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Murfreesboro Pedestrian Accident Attorney Protects Your Rights with Unwavering Commitment

Pedestrian accidents are all too frequent

Life is hectic, and in our cities and towns harried drivers and busy pedestrians rush about their daily lives in close proximity. This leads to inevitable accidents on sidewalks, at intersections, in crosswalks, and even in streets. 

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control show the prevalence of pedestrian accidents in the United States. Every two hours, a person involved in such an accident dies, and every seven minutes an injury occurs. At the Law Office of David L. Scott, we offer skilled, accessible and compassionate legal representation for those involved in pedestrian accidents. Our Murfreesboro pedestrian accident lawyer, David L. Scott, is on your side.

Pedestrians most at risk

Certain types of people are more at risk:

  • Senior citizens: When a pedestrian death occurs, 20% of the time it’s someone 65 or older. And older people are more susceptible to falling and tripping—every year, more than 9,000 accidents involving seniors happen when they trip over a curb.

  • Children: Traffic accidents involving pedestrians accounted for 20% of the deaths of children aged 5 to 15.

Common factors in pedestrian accidents

  • Alcohol: When a traffic accident result in a pedestrian fatality, nearly half of the time either the driver or pedestrian had been drinking. A third of the time, the person using alcohol was legally drunk.

  • Nighttime: Reduced visibility for both drivers and pedestrians increase the likelihood of an accident.

How can I avoid an accident?

Both drivers and pedestrians can reduce the risk of pedestrian accidents. Pedestrians can:

  • Increase their visibility at night by wearing reflective clothing or carrying a flashlight.

  • Use crosswalks where available.

  • Walk on sidewalks instead of on the shoulder. If there’s no sidewalk, walk facing traffic.

  • Pay attention to their surroundings, and especially to approaching vehicles.

  • Never assume a driver sees you or is paying attention to you.

  • When using a crosswalk at an intersection, be wary of nearby vehicles, even if you have the signal to cross. Don’t assume drivers will obey traffic signals.

  • Avoid alcohol and drugs.

Drivers can:

  • Be aware of pedestrians nearby—at any time they may choose to abruptly try and cross the street. Pay attention especially to children, who can be unpredictable.

  • At crosswalks, never assume pedestrians will only cross when they have signal to. Some pedestrians feel it’s okay to cross any time if they thinks it’s safe.

  • Be vigilant at night. You may not see pedestrians until it’s too late.

  • Avoid distractions like phone calls or texting.

  • Don’t drive while under the influence.

Contact our skilled Murfreesboro pedestrian accident attorney today

If you’re a pedestrian who’s been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact us today. Our knowledgeable Murfreesboro pedestrian accident attorney focuses on navigating the legal challenges and working to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us at 615-896-7656 or contact us online for a free consultation.

 

 
 
 

 

 

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722 South Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Phone: 615-896-7656

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Nashville, TN 37205

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Based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, we are pleased to serve clients throughout Middle Tennessee in Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Franklin, Brentwood, Nashville, Woodbury, McMinnville, Manchester, Shelbyville, Lebanon, Mount Juliet and other communities in Rutherford County, Williamson County, Cannon County, Bedford County, Davidson County, Wilson County and Coffee County.

 
     

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