Passionate Personal Injury Lawyers Looking Out for Injured Pedestrians in West Tennessee
Help for people hurt while walking around in Memphis, Jackson and beyond
Memphis and Jackson are good cities for walking around; in fact, Memphis has been rated the #1 city for a stroll, and Jackson came in not far behind at #14. But the same rating system claims that these cities are “car dependent,” meaning there are a lot of drivers out on the roads at any given time, running errands, getting to work or traveling from one spot to another. So many cars, buses and trucks can make it dangerous for pedestrians.
At Bailey & Greer, PLLC we know exactly how terrible a car crash with a pedestrian can be. We understand that an injured pedestrian may face life-altering consequences of the collision, and that the chances of the crash being fatal are exponentially increased. If you were hurt in a motor vehicle accident in Memphis, Jackson or anywhere in West Tennessee, our capable personal injury lawyers will fight aggressively on your behalf to obtain the compensation you need to move forward.
Pedestrians and car accidents
Drivers can be a selfish lot. They tend to view roadways as “belonging” to them alone, and therefore may not be as attentive to pedestrians, bicycle riders and motorcyclists as they should. Pedestrians are often hurt by drivers who:
- Are talking on a phone, texting, typing into a GPS or any other number of driver distractions
- Speeding, especially at night, around corners or on hilly roadways, where visibility is poor
- Have not taken weather conditions, like slick roads or fog, into consideration
- Believe that all pedestrians will cross in designated cross walks, and thus do not account for impulsive children or jaywalkers
- Turn when they do not have the signal
- Are intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
- Are too fatigued to be driving in the first place, such as trucker drivers on long hauls or professionals who just came off a long shift at work, such as nurses or ER doctors
Whether you are a runner looking to get your daily mileage in or a shopper paying more attention to the sales than the roads, the burden for safety falls unfairly on your shoulders, as opposed to equally upon all people using the roads. You must be vigilant at all times: wear bright and reflective clothing at night, look both ways before crossing the street and pay attention to all traffic signals.
But if you are in an accident through no fault of your own, you want an auto accident attorney who is families with the roadways of Memphis, Jackson and West Tennessee. The lawyers of Bailey & Greer will build a case for your recovery on your medical records, through the help of accident reconstructionists and police records and with the help of eye-witnesses (if applicable) and traffic cameras. We have built a reputation of being thorough and relentless advocate for our personal injury clients, having secured millions of dollars for our clients throughout West Tennessee. When you are hurt, we are there to protect your interests, your family and your future.
Upholding the rights of West Tennessee pedestrians
At Bailey & Greer, we focus on the fight so you can focus on your recovery. We offer comprehensive representation to pedestrians and their families after a car crash has caused them serious injury. Please call 901.475.7434 or fill out this contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation with a dedicated personal injury attorney at our Memphis or Jackson office location.