Threats to Pedestrians
Pedestrian activity is increasing with greater national awareness of gas emissions and increased initiatives for environmental protection. In most places, however, pedestrians are not given adequate respect from drivers. Unfortunately, a vast number of pedestrian injuries in Tennessee stem from drivers behaving recklessly or negligently behind the wheel and putting pedestrians in danger. Because pedestrians have legal rights to safety like everyone else, victims of a pedestrian accident may be able to fight for financial compensation with the help of a personal injury attorney like those at Pohl & Berk, LLP.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Injuries
There are many driving behaviors that put pedestrians at risk. Some of the more common causes of pedestrian injuries involve drivers who:
- Use excessive speeds, particularly in school zones or residential areas
- Run through red lights / stop signs
- Drive distractedly, like talking on a cell phone
- Drive while under the influence / intoxicated
All of these situations could involve an innocent pedestrian in a serious accident, causing significant injury and huge medical costs. Victims may be able to fight back for financial restitution with the help of a Tennessee personal injury attorney.
Contact a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Tennessee
If you or someone you love was injured by a driver while walking, then you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit. The pedestrian accident attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, can evaluate your claim and help you decide what action to take. Call our offices in Tennessee today at (615) 277-2765 to speak with one of our legal representatives and set up a consultation for your case.