Attorneys Fighting For The Rights Of Pedestrian Accident Victims
As both a college town and one of the largest cities in Tennessee, Clarksville has more than its share of pedestrian traffic. Unfortunately, most of our infrastructure was built for motor vehicles, with little thought given to the safety or convenience of pedestrians. For these and numerous other reasons, pedestrian accidents are a common occurrence.
If you’ve been seriously injured by a negligent driver or lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident, the experienced and caring attorneys at The Kennedy Law Firm, PLLC, are ready to help you seek justice and compensation. We’ve been serving Clarksville and the rest of Tennessee since 1984, and we have earned a reputation as skilled and dedicated legal advocates both in and out of the courtroom.
Why Are Pedestrian Accidents So Common?
Each year, thousands of pedestrians are injured in crashes with motor vehicles in Tennessee – some of which prove to be fatal. In 2019 alone, at least 149 pedestrians were killed statewide, which represented a 38% increase from just four years earlier.
Pedestrian accidents occur for many of the same reasons as other types of motor vehicle crashes including:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Speeding and aggressive driving
- Failure to yield right of way or to obey traffic signals
- Failure to keep a lookout
Additionally, pedestrian accidents have some unique causes including:
- Poorly designed roadways without pedestrian accommodations
- Missing or faded crosswalk markers
- Inadequately timed crosswalk signals that don’t allow walkers enough time to cross the intersection
- Vehicle maintenance issues (like missing headlights) that make it much more difficult to see pedestrians at night
- A culture and traffic laws that cater to motor vehicle traffic and are often hostile to pedestrians and bicyclists
When you hire our team, we will fully investigate the details of your case to determine what happened, why it happened and which parties were at fault. If there is a mistake or omission in the police report, we will fight to set the record straight.
Seeking Full And Fair Compensation For Victims
Being struck as a pedestrian is far more likely to result in serious injuries than if you were struck while in a motor vehicle. We will help you seek maximum compensation for your extensive medical bills, lost wages from time spent unable to work, pain and suffering and more.
If you lost someone you love because of a negligent driver, we would be honored to represent your family in a wrongful death lawsuit. No amount of money can bring back the person you lost, but you nonetheless need and deserve financial compensation. Our attorneys work tirelessly to hold the at-fault parties accountable and to help you seek justice in civil court.
Contact Us For A Free Discussion Of Your Legal Options
The Kennedy Law Firm, PLLC, offers free initial consultations, and we take all personal injury cases on contingency. That means you pay no legal fees until and unless we help you recover compensation.