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Motorcycle Accidents

Dedicated Nashville Attorney Helping Victims of Motor Vehicle Collisions

Motorcycle accidents can be particularly devastating for a rider, resulting in catastrophic harm. Nashville motorcycle accident lawyer Eric Beasley can provide representation to motorcyclists who have been hurt in a crash. With 20 years of experience as a personal injury attorney, Mr. Beasley understands the nuances of these cases and can advise you on bringing a claim for compensation against a driver or any other party who harmed you.

Protect Your Right to Compensation From a Careless Driver

Under Tennessee law, the victims of motorcycle accidents have rights to assert. Although riding a motorcycle presents dangers due to the exposed nature of the vehicle, and the fact that it has two wheels and is less stable than a car, motorcycle riders still have as much right to the road as those who drive cars.

Under a negligence theory of law, motorcyclists may be able to seek compensation for injuries caused by a careless or reckless driver. In bringing a negligence claim, the motorcyclist would try to show that the defendant driver had a duty to others on the road, breached that duty, and caused an accident that resulted in quantifiable damages.

All drivers owe a duty of care to others on the road. This duty may be breached by failing to act with reasonable care, such as by speeding through an intersection or failing to stop at a stop sign. Conduct such as this supports a finding of negligence on the part of the driver if it directly leads to a crash in which someone else is hurt. The types of damages available to a plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit following a motorcycle accident usually include both economic and noneconomic damages. Examples of economic damages include hospital and medical bills, as well as lost wages and damage to the motorcycle. Non-economic damages refer to items such as pain and suffering or loss of consortium.

In certain cases, the defendant driver may assert fault on the part of the motorcyclist. Tennessee applies a modified comparative fault rule. A victim cannot recover compensation if he or she is shown to be at greater fault than the driver in causing the crash. Otherwise, the victim can recover damages that are proportionate to the degree to which the defendant was responsible for the accident.

Most motorcycle collision cases must be brought within one year from the date of the accident. Tennessee law applies this statute of limitations to all personal injury claims brought in the state. Typically, courts will not hear lawsuits filed after the one-year period of time, so it is essential to seek legal guidance without delay.

Consult an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Nashville

The aftermath of a crash can be overwhelming for the victim and the victim’s family. Nashville motorcycle accident attorney Eric Beasley has the experience and tenacity to help you pursue damages to ease the financial burden after a crash. He also represents injured individuals in cites including Metro Nashville, Lebanon, Murfreesboro, Goodlettsville, and Hendersonville, as well as communities throughout Davidson, Robertson, Sumner, Wilson, Rutherford, and Williamson Counties and across Middle Tennessee. Call motor vehicle collision attorney Eric Beasley at (615) 859-2223 or complete our online form to set up a free consultation.

Client Reviews
★★★★★
I have worked with Mr. Beasley numerous times over the years and I have never been disappointed. His knowledge, professionalism, dedication, and ability to explain the ins and outs of the law is truly phenomenal. The care and concern that he has shown throughout each situation sets him apart from others! Teresa N.
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I have used Eric a couple of times for my own injury cases. He is an excellent lawyer. He explains your case in plain English, and he is very helpful. He did such a great job for me that even my children have hired him when they needed a lawyer to help them, as well. He was willing to step in and do his thing. We love him and would recommend him highly!!! He works really hard for his clients! Yvette B.
★★★★★
I called Eric and he jumped in immediately. He got my hospital bills paid, and he got me compensation for my injuries. Did I get rich? No. I got what was fair and right, and I have Eric to thank for it. Since then I have referred Eric to friends in similar situations and he has always been able to help them through the legal process. He is top shelf in my opinion. John J.