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Nashville Pedestrian Accidents

Nashville Pedestrian Accidents

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 30 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 Nashville personal injury lawyers has recovered more than $2 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 34 attorneys and over 175 support staff members who are ready to use their knowledge and experience to fight for you and your case. Our Nashville car accident lawyers advocate for victims throughout Tennessee.

Contact our office today for a free consultation with a Nashville pedestrian accident lawyer by calling the toll-free number 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form. We look forward to explaining to you why NST is the way to go.


2323 21st Avenue South
Suite 500
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: 615-235-0766

Fax: 615-257-6797


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"They stayed with my case until everything was resolved. My situation was complicated and they ensured things were in check from start to finish."
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"From start to finish it was a good experience. They listened and handled my case with compassion and care. I highly recommend them."
- Tasha S.
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"I was involved in a auto accident with my mother and she suggested NST to handle the case for us. Everything was handled professionally and in a timely manner."

Client Successes


Obtained in tractor-trailer accident case for a husband and wife that suffered traumatic injuries.


Recovered in car accident case against construction company in which our client suffered a traumatic brain injury.


Received for a woman injured in car accident while on the job, who sustained numerous fractures and underwent several surgeries.