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Distracted Driving Accidents

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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. The Law Office of Eric Beasley fights to hold negligent drivers accountable and recover compensation for victims.

During more than 20 years of practice, 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.

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    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.

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    Other 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.

    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.

    Attorney 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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