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Wrongful Death

Nashville Attorney Experienced in Fatal Accident Claims

Eric Beasley brings 20 years of experience to his representation of accident victims and their families. As a Nashville wrongful death lawyer, Mr. Beasley can help the survivors of a deceased person pursue damages from a responsible party through a wrongful death lawsuit. If someone else’s careless or reckless behavior caused the death of your loved one, a knowledgeable personal injury attorney may be vital to investigate the details of your case and vigorously assert your rights.

Bringing a Negligence Lawsuit for Compensation

The right to bring a wrongful death claim belongs to certain family members or the personal representative of a deceased person’s estate. Typically spouses, parents, or children file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the deceased after the death of their loved one. As a type of personal injury claim, it usually requires proving the four elements of duty, breach, causation, and damages. A wrongful death action may arise from motor vehicle accidents, including car or truck crashes, as well as accidents on property such as slip and falls.

To assert the right to compensation, a victim’s family must prove that the defendant failed to exercise the appropriate level of care. The applicable standard may vary depending on the circumstances. Ordinary people are generally required to use the same precautions that a reasonable person would use in the same situation, while professionals may be held to a standard of care that is specific to their specialty. The careless or reckless action by the defendant, which is known as a breach, also must have led directly to the victim’s death. In other words, this means that the fatal accident would not have occurred if the defendant had not breached the duty of care, and it was a foreseeable result of the breach. Often, an accident reconstruction specialist or another expert is required to help explain the causation element.

All wrongful death cases must be brought within one year of the incident that caused the death of the victim. This statute of limitations is strictly construed, and courts will not hear cases that are filed after the deadline unless one of a very few exceptions applies. As a result, the surviving family members should avoid any delay in pursuing compensation for their losses through a wrongful death claim.

Protect Your Rights by Consulting a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Nashville

The loss of a loved one cannot be fully compensated through monetary damages, but the financial burden resulting from this loss can and should be assumed by those who caused the death. Nashville wrongful death attorney Eric Beasley can represent families of victims and others who have tragically lost their lives because someone else failed to use the proper care. He understands the multifaceted impact of the loss of a loved one and will treat you with the compassion that you deserve. Our office has assisted families in cities 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. Your initial consultation is completely free, and we understand the importance of privacy and confidentiality during this difficult period. Call car accident attorney Eric Beasley at (615) 859-2223 or use our online form to set up an appointment.

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.
★★★★★
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.