Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Nashville
Hurt in a Pedestrian Accident?
Attorney Stanley A. Davis offers legal help to pedestrians and their families who have suffered injury and emotional strain due to a driver’s neglect. He understands that you may be in a place where you have no idea how to move forward.
Stan Davis will guide you and your family in this difficult time, not just because he is your personal injury attorney — but because he is also your Nashville neighbor.
Why You Need a Lawyer After a Pedestrian Injury
Many pedestrian injury settlements offered by insurance companies do not sufficiently cover the true costs of personal injury or loss caused by a pedestrian accident. Stan Davis believes his clients should focus on their recovery and not have to worry about whether the injury settlement offer they receive is fair. He will take on this stress for his clients while investigating the pedestrian accident that caused their injuries.
Through legal action, Stan can help victims of pedestrian accidents gain compensation for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Lost job benefits
- Lost enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
As a civil trial specialist in the state of Tennessee, Stan has the experience — in and out of the courtroom — you need when pursuing fair injury compensation. Since founding the firm in 1997, he has obtained millions of dollars in accident verdicts and settlements for people seriously injured and those grieving the loss of their loved ones.
How to Find Fault in Pedestrian Accidents
The experienced counsel of a lawyer may be needed to determine who is at fault or if there is shared fault after a pedestrian accident. Even if you think you may have contributed to the collision, you may still be entitled to seek damages.
Tennessee has a legal rule called comparative negligence. With comparative negligence, the court may find that both the negligent actions of yourself and the other party involved in the pedestrian accident are each a specific percentage responsible for the accident occurring. This means that any damages awarded will be diminished by this percentage.
For example, say a pedestrian was seriously injured while jaywalking (crossing the street illegally), and the driver was also found to be intoxicated or texting while driving at the time of the accident. The court may find that because the pedestrian did not use a crosswalk, they are 20% at fault for the accident. If the award for the pedestrian accident lawsuit totals $25,000 for medical bills, loss of wages, and other damages, the 20% fault would reduce the amount to $20,000.
Is the Driver Always at Fault for a Pedestrian Accident?
One wrong belief is that the driver is always at fault in pedestrian accident cases. While those behind the wheel must be extra cautious around pedestrians and in areas where pedestrians may be present, if a pedestrian acts recklessly and these actions cause someone driving cautiously to become involved in a collision, the law may find the pedestrian shares responsibility for the accident.
It can be complex determining exactly who should be held accountable after a car accident with a pedestrian. Your attorney must investigate the key facts of your pedestrian accident case, including the location of the accident, whether the driver or pedestrian used the appropriate amount of care, and other important accident details.
When you hire Attorney Stan Davis, he will use his best legal resources, investigators, and pedestrian accident reconstruction experts to figure out what really happened. Stan is prepared to pursue justice and compensation from the party who recklessly caused your injuries.
Free Legal Advice
Some insurance companies will not offer you the full compensation you deserve, which is why having a lawyer on your side is essential. Stan will provide the guidance and advice you need to make the very best decision for yourself and your family. He accepts most personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no attorney fees unless he is successful in recovering money for your case.
Call (615) 866-3938 to schedule your free case discussion today.
Pedestrian Injury Compensation
Romans reads that our current sufferings are nothing compared to the glory that awaits us. Know that if you are suffering from serious personal injury because of a pedestrian accident, you can find hope in seeking justice.
It is natural to fear how you will pay for medical treatments or stay financially afloat after losing income from being unable to work.
Seeking compensation through a personal injury lawsuit could help you obtain financial damages if you suffered the following injuries:
- Broken bones
- Organ damage
- Lacerations (deep cuts)
- Limb loss
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
If your family has suffered a loss in a deadly pedestrian accident, Stan is also able to handle wrongful death claims. These claims can help cover funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and other damages. You do not have to accept what happened and may have the right to take legal action.
Where Do Most Pedestrian Fatalities Happen?
Potential dangers are present every day for pedestrians who walk or run beside roadways.
Despite what most people think, the majority of pedestrian accidents occur in locations that are not intersections. They happen:
- In urban areas
- At crosswalks
- On roadways (not sidewalks)
- When crossing the road
Accident statistics from the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security show that the number of pedestrians and bike riders injured or killed in traffic accidents in these areas has steadily increased over the past few years. Each year, pedestrian fatalities make up 5-10% of the total number of traffic deaths in Tennessee.
Are Distracted Driving Fatality Risks for Pedestrians Increasing?
Many are aware of how one of the biggest distractions while driving — texting — can have devastating and often deadly consequences. Distracted driving is becoming an increasingly dangerous risk for pedestrians, bike riders, scooter riders, and any other person who does not have the built-in safety features of traditional vehicles.
In addition to texting while driving accident risks, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that alcohol is also a factor in 48% of all fatal pedestrian accidents.
If the driver was engaging in some form of negligent activity, such as using a cell phone, texting while driving, eating, drinking while driving, or any activity that took their attention off the road, then they are likely responsible for covering any costs related to a pedestrian accident.