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Drunk Driving Accidents

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Drunk driving is extremely dangerous behavior. Unfortunately, people still get behind the wheel after having too much to drink and cause car accidents that leave others seriously injured. Drunk drivers need to be held accountable but recovering financial compensation can be a complicated process.

The Law Office of Eric Beasley can help. Attorney Eric Beasley has been fighting for the injured in the Nashville area for more than 20 years. He’s not afraid of tough cases and puts the in hard work needed to get results. That’s just one reason he continues to get referrals from former clients and other attorneys.

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    Fighting for the rights of the injured since 2001

    In Tennessee, as in other states, it’s against the law to drive under the influence of alcohol. Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher may result in criminal charges. Despite the law, there are still people who drive while impaired and put others at unnecessary risk of harm.

    Drunk drivers often demonstrate distracted or reckless behaviors, such as driving well over the speed limit or disregarding traffic signals. Alcohol can affect a driver’s judgement and slow reaction time. If a drunk driver causes a car accident, and another person is harmed, the driver may be considered negligent and liable for damages.

    People injured in drunk driving accidents can suffer serious injuries to the neck or back, broken bones, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury. They may need surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy and home health care. Recovery may take months or longer. Some people are left with a permanent disability.

    Medical expenses can add up fast and victims may experience financial stress, especially if they are unable to work. Recovering financial compensation can be difficult. Negligent drivers may challenge blood alcohol tests and deny responsibility. They may argue that you were partially to blame for the accident.

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    That’s why you need an experienced attorney who knows how to build strong cases. Our legal team gets right to work and investigates your crash. We gather evidence, review accident reports and medical records and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.

    Our attorneys also determine the total damages you have suffered and demand compensation. Lost wages, medical expenses, and damage to a vehicle are examples of economic damages. Pain and suffering, loss of ability to enjoy life, and loss of consortium are types of non-economic damages. Punitive damages may also be available in drunk driving cases.

    Attorney Beasley knows how a drunk driving accident can impact your life and never loses sight of the damages you’ve suffered. He puts in the hard work needed to build a convincing case and won’t quit until you get the results you need, either through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.

    If you’ve been hurt in an accident caused by a drunk driver, don’t delay. Under Tennessee law, you have one year from the date of your accident to take legal action, and it can take time to gather evidence and build a strong case. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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