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Smyrna, TN Personal Injury Lawyer

Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers – Smyrna

10541 Cedar Grove Road, Suite 130, Smyrna, TN 37167

Phone: 615-908-2492

Fax: 866-538-5331


At Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers, our entire team is focused on hearing your story and helping you get the medical care you need first. We will then focus on developing a legal plan of action to get the insurance companies off your back and secure compensation that will allow you to recover from your injuries as completely as possible. Schedule your free initial consultation in our Smyrna office to meet our team.

Our personal injury practice areas in Smyrna

Attorneys Joe Weir and Tony Kestner are experienced in various personal injury matters and bring their down-to-earth but aggressive approach to Smyrna and the surrounding communities.

We have successfully represented clients in issues such as the following:

If you or a loved one has suffered at the hands of a careless or negligent party, you deserve the experience and skill of a Nashville personal injury firm without having to go into the city. Our attorneys have practiced law in big cities and are committed to providing Smyrna the same aggressive, determined representation.

How much does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer in Smyrna?

We take personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not owe us a cent until we successfully resolve your claim. Call us today or drive to Smyrna to meet our team.

What should I do after being hurt in Smyrna?

Although you may be in pain, confused, or unable to move, it’s important to take certain steps after being hurt, if possible. Your first concern should be getting medical attention and a safe place. After that, you can begin protecting yourself and your claim with these recommendations:

  • Call 911 for help: Police can investigate the situation, perhaps issuing tickets if someone violated the law. You can also get seen by a paramedic to begin documenting your injuries. 
  • Take photos and video: Pictures of your injuries and any property damage can prove you were hurt. Capture anything that contributed to your harm.
  • Get follow-up medical care: Try to get evaluated at the scene, but if no ambulance is called, visit your physician within 48 hours for an assessment. This establishes a link between your injury and the accident. 
  • Don’t make small talk: Share your contact and insurance information only with those at the scene. Get witness contact information, but avoid speaking with anyone unless necessary.
  • Consult with a personal injury lawyer right away: Your attorney can not only begin investigating and building your case, but they can manage all communications on your behalf. They can protect you from saying the wrong thing to insurance representatives or a defendant’s lawyer. 
  • Keep your conversations private: Avoid discussing the incident with your family or friends, and stay off social media. Anything you say about your injuries could end up being turned against you. 

At Weir & Kestner, we are ready to listen to your needs and advise you on the most beneficial course of action. You can focus on getting better from your injuries while we speak with insurance representatives, defendants, and other parties to protect your interests. Once you hire our firm, we will put our experience and skills to work, seeking the maximum compensation available. 

How long do I have to file a claim?

The statute of limitations in law refers to how long you have to bring a claim against another party for harming you. For most personal injury cases in Tennessee, that time limit is one year from the date you were hurt. If you wait too long and let the statute expire, you will lose your chance to seek compensation through the court system.

This is one of the reasons it’s crucial to speak with a qualified attorney quickly so they can begin investigating your case. The more time you give them, the stronger your case could be.

(H3) Exceptions to the rule in Tennessee

There are important exceptions to the one-year rule in Tennessee, including:

  • Minors: If you were hurt as a child, you have until you turn 18 to file a lawsuit. 
  • Birth injury:  Parents can file within one year from the date they discovered the problem since the child may not be diagnosed right away.
  • Wrongful death: If you pass away from your injuries after you were hurt, your family will have one year after you died to file a claim.
  • Criminal charges: If the liable party faces criminal charges and must complete their trial, you have one additional year to seek justice in a civil trial. 

What damages can I claim in Smyrna?

Most claims consist of economic damages, which have a fixed cost, and non-economic damages, which cover your pain and suffering. It may seem odd to ask for compensation for decreased quality of life and mental anguish, but these are important ways your injury has changed your life. They deserve financial acknowledgement.

Common damages we see in personal injury claims include the following:

  • All medical bills
  • Medications
  • Rehabilitation and therapy costs
  • Lost wages and benefits while you recover
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Permanent disability
  • Disfigurement from amputation or scarring
  • Embarrassment, fear, isolation, and grief

The details of your claim will determine the type and amount of damages you can seek. Your Smyrna, TN, personal injury attorney will help you compile a full list of losses, including those you might have overlooked.

What should I look for in a good personal injury attorney?

Managing a personal injury claim takes more than just a law degree. A good personal injury attorney should be skilled in negotiating with insurance companies and opposing counsel, preparing and arguing a case in court, and creating strong attorney-client relationships. Building these strengths takes dedication and time.

Your attorney should also be someone you’re comfortable enough with to share embarrassing or upsetting conversations. They should also be able to put you at ease and feel confident in pursuing your case. The right lawyer for you will explain things in a way you can understand so you feel well-informed to make the best choices for yourself.

We’ll fight the insurance company to get you maximum compensation

Insurance adjusters want to offer you as little as possible so they can keep as much of their profits as they can. This means they may make lowball offers or delay reviewing your claim, knowing you are anxious to get a settlement so you can pay your bills. Our attorneys won’t let them take advantage of you, negotiating fiercely to get you the maximum compensation possible for your claim. 

Who’s liable for my injury?

Many parties could be liable for hurting you. For example, in a car crash, you may think it’s the fault of the other driver. However, there could have been other motorists involved, or the vehicle manufacturer is to blame. No matter how complex your case is, a Smyrna personal injury attorney at Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers will determine who is at fault and hold them accountable for your losses. 

How our injury attorneys prove liability

To establish liability, your attorney must prove the other party was negligent. To do this, your attorney will rely on robust evidence gathered from many sources, including:

  • Police reports
  • Medical records and receipts
  • Property repair or replacement estimates and costs
  • Photos and videos of your injuries
  • Pictures and camera footage of the area and the event
  • Witness statements
  • Testimony from experts

Our Smyrna personal injury attorneys organize and present your evidence during insurance negotiations or a trial to demonstrate that you deserve compensation. 

What’s the personal injury lawsuit process in Smyrna?

The first step will usually involve attempting to settle with the liable party’s insurance company. If they do not meet our demands, your attorney may advise you to file a lawsuit against those at fault. This involves three phases: pleadings, discovery, and trial.

Pleadings involve filing the legal action with the court and notifying the defendant with a specific response timeline. During discovery, each side shares the evidence they have and conducts depositions. Each side presents information at trial to persuade the judge and jury they deserve to win. At any point during this process, the parties may come to an out-of-court settlement and end the case.  

Why do I need to go to the doctor?

Going to the doctor after a personal injury protects your health and your claim. Many injuries are not obvious right away, and getting medically evaluated could identify a dangerous condition before it threatens your life. When you have a record of your injuries soon after the incident, you can demonstrate that the at-fault party is liable for your harm and should pay for your damages. 

Why should I hire Weir & Kestner?

Many people worry that their case isn’t important enough to take up an attorney’s time. Weir & Kestner are dedicated to helping people see how they deserve skilled legal representation, no matter the size of their case. We provide all the services you’d expect at a large firm, coupled with the personalized experience of hometown Smyrna attorneys. 

Our Smyrna personal injury lawyers are here to help

Suffering a personal injury is upsetting and can be overwhelming. You don’t need more trouble and worry when trying to get better. Instead, schedule a free consultation with an experienced Smyrna, TN, personal injury lawyer from Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers. 

Call us at (615) 220-4180 or use our online form today.

Directions to Our Office

From the North (La Vergne):
  • Take Old Nashville Hwy. out of La Vergne.
  • Turn right onto Chaney Blvd.
  • Turn right onto Sam Ridley Pkwy. W.
  • Turn left onto Stonecrest Pkwy.
  • Turn left onto Cedar Grove Rd.
  • Our office will be on the right, Suite 130.
From the West (Nolensville):
  • Take Rocky Fork Rd. out of Nolensville.
  • Continue onto Rock Springs Rd.
  • Turn left onto Cedar Grove Rd.
  • Our office will be on the left, Suite 130.
From the South (Murfreesboro):
  • Take S Church St. from downtown Murfreesboro.
  • Turn right onto the ramp to Nashville.
  • Merge onto I-24 W.
  • Take exit 66 for TN-266 E toward Smyrna.
  • Merge onto TN-266 N/Sam Ridley Pkwy W.
  • Turn right onto Stonecrest Pkwy.
  • Turn left onto Cedar Grove Rd.
  • Our office will be on the right, Suite 130.
From the East (Waterhill):
  • Take TN-266 S/W Jefferson Pike from Waterhill.
  • Turn right onto Sam Ridley Pkwy E.
  • Turn left onto Needham Dr.
  • Turn right onto Rock Springs Rd.
  • Turn right onto Cedar Grove Rd.
  • Our office will be on the left, Suite 130.


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