Pedestrian Accidents

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Helping Pedestrians Who Have Suffered Devastating Injuries in a Collision

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Walking is good for you: it keeps you active, it lets you stretch your muscles, and it gives you a chance to admire some of the more beautiful parts of our fine cities. But walking in those cities can prove dangerous if the drivers around you aren’t paying attention. A pedestrian injured in a car crash can face serious, even fatal, injuries.

The Rocky McElhaney Law Firm helps protect injured pedestrians and their families after a car crash. We are widely recognized in Nashville, Knoxville, Hendersonville and throughout all of Middle Tennessee for our aggressive approach and our willingness to take a guilty party to court on behalf of our clients. If you were injured by a driver while you were walking, our team is ready to help.

Common pedestrian accidents

The sheer size of a car versus that of a person indicates just how dangerous a car crash involving a pedestrian might be – especially if the driver is speeding. Since the vast majority of car accidents involving pedestrians don’t involve cars on the sidewalk, a person who walks is more likely to be hurt because of:

  • Driver inattention. Drivers who test, read, talk on the phone, fiddle with the radio or turn around to have conversation with their friends or their children are not devoting their full attention to the road. The longer their eyes are off the road, the greater the chance they may not see a pedestrian crossing the street.
  • Ignorance of the law. Most drivers are not familiar with the rules of the road when it comes to pedestrians. For example: a pedestrian always has right-of way while in a cross walk, but must yield to a motor vehicle when trying to cross in an undesignated area. Furthermore, a driver who eaves a pedestrian on puts that individual in further danger, as cars coming from the opposite direction may not be able to stop in time once the pedestrian begins to cross.
  • Poor visibility. Many pedestrian-related crashes are the result of poor visibility. People who walk at dusk or at night, who wear dark and non-reflective clothing, who cross in between parked cars as opposed to as crosswalks, or who are trying to cross at a blind corner may all be at risk of an injury if the driver simply does not see the person in time.

At the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, we understand how and why accidents happen, which allows us to build a stronger case from the ground up on your behalf. We also know what kind of injuries a pedestrian faces after a car crash, which spurs us on to fight even harder for your rights and your future. When you’ve been hurt in Tennessee because of a car crash, you want the lawyers of RML on your side.

Special care for pedestrians injured in Middle Tennessee

The Rocky McElhaney Law Firm provides comprehensive care to Nashville, Knoxville and Hendersonville victims and their families after a crash. To schedule your free consultation with one of Tennessee’s most trusted personal injury law firms, please call 888.619.4765 or fill out our contact form.

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