LaVergne Car Accidents
LaVergne is one of several cities in Middle Tennessee that is growing at a rapid pace due to its closeness to Nashville and affordable living. With an increased population comes an increase in traffic, which unfortunately brings a higher risk of serious and fatal car accidents. In addition to smaller roads, LaVergne is also home to two major highways, Interstate 24 and U.S. Route 41, that experience a high volume of drivers. Although all drivers must operate their vehicles safely at all times, car accidents are a commonplace occurrence, especially in high traffic areas. In most cases, car accidents are caused by the negligent driving of one or more people. Motorists who fail to drive in a safe manner should be held accountable for any harm they cause. If you were involved in a local auto wreck, knowledgeable LaVergne car accident lawyer Eric Beasley may be able to help. Mr. Beasley is adept at helping injured parties seek compensation from the individuals responsible for their harm. Mr. Beasley will work diligently to help you develop arguments in support of your case, and assert your rights under the law.Holding Negligent Drivers Responsible for Your Harm
In Tennessee, anyone injured in a car accident has the right to seek damages from the individual that caused the accident. Most car accident cases allege that the negligence of one or more drivers caused the accident. Negligence is comprised of several elements, each of which must be proven to show that the driver should be held accountable for your harm. You must first show that the driver owed you a duty, and that the driver operated his or her vehicle in a manner that breached the duty, such as by driving drunk. You must also show that the breach caused the accident to happen, and that you suffered actual harm as a result of the accident. An experienced car accident attorney in LaVergne will gather information from eyewitness testimony, police reports, and depositions to establish that the driver breached the duty to drive in a safe manner, and should be held liable for your damages.
The driver may attempt to refute your claim by suggesting that you drove in an unsafe manner, and that your negligence caused the accident. Even if you are partially negligent, perhaps by driving while distracted, you may still be able to recover compensation. Tennessee has adopted a comparative negligence law, which allows injured parties to recover damages as long as they are less than 50% responsible for causing the accident. Any damages awarded are reduced in proportion to the injured party’s negligence.Damages Commonly Recovered in LaVergne Car Accident Cases
Car accidents often cause both property damage and bodily injury, and a seasoned LaVergne car accident lawyer can help you pursue compensation for both. If you were the victim of a car accident you may be able to recoup the cost to repair any damage to your vehicle, as well as for any past medical expenses for injuries sustained in the accident, and any medical treatment you may need in the future. You may also be able to recover damages for lost wages and loss of future earnings if the accident left you temporarily or permanently unable to earn a living. Additionally, you may be able to recover compensation for any pain and suffering you experienced due to your injuries. If you were married when the accident happened, your husband or wife may be able to obtain compensation for loss of consortium.Meet With an Attorney Experienced in Handling LaVergne Car Accident Cases
The injuries and property damage caused by car accidents often cause stress and financial difficulties. If you suffered harm or lost a loved one due to a LaVergne car accident, an attorney experienced in handling car accident cases can assess your options for pursuing damages. Eric Beasley has the skills and experience needed to help you develop a strong case against the party responsible for your harm. Contact him at (800) 431-2768 or through our online form to set up a free consultation.