Did You Suffer A Serious Injury?
Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable victims during car crashes. Unlike
motorists and their passengers, pedestrians lack the protection a vehicle
provides. 5,376 pedestrians were killed in 2015 in car crashes according
to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that another
129,000 were taken to the hospital to receive emergency care after being
hit by a vehicle that same year.
Call us at (615) 933-2893 to speak with one of our attorneys today.
If you were seriously injured by an oncoming vehicle while crossing the
street, you deserve the chance to seek compensation for your injuries
and any damages you may have incurred. At Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge,
our pedestrian accident attorneys are committed to working with our clients
to ensure that they are put in the best position possible to secure the
legal outcome they need. Reach out to us today to learn more about your
legal options and start to put together a plan of action that best suits
Tennessee Crosswalk Law
TCA 55-8-134 outlines the protections pedestrians should expect when using a crosswalk.
The law states that:
- Oncoming vehicles must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians on the same
half of the road they are travelling on, or pedestrians who are close
enough while approaching that half of the road to pose a potential danger.
- Oncoming vehicles must come to a complete stop when pedestrians are using
a crosswalk in a marked school zone with warning flashers in operation
regardless of the half of the road they are on.
- Vehicles approaching from the rear may not overtake and pass any vehicle
stopped at a marked or unmarked crosswalk.
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Hire An Experienced Lawyer Today
Filing a lawsuit can seem incredibly stressful, but our pedestrian accident
lawyers at Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge have spent decades working
with injured victims to help them fight to secure the compensation they
need. We will help you throughout the entire process to ensure that you
understand each step and are prepared to handle anything that may come
up during your case. Call us at (615) 933-2893 to learn more about what
we can do to help you, or tell us about your situation by
filling out our online form today.