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Car Accident Lawyer in Nashville

The knowledgeable car accident lawyers at Bill Easterly & Associates will review the specific facts of your accident and explain your legal options at no charge. Our personal injury lawyers will lead you through the process of filing a personal injury claim and make every effort to see that you receive full compensation for your injuries.

VEHICLE ACCIDENT COMPENSATION

Your First Step

A serious car accident can disrupt your life and leave you overwhelmed and struggling to get back on your feet. You may be a considerate person who has never thought about suing someone else, but you should not be burdened paying medical bills from a car accident injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence. Tennessee law is on your side and provides a way for people in your situation to seek compensation to cover your accident-related losses.

THE ATTORNEYS AT BILL EASTERLY & ASSOCIATES PROVIDE COMPASSIONATE SERVICE BECAUSE WE UNDERSTAND HOW STRESSFUL IT IS TO BE THE VICTIM OF A SERIOUS CAR ACCIDENT CAUSED BY ANOTHER MOTORIST.

Nashville Car Accident FAQs

BILL EASTERLY ANSWERS YOUR CRASH CONCERNS

A car accident can change your life forever. A minor injury can make your life painful and require you to take time off work to recover, causing you to lose out on wages, bonuses, and career advancement opportunities. If your accident leaves you disabled, you might never work again.

You can also face high medical bills and additional expenses like the need for mobility aids and therapies to recover from the physical and emotional pain of the accident.

IF YOUR CAR ACCIDENT WAS THE RESULT OF ANOTHER PARTY’S NEGLIGENCE, YOU CAN SEEK COMPENSATION FOR THESE DAMAGES THROUGH A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM.

Here are six frequently asked questions our firm receives about auto accident claims. Use these to educate yourself about these claims and jump start your first conversation with a member of our team. We will be happy to answer your specific questions during a free consultation and claim review.

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If you are suffering from an injury after being involved in a car accident caused by someone else, you could have grounds for a personal injury claim. Securing compensation through a personal injury claim can eliminate the financial burden you and your family face because of your injury.Contact our team of personal injury lawyers at Bill Easterly & Associates today to set up your free consultation with us.

WHAT IS NEGLIGENCE IN A CAR ACCIDENT CASE?

Negligence refers to a partys failure to take the necessary precautions to protect others from harm. This is the issue around which all personal injury cases revolve. [ MORE ]

Negligence refers to a party’s failure to take the necessary precautions to protect others from harm. This is the issue around which all personal injury cases revolve. If a victim suffers an injury because of another party’s preventable negligence, the victim is entitled to recover monetary compensation for his or her damages from the negligent party or their insurance provider. Car accidents are often, but not always, caused by driver negligence. Sometimes, they occur because of vehicle malfunction, which may be attributable to the vehicle’s manufacturer or seller, or because of negligence on the part of a pedestrian, motorcyclist, bicyclist, or even the entity charged with maintaining the roadway where the accident occurred.

HOW DO I PROVE THE OTHER DRIVER WAS AT FAULT?

You cannot simply claim that another party was negligent and that it caused you to suffer an injury.
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You cannot simply claim that another party was negligent and that it caused you to suffer an injury. You need to demonstrate the other party’s negligence through evidence that shows how the accident occurred. Examples of evidence to show the other party’s negligence could include: photos, official reports, video surveillance, eyewitnesses, reconstruction materials. So much of the critical evidence to support your claim can only be gathered at the site of the accident. Unless you are in immediate need of medical attention, take enough photos of the scene to illustrate how the accident occurred and do not leave the accident scene until you have a copy of the official police report and the attending officer’s contact information. If there were witnesses to the accident, exchange contact information with them in case you need to contact them for their testimonies later.

WHAT DAMAGES CAN I SEEK IN A CAR ACCIDENT CLAIM?

Through your car accident claim, you can seek compensation for damages such as… [ MORE ]

Through your car accident claim, you can seek compensation for damages. Your medical bills, which can include your hospitalization, medication, and doctor visits. Your lost wages and other compensation, including your projected future wages if an injury-related disability prevents you from working in the same capacity in the future. Pain and suffering damages, which can include your need for psychological counseling to overcome the emotional trauma of the accident, your need for over-the-counter medication, and your overall reduced quality of life due to the injury. Just like you need evidence to show that another party was negligent, you need evidence to show that you suffered damages as the direct result of the other party’s negligence. Your evidence for these damages could include copies of your medical and other related bills and documentation showing how much you are paid regularly and how long you had to spend out of work to recover.

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO FILE A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM?

In Tennessee, you have one year from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. This is known as the statute of limitations. With some narrow exceptions, once it expires, you are no longer entitled to recover compensation for your damages.

CAN I FILE A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM WITHOUT A LAWYER?

Yes. Generally, though, this is not in your best interest. Representing yourself in a legal claim is called pro-ceeding pro se… [ MORE ]

Yes. Generally, though, this is not in your best interest. Representing yourself in a legal claim is called proceeding pro se. Your lawyer is your advocate. Not only will your lawyer ensure that your claim is filed within the statute of limitations, he or she will help you obtain the evidence you need to support your claim and even work with his or her professional network to obtain evidence that you do not have, such as a digital reconstruction of the accident using information like the speed at which you were traveling and the weather conditions present when the accident occurred. Personal injury lawyers are familiar with the nuances of settling a claim with an insurance company and filing lawsuits on their clients’ behalf. Your lawyer can advise you about filing a lawsuit if you cannot secure the case with the insurance provider. He or she can also provide specific advice about handling your case type, whether it is a driver negligence case, a product liability claim, or a claim against a government entity.

SHOULD I ACCEPT THE SETTLEMENT OFFER FROM THE INSURANCE COMPANY?

Your lawyer can also negotiate with the other party’s insurance provider on your behalf, helping you secure an appropriate compensation package for your case. … [ MORE ]

Your lawyer can also negotiate with the other party’s insurance provider on your behalf, helping you secure an appropriate compensation package for your case. When you originally file your claim, the insurance provider will make a lowball compensation offer, hoping you will accept it. Do not let them get away with it. Instead, allow your lawyer to negotiate with the provider to demonstrate why you deserve a larger settlement.

How our Nashville Lawyers Can Help

INVESTIGATE YOUR WRECK

We investigate to identify the causes and all responsible parties. We look at sources of insurance coverage and handle the paperwork.

BUILD A COMPELLING CASE

Our experience and record of success allows us to take on the insurance companies and maximize your recovery.

MAXIMIZE YOUR RECOVERY

Having an aggressive lawyer advocating for you signals you are serious about receiving full compensation for your injuries.

FOCUS ON YOUR HEALTH

Let us deal with the insurance companies and paperwork so you can focus on your health.

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MEDICAL BILLS

Hospital bills, doctor bills, prescription medications, physical therapy, and psychological counseling related to your injuries. Future medical expenses related to your accident.

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VEHICLE DAMAGES

Costs to repair or replace your wrecked vehicle and pay for a rental car until your car is available. Full compensation will also include any additional property damage involved in the crash.

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LOST INCOME

Lost past and future wages related to your accident. This includes any time away from your job on an ongoing basis, but also the lost future income if you are not able to return to work.

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ADDITIONAL DAMAGES

Pain, suffering, and emotional distress. Our knowledgeable car accident attorneys complete a full assessment of the value of your losses.

Accident Damages You Can Recover


If you are seriously injured in a car accident in Nashville caused by another motorist you may have lost income from missing work, have a stack of medical bills, need ongoing physical therapy, and be facing other unanticipated expenses. You should not have to shoulder those expenses alone if another partys negligence caused your injuries.

Under Tennessee law, you may seek to recover compensation for your losses if someone else’s carelessness or disregard for safety caused your injuries. The at-fault party and their insurance company are responsible for paying the financial damages.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

NASHVILLE – WORST IN THE STATE.

Nashville has more than 440,000 licensed drivers and ranks first in Tennessee in a number of traffic accident categories, including the overall rate of crashes, according to the Tennessee Department of Safety.

STATISTICS SHOW NEARLY 7,400 PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN ACCIDENTS IN NASHVILLE-DAVIDSON COUNTY IN 2014, AND APPROXIMATELY ONE OF EVERY SIX YOUNG DRIVERS AGES 15 TO 24 ARE INVOLVED IN A CRASH.

Nashville also ranks first in the following categories:

  • Frequency of injuries in traffic accidents
  • Accidents caused by speeding
  • Accidents involving young drivers ages 15 to 24
  • Accidents involving senior drivers ages 65 and older

Serious car accidents can be caused by a number of factors including:

  • Distracted Drivers who might be talking on a phone, looking at their navigation or talking to another passenger
  • Drunk Drivers who use poor judgment in getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol
  • Unsafe Drivers who are speeding or driving too fast for road or weather conditions
  • Drowsy Drivers who are dangerously fatigued and nodding off at the wheel
  • Defective Automotive Parts such as faulty brakes or steering, which may cause a driver to lose control
  • Unsafe Road Conditions including uneven pavement, poorly marked roadways, hidden road signs, standing water caused by poor drainage, and other conditions
NASHVILLE CAR ACCIDENT LAWSUITS

Can I Afford a Car Accident Lawyer?

Our car accident attorneys at Bill Easterly & Associates understand that you have unexpected medical bills if you have been seriously injured in an accident. You do not have extra money to hire a lawyer right now. Our attorneys will handle your case on a contingency fee basis. A contingency fee arrangement allows personal injury victims to have skilled legal representation with no upfront costs. Our attorneys are confident in their legal abilities. If we agree to represent you, we will accept as our legal fee a portion of any insurance settlement or jury award that we obtain for you.

YOU DO NOT PAY UNLESS AND UNTIL WE OBTAIN MONEY FOR YOU. THAT GIVES US INCENTIVE AND MAKES HAVING LEGAL REPRESENTATION MORE AFFORDABLE FOR INJURY VICTIMS.