Davidson County Car Accidents
Davidson County is the second most populated county in Tennessee, with over 600,000 residents. In addition to the hundreds of thousands of people who live in Davidson County, there is an influx of tourists throughout the year who come to visit Nashville, which is both the county seat and the state capital. Due to the high number of residents and tourists in Davidson County on a daily basis, the highways and roads that pass through the county are frequently congested. Unfortunately, a greater volume of drivers creates a greater likelihood of accidents, and Davidson County experiences a high number of car accidents, many of which cause serious or fatal injuries. While an accident can happen on any road, due to a variety of factors accidents occur more often on some roads than on others. In Davidson County, Bell Road and Murfreesboro Road are common sites of accidents, as are Old Hickory Boulevard, Highway 100, and State Route 45. If you have suffered harm due to a local vehicle crash, Davidson County car accident lawyer Eric Beasley is well versed in what it takes to help injured victims seek compensation from the responsible parties.Damages Typically Arising From Car Accidents
The damages caused by car accidents can range from minor to severe. While an accident may only result in minor damage to the vehicle involved, many car accidents result in significant property damage and bodily injury. Injuries typically sustained in car accidents include neck and back strains and sprains, fractures, concussions, and cuts and bruises. A party who suffers either property damage or injuries due to a car accident has the right to seek compensation from whomever caused the accident, whether it was a drunk driver, speeding driver, or a careless driver. The damages sought in car accident lawsuits typically include compensation for any economic harm caused by the accident. Examples of economic harm would be the cost of repairing any damage to a vehicle. The cost of any treatment for injuries caused by the accident would constitute economic harm as well. If the injured party was unable to work due to the accident, he or she may also be able to seek damages for lost income.
In addition to compensation for any economic harm caused by the accident, the injured party can seek damages for noneconomic harm. Noneconomic harm usually consists of any pain and suffering the accident caused. Additionally, if the injured party was married when the accident occurred, his or her spouse may be able to recover loss of consortium damages. It can be overwhelming to attempt to assess the full extent of harm caused by an accident. An attorney experienced in Davidson County car accident cases can help you evaluate what damages you may be able to recover.Proving Liability for a Car Accident
In order to recover compensation in a lawsuit arising out of a car accident, the injured party must first establish that the defendant caused the accident, and therefore should be held accountable for any harm sustained in the accident. The majority of car accident cases set forth the theory that the defendant’s negligence caused the accident. In Tennessee, to recover on a negligence claim you must prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that he or she breached the duty, and that the breach caused the accident. An example of a breach of this duty might be distracted driving leading to a collision. You must also show that the accident caused you to suffer quantifiable damages. If you were injured in a car crash, a knowledgeable Davidson County car accident lawyer can assess your options for pursuing compensation from the party responsible for your harm.Consult a Car Accident Attorney Serving Davidson County
Car accidents can affect every facet of your life. If you were involved in a vehicle collision, it is prudent to consult a skilled injury lawyer to discuss your case. Attorney Eric Beasley works diligently to help his clients seek the damages they need in order to recover from injuries or the loss of a loved one. You can contact Mr. Beasley at (800) 431-2768 or through the online form to set up a meeting.