Nashville Car Accident Lawyer Ready To Fight For You
The attorney you need for the compensation you deserve
Car accidents happen every day somewhere in or near Nashville – on I-40, on Jefferson Street, on side streets throughout the county. People’s lives can change in seconds. They suffer serious injuries and often face financial stress. The Law Office of Eric Beasley fights for the rights of the injured and helps them recover the financial compensation they deserve.
Attorney Eric Beasley has been representing people in the Nashville area for more than 20 years. He’s earned a reputation as a straight talker who is not afraid of tough cases and puts in the hard work needed to get results. It’s why he continues to receive so many referrals from former clients and his fellow attorneys.
Car accidents are usually caused by another driver’s negligence. A driver was speeding or texting while driving. A driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A driver was operating recklessly or failed to check for oncoming traffic before making a turn. Then there’s a collision that leaves people hurt.
Recovering financial compensation after a car accident can be difficult because negligent drivers often deny doing anything wrong. They may even try to pin the blame on you. That’s fine with insurance companies, because they look for reasons to pay you as little as possible. They may even offer you a settlement that falls far short of the damages you suffered.
That’s why you need an experienced car accident attorney to fight for you. Attorney Eric Beasley knows the games that insurance companies play and doesn’t put up with them. He investigates your accident to get the facts. Then he builds strong cases and puts the pressure on until you get a settlement or verdict that meets your needs.
Can I sue after a car accident?
If another driver’s negligence caused the accident that left you injured, you have the right to take legal action. You must show that the other driver’s careless conduct caused the damages that you suffered. This requires demonstrating that the accident would not have happened if the other driver had met his or her duty of care.
"I would recommend Eric Beasley to anyone who has been in a car accident. He is professional, thorough and honest. He’s also just a really nice guy! Eric took care of my daughter and I after a pretty scary accident. He listened to all of our concerns and explained every step of the legal process with great detail, making sure we understood everything that was happening every step of the way until we got our settlement! He always either answers his phone or responds to voice messages and texts in a timely manner. I’m grateful to my friend for recommending Eric!" - Jayne N.
What is duty of care? All drivers are required to drive responsibly, for example by following the legal speed limits and other rules of the road. A negligent driver may breach this duty of care when he or she fails to yield the right of way, texts while operating a vehicle, or engages in other conduct that poses a foreseeable risk of harm to others.
What kind of damages can I get after a car accident?
Depending on your situation, you can seek compensation for different types of damages. Economic damages are those that can be measured by specific dollar amounts. Examples include current and future medical costs, lost wages if you were out of work, and property damage, such as vehicle repairs.
Non-economic damages are losses you’ve suffered that are harder to measure in terms of dollars. Examples include pain and suffering, as well as loss of consortium, loss of ability to enjoy life, permanent impairment and permanent disfigurement. One of the first things Attorney Beasley does for clients is determine the total damages they have suffered.
Do I need a lawyer after a car accident?
You are not required to have a lawyer after a car accident, but it’s in your best interests. Insurance companies will use a wide range of tactics to try to minimize your injuries and pay you as little as possible. An experienced lawyer knows how to fight back against these tactics to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve for the injuries you have suffered.
Our firm can act quickly to investigate your crash, gather evidence and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists. Attorney Beasley determines the damages you have suffered and builds strong cases that insurance companies can’t simply ignore. Then, he fights for the compensation you deserve.
How much time do I have to file a car accident lawsuit in Tennessee?
Under Tennessee law, the statute of limitations for negligence claims is one year from the date of the accident. This means that you must take legal action against the negligent driver within one year of the date of your car crash. If you don’t meet this limit, a court may refuse to hear your case.
It sounds like plenty of time but investigating your car accident can take weeks or even longer. If you wait too long, evidence may be lost or destroyed. Witnesses might be harder to track down and their memories of what happened can fade. That’s why it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible after you’ve been involved in a crash.
What should I do if I’ve been in a car accident?
First, try to stay to calm. Then – if you are able – there are certain steps you can take to protect your health and your rights.
- Call the police or ask someone else to call them.
- Gather the names and contact information of the other driver and any witnesses. Don’t talk about the crash or who was at fault.
- Write down the make, model and license plate of the other vehicle.
- Take pictures of the accident scene, including vehicle damage, nearby landmarks and visible injuries.
- Get an exam from a medical professional as soon as you can, even if you feel OK.
- Report the accident to your insurance company, but don’t answer questions or give a statement.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Nashville, we’re ready to meet with you. We can review the details of your accident, go over your legal options and answer your questions. If we take your case, we work on a contingency fee basis. That means you owe us nothing until we recover compensation for you.
Learn more about how The Law Office of Eric Beasley can help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.