Nashville Intersection Accident Lawyer
Experienced car accident attorney who won’t back down
Intersections in Nashville and other cities in Middle Tennessee get lots of traffic. Every day at all hours, there are cars traveling in different directions through the same intersection. It only takes one negligent driver to cause a car accident that leaves people seriously hurt.
Sometimes, intersection accidents involve a driver failing to yield when turning left or right at an intersection. Another common intersection accident involves being rear-ended at the intersection by another driver. Holding that driver accountable can be a difficult process. Fortunately, we can help.
The Law Office of Eric Beasley has been fighting for the injured in the Nashville area for more than 20 years. Car accident attorney Eric Beasley has helped thousands of clients get the financial compensation they need and deserve after being injured by another’s negligence. It’s why he continues to receive referrals from former clients and other lawyers. They know he’s the right Nashville intersection accident attorney to handle your injury claim or lawsuit.
Common causes of intersection accidents
Intersection accidents usually happen because one driver was doing something they should not have been doing at the intersection. Examples of such reckless or negligent driving including:
- Turning without looking to see if there’s another driver or pedestrian or cyclist.
- Running a red light or failing to stop at a stop sign.
- Speeding through an intersection.
- Texting while driving or other forms of distracted driving.
- Drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs.
- Falling asleep at the wheel and driving through an intersection without stopping.
No matter how your car accident happened, make sure you know your rights. Make sure you talk to an intersection accident lawyer right away.
Who is at fault in a left turn accident?
Many intersection accidents involve one driver turning left and crashing into another vehicle. Sometimes, the other vehicle is coming in the opposite direction, resulting in a head-on collision or T-bone accident. Other times, the driver turning left might crash into the side of a car driving through the intersection. So who’s at fault?
In large part, it depends on who has the right of way. If a driver is turning left and crashes into an oncoming vehicle, the driver turning left is often the one at fault – unless the driving turning left has a green turn signal and the oncoming driver has a red light.
In the case of a driver turning left and crashing in the side of a vehicle going through the intersection, it all depends on who has the right of way. Did someone run a red light or break another traffic law? All of these things can and should be investigated when determining fault.
Who is at fault in a car accident turning right?
Intersection accidents involving a driver turning right happen less often than left-hand turn intersection accidents. But when they do, determining who was at fault in a right-turn intersection accident can be complicated.
Here again, the key to determining fault depends on who had the right of way. In Tennessee, it is legal to turn right on red, unless there’s a sign that states “no turn on red” at the intersection. But even if it’s legal to turn right on red at an intersection, the driver needs to come to a complete stop first. They can’t just roll through the intersection. They also have to yield to cross traffic; a car with a green light generally has the right of way over someone going right on red.
Determining fault in this scenario can be highly contentious and depend on precise timing, so you need an attorney to get to the bottom of it.
Rear-ended at an intersection? Who’s at fault?
One of the most common intersection accidents involves one car rear-ending another vehicle. When this happens, who is at fault?
Usually, it’s fairly straightforward. In most cases, the driver who crashed into the car in front is at fault. Drivers need to be aware of other vehicles on the road. And that includes avoiding crashing into the car in front.
But some rear-end intersection accidents are more complicated. What if the driver in front slammed on the brakes at a green light? What if their brake lights were broken? There are many examples of rear-end intersection accidents in which the driver in front is at fault. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced attorney investigate your crash as soon as possible.
Our firm helps clients get justice
An intersection accident can happen very easily if a driver is being negligent. Most intersections have at least two roads with two lanes of traffic. Cars approaching the intersection can travel straight through, turn left or turn right. There are traffic signs and traffic signals.
A negligent driver may ignore those signs and signals. Others speed through the intersection, make sudden turns or move forward despite having an obstructed view. There are other drivers who text or talk on the phone. Some are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. What happens next is an accident that leaves people hurt.
An intersection accident can impact people’s lives in many ways. Victims may suffer injuries that require surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy and multiple follow-up appointments. They may be unable to work, resulting less income coming in and creating financial stress for the entire family.
If you were hurt in an accident caused by negligence, you deserve financial compensation. But it can be complicated. Negligent drivers often deny doing anything wrong and refuse to accept responsibility for what happened. That leaves you in the position of having to prove they were negligent.
Don’t expect the insurance company to help. Their interest is in paying you as little as possible. There are different tactics they use to try to do that. For example, they may minimize your injuries and argue they weren’t as bad as they seem. They may say your injuries were pre-existing. Or they will offer you a settlement that falls far short of covering the damages you suffered.
Putting in the hard work that gets results
Nashville intersection accident attorney Eric Beasley doesn’t think that’s good enough. That’s why he builds strong cases that insurance companies must take seriously. Our legal team investigates to get the facts. We review accident reports and medical records. We gather evidence and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
You can expect attorney Beasley to put in the hard work needed to get a resolution of your case that meets your needs. He never forgets how you were impacted by what happened, and is determined to help you get results, either through a negotiated settlement or jury verdict.
If you’ve been hurt in an intersection accident in Nashville, we want to talk with you. Learn more about how we can help by contacting us to schedule a free consultation. Having an experienced Nashville intersection accident lawyer on your side can make a big difference in the outcome of your legal case.