Common Injuries in Car Accidents
Car accidents occur frequently throughout Tennessee, and while some accidents only cause slight property damage, many cause bodily injuries and even death. Regardless of whether a car accident causes minor injuries or serious harm, car accident victims and their families may have the right to compensation from the party responsible for the crash. Eric Beasley is a dedicated Nashville car accident lawyer with the skills and experience needed to help you pursue damages if you sustained injuries in a collision. Mr. Beasley advocates tirelessly on behalf of his clients, and he regularly represents accident victims throughout Middle Tennessee.Common Injuries in Car Accidents
Car accidents can cause a wide array of injuries, but some injuries occur more commonly than others. For example, the force of impact in car accidents often causes cervical strain and back injuries. Back and neck injuries are usually treated with physical and occupational therapy and corticosteroid injections. Additionally, many people involved in car accidents strike their heads against a portion of the car, which can cause concussions and other traumatic brain injuries such as subdural hematomas and hemorrhages. Brain injuries can be difficult to treat, and in many instances, require emergency surgeries, followed by therapy. Many people involved in car accidents also sustain fractures and torn tendons and ligaments. Further, car accidents not only cause physical harm, but they also frequently cause psychological harm as well, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. A seasoned car accident attorney can determine the extent to which you may be able to recover damages for your harm.Compensation for Common Injuries Sustained in Car Accidents
People injured in car accidents often seek damages from the party that caused the accident in a civil lawsuit. While car accidents may be caused by dangerous roads or defective vehicles, in most cases, they are caused by negligent driving. As such, most lawsuits arising out of car accidents assert a negligence claim against a driver involved in the accident. In Tennessee, a plaintiff alleging negligence must show that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty to act with reasonable care under the circumstances, but that the defendant’s actions or failure to act constituted a breach of the duty. Examples of behavior that can constitute a breach of duty are speeding, driving while distracted, and following too closely behind a vehicle and striking it from behind. The plaintiff must also establish that the breach caused the plaintiff to sustain measurable damages. While the defendant’s actions do not have to be the sole factor that brought about the accident, they must be a substantial factor that contributed to the accident. Additionally, the plaintiff must show that he or she would not have been injured absent the breach.
A plaintiff who successfully demonstrates that a defendant is liable for injuries sustained in a car accident may recover the cost of any medical treatment they needed for their injuries, including hospitalization, surgery, therapy, and out of pocket expenses. If the plaintiff could not work due to their injuries, they may also be awarded damages for lost wages. Additionally, a substantial portion of a plaintiff’s damages award typically compensates the plaintiff for the pain and suffering caused by their injuries. If the plaintiff was married when the accident occurred, their spouse may be able to recover damages as well.Car Accident Lawyer for Nashville Area Residents
Vehicle collisions can cause substantial injuries that permanently impair a person’s health. If you suffered one of the more common injuries in a car accident, it is advisable to speak with an attorney regarding your options for pursuing damages. Eric Beasley is a knowledgeable car accident attorney who can review your case and help you understand your legal rights. Mr. Beasley’s office is located in Goodlettsville, and he frequently assists people in Nashville as well as in Hendersonville, Goodlettsville, Lebanon, and Murfreesboro. Mr. Beasley also represents people in cities in Davidson, Sumner, Rutherford, Williamson, Wilson, and Robertson Counties, and throughout Middle Tennessee. You can reach Mr. Beasley via the form online or by calling (800) 431-2768 to set up a conference.