Personal Injury Lawyers in Nashville

At Bill Easterly & Associates, we believe that you should not have to pay the price for someone else’s negligent and dangerous wrongdoing.  Trust our team to ensure your rights are protected.  Since 1992, we have handled thousands of cases and secured millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.

Our Team

Bill Easterly made the decision in 1992 to concentrate all of his work on cases involving personal injury and wrongful death law. Since that time, our Nashville personal injury firm has handled thousands of cases and collected millions of dollars for our clients. Our clients receive personalized attention and exceptional client service, including regular case status updates. We handle our clients’ cases aggressively but professionally and we always fight to get the biggest settlement possible.

About Our Dedicated Nashville
Personal Injury Attorneys

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If you are suffering physically, financially, and emotionally, our Nashville injury attorneys may help you pursue justice and protect your entitlements.

We are committed to providing excellent service to all of our clients. We take time to get to know each client and gain a full understanding of their case. This helps us determine the unique needs of each client as we plan a personalized legal strategy that will deliver the results that each client deserves.

Actions we take on your behalf as our client include:

  • Conducting a thorough and independent investigation of your accident
  • Identifying everyone who could be held responsible for your injuries
  • Locating all potential sources of insurance coverage
  • Working with top expert witnesses to develop facts about the cause of your accident, the extent of your injuries, your financial losses and related issues
  • Handling all communications and negotiations with insurance companies, defendants, and the courts

What Our Clients Say About Us

“Bill Easterly and Associates took my case when no one else would and got me a decent settlement. I highly recommend them.”

- Norma B.

Why Choose Bill Easterly & Associates?

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When you work with Bill Easterly & Associates, you gain access to:

  • 25+ years of collective personal injury litigation experience
  • A firm that has recovered millions on behalf of clients
  • Attorneys who have handled thousands of injury cases
  • Respected members of the Tennessee legal community
  • Individualized attention and personalized counsel strategies – not “cookie cutter” plans
  • Immediate, thoughtful action on your behalf
  • In some cases, we can provide immediate short term compensation while you are awaiting resolution of your case

Dedication to Client Service

We aim to help our clients obtain compensation out of court, but if we feel that a client is more likely to win by going to trial, we will not hesitate to do so. We do all we can to make sure the legal process goes as smoothly as possible. We never leave our clients in the dark about the status of their cases, and they always receive the one-on-one attention they deserve.

Decades of Experience

We genuinely believe that you should not have to pay the price for someone else’s negligent and dangerous wrongdoing. For this reason, you can trust our legal team to do everything within our professional power to make sure you are not stuck with the financial repercussions of a serious injury-causing accident. We are ready to put our decades of experience and practice to work for you.

Respected Local Lawyers

Our accident injury lawyers are respected members of the Nashville legal community. We belong to numerous professional organizations, including the Tennessee Bar Association, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Nashville Bar Association, and Association of Trial Lawyers of America. This means that we continue to maintain a solid understanding of personal injury law and make no sacrifices when it comes to protecting our clients’ rights.

Car Accidents

Nashville personal injury lawyersIf you or a loved one has been injured in a serious car accident in Nashville caused by another motorist, your life may be turned upside down. You may have lost income from missing work, have ongoing need of rehabilitation, and be facing a mountain of medical bills and unplanned expenses. Understandably, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure of the steps to take. You need the help of an experienced Nashville personal injury lawyer who can offer trusted guidance based on real-world experience. The attorneys at Bill Easterly & Associates offer a free consultation to review your accident and explain your legal options.

Under Tennessee law, you may seek to recover compensation for your losses if another driver’s carelessness or disregard for safety caused your injuries. The at-fault party and their insurance company are liable for paying the medical bills and financial damages related to the accident. However, Tennessee law allows car accident victims only a year to file a lawsuit after a personal injury, and preparing a lawsuit takes time. That makes it important to contact our attorneys immediately so we can get to work on your behalf.

We understand that you may be experiencing financial stress at this time and do not have money to hire a lawyer. If your case is one we can accept, we will handle your injury claim on a contingency fee basis. Oftentimes we pursue the Medical Payments portion of an auto policy. This can provide you some money quickly to help you pay medical bills, while we pursue compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurer. We only receive a legal fee if we obtain money for you through a negotiated settlement or court award.

Truck Accidents

personal injury law firm NashvilleTractor trailer accidents and crashes involving large commercial trucks and cars are more complicated to resolve than collisions involving two automobiles. The injuries are often more severe, and the financial stakes are higher. Multiple parties including the truck driver, trucking company, trailer owner, cargo loaders, and the freight shipper may be liable for the accident. You will need strong legal representation or you will be at a distinct disadvantage dealing with the lawyers representing the truck company and their insurer.

Our accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience handling complex claims in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. We understand the state and federal regulations that truck drivers and trucking companies often violate. Our legal team will conduct a thorough investigation, identify all the potentially responsible parties, and pursue the maximum compensation for your injuries and other losses.

Nashville has a lot of commercial truck traffic. Truck drivers may be speeding, tailgating, or driving with too little rest and fighting to stay awake. Due to the size difference between large trucks and passenger vehicles, accidents involving 18 wheelers often cause serious injuries to the occupants of the smaller vehicles. Commercial truck drivers and trucking companies are required to maintain much higher amounts of liability insurance than automobile drivers because of the harm big trucks can cause.

Our Nashville attorneys develop a plan for each truck accident case we handle to achieve the best outcome in the shortest amount of time for our client. Selecting an experienced lawyer to advocate aggressively for you after an accident caused by a truck driver can make a big difference in the outcome of your case.

Slip and Fall Accidents

personal injury attorney Nashville, TNFalls cause many serious injuries and deaths each year. Slip-and-fall accidents occur because of broken steps, loose railings, torn carpets, wet floors, inadequate lighting, and various types of building code violations. Property owners, including commercial property owners and homeowners, have a legal responsibility to maintain their property in reasonably safe condition, fix hazardous conditions, and warn adequately of dangers that cannot be promptly repaired.

Determining whether a property owner should be held liable for your injuries in a slip-and-fall accident requires a detailed review of the accident and all the factors involved. Our experienced personal injury attorneys understand Tennessee premises liability law. We will analyze whether the property owner should have known of the unsafe condition and failed to take adequate steps to fix it. We will investigate to determine whether previous accidents occurred at the same location or whether a property owner had received complaints about a hazardous condition.

In cases involving retail stores or commercial property, our legal team may locate surveillance camera footage showing the existence of the hazardous condition and help us determine how long the condition had been present.

If you or your loved one has sustained injuries as a result of falling on someone else’s property in Nashville or anywhere in Middle Tennessee, it is important to speak with an experienced lawyer to understand your legal options for seeking compensation. Do not sign anything or accept a settlement offered by an insurance company until you have discussed your injury with a Nashville personal injury lawyer at Bill Easterly & Associates.

Dog Bite Injuries

Injury Lawyer NashvilleA vicious dog attack can cause physical injury and serious emotional trauma for the victim. The medical bills may be significant. A dog bite victim may require emergency medical treatment, reconstructive surgery to address scarring, and psychological counseling for emotional trauma. Unfortunately, many victims of dog bites are young children who do not have the judgment or experience to recognize the warning signs of an agitated dog about to attack. Filing a dog bite lawsuit can focus attention on a community safety concern and prevent others from suffering injuries.

In Tennessee, the owners of dogs may be held legally liable for bites and injuries caused by a dog if the dog was running loose, or the owner had not taken sufficient steps to restrain the animal. A dog owner may be responsible for injuries whether or not the dog has previously bitten anyone or shown vicious tendencies. However, Tennessee law grants dog owners an exemption for dog attacks that occur on a dog owner’s private property. That can present a complicating factor. Our attorneys may be able to overcome that by showing that the owner knew the dog had a propensity to bite.

Regardless of whether you were injured by a stranger’s dog or a relative’s family pet, it is important to recognize that you will likely be seeking compensation through an insurance company. An insurance company may offer a quick settlement to limit liability. It is important to speak with an experienced attorney. Our personal injury lawyers are committed to pursuing maximum compensation for your injuries. If an owner was negligent in allowing a known vicious dog to run loose, leading to your injuries, it may be appropriate to seek punitive damages as well as compensatory damages.