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Vehicle Pedestrian Accidents

Each year, tens of thousands of pedestrians sustain serious or fatal injuries after a vehicle strikes them. Even when pedestrians follow the rules and properly use crosswalks, negligent drivers still cause vehicle-pedestrian accidents. With the help of an attorney, you could force a driver that hits you while traveling by foot to compensate you for property damages and injuries.

Common Factors of Vehicle-Pedestrian Accidents

A driver in a vehicle-pedestrian accident often hits the pedestrian due to some act of negligence.

Negligent behaviors while driving include:

  • Distracted driving (using a cell phone, for example)
  • Failure to obey traffic signals and signs
  • Speeding
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Failure to yield to a pedestrian’s right of way at a crosswalk
  • Failure to pay attention during severe weather

What to do in the Event of a Pedestrian Accident

If you are involved in a vehicle-pedestrian accident, even if you were not the party at fault, you should adhere to the following steps:

  • Call the police and any other emergency responders if someone is injured
  • Stay at the scene until first responders arrive at the scene
  • Record the information of any witnesses

Talk to an Attorney

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a vehicle-pedestrian accident, you may deserve compensation for your injuries. At Pohl & Berk, LLP, our experienced Nashville lawyers understand how devastating such an accident can be for you and your family. To learn more, call (615) 277-2765.

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Pohl & Berk, LLP
1913 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 277-2765
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