Nashville Personal Injury Lawyer Who Gets Results
Call the attorney with a reputation for winning tough cases
People are hurt due to negligence every day. When those injuries were caused by negligence, victims deserve financial compensation, but the legal process of recovering compensation can be complicated. The Law Office of Eric Beasley helps clients hold negligent parties accountable, whether it’s through a personal injury settlement or personal injury lawsuit.
Nashville personal injury attorney Eric Beasley has been fighting for people injured in his home state of Tennessee for more than 20 years. He’s not afraid of tough cases and is willing to put in the hard work necessary to get results. It’s why he continues to get so many referrals from former clients and other lawyers.
- What is a personal injury?
- What causes personal injury accidents?
- How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Tennessee?
- How do I prove negligence?
- If I'm offered a settlement, can I ask for more money?
- What types of damages can I recover for a personal injury accident?
- What is the average settlement for a personal injury case in Nashville?
Our firm handles cases involving premises liability, wrongful death and other acts of negligence. These types of cases can be difficult to prove. Negligent parties often deny doing anything wrong and don’t accept responsibility. Insurance companies are willing to believe them because their goal is to pay you as little as possible.
Attorney Beasley knows the impact an injury can have on your life. He will work closely with you to build a strong case and can guide you through the legal process every step of the way. You can expect straight talk and honest answers from a Nashville personal injury attorney who won’t back down until you get the financial compensation you deserve.
What is a personal injury?
A personal injury is any type of injury in which someone’s negligent action – or inaction – resulted in your injury. Examples of personal injury accidents can cover a wide range, including:
- Injuries that occur on someone else’s property, legally known as premises liability
- Negligence or recklessness that result in someone’s death, referred to as a wrongful death
Whatever type of injury accident you’re dealing with in Nashville or elsewhere in Tennessee, make sure you know your rights. Make sure you talk to a lawyer about your personal injury settlement or lawsuit. That way, you can make informed decisions about what to do next.
What causes personal injury accidents?
Actionable personal injuries are the result of someone’s negligence. This negligence can be a specific action that they take – or fail to take. One example is a business owner who fails to clean up spilled liquid on the floor. A customer may not see the spill and slip and fall, leading to serious injury.
Other examples of personal injury cases include dog bites, negligent security and medical malpractice. Proving that injuries from an accident were the result of a someone’s negligence can be complicated. That’s why it’s important to get trusted legal advice as soon as possible after you’ve been injured.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Tennessee?
Under Tennessee law, personal injury claims must be filed within one year of the incident to comply with the statute of limitations. This makes it essential to avoid any delay in taking legal action. One year may sound like plenty of time, but there is a lot of work that needs to be done before you can take legal action against another party.
A lawyer will want to investigate your accident to get the facts. It can take months to gather evidence and interview witnesses about what happened. A lawyer will also want to determine the total damages you have suffered in order to seek the appropriate amount of compensation. If you’ve been injured, there’s no time to waste.
How do I prove negligence?
The victim of a personal injury accident must first demonstrate that he or she was owed a duty of care. This means that the defendant had a legal obligation to act in a manner that avoids posing a foreseeable risk of harm. The standard of care may vary in some situations but usually at least requires doing what a reasonable person would do in similar circumstances.
After proving the existence of a legal duty, the victim must show that the defendant failed to meet the appropriate standard and thus violated the duty. The breach of the duty of care must have led directly to the accident in which the victim was harmed. The last element of a negligence claim involves identifying quantifiable damages.
If I’m offered a settlement, can I ask for more money?
Yes. You may be contacted by the insurance company not long after your accident with a personal injury settlement offer. They may say that it’s the best that they can do and will usually promise quick payment. If your medical bills are starting to add up and money is getting tight, it can be tempting to take them up on their offer.
Their offer will fall short of covering all the damages you suffered. The insurance company wants to pay you as little as possible. An experienced Nashville personal injury attorney can build a strong case that proves you deserve more than they are offering and negotiate a settlement that meets your needs.
What types of damages can I recover for a personal injury accident?
In order to demonstrate damages, you could present medical bills, evidence of lost income, repairs to a vehicle, and the costs of future treatment. More subjective forms of damages also may be available, such as the pain and suffering that you endured. It is important to document your injuries to protect your right to compensation.
An experienced attorney can work with you to determine your total damages and build a strong case to help you recover compensation. The insurance company may dispute the extent of your damages for even argue that were partially responsible for what happened. That’s why you need an experienced and aggressive attorney who knows how to fight back and can file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf.
What is the average settlement for a personal injury case in Nashville?
There isn't a straightforward response to this question. Compensation is based on the severity and specifics of each case. Still, to avoid accepting a settlement that doesn’t meet your needs, it's important to understand the general scope of Nashville personal injury compensation.
Whether it’s for an injury caused by a slip and fall, dog bite, negligent security, or another type of actionable injury, compensation is intended to help cover the economic cost related to an accident, like medical bills and lost wages.
Compensation may be available for non-economic damages, as well, like pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment. On average a personal injury settlement can be tens of thousands of dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Some cases recover million-dollar settlements. The key is to talk to an attorney who can assess the specific details of your case.
Demand the compensation you deserve
Nashville personal injury attorney Beasley knows how insurance companies operate. He is familiar with their tactics to try to minimize what happened to you. When you’ve been hurt because of another’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to settle for less.
Our firm puts in the hard work needed to build a strong case that gets you the results you need and deserve.
If you’ve been injured in a personal injury accident in the Nashville area, learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with a Nashville personal injury lawyer. Attorney Beasley can go over what happened, explain your options and answer your questions.