Tennessee Personal Injury Law: Car v. Pedestrian
Tennessee is not known as a dangerous state when it comes to pedestrian accidents, but in 2019, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security reported that over 1,500 accidents involving pedestrians has occurred in the state. The accident and personal injury attorneys at InjuryTN appreciate the high risk that is involved with pedestrian accidents. In Davidson County alone there were almost 500 accidents involving pedestrians in the past year, a statistically significant 9 percent increase from previous years.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 5,000 people are mortally wounded every year and tens of thousands more are injured. Some injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, amputation injuries, as well as other severe injuries, may call for extensive treatment, medical care, and rehabilitation. At InjuryTN, we fully understand the legal as well as the medical complications that typically arise following an accident involving a pedestrian.
Occasionally, the driver who is at fault will not have adequate insurance coverage to provide the victim with necessary compensation, leaving the household of the victim to manage lost wages and medical bills. What’s worse, in a notable amount of cases, the driver of the vehicle in question will flee the scene of the accident. Which typically ends with the victim searching for answers and the resources necessary to obtain appropriate reparations for the damage caused.
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The attorneys at InjuryTN dedicate their practice to defending the rights of individuals and families being confronted with the fallout of a severe pedestrian accident. We collaborate with local authorities on the criminal aspect of any case, while also making legal movements to protect the rights and financial welfare of the victim and their family. Sometimes, our attorneys can push to recover any assets the at-fault driver may have. Other times, we might have the ability to call for a recovery from what insurance policies may be associated with other vehicles in the household.
Although the statistics imply that adults over a certain age may be particularly vulnerable to the involvement of a pedestrian accident – as well as those visiting the area. At InjuryTN, our goal is to treat every individual with the same respect and dignity we would provide a family member. We treat each case uniquely and in a timely fashion so that you can rest assured knowing that you are always up-to-date with the latest information on your case.