Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

If You Have Been Hit by a Car in Manchester, You Need an Experienced Attorney Who Will Advocate for You

Walking is one of the best forms of exercise, but can be one of the most dangerous, too. That is because pedestrian accidents happen by the hundreds in Tennessee each year, and when they do, the pedestrian has few protections to prevent against injuries. When a pedestrian is struck by a car, the result is almost always serious or fatal injuries.

When a pedestrian accident occurs and the injured pedestrian suffers financial and noneconomic losses, filing an accident claim is often the best way to recover compensation. At the law offices of Burch & Lockhart, our skilled lawyers can represent you throughout the process.

Losses Resulting from a Pedestrian Accident in Manchester

The losses that result from a pedestrian accident are usually significant. Some of the most common injuries that pedestrians suffer when hit by a car include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries;

  • Spinal cord injuries;

  • Back and neck injuries;

  • Internal injuries;

  • Crush injuries;

  • Loss of (use of) limb injuries;

  • Bone fracture injuries; and

  • More.

These injuries are painful, disabling, and expensive to treat. As a result of such traumatic injuries, the injured party will likely also incur high medical expenses. They may also face lost wages as a result of their inability to work. Of course, pain and suffering, which are noneconomic in nature but are damages for which a victim still deserves to be compensated, are likely, too.

Your Rights after Being Hit by a Motor Vehicle

When a person is injured in a pedestrian accident, or any accident, for that matter, recovering compensation for injuries is dependent upon the establishment of four factors:

  • That the other party owed the injured person a duty of care,

  • That the duty of care was breached,

  • That the breach of the duty of care was the direct cause of the accident, and

  • That actual damages resulted.

In a pedestrian accident, then, you must prove that the driver involved caused the accident via an act of negligence, and that your own actions did not contribute to the collision. A review of Tennessee’s pedestrian laws can help you to ensure that you were not breaching statute or committing an act of negligence at the time of crash.

While you have the right to seek compensation for the full extent of your economic and noneconomic damages after a pedestrian accident, note that your compensation award may be reduced in proportion to any degree of shared fault.

Our Lawyers can Help You Maximize Your Settlement

Pedestrian accident cases usually involve large amounts of monetary damages and incomprehensible levels of pain and suffering. When you are dealing with the aftermath of a pedestrian crash, you need a lawyer on your side who can handle your claim for you and advocate for your best interests. At the law offices of Burch & Lockhart, we have the Tennessee pedestrian accident lawyers you can trust.

To schedule your free consultation, please call us as soon as possible; time is running out, and your right to pursue compensation is limited by the statute of limitations. Reach us now by phone or by sending us a message directly.