Nashville Pedestrian Accidents

Motor Vehicle Collision Lawyers Assisting Residents of Nashville

Being struck by thousands of pounds of steel can have a lasting effect on someone’s life. In addition to the obvious physical pain that can result, the victim may become disabled or suffer visible disfigurement. The Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz have represented people injured in accidents in Davidson County for more than 25 years. Our lawyers have seen firsthand how being involved in a pedestrian accident can be a traumatic experience with life-lasting consequences. To date, our firm has recovered more than $1 billion in compensation for clients, many of whom have suffered permanent injuries.

Asserting Your Rights in a Pedestrian Accident Case

Severe injuries come with extensive medical treatment. The road to recovery can be a long one, filled with medical appointments, prescriptions, physical therapy, surgery, and the like. These expenses can pile up extremely quickly. For many people, the only way to afford these costs is to bring a claim against the driver responsible for crashing into them in the first place.

To recover against a driver following a pedestrian accident in Nashville, negligence will likely need to be established. Failing to drive safely, such as speeding, disregarding a red light, improperly changing lanes, or failing to maintain a safe lookout, is one way to satisfy this burden. Witnesses who saw what happened could be called to testify that the defendant drove in an unsafe manner. Physical evidence from the crash could be relevant too, including the vehicle’s final resting point and tire tread marks left in the road.

What if the defendant tries to blame you for getting hit? In Tennessee, this defense is allowed and is known as comparative fault. Essentially, the defendant is blaming the victim for taking action that led to the collision. This could mean not looking both ways, not using a designated crosswalk, or otherwise not giving the defendant enough time or space to stop. A Nashville attorney with experience handling pedestrian accident cases can take steps to minimize allegations of comparative negligence, such as investigating the accident, interviewing witnesses, and retaining experts when appropriate. Ultimately, the percentage of fault allocated to the victim can reduce his or her overall recovery for medical bills, lost wages, and other non-economic damages like emotional distress and pain and suffering.

Discuss Your Case with an Experienced Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in the Nashville Area

If a car or truck driver negligently crashes into you while you are crossing the street, standing on a sidewalk, or walking through a parking lot, you may have grounds to assert a claim to recover for your losses. To discuss your rights after being hit by a vehicle, call our office today. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we have more than 30 attorneys and over 100 support staff members who are ready to use their knowledge and experience to fight for you and your case. Our motor vehicle collision attorneys advocate for victims in Nashville, as well as the rest of Tennessee, and in areas throughout Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Missouri. Contact our office today for a free consultation with a Nashville pedestrian accident lawyer by calling the toll-free number 1-800-529-4004 or by completing our online form. We look forward to explaining to you why NST is the way to go.

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