Pedestrian Accidents

Nashville Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Experienced Representation For Those Injured as a Pedestrian in Tennessee

Society often takes for granted the vulnerability of pedestrians. Even the slowest-moving car has enough mass and momentum to injure, disable, or outright kill a strong and healthy person. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you do not have to face this time alone.

Kinnard Law has over a century of combined experience securing justice and compensation for our clients. We are nationally recognized for our results and ethical practice, which have allowed us to recover millions of dollars for our clients across Tennessee. When you need aggressive and skillful representation, we are the lawyers you want at your side.

If you've been injured as a pedestrian, contact us online or by calling our Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys today at (615) 933-2893. We offer free consultations!

Do Pedestrians Have The Right Of Way in Tennessee?

Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable victims during car crashes. Unlike motorists and their passengers, pedestrians lack the protection a vehicle provides. If you were seriously injured by an oncoming vehicle while crossing the street, you deserve the chance to seek compensation for your injuries and any damages you may have incurred.

At Kinnard Law, our pedestrian accident lawyers are committed to working with our clients to ensure that they are put in the best position possible to secure the legal outcome they need. Reach out to us today to learn more about your legal options and start to put together a plan of action that best suits your needs.

TCA 55-8-134 outlines the protections pedestrians should expect when using a crosswalk:

  • Oncoming vehicles must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians on the same half of the road they are traveling on or pedestrians who are close enough while approaching that half of the road to pose a potential danger.
  • Oncoming vehicles must come to a complete stop when pedestrians are using a crosswalk in a marked school zone with warning flashers in operation regardless of the half of the road they are on.
  • Vehicles approaching from the rear may not overtake and pass any vehicle stopped at a marked or unmarked crosswalk.

Filing a lawsuit can seem incredibly stressful, but our Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys at Kinnard Law have spent decades working with injured victims, helping them fight to secure the compensation they need. We will help you throughout the entire process to ensure that you understand each step and are prepared to handle anything that may come up during your case.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

In 2013, 4,735 pedestrians were killed, accounting for 14% of all traffic deaths. An additional 66,000 were injured that year as well, mostly among people aged 65 or older. These deaths can occur for a number of reasons—driver error is a leading cause, often tied to alcohol, drug use, or distracted driving.

However, other factors can cause pedestrian injury as well. Poor road design, poor road conditions, or bad vehicle maintenance are plausible issues in many pedestrian collision cases. As a firm, we work with expert investigators and consultants to root out every possible cause of your injury.

Common Injuries of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents can lead to a scope of injuries, often leaving victims with physical, emotional, and financial burdens. Some common injuries that could be sustained in a pedestrian accident may include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): Pedestrians are vulnerable to head injuries, and TBIs can have long-lasting effects on cognitive function and overall well-being.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: The impact of a collision can cause severe damage to the spinal cord, leading to paralysis or other life-altering conditions.
  • Fractures and Broken Bones: Pedestrians often endure fractures and broken bones, needing extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Sprains, strains, and other soft tissue injuries can cause ongoing pain and limit an individual's mobility.
  • Internal Injuries: The blow of a collision can result in internal injuries, which may not be immediately obvious but can have serious consequences if left untreated.
  • Emotional Trauma: Beyond physical injuries, pedestrians may experience emotional trauma, including anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

What Damages Could Be Recovered in a Pedestrian Accident Claim?

When pursuing a pedestrian accident claim, it's essential to identify the damages that can be recovered. Potential damages that could be recovered in a pedestrian accident claim may include:

  • Medical Expenses: This includes present and future medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and any necessary assistive devices.
  • Lost Wages: If the pedestrian is unfit to work because of the injuries sustained in the accident, compensation may be sought for lost wages and future earning potential.
  • Pain and Suffering: Victims of pedestrian accidents may be qualified for compensation for physical and emotional pain and suffering endured as a result of the incident.
  • Property Damage: If personal belongings, like clothing or electronic devices, were damaged in the accident, the cost of replacement or repair can be included in the claim.
  • Wrongful Death Damages: In tragic cases where a pedestrian loses their life, surviving family members may pursue damages for funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and more.

Why Hire Kinnard Law

When you work with Kinnard Law, you can count on our:

  • Extensive Experience – We have tried hundreds of cases; the courtroom is our second home.
  • Dedication to Our Clients – No client is just a number to us. We treat each person with care and commitment.
  • History of Successful Results – Our multi-million-dollar verdicts have set records in multiple courts across Tennessee.

Contact Our Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Nashville Today

If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, time is of the essence. Contact Kinnard Law today to schedule a consultation with our Nashville pedestrian accident lawyers. We understand your challenges and are committed to seeking justice on your behalf. Don't let this accident's financial and emotional burdens overwhelm you – let Kinnard Law be your advocate in the pursuit of fair compensation.

Your injury deserves to be answered by the law. Contact our firm online or by calling (615) 933-2893 today to get started with our Nashville pedestrian accident lawyer.

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