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Nashville Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer

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One of the most common causes of car accidents is distracted driving. When a driver is not paying attention to the road, even for a few seconds, there is a greater risk of a collision that leaves people seriously injured.

This is why it’s critical that you have an experienced distracted driving accident attorney on your side, helping you every step of the way. The Law Office of Eric Beasley fights to hold negligent drivers accountable and recover compensation for victims hit by a distracted driver.

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    During more than 20 years of practice, Nashville car accident attorney Eric Beasley has earned a reputation as a hardworking lawyer clients can depend on to get results. He continues to get referrals from former clients, as well as other attorneys. He is very proud of the testimonials he has received from the people he has helped.

    What is distracted driving?

    Distracted driving is the term used to describe driving a motor vehicle while being focused on a different activity, often the use of a cell phone. Tennessee has made it a crime to text message while driving or stopped in traffic anywhere in the state. If a driver who engages in this behavior causes a car accident that harms someone else, therefore, he or she may be held liable for those actions. Still, many drivers continue to text and drive.

    Distracted driving plays a role in more than 20,000 Tennessee crashes every year. - NHTSAOther examples of activities that can distract drivers include talking to passengers, setting a GPS, adjusting dashboard controls and eating or drinking. Some drivers think that taking their eyes off the road for a few seconds isn’t a big deal. But during those few seconds, a car in front could stop suddenly or another car could change lanes – and the driver won’t be able to react in time to prevent a crash

    Car accidents caused by distracted driving

    Drivers not paying attention while driving cause a wide range of accidents. Examples of accidents caused by distracted drivers include:

    • Head-on collisions at intersections or on rural roads caused by drivers not paying attention.
    • Rear-end accidents caused by drivers on their phone.
    • Construction zone accidents involving distracted drivers.

    How to prove distracted driving

    You know that the driver who caused your distracted driving accident wasn’t paying attention. So how do you prove it? The same way you prove who was at fault in most car accidents – with solid evidence.

    Such evidence can cover a wide range, from a statement by an eyewitness to a traffic camera footage showing what the driver did at the time of your crash. If the driver was talking on a cellphone or texting at the time of the accident, cellphone records can prove that the driver was distracted and not paying attention.

    Details matter. That’s why it’s critical that you have an experienced distracted driving accident attorney who knows Nashville and understands how the legal system works in Tennessee on your side.

    Tennessee distracted driving law

    Most of the laws involving distracted driving in Tennessee involve texting while driving. But just because there isn’t a law banning other forms of distracted driving that doesn’t mean that drivers should engage in such activities at the wheel.

    For example, it’s not specifically against the law in Tennessee to look at or operate a GPS while driving. But when drivers do so, they put themselves and everyone else on the road at risk. The same goes for eating while driving. There’s no law banning eating while driving in Tennessee. But drivers have a responsibility to keep their vehicle under control at all times. And if you have been hit by a distracted driver, that driver should be held responsible.

    A record of getting results

    Unfortunately, distracted driving accounts for numerous crashes that otherwise might have been avoided. People suffer serious injuries and face rising medical expenses and financial stress. Victims of distracted driving deserving to be appropriately compensated for the damages they have suffered.

    Recovering compensation can be complicated. Negligent drivers often deny doing anything wrong and won’t accept responsibility for the crash. Proving distracted driving can be difficult. Don’t depend on insurance companies to do what’s right – they are mainly interested in protecting their profits by paying you as little as possible.

    Attorney Beasley knows the tactics that insurance companies use. They will try to minimize your injuries or argue that they were pre-existing. They will argue that the accident was partially your fault. Sometimes, they’ll offer you a settlement that falls far short of covering the damages you have suffered.

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    That’s not good enough. Attorney Beasley knows how build strong cases that prove a driver was distracted. Our legal team investigates your crash to get the facts. We review accident reports, seek access to cell phone records, check for video from traffic cameras and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.

    Nashville distracted driving accident attorney Eric Beasley doesn’t let up until there is a resolution of your case that meets your needs, either through a negotiated settlement or jury verdict. He never loses sight of what you’ve been through and fights to help you recover compensation.

    If you were hurt in a distracted driving accident in Nashville, learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.

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