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While many cities in the United States have made changes to be more pedestrian-friendly, this change hasn’t reached most cities near the Georgia-Tennessee border. To be a pedestrian here is still a big risk, as existing infrastructure was meant to accommodate cars and drivers. Sadly, pedestrian accidents are an all-too-common occurrence.

If you were seriously hurt in a pedestrian accident in Rossville, Chattanooga or any surrounding cities, contact our attorneys at Harriss and Hartman Law Firm, P.C. to learn how they can help. With nearly a century of combined legal experience, our pedestrian accident lawyers have a strong track record of success advocating for those injured by the negligence of others.

Why Pedestrian Accidents Are So Common

Often, pedestrian accidents are the result of driver errors or negligence. Here are some frequent causes and scenarios:

  • Distracted driving: When drivers aren’t paying full attention to the road, perhaps texting or using a phone, they may not see pedestrians crossing the street.
  • Inadequate infrastructure: In many cities, pedestrians are forced to walk on the side of the road because there are no sidewalks or they aren’t big enough to accommodate all foot traffic. They may also have to cross at intersections with missing crosswalks, broken crossing signals or poorly timed lights.
  • Speeding: Drivers going over the speed limit may not have enough time to stop for someone walking across the road.
  • Failure to yield: Some drivers don’t stop at crosswalks, or they ignore traffic signals, leading to dangerous situations for pedestrians.
  • Impaired driving: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can severely impair a driver’s ability to react to pedestrians.
  • Failure to keep a lookout: Many drivers fail to scan the road ahead when making a turn or preparing to pull into or out of traffic. Accidents are also common in parking lots, where drivers don’t check for pedestrians before backing up or turning around a row of cars.

Both Georgia and Tennessee are considered fault states when it comes to motor vehicle accidents. That means the costs of the accident must be paid by the at-fault driver’s insurance company. When we take your case, our attorneys will conduct a prompt, thorough and independent investigation into the cause of your accident and build a case against the negligent driver who struck you.

Seeking Full And Fair Compensation

For obvious reasons, pedestrian accidents often result in catastrophic injuries or death. If you were fortunate enough to survive being struck by a car, you may be suffering from broken bones, road rash, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and soft-tissue damage. These can be debilitating, making it impossible to work or care for yourself.

As our attorneys build your pedestrian accident claim, they will help you calculate and pursue appropriate compensation for all costs related to the accident, including medical bills (present and future), lost wages, pain and suffering, scarring and disfigurement, and permanent disability. They will fight to ensure that you have the resources you need to return to as normal a life as possible.

Reach Out Today For A Free Consultation

From our office in Rossville, Georgia, Harriss and Hartman Law Firm, P.C., serves clients throughout the surrounding areas – including Chattanooga, Tennessee. If you’d like to learn more about your legal options following a serious pedestrian accident, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. Just call 706-406-1649 or submit an online contact form.