Pedestrian Accidents In Tennessee: What To Know About Your Options
Pedestrian accidents can have devastating consequences. If you or a loved one was hit by a car, you may be struggling with serious injuries, long-term disabilities and a diminished quality of life.
At Miller Injury Firm, we understand what you’re going through. Our lawyers have devoted their careers to helping injury victims and their families obtain a better quality of life by securing a solid financial recovery. Based in Nashville, we handle pedestrian accident cases and other traffic injury cases across Middle Tennessee.
What Are The Rights Of Pedestrians In Tennessee?
Pedestrians have the absolute right of way in Tennessee crosswalks as well as alleys and driveways. They can also walk on the shoulders and sidewalks and can cross the road outside of a crosswalk if they yield to traffic.
Drivers are always responsible for taking reasonable precautions to avoid hitting pedestrians.
Determining Fault In A Pedestrian Accident
In many pedestrian accident cases, the fault is apparent: the driver likely wasn’t paying attention and didn’t see the pedestrian or failed to yield.
In some cases, however, determining fault can be more complicated. What if you accidentally darted out in front of a car that couldn’t have reasonably stopped in time?
It usually takes some digging to gather evidence in order to prove fault in these cases. That evidence might include:
- Traffic cam footage
- Police reports
- Witness statements
- Accident reconstruction
You can count on our attorneys to conduct a thorough investigation, enlisting the right experts when needed.
Common Injuries Pedestrians Can Suffer When Hit By A Vehicle
Getting hit by a car can leave you with life-altering injuries such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
If the victim of a pedestrian accident doesn’t survive their injuries, their loved ones may have grounds for a wrongful death claim.
Rely On Our Proven Track Record Totaling Millions
When you enlist our firm, you can feel confident that your case is in good hands. Our pedestrian accident lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in personal injury cases. We know what it takes to win.