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Nashville Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Experienced Nashville attorney who can help if you’re hit by a car

People can be seen out walking every day in Nashville and surrounding cities and towns. They are walking the dog, going to the store or are simply out for a stroll. We don’t think about getting into a pedestrian accident when we’re walking, but it only takes one negligent driver to cause a car accident that leaves people badly hurt.

For more than 20 years, Nashville pedestrian accident attorney Eric Beasley has been helping people injured in pedestrian accidents recover the financial compensation they deserve.

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    In one case, attorney Eric Beasley obtained a $2.5 million wrongful death recovery (above state tort law limits) for the family of a pedestrian who was hit by an impaired driver.

    He has earned a reputation for giving honest answers and putting in hard work to build strong cases that get results. That’s why former clients continue to recommend The Law Office of Eric Beasley to family and friends.

    Common causes of pedestrian accidents

    Whether you were hit by a car in a crosswalk or while walking alongside a street, your accident likely occurred because the driver was behaving in a reckless or negligent manner. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

    • Speeding drivers who don’t have time to slow down and avoid hitting a pedestrian.
    • Aggressive drivers who don’t share the road with pedestrians.
    • Failure to yield to pedestrians, especially people walking in a crosswalk.
    • Distracted drivers, including texting drivers, who hit a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
    • Drunk drivers or drivers under the influence of drugs.

    Is this how your pedestrian accident happened? Or are you dealing with a different situation? If you were hit by a car while crossing the street, walking alongside a road or another scenario, make sure you know your rights. Make sure you talk to an experienced Nashville pedestrian accident attorney who knows how to hold reckless drivers accountable for their actions.

    Fighting for the injured

    More than 100 pedestrians are killed in Tennessee crashes every year. - TN Dept. Of Safety and Homeland SecurityPedestrians often suffer very serious injuries in these types of accidents, because they have no protection. They can suffer broken bones and injuries to the head, neck or back. Recovering from these injuries may take months or even years. Some people are left with a permanent disability and are never the same.

    An injured pedestrian may need surgery, a long hospital stay, medication, extensive physical therapy and home health care. Medical expenses can add up fast and become overwhelming. Many families experience financial stress, especially if an injured victim is unable to return to work because of their injuries.

    Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys who hold drivers accountable

    If a car or other vehicle hits a pedestrian, it may seem like a straightforward case. The pedestrian files a claim with the driver’s insurance company then all medical expenses are paid, and appropriate compensation is provided. It is usually much more complicated than that.

    Insurance companies are supposed to help but they are always concerned about profits. So, they will try to pay you as little as possible. One way they’ll try to do this is to argue that your injuries aren’t that bad. Or they may argue that one or more of your injuries were pre-existing. They may even say that you were partially to blame for what happened.

    Our skilled legal team knows how to deal with insurance companies and can demand the maximum financial compensation you deserve for your pedestrian accident claim or lawsuit. We know how the legal system works in Davidson County and other communities near Nashville. That’s because we have decades of experience fighting for injured pedestrians.

    Building strong cases that get results

    Another common tactic is to offer a settlement. If you’ve been hit by a car, the insurance company may contact you soon after with a settlement offer. They may say that it’s the best that they can do but will promise quick payment. As medical expenses start to pile up, it may seem tempting to accept their offer, but the offer will fall far short of covering the damages you have suffered.

    We think you should get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. That’s why our legal team investigates pedestrian accidents to get the facts. We carefully review accident reports, medical records and other documentation. We gather evidence and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts.

    Nashville pedestrian accident attorney Eric Beasley puts in the hard work needed to build a strong case that proves a negligent driver was responsible for causing the accident. Then he fights to resolve your case in a way that meets your needs, whether that’s through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.

    If you were hurt in a Nashville pedestrian accident, learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.

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