Fatal Car Accidents
Experienced Nashville attorney determined to get justice
A car accident can leave people with serious injuries. Too often, those injuries are fatal. Family members are left in grief and may experience financial stress if their loved one was a provider. If you lost a loved one in an accident that was caused by a negligent driver, you have the right to seek financial compensation.
For more than 20 years, people in the Nashville area have trusted The Law Office of Eric Beasley to handle car accidents involving fatal injuries. Car accident attorney Eric Beasley knows the impact that losing a loved one have on families. That’s why he puts in the hard work needed to help families recover the compensation they deserve.
The aftermath of the death of someone close to you can be devastating. The lives of your family members are forever changed. If a negligent driver was responsible for the accident, your loss may seem even more senseless because it could have been prevented. You may want the negligent driver who caused the crash to be held accountable.
Ready to guide you through the legal process
A wrongful death claim is a type of personal injury lawsuit that can be brought on behalf of your loved one and is brought by either the court appointed “personal representative” or a close family member. Typically, representatives seek to recover damages on behalf of victims, their spouses and children.
The negligent driver in your loved one’s accident may have been speeding, operating recklessly, texting or driving drunk. Proving negligence in a wrongful death suit can be complicated. The driver may deny doing anything wrong and refuse to accept responsibility or what happened. That leaves you having to prove negligence.
Insurance companies aren’t your side. They know there’s a lot of money at stake and will try to pay you as little as possible. They may argue that your loved one was partially responsible or what happened. Or they may offer you a settlement – but it will fall far short of covering all the damages you suffered.
Attorney Eric Beasley knows how to build strong cases that insurance companies can’t ignore. Our legal team investigates your loved one’s crash to get the facts. We carefully review accident reports and medical records. We gather evidence and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
Helping your family recover financial compensation
Damages in a wrongful death claim are slightly different from those in a typical negligence action. They include the losses that the surviving family suffered as a result of the death. Often, these include funeral expenses, medical costs related to the treatment of your loved one prior to death, lost income provided by your loved one, and lost inheritance by the children.
Other damages you may be able to recover include mental anguish that your loved one suffered as a result of injury before death. In some cases, families can also seek punitive damages.
An action for wrongful death must be brought within one year from the date of the victim’s death. If a case is not filed within this time, it likely will not be heard by the court. That’s why it is important to get legal advice from a trusted attorney as soon as possible. Our firm keeps fighting for clients until we get the results they need, either through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.
Learn more about how we can help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.