As we have been blogging about lately, pedestrian accidents in Tennessee are becoming more common.
Recently, the National Complete Streets Coalition reported that the Memphis metro area was the fifth most dangerous area for pedestrians in the country, while Nashville ranked as the 15th most dangerous area. The organization reported that Tennessee was ranked as the 11th most dangerous state for pedestrians, with 800 deaths from 2003 to 2012.
Sadly, we have been hearing a lot about specific pedestrian accidents in the news recently.
On July 1, a man was critically injured after a vehicle in south Nashville struck him. According to WKRN-TV, the accident occurred around 9:40 p.m. near the intersection of Nolensville Pike and Timmons Street.
Police told the station that the man was crossing Nolensville Pike when he walked in front of a vehicle. The accident remains under investigation. The man reportedly suffered life-threatening injuries.
WHAT SHOULD I DO WHEN A CAR HITS ME IN A CROSSWALK?
Many pedestrian accidents are the result of reckless drivers and/or poor intersection designs. If you are ever struck by vehicle, or you have had a loved one who has sustained serious personal injuries like spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputations and broken bones, you should call us today.
Drivers should be held responsible whenever they hit pedestrians, as people walking legally have a right to personal safety. Through a lawsuit, our attorney can obtain money for injury treatment, as well as money for your pain and suffering.
If you have been injured or had a loved one killed in a pedestrian accident, contact us today. Previously, our firm obtained a $500,000 settlement for the death of a 19-year-old Davidson County woman who was killed in a pedestrian accident.
“O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.” – Psalms 107:1