What Damages Can I Recover In My Car Accident Case?
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Car accidents are common in the Nashville area, and victims suffer a wide range of damages as a result. But recovering financial compensation for those damages can be complicated. Negligent parties deny responsibility and insurance companies try to pay you as little as possible. That’s why you need an experienced car accident lawyer on your side.
For more than 20 years, The Law Office of Eric Beasley has been fighting for the injured and helping them recover the compensation they need and deserve. It’s one reason why he continues to get referrals from former clients and other attorneys. They know the people our firm represents will get straight talk, hard work and real results.
While many car accidents are low impact and cause only minor damage, others can result in significant and permanent injuries. Uncontrollable factors, such as inclement weather or animals that run onto a road, cause some car accidents.
Others are due to negligence. Examples of negligence in a car accident include reckless driving, speeding, falling asleep behind the wheel, texting or talking on a cell phone and drugged or drunk driving. People who suffer damages in a car accident can pursue claims against the responsible party.
Types of damages
Car accidents generally cause some degree of property damage. When repair costs exceed the value of the car, the insurance company may deem the car to be a total loss.
Besides property damage, many car accidents also result in significant bodily harm. For example, people can experience traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions, hematomas, hemorrhages, and coup and contrecoup injuries, in a collision. These accidents can also result in back and neck injuries, including strains, sprains, ruptured disks, and compression fractures, as well as fractures, lacerations, contusions and abrasions.
The harm caused by car accidents often requires costly medical treatment, which may include hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitative therapy and prescription medication. Further medical treatment may be needed in the future. Many people are left with a permanent disability.
In addition to physical harm, these accidents often have a psychological toll with victims experiencing anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
In many cases, victims may face the loss of income because their injuries prevent them from working, either permanently or temporarily. Additionally, when a married person is injured in an accident, it can impair his or her relationship, in that it diminishes the services, comfort, and companionship the person can offer to his or her spouse.
A reputation for getting results
People who are injured in car accidents are often able to recover compensation for their damages in a civil lawsuit. Generally, a plaintiff seeking damages in a car accident case will need to prove that the party being sued was negligent.
Our firm knows how to build strong cases that insurance companies must take seriously. Our legal team carefully reviews accident reports, medical records and other documentation. We gather evidence, including photo and video evidence. We interview witnesses and if needed, consult accident reconstruction experts.
Attorney Eric Beasley never forgets the damages that clients have suffered in a car accident and how their life was impacted. He puts in the hard work required to help them get the results they need, whether that’s through a negotiated settlement or jury verdict.
If you were injured in a car accident Nashville, don’t delay. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.