Wilson County Car Accidents
Wilson County is located in the center of middle Tennessee and offers both residents and visitors the benefits of a rural environment with close proximity to a large metropolitan area. Several major highways run through Wilson county, such as I-40 and I-840, US-70 and US-731, and SR-109 and SR-141. While these highways and other roads offer ease of travel throughout Wilson County and the surrounding areas, they also pose a potential for car accidents. Although in rare instances a car accident is unavoidable, the majority of car accidents that occur are caused by the negligent acts of one or more parties, such as when someone is driving drunk. If you have suffered harm due to a vehicle crash, a seasoned Wilson County car accident lawyer can assess the circumstances surrounding the accident and your options for seeking legal remedies. Attorney Eric Beasley is adept at handling vehicle accident cases, and can help you identify the potential avenues for seeking compensation in your case.Damages Caused by Car Accidents
Car crashes can cause a variety of damages and injuries. At a minimum, a car accident will typically result in some structural damage to the vehicles involved in the accident. Car accidents often result in bodily injury as well. Injuries can range from minor things like cuts and contusions, to major harm including traumatic brain injuries, fractures, and in some cases death.
If you were involved in a local vehicle collision you may be able to recover compensation for any economic costs incurred due to your injuries and property damage, and a skilled car accident attorney in Wilson County can help. First, you may be able to recoup the cost of repairing your vehicle. You may also be able to recover the cost of any medical treatment you needed for the injuries you sustained in the accident, and the cost of any treatment that you may need in the future. You may also be owed damages for the pain and suffering you experienced due to the accident. If you were married when the accident occurred, your spouse may be entitled to damages for loss of consortium as well. It can be overwhelming to try and assess the full extent of damages caused by a car accident, but a seasoned injury lawyer can help you determine the full value of your claim.Recovering Damages from the Negligent Party
In order to recover damages from another party following a car accident, you must first prove that the other party caused your harm and therefore, should be held accountable. An experienced Wilson County car accident lawyer can help you establish the elements of your claim. Most car accident cases set forth a negligence claim against the defendant. Under Tennessee law, to prove a negligence claim you must show that the defendant owed you a duty, and that the duty was breached in some manner. The duty owed in a car accident case will vary based on the cause of the accident. If the accident was caused by another driver, the duty will likely be the duty to drive in a safe and reasonable manner, and refrain from activities such as texting or other distractions behind the wheel. In other cases, such as when the accident is caused by a defect in the road or one of the cars involved in the accident, the duty owed will be the duty to design and maintain a safe road or a safe vehicle.
Regardless of the duty owed, once a breach of the duty is established, you must then show that the breach caused the accident to occur and that you actually sustained damages due to the accident. The defendant will often try to refute liability by arguing that he or she did not cause the accident and therefore should not be held liable. Knowledgeable legal counsel can anticipate the defendant’s potential defenses and any other obstacles to your recovery of compensation, and help you develop arguments in your favor.Speak with a Dedicated Wilson County Lawyer About Your Car Accident
Car accidents are shocking and unexpected, and the injured party may be uncertain what actions to take to repair the damages caused by the crash. Attorney Eric Beasley has the skills and experience to help you in your pursuit of compensation from the party that caused your harm. Mr. Beasley can be contacted at (800) 431-2768 or through the online form to set up a meeting.