Madison Car Accidents
Madison is home to some of the most dangerous intersections in the greater Nashville area. The intersection of Neely’s Bend Road and Cheyenne Boulevard is frequently the location of accidents, many of which are fatal. The intersection of Neely’s Band and Randy Road is dangerous as well. Accidents also occur often at the intersection of Gallatin Pike and Shepherds Hill Drive, and the intersections of Old Due West Avenue and West Due West Avenue. Even if you drive as safely as possible, sometimes you cannot avoid the dangers presented by other drivers or inherent in the roadway itself, and you may be involved in a car accident. If you were injured or sustained property damage in a collision caused by someone else’s negligent conduct, such as driving while texting, you might be entitled to compensation. Eric Beasley is a seasoned Madison car accident lawyer who can help you pursue the damages to which you may be entitled.Proving the Negligence of Liable Parties
Most car accident cases are pursued on a theory of negligence. To recover on a negligence claim, you must show that the allegedly negligent party owed you a duty of reasonable care, it breached the duty owed, and the breach was the actual cause of the damages you incurred. In many car accident cases, one driver will pursue a negligence claim against the other driver involved in the accident, such as in cases involving drunk driving. The other driver may not be the only party responsible for your harm, however. In some cases, accidents are caused by a dangerous condition created by the design or maintenance of the roadway, and whoever is responsible for the design or maintenance of the road may potentially be held liable for your damages.
Many Tennessee roads are maintained by cities, municipalities, or other governmental entities. Recovering from a government entity on a negligence claim can be difficult. The Governmental Tort Liability Act of Tennessee (GTLA) provides sovereign immunity to government entities for tort claims. There are exceptions to the immunity, however, including for claims involving injury caused by the dangerous condition of any street or highway, where it is proven the entity had notice of the dangerous condition. To recover on a claim against a governmental entity for injuries caused by a car accident on an unsafe road in Madison, your attorney will conduct discovery to prove that the entity knew or should have known of the dangerous condition prior to your accident. In most cases where it is alleged that a dangerous road caused an accident, an expert will likely need to be retained to prove a dangerous condition caused the accident to occur.
If your negligence claim against a municipality or government entity is successful, the GTLA limits your damages to $300,000.00 for the bodily injury or death of any individual injured in the accident, with a maximum of $700,000.00 in damages for all people harmed in the accident. The maximum amount of damages for property damage under the GTLA is $100,000.00.Damages Available
If you suffered harm in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, a Madison car accident lawyer can help you seek to recover the cost of any medical treatment, including prescriptions, physical therapy, and adaptive devices, and the cost of repairs to damaged property. You may be entitled to damages for pain and suffering and lost wages as well. If you were married at the time of the accident, your spouse may have a loss of consortium claim and be able to recover compensation for loss of your companionship and services.Consult a Skilled Car Accident Lawyer in Madison
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a vehicle collision due to someone else’s negligence, you can pursue compensation for your injuries and property damage. Eric Beasley is an experienced car accident attorney who will aggressively advocate on your behalf to help you recover the damages to which you may be entitled in Madison. Contact him at (800) 431-2768 or via the online form to set up a free consultation.