Pedestrian Accidents

Knoxville Bicycle Accident Attorney and Pedestrian Injury Lawyer

No one can put it simpler by outlining this area of law into a single phrase: pedestrians have the right of way on sidewalks, crosswalks, and other paths.  Motorists have become increasingly aggressive, impatient, and chaotic. Meanwhile, walkers, bicyclists, and children suffer the consequences without fair compensation for their injuries. In fact, rather than the person at fault, the pedestrian frequently bears the consequences. At the Law Offices of James A.H. Bell, PC, we think it is unfair when a driver who is impatient, inattentive, drunk, or distracted disobeys traffic laws and disregards pedestrian traffic rights.

In Tennessee, countless people suffer catastrophic injuries each year when cycling or crossing the street. There is no better way to address this injustice than to make the responsible driver of the motor vehicle pay a heavy price for the harm and losses they have caused.

Have you been injured in a pedestrian accident? Let the skilled personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of James A.H. Bell help you get the compensation you deserve.

Unfortunately, the majority of pedestrians who suffer serious injuries from motorized vehicles are children. Nearly 40% of pedestrian fatalities are related to children under the age of four. Speak with parents right away about their children’s safety when riding or walking on the street. Teach them how to deal with oncoming traffic.

Make sure your child wears reflective clothing and has a flashlight whenever they go outside at night, especially on Halloween, when there are more pedestrian accidents than almost any other day of the year. Even though a pedestrian follows all of the rules, it does not keep them safe when negligent drivers do not follow the rules.

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

  • Pedestrian accidents at crosswalks or intersections
  • Accidents backing out of driveways or alleys
  • School zone accidents
  • Running and jogging accidents
  • Hit and run
  • Parking lot accidents
  • Automobile and 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 receive total 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 avoid responsibility for long-term medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages or injuries that are likely to develop.

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In one case, the insurance company mailed a check for everyone’s injuries for five hundred dollars, and they were cashed. The insurance company proclaimed everyone had “settled the case”.  Once that was set aside, the cases proceeded forward for meaningful resolution. This can be a trap that the injured pedestrian needs to avoid.

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

Contact a Knoxville bicycle accident attorney if you have been injured in a pedestrian accident.

Contact a knowledgeable Knoxville, TN, injury lawyer for a free consultation if you or a member of your family sustains injuries from a vehicle while walking, bicycling, or even if you are the survivor of a pedestrian who lost their life in a street accident.

Providing pedestrians on the streets with 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.

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Law Offices Of James J.H. Bell
6210 Highland Place Way Knoxville, TN 37919

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