We are all pedestrians at one time or another. Attempting to cross the road at a crosswalk may seem safe enough, but every year thousands of people are killed in pedestrian accidents and many of those occur in a crosswalk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2018 alone, 6,283 people were killed in pedestrian accidents. Crosswalks can create a false sense of security, and the results could be devastating. If you have been injured in a crosswalk accident as the pedestrian, contact a personal injury crosswalk accident attorney now.
How Do Crosswalk Accidents Happen?
It may seem we are safe and protected when using a crosswalk. Although the pedestrian has the right of way, the fact remains that the human body is much smaller than a vehicle weighing thousands of pounds and traveling at high speeds. Despite colored paint indicating a crosswalk area for pedestrians and signals indicating it is time to cross, a person could still very easily be injured in a crosswalk. It could happen to anyone.
Common causes of accidents in crosswalks that our crosswalk lawyers see are the result of distracted driving like texting, or changing the station on the radio. Sometimes the driver just may not see the person in the crosswalk, or notice the light has changed. An accident can happen in the blink of an eye, and if you are the pedestrian you are the one who suffers in a crosswalk accident.
Crosswalk Accident Attorneys
Our crosswalk accident lawyers are skilled and experienced and will fight for you to prove negligence of the driver. Our East Tennessee personal injury lawyers at The Cave Law Firm can assist you to seek a fair settlement if you have been injured in a crosswalk accident. While a settlement does not fix lasting medical problems it can certainly help to alleviate undue stress and financial burden to you and your family following an accident. A person can suffer broken bones, head injuries, disfigurement, internal bleeding and more from a crosswalk accident.
Injuries such as those can result in temporary disability, or inability to work and loss of wages, undue stress on family members, permanent disability, and an overall lower quality of life. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a crosswalk accident call us today for a free consultation to discuss how we can assist you. Our offices are located in Greeneville, TN and Kingsport, TN, but we can help you if you are in any part of Northeast Tennessee. We help clients in Morristown, Erwin, Johnson City, Jonesborough, and more surrounding areas.
To learn how we can help you with your crosswalk accident, contact The Cave Law Firm. Call today toll-free at (855) 228-3529 to schedule your FREE CONSULTATION in our Greeneville or Kingsport offices or to speak directly to an attorney. If you prefer, you may submit an inquiry with us on our Contact Us page.
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