Goodlettsville Car Accidents
Goodlettsville experiences a high volume of traffic due to its proximity to Nashville, which provides ample opportunity for car accidents. Goodlettsville is also the location of several major roads, such as Interstate 65, Highway 31 and Highway 41. Another busy roadway that runs through Goodlettsville, State Route 386, is a four-lane highway with a high speed limit, and a frequent site of car accidents. Car accidents do not only occur on highways, however, and can occur on any road where drivers do not operate their vehicles in a safe manner. If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a car accident due to another person’s negligence, you may be able to pursue damages. Goodlettsville car accident lawyer Eric Beasley has the skill and experience to help you seek the compensation you may be entitled to under Tennessee law. Mr. Beasley understands the financial hardships that can be caused by an auto accident, and will aggressively pursue damages on your behalf. His office is located in Goodlettsville and he regularly represents parties in cities throughout Middle Tennessee.Time Limitations Following Goodlettsville Car Accidents
If you were involved in a car accident in which you or anyone else suffered personal injury or property damage in excess of $400.00, you must report the accident to the commissioner of safety within twenty days. Failure to report the accident can result in suspension of your license. It is also important to act in a timely manner if you wish to hold the party responsible for your car accident accountable. Under Tennessee law, you only have one year from the date of a car accident to pursue a lawsuit against any liable party for injuries you sustained in the accident. If a loved one died due to the accident, you also only have one year to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent parties. The one year statue of limitations for a wrongful death claim runs from the date your loved one passed away, which may be different than the date of the accident. You have more time to pursue a claim for property damage alone, as the statue of limitations for a lawsuit for property damage is three years from the date of the accident. Due to the time sensitive nature of a lawsuit arising out of a car accident, it is in your best interest to confer with an experienced car accident attorney in Goodlettsville as soon as possible after your accident to prevent you from waiving any right to recover.Liable Parties
If you were involved in a car accident caused by another party, they may be liable to you for damages. To prove the other driver was liable, in most cases you must show they acted negligently. In other words, you must show they owed you a duty of care to drive in a safe manner, which they breached, and that the breach resulted in the accident and your subsequent damages. The other driver may attempt to argue that you drove negligently, and that your negligence caused the accident. Even if you are deemed to have been negligent, however, if your negligence was less than fifty percent, you may still be able to recover from the other party. If you were involved in a car accident, an experienced Goodlettsville car accident lawyer can analyze the facts of your case and determine the best strategy to assist you in recovering damages.Recoverable Damages
Car accidents frequently result in both injuries and property damage. If another person’s negligence caused the accident, you can likely recover the cost of any property damage you sustained. Additionally, if you were injured in the accident, you are likely entitled to recover the cost of any past or future medical treatment, as well as lost wages, and damages for pain and suffering. If you were married at the time of the accident your spouse may be entitled to damages as well.Meet With an Experienced Car Accident Attorney Serving Goodlettsville
Eric Beasley frequently represents people who have been injured in auto accidents caused by the negligence of others. He knows the lasting impact a car accident can have on your life, and will aggressively pursue damages on your behalf. His office is located in Goodlettsville and he regularly represents clients in other areas throughout Middle Tennessee such as Metro Nashville, Davidson County, Hermitage, and Joelton; Sumner County including Hendersonville, Gallatin, Portland, White House, and Westmoreland; and Rutherford County including Murfreesboro, La Vergne, and Smyrna. Contact us at (800) 431-2768 or via our online form to set up a consultation.