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Speeding Accident Attorneys

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Too many drivers ignore speed limits and drive much too fast, creating a dangerous situation on the road. The result is often a crash that can leave people with serious injuries. If you were hurt in a car accident caused by a speeding driver, you deserve financial compensation, but the process of recovering compensation can be complicated.

The Law Office of Eric Beasley has been fighting for the injured in the Nashville area for more than 20 years. Former clients and fellow attorneys continue to refer car accident attorney Eric Beasley to others because of his straight talk and hard work that gets results. He has also been asked to speak about to other lawyers about his work in continuing education classes.

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    How common are speeding car accidents?

    Accidents caused by speeding drivers have become increasingly common in recent years in Tennessee and across the country. On average, more than 15 percent of car accident fatalities each year in Tennessee occur due to speeding drivers. And that number only seems to be getting higher.

    Speeding often results in serious or fatal accidents because the force of speeding vehicles is much greater when they crash into another car. Drivers also have less time to react because the speeding driver is going so fast, especially in cases involving high-speed highway car accidents.

    How do you prove the at-fault driver was speeding?

    Accidents caused by speeding drivers might seem straightforward. The other driver was going too fast and crashed into your car. Sounds simple, right? Don’t be so sure. In many cases, speeding accidents turn out to be complicated legal cases.

    Often, the at-fault driver will deny they were speeding when they caused your car accident. That’s why you need a speeding accident lawyer on your side who can investigate your crash and gather evidence in support of your injury claim. Such evidence can cover a wide range, including:

    • Skid marks on the road (the length of the skid marks can indicate how fast the vehicle was traveling)
    • Severity of the damage to your vehicle (high-speed accidents often result in more severe damage)
    • Traffic camera footage or dash-cam footage of your accident
    • Statements from eyewitnesses who saw your crash and saw how fast the other driver was going when it happened.

    Your attorney needs to act fast to gather all this evidence before it gets lost or destroyed. That’s why it’s important to call our law firm as soon as possible. That way, we can get right to work on your speeding accident claim or lawsuit.

    Holding negligent drivers accountable

    Tennessee has laws regarding the speed limits all drivers must follow on public roads. Drivers on state highways or roads must not exceed 65 mph unless they are on a four-lane highway, in which case they must not drive over 70 mph. The law also states that municipalities and counties can set speed limits on certain streets and roads within their jurisdiction, but any speed limit posted cannot exceed 55 mph.

    Speed limits are imposed for the safety of everyone on the road, and all drivers are required to travel at speeds at or below the posted limit. Drivers throughout Tennessee frequently choose to ignore speed limits, however, which often leads to accidents. Accidents brought about by excessive speed can result in devastating injuries or even death.

    An injury from a speeding accident can impact your life significantly. You may need surgery, hospitalization, medication and physical therapy. You may not be able to work or take part in your usual activities. Your family can experience financial stress as medical expenses add up and there is less income coming in.

    Negligent drivers often deny they were speeding or will try to put at least some of the blame on you. Insurance companies will try many tactics to pay you as little as possible. They may minimize your injuries or argue that they were pre-existing. They may offer you a settlement that falls far short of covering the damages you suffered.

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    That’s why you need an experienced lawyer who knows what it takes to build a winning case. Our legal team investigates your crash to get the facts about what happened. We carefully review accident reports and medical records, gather evidence and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.

    If you sustained injuries due to a speeding accident, you may be able to recover the cost of any medical treatment you underwent for your injuries, as well as damages for your loss of future earnings. You may also be awarded compensation for the pain and suffering you endured due to the accident.

    Attorney Beasley never loses sight of the impact that injuries have had on your life. That’s why he puts in the hard work needed to get results. He is determined to help resolve your case in a way that meets your needs, either through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.

    Learn more about how our firm can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with a Nashville speeding accident lawyer who can act fast to protect your rights. Call attorney Eric Beasley right now.

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