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Hit-and-Run Accidents

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When there’s a car accident in Tennessee, all parties are required by state law to stay on the scene until things get sorted out. But what happens if a driver causes an accident, then drives away? Hit-and-run accidents can be very complicated. That’s why you need an experienced lawyer who can guide you through the legal process.

For more than 20 years, The Law Office of Eric Beasley has been fighting for the injured and helping them recover the financial compensation they need and deserve. Attorney Eric Beasley has helped thousands of clients and continues to receive referrals from them. He has earned a reputation as a hard-working attorney who knows how to handle tough cases.

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    Fighting for the best possible outcome

    Why do drivers leave the scene of an accident? Most often, it’s because they don’t want to get in trouble. They may have been driving without a license or insurance. They have been driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Or they were doing something else illegal, such as transporting illegal drugs.

    You were hurt in a hit-and-run accident. Now what? There are steps you can take to protect your health and your rights. Call the police and get medical attention, even if you seem to feel OK. Take pictures of the accident scene and write down your account of what happened before you forget certain details. Then, call an experienced lawyer.

    An attorney can help you pursue every available option for recovering compensation. In some cases, those options are limited. Police may catch the driver who caused the accident, but the driver may not have insurance. You could still pursue a lawsuit, but the driver may not have enough assets to pay damages.

    You should be covered if you chose to get uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM) for your car insurance policy. But even your own insurance company may try to minimize your financial compensation. For example, they may question the extent of the injuries you suffered.

    Experience handling tough cases

    Attorney Beasley knows how to handle hit-and-run accident cases and will look at every possible avenue for recovering compensation. In certain cases, there may be the possibility of taking legal action against a third party whose negligence helped cause the accident. For example, there may have been a defective part on the car.

    If you were hurt in an accident caused by a hit-and-run driver, it’s important to get legal advice from a trusted attorney as soon as possible. You have one year from the date of your accident to take legal action against any negligent parties that are identified. Over time, evidence may be lost, and the memories of witnesses may fade.

    Learn more about how we can help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We can review the details of your accident, go over your legal options and answer any questions you have. You can expect honest answers from us about what to expect. If we take your case, you can expect hard work to get the best possible outcome.

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