Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Memphis
Legal help for injured pedestrians in West Tennessee and beyond
Memphis and Jackson are good cities for walking around; in fact, Memphis is rated number one for a stroll, and Jackson is in the top twenty of “walkable” Tennessee cities. This means these cities are pedestrian-friendly and offer great places to walk, get around, and explore the neighborhoods.
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, our Memphis attorneys 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 pedestrian accident, our capable personal injury lawyers will fight aggressively on your behalf to obtain the compensation you need to move forward.
How can we help?
- What are common causes of Memphis pedestrian accidents?
- What injuries result from pedestrian accidents?
- How can a Memphis pedestrian accident attorney help?
- Is there a Memphis car accident attorney near me?
What are common causes of Memphis pedestrian accidents?
Drivers can be selfish behind the wheel. 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 crosswalks, and thus do not account for impulsive children or jaywalkers
- Turn against the light
- Are intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
- Are too fatigued to be driving in the first place, such as truck 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 taking your daily jog or a pedestrian window-shopping, 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.
However, if you are in an accident through no fault of your own, you want a pedestrian accident attorney familiar with the roadways of Memphis and West Tennessee. At Bailey & Greer, our Memphis attorneys will build a case for your recovery using your medical records, through the help of accident reconstruction experts, police reports, and the help of eyewitnesses (if applicable) and traffic cameras.
We have built a reputation of being thorough and relentless advocates for our personal injury clients, having secured millions of dollars for individuals and families throughout the state. When you are hurt, we are there to protect your interests, your family and your future.
What injuries result from pedestrian accidents?
Any collision with a vehicle can be dangerous. Any of them can result in life-altering — and life-long — injuries with their own complications and degradations over time. When it comes to a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle, though, it is much likelier for these serious injuries to occur. As a pedestrian, you have no padding, insulation, or shock-absorption when you collide with what is, essentially, a speeding hunk of metal. The results of these traffic crashes often include the following:
How can a Memphis pedestrian accident attorney help?
When you have gone through an ordeal as painful, exhausting, and stressful as a car accident — especially as a pedestrian — it may be tempting to try to take certain shortcuts in the recovery process. A common “shortcut” is trying to seek compensation without an attorney in the effort of saving money. We could not recommend this less. You are automatically on an uneven playing ground when you enter a courtroom without an attorney, and that means you could unknowingly compromise your own case. This could mean walking away with much less in compensation than you are rightfully owed, or even walking away with none at all.
The person responsible for causing the accident will likely do everything they can to avoid taking accountability and paying for the damages they caused. In other words, they will definitely have an attorney on their side. Let the Memphis attorneys at Bailey & Greer fight for compensation on your behalf so you can focus on resting, recovering, and getting back to your life. We know how to make your case as strong and solid as possible so it has the best chance for success. You have been through enough, and attempting to fight this fight alone can cost you more time, effort, and money than any attorney.
Is there a pedestrian car accident attorney near me?
You can find the offices of Bailey & Greer at 6256 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN. We’re close to Route 240 and have off-street parking. We also have offices in Jackson and represent folks throughout West Tennessee. If your injuries are too serious for you to travel, we can visit you in the hospital or meet via video chat.
Skilled attorneys upholding the rights of Memphis pedestrians
At Bailey & Greer, PLLC, we focus on the fight so you can focus on your recovery. We offer comprehensive and compassionate representation to pedestrians and their families after a car crash has caused them serious injury. To speak with a dedicated car accident attorney about your case, please call 901-475-7434 or fill out our contact form. We maintain offices in both Memphis and Jackson for your convenience.