Eric Beasley provides legal guidance and representation to accident victims in Nashville and throughout Middle Tennessee. As a personal injury attorney, Mr. Beasley primarily focuses his practice on lawsuits arising from motor vehicle collisions, including car and truck accidents, as well as premises liability claims and other matters. Bringing 20 years of experience to his client advocacy, he exclusively represents injured individuals and never advocates on behalf of insurance companies. As a Nashville car accident lawyer, he can use his extensive knowledge and resources to assert your rights and pursue the compensation that you deserve.
Careless or reckless behavior behind the wheel causes serious and fatal crashes every day in Tennessee. If you have been injured in a crash in which someone else was at fault, a car accident attorney in the Nashville area can help you pursue damages related to the accident through a negligence claim. In general, this requires proving that the defendant (usually another driver) owed you a duty of care. There also must have been a breach of this duty that caused the crash, and you must have suffered quantifiable damages.
All drivers have a responsibility to drive safely, stay alert, and obey the rules of the road. A victim of a motor vehicle accident in Hendersonville, Goodlettsville, or elsewhere in the Nashville region would need to prove that the defendant did something that fell short of this standard and that the crash would not have happened if they had used the proper care. It also must have been a foreseeable event under the circumstances.
Many forms of compensation may be available in car accident cases. They include reimbursement for economic costs, such as lost income and past, present, and future medical bills, as well as compensation for non-economic forms of harm like pain and suffering and lost enjoyment of life. In some situations, the defendant or their insurer may argue that the injured person bore some fault for the accident. This can make the case more complicated, but an experienced Nashville car accident attorney like Eric Beasley will know how to protect your rights against these allegations. Tennessee applies a modified comparative fault rule. Under this standard, damages may be reduced according to the victim’s percentage of fault, but they will not be eliminated as long as the victim was not 50 percent or more responsible for the accident.Distracted Driving Accidents
Cell phones and other forms of modern technology create endless opportunities for distractions behind the wheel. The time that it takes to read or send a text message can take a driver’s attention away from the road long enough to cause a devastating crash, especially when they are traveling at highway speeds. Some drivers also succumb to non-technological distractions, such as eating or drinking. If you can show that the driver who hit you was distracted, this likely will be strong evidence of their liability, since a reasonable person would stay focused behind the wheel. A car accident lawyer in the Nashville area can help you gather evidence such as cell phone records to prove this type of claim.Drunk Driving Accidents
As in other states, getting behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a crime in Tennessee. However, many people continue to make this inexcusable decision, putting others around them at serious risk. A driver who has been convicted of a DUI almost certainly can be held liable for injuries arising from the related accident, and a victim may have a strong case even if the defendant was not convicted. This is because the standard of proof in a civil personal injury case is much more lenient than the standard in a criminal prosecution. Some drunk drivers unfortunately lack the proper insurance to compensate a victim, but Eric Beasley can help you bring a claim under your own uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage if you have it.Fatal Car Accidents
When a victim loses their life in a tragic crash, their grieving family can take legal action through a wrongful death claim. These lawsuits are brought by a family member of the victim or by the victim’s personal representative, who is appointed by the court. These claims are similar to personal injury claims in terms of the elements that must be proved, but the damages are somewhat different. Often, family members can recover damages for medical and burial costs, the victim’s lost income, and the victim’s suffering before their death, as well as the family’s loss of the victim’s companionship and support. Like other personal injury cases, a claim based on a fatal car accident has a strict statute of limitations. The family and their Nashville car accident lawyer must bring the case within one year from the victim’s death, so it is important to act promptly.Truck Accidents
Eric Beasley also handles claims arising from serious collisions involving big rigs, tractor-trailers, and other commercial vehicles. In many cases, a victim can hold not only the truck driver but also the trucking company liable for their injuries. A trucking company can be vicariously liable for the careless actions of a driver if those actions occurred while the driver was on the job, such as if they were transporting cargo for the employer. In some cases, a trucking company also can be held directly liable for a truck accident if it failed to properly supervise the driver or if it failed to properly vet the driver before hiring them. Many federal and state regulations govern the trucking industry, which makes it critical to retain an experienced attorney like Eric Beasley who understands the nuances of these rules.Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle riders are a frequent sight in Nashville, Goodlettsville, Hendersonville, and other areas of Middle Tennessee. Unfortunately, drivers often fail to notice these vehicles or act aggressively in their vicinity because of a bias toward motorcyclists. Motorcycle accidents can result in especially serious injuries because the motorcycle does not protect the rider from the impact of a car, as cars and trucks protect their passengers. Common injuries in these accidents include road rash, broken bones, burns, and amputations. The costs thus can be substantial and often extend far into the future or for the rest of a victim’s life. As a knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorney, Eric Beasley can assess the full scope of your injuries and losses and gather testimony and other evidence to support your damages.Premises Liability
Victims of slip and fall accidents in Tennessee can bring a premises liability claim against a negligent property owner. Under Tennessee law, property owners have an affirmative duty to people who are lawfully on their property to maintain their premises and repair hazards of which they should know. To hold a property owner liable for damages, the victim would need to prove that the defendant knew or should have known of the dangerous condition, but the defendant failed to take appropriate measures to fix or warn of the condition. Eric Beasley can help you establish that a defendant had notice of a hazard and fight back against arguments that the condition was open or obvious, among other defenses.Contact an Experienced Car Accident Attorney in the Nashville Area
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car crash or another accident in Middle Tennessee, enlisting a knowledgeable lawyer can make a critical difference. Eric Beasley can guide you through the process of understanding your rights and seeking compensation for your harm. He frequently lectures for the Tennessee Continuing Legal Education program on the topic of personal injury lawsuits. He also shares his extensive knowledge of the law by publishing related articles in nationwide CLE manuals. Eric Beasley has assisted thousands of injured people in Nashville, Goodlettsville, Hendersonville, Lebanon, Murfreesboro, and other communities throughout Davidson, Robertson, Sumner, Wilson, Rutherford, and Williamson Counties. For a free consultation, call us at (615) 859-2223 or contact us online.
Throughout the years, our office has been proud to accept hundreds of referral cases from attorneys throughout Tennessee, as well as many cases from attorneys outside of the state. Our referral program has successfully generated hundreds of thousands of dollars for attorneys who refer cases to our office.
As every case is quite different, we encourage attorneys to contact our office to discuss their personal injury cases and see what we can do to help them. From taking on the case at the beginning of the claim, to taking over at the litigation stage, we are here to help generate a successful recovery for all.
If you are an attorney seeking assistance with your referral case, please contact our office, and we will be happy to discuss with you our fee split/referral options.
Eric Beasley has helped thousands of injury clients throughout middle Tennessee. He has never represented insurance companies.
Eric is asked to share his expertise with other attorneys throughout the state of Tennessee. He is frequently asked to discuss the topics of automobile accidents and personal injury litigation for state mandated attorney continuing legal education seminars.
Eric Beasley is a native Tennessean. He started his education at Goodlettsville Elementary in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, and graduated from Beech High School in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Eric earned his Bachelor of Science from University of Houston, and his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law, where he represented his law school on three of its four American Bar Association national litigation teams.
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