Archive for the ‘Pedestrian Accidents’ Category
Friday, October 7th, 2011
According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, the city of Memphis, Tennessee, plans to increase pedestrian safety on Central Avenue near the University of Memphis campus. The effort is part of a $3.3 million dollar safety improvement project. City officials recognize the dangers of a campus that is â€śseparated from the main student parking lot by a busy five-lane street.â€ť Since 1995, two pedestrians have been killed and a third was severely injured in motor vehicle accidents on Central Avenue near campus. This project includes constructing a new median, creating a new parking lot entrance, and closing the fence between the parking lot and Central Avenue to push foot traffic towards safer crosswalks.
The Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť) applaud initiatives aimed at increasing pedestrian safety. Pedestrians in high-traffic areas, such as a college campus, face the risk of being hit by a moving car and sustaining permanent injuries. Corey B. Trotz, an auto accident attorney at NST Law, understands how to pursue maximum compensation for pedestrian accident victims. Since joining NST Law over twenty years ago, Corey B. Trotz has represented victims with serious and catastrophic injuries, including paraplegia, quadriplegia, brain trauma, and spinal cord damage. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, call Corey B. Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 for a free initial consultation on your case.
Corey B. Trotz and fellow NST lawyers have extensive experience developing the damages portion of personal injury claims. An accident victim may face complex and expensive medical costs following the crash, including an overnight stay at a hospital, surgeries, and CT scans. Victims may also require future medical care, including physical therapy. NST Law can retain medical experts to document medical bills and project the medical care a victim could later need. Next, an accident may force a victim to miss work or render her unable to adequately perform her position. To prove these damages, NST Law can consult with a vocational economist who can document a victimâ€™s lost wages and compute her diminished earning capacity. Finally, pedestrian accidents can cause emotional stress and anguish. To prove the extent of a victimâ€™s pain and suffering, NST Law can retain psychologists and other similarly trained experts.
Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz is the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee, with offices in Memphis, Jackson, and Knoxville. If you have been injured in an auto accident in Memphis, Germantown, Cordova, Frayser, or anywhere in Shelby County, do not hesitate to call Corey B. Trotz and the Tennessee auto accident attorneys at NST Law today. NST Law has handled tragic pedestrian accident cases in Shelby County for over two decades and knows how to aggressively pursue maximum compensation while looking out for clientsâ€™ best interests. Let Corey B. Trotz or a Team NST attorney fight for you in court while you recover and get to full strength. For reliable legal advice, call the experienced Memphis auto accident attorneys at NST Law today at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.
Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
According to WRCB Chattanooga, two pedestrians were taken to the hospital after being hit byÂ a van in Cleveland, Tennessee, on August 21, 2011. The accident occurred on the campus ofÂ Lee University as the victims crossed a street. Both victims suffered head injuries. One of theÂ victims also broke his pelvis. Police arrested the driver for driving with a suspended license,Â while other charges are pending.
Pedestrians can face danger around moving trucks, vans, and cars because the impact betweenÂ a moving vehicle and human body can be crushing. In Memphis, pedestrian accidents canÂ occur on Poplar Avenue, Germantown Road, and Union Avenue. In addition, these dangerousÂ accidents can occur on college campuses, including the University of Memphis, Rhodes College,Â and Christian Brothers University. It is not uncommon for victims of pedestrian accidents
to sustain serious injuries, such as head trauma, loss of limbs, nerve damage, and spinal cordÂ damage. If you have been hit by a car and suffered a severe injury, call Memphis pedestrianÂ accident attorney Corey B. Trotz today at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004. Corey B. Trotz,Â an experienced personal injury attorney at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť), hasÂ practiced law in Tennessee for over two decades and possesses in-depth knowledge of TennesseeÂ driving and insurance laws. Corey B. Trotz, along with other Team NST attorneys, can initiallyÂ try to settle with a defendant driver or insurance company. However, if a reasonable settlementÂ cannot be reached, your NST Law attorney will be prepared to file a lawsuit and fight for you toÂ recover maximum compensation in court.
After handling personal injury cases for twenty years, NST Law has a multitude of resourcesÂ to prove liability and damages. If you incur costly medical bills while recovering from yourÂ injuries, your NST lawyer can consult with medical professionals and doctors to documentÂ those expenses. For instance, you may be entitled to recover damages for surgeries, X-rays,Â and physical therapy connected to the crash. If an injury prevents you from returning to work,Â your NST lawyer can retain a vocational economist to compute lost wages. If an injury limitsÂ your ability to adequately perform your job, these vocational economists can compute yourÂ diminished earning capacity. In addition to suffering financially, victims can suffer emotionally.Â Corey B. Trotz and NST Law can retain psychiatric doctors and experts to help determineÂ the extent of the pain and mental distress you experience as a result of being involved in the
If you have been hit by a car in Memphis, Germantown, Frayser, or anywhere in ShelbyÂ County, do not hesitate to call Corey B. Trotz today. Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz is theÂ largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee with offices in Memphis, Jackson,Â and Knoxville. You can feel confident that Team NST will fight for you to recover maximumÂ compensation in your case. For a free initial consultation on your accident, call MemphisÂ pedestrian accident attorney Corey B. Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.
Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
According to WMC Memphis, a motorist crashed into two horses with riders in Madison County, Tennessee, on May 31, 2011. Investigators say a truck was traveling north on Diamond Cove Road when it hit a horse ridden by a 21-year-old male and 12-year-old girl.Â The truck then hit the second horse, ridden by a 20-year-old male.Â The 12-year-old girl was thrown from the horse and pronounced dead at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.Â The other riders were treated for minor injuries at the hospital.Â Immediately after the crash, the driver of the truck removed his license plate from his vehicle and drove away.Â Police are currently searching for the driver of the truck.
In Tennessee, drivers must exercise caution while behind the wheel and follow certain safety measures.Â When a driver operates a vehicle recklessly, that driver may be considered negligent. If a loved one has been killed in an accident caused by a negligent driver, you may have a claim and could be entitled to compensation.Â To investigate your options and learn how an experienced car accident attorney can assist in your case, call the Jackson auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz today at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.Â Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, also known as NST Law, has handled car accident cases in Tennessee for over twenty years and has the resources to prove another driver was at fault to help you recover maximum compensation for your loss.
To prove negligence, your NST lawyer may speak to witnesses or local police to determine the official cause of the crash.Â Your NST lawyer may also hire investigators to search for evidence at the scene of the accident and reconstruction experts to recreate the crash.Â By proving negligence, your Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz lawyer can help you recover maximum compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.Â Team NST uses a wide array of resources and experts to prove these damages.Â For example, your NST lawyer can consult with doctors who are able to prove a crash caused a victimâ€™s death.Â Your NST lawyer can also consult with medical personnel to document medical bills incurred between the crash and victimâ€™s death, and your NST lawyer may retain economic experts to calculate lost wages and loss of future income.Â Your NST lawyer can also pursue damages for the emotional pain and distress you suffer after losing a loved one in an accident. At Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, our goal is to help you recover every dollar you are legally entitled to, and we do our best to take care of you every step of the way.
To speak to a Jackson car accident attorney, call Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.Â NST Law is the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee that handles car accident cases throughout the state.Â NST lawyers have helped clients recover maximum compensation in motor vehicle accident lawsuits for over two decades.Â Let an experienced Team NST lawyer get started on investigating your case today.
Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
According to the Commercial Appeal, of the 54 largest metro areas in the United States, Memphis, Tennessee, was named the seventh most dangerous for pedestrians and walkers in a recent study released by Transportation for America in May 2011.Â From 2000-2009, 266 pedestrians were killed in Memphis.Â The study says that adding sidewalks and bike lanes, shortening crossing distances, and installing crosswalks are measures for increasing protection for pedestrians that cities should look into.
Although Memphisâ€™ ranking in this study improved from fifth most dangerous in 2009, it is clear Memphis has room for more improvement.Â During the warmer summer months, the number of pedestrians on Memphis and Shelby County streets such as Poplar Avenue increases.Â More Memphians walk to work and walk for exercise.Â As the number of pedestrians increases, it is important for drivers to be aware of and exercise caution around pedestrians.Â If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident with a vehicle, call the Memphis pedestrian accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť) at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 for legal advice.Â If a negligent driver caused your accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries. To prove another driverâ€™s negligence, NST Law can review the accident report, speak to witnesses, or speak to police officers that were at the scene of the crash.Â NST lawyers also have knowledge of Tennessee driving and insurance laws and can apply them to the unique facts of your case to file a claim on your behalf.
For the damages portion of a claim, NST lawyers fight for clients to obtain maximum compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, permanent disability and lost wages.Â NST lawyers may consult with doctors and specialists who can determine and prove the crash caused a pedestrian victimâ€™s injuries or death. NST lawyers have years of experience interpreting medical data and speaking with medical experts.Â NST lawyers can also retain medical and economic experts to document current and future medical bills, such as surgeries, physical therapy, CT scans, X-rays, and other medical procedures.Â If a pedestrian accident forces a victim to miss work or affects a victimâ€™s ability to fully perform his or her job, NST lawyers can retain a vocational economist to compute lost wages and future diminished earning potential.Â Since lost wages and medical bills can be burdensome and stressful, NST lawyers fight for victims to recover damages for the pain and suffering they experience as a result of the crash.
To speak to a Tennessee pedestrian accident lawyer at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.Â By calling NST Law, you will receive a free initial consultation with one of our pedestrian accident lawyers.Â We can review the accident report, answer your questions, and determine the next step and proper course of action for your case.Â NST Law, with offices in Memphis, Jackson, and Knoxville, is the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee that pursues maximum compensation for persons hit by a car while walking or jogging in Shelby County.
Monday, May 9th, 2011
According to the Times Daily, a Lauderdale County man died after being struck by a car on May 9, 2011.Â According to the police report, the deceased, a 23-year-old man, was walking across Lauderdale 24 when a truck heading south on Lauderdale 24 crashed into him.Â The deceased was taken to a nearby hospital and died less than 15 minutes later.Â The truck driver was not injured.
The impact of a crash between a moving truck and person can produce devastating results.Â In some instances in Tennessee, a driver can be liable for crashing into a pedestrian.Â If a loved one has been hit by a car or has been killed in a car accident, call the attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004. At Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť), our 28 accident lawyers know how to help prove a driverâ€™s negligence to help clients recover maximum compensation for their losses.Â For example, our Tennessee pedestrian accident attorneys have experience speaking with law enforcement officials and accident witnesses to determine the official cause of a fatal pedestrian accident.Â If the cause has not yet been determined, NST lawyers can retain an accident reconstruction expert to recreate the accident or send investigators to recover evidence from the scene of the crash.Â In addition, NST lawyers can interpret accident reports and apply Tennessee driving and insurance laws to the unique facts of a pedestrian crash.
For the damages portion of a claim, NST lawyers fight for clients to obtain maximum compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.Â NST lawyers may consult with doctors and physicians who can determine and prove a pedestrian victimâ€™s cause of death. NST lawyers have years of experience interacting with medical experts and interpreting medical data regarding fatal crashes.Â NST lawyers can also retain medical and economic experts to document past medical bills and compute the deceasedâ€™s lost future earnings.Â In the event the driver did not have insurance,Â NST Law will utilizeÂ its knowledge of Tennessee insurance laws to file an Uninsured Motorist claim.
To speak to a Tennessee pedestrian accident lawyer at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.Â NST Law, with offices in Memphis, Jackson, and Knoxville, is the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee that pursues maximum compensation for families and loved ones of pedestrians killed in crashes with motor vehicles.Â In past Tennessee pedestrian accident cases, NST lawyers have secured maximum compensation for clients by way of settlement and trial.Â Call NST Law today, and let our pedestrian accident attorneys put Team NSTâ€™s resources and experience towards your case.
Monday, March 14th, 2011
Accidents between cars and pedestrians occur every day and can result in catastrophic and deadly injuries.Â In Maryland, a jury recently awarded 3.3 million dollars ($3,300,000.00) to surviving relatives of a woman who was killed by moving car.Â The deceased was walking on a part of a road with no sidewalks or guardrails when a car veered onto the shoulder and hit her. The jury found the state of Maryland liable for the womanâ€™s death, and damages were awarded to the deceased womanâ€™s daughter and mother.
In Tennessee, the law requires drivers to give pedestrians the right of way when they are crossing a street within a marked or unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.Â If a pedestrian crosses at any place other than a crosswalk, he or she must yield to drivers, but drivers still have the responsibility of exercising reasonable care.Â According to Tennessee law, drivers must exercise due care to pedestrians at all times when operating a vehicle.
If you have been hit by a car on Poplar Avenue or any other street in Memphis, Germantown, Millington, Frayser, or Shelby County, call the lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz today at (901) 683-7000. At NST we also represent clients in cities and counties in Eastern Arkansas, including Jonesboro and Pine Bluff, and in Mississippi, including Jackson, Batesville, Tupelo, and Grenada.
Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (NST Law) is a large regional law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of people injured due to the negligence of drivers.Â Car accidents involving pedestrians can result in catastrophic injuries, and victims need lawyers with experience in these types of cases.Â The 28 lawyers at NST have experience fighting for clients to receive maximum compensation for injured pedestrians in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.Â At NST, we stay current with the law in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas and have the resources and experience to fight to help you recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz is the largest plaintiffâ€™s law firm in Tennessee that helps individuals who have been injured as a result of anotherâ€™s negligence, serving clients in Memphis, Jackson, Knoxville, and all surrounding counties in Tennessee.Â At NST we also represent clients in cities and counties in Eastern Arkansas, including Jonesboro and Pine Bluff, and in Mississippi, including Jackson, Batesville, Tupelo, and Grenada.
If you know of anyone hit by a car or have been involved in this type of accident yourself, call NST today at (901) 683-7000 and let our pedestrian accident attorneys go to work for you.
Monday, April 12th, 2010
Most people cross streets, walk to the market or through a store parking lot on a daily basis.Â We cross the street on our way to work while our children cross the street on their way to school.Â Rarely do we consider that there is a real chance that we may be involved in a pedestrian accident.Â Nonetheless, the statistics regarding the frequency of pedestrian accidents is staggering. At Nahon Saharovich & Trotz, PLC (â€śNST Law), we employ the latest cutting edge technology in litigating pedestrian accident cases.Â When a pedestrian is involved in a pedestrian accident, the resulting injuries are frequently catastrophic or life threatening because the human body does not typically fair well when it is faced with the impact of thousands of pounds of metal in the form of a car, truck or SUV.
The statistics concerning the frequency and seriousness of pedestrian accidents is mind-boggling.Â Over 68,000 people are injured and another 5,000 killed in pedestrian accidents each year.Â Consider a few more statistics that give a more complete picture of the risk of being seriously injured or killed in a pedestrian accident:
- 180,000 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle accidents between 1975-2005.
- A pedestrian is injured in a motor vehicle accident every 8 minutes and killed every 111 minutes.
- There are approximately 69,000 pedestrian accidents per year.
A pedestrian who is injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident may seek compensation against any person or entity whose negligent conduct contributed to the accident.Â Potential parties that may be liable include any drivers at fault or a governmental agency, such as, municipal, state or federal agencies responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of the sidewalk, roadway or parking lot.Â Other drivers owe a duty to exercise â€śreasonable care under the circumstancesâ€ť when driving a motor vehicle, while governmental agencies owe a duty of reasonable care in the safe design and maintenance of sidewalks, roadways and parking lots.Â Common causes for pedestrian accidents include the following:
- Inattentive or preoccupied drivers
- Driverâ€™s failure to obey the speed limit
- A driverâ€™s failure to yield at a crosswalk
- Disregarding traffic signs and signals
- Failure to signal when turning
- Ignoring weather or traffic conditions
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
The sad reality is that if a pedestrian is involved in a pedestrian accident the probability of serious injury or death is very high. A pedestrian involved in a motor vehicle accident has an 85% chance of death when a car is traveling over 40 mile per hour.Â Pedestrian accidents also commonly result in catastrophic injuries like brain injuries, spinal cord and head/neck injuries.Â These types of pedestrian accident injuries affect the quality of life of the person injured sometimes for the rest of his or her life.Â These types of injuries will typically require ongoing medical treatment and rehabilitative therapy with the injured victim never fully recovering from his or her injuries.Â Catastrophic injuries of this kind also mean a great deal of medical cost and rehabilitative care not to mention the lost earnings from time off work.
At NST Law, we have handled many pedestrian accidents and know that the lawyers for a driver or the driverâ€™s insurance company will routinely allege that the pedestrian who was injured or killed was at least partially responsible for his own injuries.Â Unfortunately, if the defendantâ€™s attorneys are successful in establishing that a pedestrian did not act in a reasonably prudent manner for his own safety, a judge or jury may reduce a pedestrianâ€™s recovery in proportion to the percentage of fault attributable to him or her.
The attorneys of NST Law will aggressively oppose attempts by defense lawyers to establish you should be apportioned fault in the accident that resulted in your injuries.Â We may use state of the art computer animations and the testimony of accident reconstruction experts to help establish that your were not partially responsible for the accident or to mitigate your proportion of fault.
There are commons types of conduct by pedestrianâ€™s that the attorney of a driver or the driverâ€™s insurance frequently point to as evidence of a pedestrianâ€™s own negligence.Â At NST Law, we have a great deal of experience addressing claims that a pedestrianâ€™s recovery should be reduced and a degree of fault allocated to the injured pedestrian.Â Types of pedestrian conduct often used as examples of pedestrian negligence include the following:
- Ignoring traffic controls: This would include entering a crosswalk against a â€śdonâ€™t walkâ€ť signal or yellow light.
- Jaywalking: If a pedestrian crosses the street in an inappropriate or unexpected location (i.e. the middle of the block), a pedestrian puts himself or herself at a greater risk of injury.
- â€śDartingâ€ť Children/Parents: Children often run out into the street without looking to chase a toy or pet.Â Alarmed parents will sometimes hastily follow to rescue a child and fail to check for traffic.
- Walking on a limited access highway: This is an extremely dangerous but sometime unavoidable practice when a driver has car trouble.Â Generally, a pedestrian is well advised to stay off any roadway marked â€śNo Pedestrians.â€ťÂ Drivers on these roadways are driving at high rates of speeds and are not typically expecting pedestrians.
The presence of any of these types of conducts greatly complicates recovery in a pedestrian accident.Â The experienced pedestrian accident lawyers at NST Law can evaluate your case and present you with potential strategies and outcomes if any of these types of conducts are present in your pedestrian accident case.Â Super Lawyers have recognized several attorneys at NST Law, which rates the top 5% of lawyers in the country.Â We at NST Law understand the potentially life altering consequences when you or someone you love is involved in a pedestrian accident; we pride ourselves on using the latest technology as well as novel and innovative strategies in litigating pedestrian accident cases.
Memphis, TN Office
488 South Mendenhall
Memphis, TN 38117
Jackson, TN Office
2709 North Highland Avenue
Jackson, Tennessee 38305
Phone: 731- 427-5550
Knoxville, TN Office
408 North Cedar Bluff Road
Knoxville, Tennessee 37923
Jackson, MS Office
460 Briarwood Drive
Jackson, Mississippi 39206
Jonesboro, AR Office
922 South Main Street
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401