting in multi-million dollar settlements and judgments. Experience and qualifications matter. Our firm represents victims of all kinds of auto accidents, including: motorcycle wrecks, boating accidents, ATV crashes and truck accidents.
If you were involved in an auto accident in Tennessee, Alabama or Kentucky, call the Nashville law firm of David Randolph Smith & Associates at (615) 742-1775 to speak with a respected personal injury and wrongful death attorney.
David Randolph Smith is Certified as a Civil Litigation Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization.
Mr. Smith is also certified as a Medical Malpractice Specialist by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys and the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization.
He was formerly a professor of law at Vanderbilt University Law School for five years and taught Torts — the legal course in law school that covers the law of negligence, accident and injury.
Mr. Smith continues to teach seminars and continuing legal education courses to attorneys:
Certification requires proof that the attorney is in good standing, is substantially involved in litigating and trying cases (including minimum trial day requirements), has met continuing legal education requirements and has been subjected to peer review by persons against whom they have tried cases, as well as judges before whom they have appeared.
Fewer than 1% of Tennessee’s attorneys are certified as Civil Trial Specialists and only 10 attorneys are certified as Medical Malpractice Specialists.
According to government statistics, approximately 40,000 Americans die in car accidents on U.S. roads each year. We are respected Nashville personal injury attorneys and Tennessee wrongful death lawyers with over 50 years of combined experience helping car accident victims and their families in Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama.
Actions taken shortly after a car crash accident (or boat or motorcycle accident) often have a dramatic effect on the outcome of litigation. Appropriate steps to preserve collision physical evidence, investigate the accident scene and wreck, take witness statements are all essential to success.
Physical evidence in the form of debris fields and skid marks, if available, need to be evaluated by a well qualified accident re-constructionist as soon as possible. Photographs of the accident scene need to be taken immediately after the accident. Witness statements need to be taken promptly in order to preserve critical evidence.
We stand ready to represent you and to promptly take the action necessary to gather and preserve important evidence in order to obtain a successful outcome for you.
Several factors should be considered by a prospective client in seeking quality legal representation when an auto, motorcycle or tractor-trailer accident occurs:
- Time is of the essence – an investigation should be completed promptly.
- A firm should be ready to investigate on short notice.
- A firm should have the ability to investigate quickly
- The firm routinely uses private airplanes for this purpose
- A firm should be able to evaluate medical issues – Mr. Smith is certified in medical malpractice and the firm uses nurses and consultants to assist with preparation of medical proof.