Murfreesboro Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

 

Tennessee attorneys representing injured pedestrians

Pedestrian versus motor vehicle is never a fair match-up. When a pedestrian is hit by a car, devastating, even fatal, injuries are an all too often result. In fact, in 2014, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that 14% of all traffic fatalities were pedestrian. NHTSA reports that, in the same year, there were 86 pedestrian fatalities in Tennessee alone. Even more alarming is the fact that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that approximately one pedestrian is injured in a motor vehicle accident every 7 seconds.

If you were a pedestrian injured in a motor vehicle crash, you are likely in pain and overwhelmed. The trusted Murfreesboro personal injury attorneys at Kidwell, South, Beasley & Haley are here to help. We take on the legal burden and fight to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

 

What are the most common pedestrian accident injuries?

Pedestrians, unlike those in cars and other motor vehicles, lack safety protections such as the steel motor vehicle structure, seat belts, and air bags. When a car hits a pedestrian, everyone inside the vehicle is likely fine, but the pedestrian will very easily sustain serious injuries no matter what the level of impact may be. Some of the most common injuries sustained by pedestrians involved in motor vehicle crashes include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Concussion
  • Paralysis
  • Trauma to cervical and lumbar discs
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Burns
  • Death

 

What do I do If I was a pedestrian injured in a motor vehicle crash?

Just like if you were in a car at the time of the crash, you have legal rights to be compensated for the injuries you sustained due to someone else’s negligence. The negligent acts by drivers that frequently result in things like pedestrian accidents involve:

  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Distracted driving (texting)
  • Making illegal turns
  • Failure to stop at red lights or stop signs
  • Ignoring crosswalk signals
  • Failure to look in the rear-view mirror prior to reversing

When a driver’s negligence has led to you being injured, you have the legal right to seek compensation for your losses. You are entitled to be compensated for:

  • Medical bills
  • Costs of future medical treatment
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning ability
  • Pain and suffering

 

Contact our dedicated Murfreesboro pedestrian accident attorneys and get the compensation you deserve

After a pedestrian accident, you need to focus on healing and getting your life back on track. This can be difficult to do when you have medical bills piling up and insurance companies calling. At Kidwell, South, Beasley, & Haley, our Murfreesboro pedestrian accident attorneys are dedicated to serving the injured in their time of need. Let us take on the legal battle and work toward getting you the compensation you deserve. Contact us by phone at 615-893-1331, or online to schedule a free consultation.