Pedestrian Accidents

Have you been injured in a pedestrian accident due to no fault of your own let the skilled personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices James A.H. Bell, P.C.  located in Knoxville, TN help you get the compensation you deserve

Have you been injured in a pedestrian accident due to no fault of your own?  Let the skilled personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices James A.H. Bell, P.C.  located in Knoxville, TN pursue with vigor the most compensation you deserve under the law.

No one is able to put it simpler than outlining this area of law into a single phrase: Pedestrians have the right of way on sidewalks, on crosswalks, and other paths.  In Knoxville, motorists continue to keep getting more aggressive, impatient, and chaotic, as well as on the other hand, people walking, or using a bicycle, or children playing continue to suffer and not receive good compensation for their injuries. Indeed, the pedestrian pays the price in a lot of instances, not the at fault party. At The law offices of James A.H. Bell P.C., we believe there's something very seriously wrong when an impatient motorist, an inattentive motorist, a drugged or intoxicated motorist, or a cell phone user motorist disregards the rules of the roadway and disrespect the rights of pedestrian traffic

Each and every year countless individuals are seriously injured in Tennessee while they ride a bike or walk across an intersection. Our Knoxville, TN attorneys at the law offices of James A.H. Bell P.C. can’t imagine a much better way to eliminate the madness of impatient motorists than to make the accountable motor vehicle driver pay dearly for the injuries and damages. Let me give you an example: A pedestrian who suffered severe head injuries after being hit by an SUV backing out of a driveway reached a $1.6 million pre-suit settlement last month in state court. The injured party lost his right to earn a living in the future, and was crippled because the driver was legally inattentive to his surroundings.

Regrettably children make up most pedestrians seriously injured by a motorized vehicle. Actually, children younger than four account for nearly 40 % of the related fatalities of pedestrians. For those who have children, this is the time to talk about safety when walking or riding on the street. Educate your children on how to cross at a crosswalk or corner and to look both ways and continue looking when they cross. Always make sure your youngster wears reflective garments as well as carries a flashlight when walking during the night, particularly on Halloween night, a day that has more pedestrian accidents than virtually any other day of the year. Don’t be a victim of a pedestrian accident. Just because you have the right of way, does not keep you out of the graveyard.

Below are some the most common type of pedestrian personal injuries:

  • Pedestrian accident at crosswalks or at intersections
  • Accidents backing out of driveways or alleys
  • School zone accidents
  • Running, jogger accidents
  • Hit and run
  • Parking lot accidents
  • Automobile, Car accidents
  • Bicycle and motorcycle accidents
  • Public transportation
  • Catastrophic injuries: head injury, brain damage, spinal cord injuries

Typically, immediately after a pedestrian accident, the insurance companies will attempt to obtain a recorded statement from you or get you to sign some documents that may minimize your ability to obtain full and fair compensation for your damages or injuries. Likewise, many insurance providers will attempt to reach a fast settlement with an injured individual. Their objective is to stay away from responsibility for long term medical expenses, lost wages and other damages or injuries that are likely to develop. In one case, the insurance company mailed a check to everyone injuries for five hundred dollars, and it was cashed. The insurance company proclaimed everyone had “settled the case”.  Once that was set aside, the cases proceeded forward for meaningful resolution.

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This can be a trap that the injured pedestrian needs to prevent. Whenever one is injured in a pedestrian accident, it frequently takes several months to totally assess the person's injuries. At that point, the individual may require surgery or other extensive treatment. The injuries may possibly leave the individual permanently impaired despite corrective surgery. As a result, the real value of a claim from a pedestrian accident are only able to be assessed after a physician has established a firm prognosis.

In the event you, or one of your loved ones, happen to be injured by a vehicle while walking or biking, or even if you're a survivor of a pedestrian that has been killed in a street accident, contact a skilled Knoxville, TN injury attorney for a FREE consultation. Providing people on the streets the right of way is not optional, it’s the law. If you have been injured and can’t come to us we will come to you anywhere in East Tennessee If you are unable to visit our office, we will make our legal service available to you through a home visit upon your request.