Even though accidents between two cars are the most common type of auto crash, other catastrophes can happen. Vehicle-on-pedestrian accidents are more common than many people think. When they happen, the victim could suffer severe injuries. Furthermore, due to their unique nature, even death is possible. If a person suffered injuries in one of these crashes, they should contact a Nashville pedestrian accident attorney. Experienced lawyers understand that accident victims are not only dealing with devastating injuries but also trying to manage the financial stress that results from what happened. The person could have medical expenses, bills, lost wages, and other issues. Therefore, pedestrian accident attorneys dedicate themselves to cost-effective case solutions, trying to get the best results possible depending on the person's individual circumstances. At Schuerger Shunnarah Trial Attorneys, the team's motto is "We go to war for you," so they won't stop until their clients get the best outcomes possible.
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Statistics on Pedestrian Accidents
In 2014, 14% of all traffic fatalities involved pedestrians. Furthermore, in Tennessee alone, in the same year, there were 86 cases of the same type of crash.
Unfortunately, there are negligent drivers out there, and pedestrians are vulnerable, which is why there are so many fatalities.
Unlike drivers, pedestrians don't have seat belts and airbags to protect them. Therefore, when a vehicle-on-pedestrian crash happens, the person behind the wheel is the least likely to suffer the worst consequences in terms of injuries.
Moreover, even though all pedestrians are vulnerable to suffering the consequences of negligent driving, children are in more danger.
In many cases, children don't understand the perils of walking on or alongside a road. It creates a risk for them to accidentally wander into traffic.
In addition, getting out of a school bus on or near a busy road could be just as dangerous. Drunk drivers, for example, have no control over what they're doing, and they could cause a serious accident without meaning to hurt the child.
Even when children obey crosswalk laws and watch out for drivers, a pedestrian accident can still happen, and victims could suffer serious injuries.
If an individual or their child were victims of a crash, they should immediately contact Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys.
Tennessee law allows victims of pedestrian accidents to seek financial compensation when another person's negligent, careless, or intentional actions lead to harm.
Often, pedestrian accident victims will sue for compensation for injury-related loss of wages, medical expenses, and other consequences of the crash.
Some less-frequent cases result in pedestrian accident victims needing extensive medical care. However, people who got less serious injuries can seek compensation as well.
State laws allow all victims to seek compensation for their damages, and the best way to put the case together and get positive outcomes is by hiring specialized personal injury attorneys.
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Regardless of the pedestrian's age, there are numerous causes for accidents. Moreover, the consequences can vary from severe to catastrophic.
Assessing both the causes and consequences is part of the job of the pedestrian accident lawyer. They will gather evidence and help victims, fiercely defending them in trial to try to get compensation for the suffering they've gone through.
Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include the following:
Inattentive or distracted driving
Drivers failing to obey traffic laws
Running stop signs or red lights
Pedestrians failing to obey crosswalk laws
Poor visibility due to bad weather or darkness
Intoxicated or impaired driving
When a driver is negligent or careless and strikes a pedestrian, the person behind the wheel should take responsibility for their actions.
In some cases, a driver's intentional actions could cause similar harm, and they must be responsible as well. An accident victim has the right to contact a Nashville personal injury lawyer, who is a professional with the knowledge and experience to establish such liability.
The worst part of being a pedestrian accident victim is the consequences the person has to deal with.
In many cases, victims will have to handle injuries. However, on some occasions, they or their loved ones could die.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Pedestrian accidents could lead to traumatic injuries, which can hinder a person's life and make it impossible for them to engage in their regular activities.
Spinal cord injuries also happen sometimes, and they're equally as severe because the person could be impaired forever - they may be unable to walk properly or have to live with chronic pain after the accident.
The most common pedestrian injuries are not trauma to the brain but rather broken bones, fractures, and various contusions.
However, these are still serious because they're immensely painful, and could lead to significant long-term issues. In some cases, amputation may be necessary.
Since accident victims are dealing with injuries, they often have to miss work. Therefore, they could lose wages.
Part of the job of a pedestrian accident lawyer is to prove that the person is not at fault and that the negligent driver should be responsible for the victim's lost wages.
Regardless of the type of injury the person suffers, they'll most likely have to deal with medical bills to cover what they're going through.
In the most extreme cases, either the pedestrian or one of their loved ones could die as a consequence of the accident.
Call an Experienced Pedestrian Accident Attorney
If a person or their loved ones suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, they should immediately call an attorney in Nashville.
Thoughtful lawyers will focus on getting victims the compensation they deserve. They want to help people focus on their recovery and move forward because they understand that's what's lawful and just.
At Schuerger Shunnarah, lawyers go to war for their clients' families. They are ready to assess the victim's case and fiercely argue in their favor since they know the pain they're going through. Anyone who may want to start working with this team mustn't hesitate to call.