You don’t have to be in a car to be hurt in a Chattanooga auto accident. In fact, some of the most dangerous injury accidents that occur on Tennessee roads involve pedestrians. And these types of accidents are much more likely to end with serious injuries or worse, in death.
A recent pedestrian accident that occurred in East Ridge has left one man with life-threatening injuries. On Monday night, emergency responders arrived at the scene of an accident which appeared bleak. A man was crossing the street when he was struck by a vehicle. He was rushed to the hospital where he is said to be in critical condition. An investigation hopes to determine whether the man or driver had the right of way.
Although pedestrian accidents are often unpredictable there are precautions you can take to protect yourself and your family. The most important thing you can do is always try to cross where there are crossing guards or signals, and only if the ‘walk’ signal is displayed. It’s a cliché, but staying alert for vehicles before you cross can save your life and never assume a driver sees you.
Also, if you can try to avoid walking at night, do so; that’s when most pedestrian accidents (like the most recent one) occur. If you do have to walk along the road at night make sure to wear reflective or brightly-colored clothing.
Auto Accident Attorneys in Chattanooga
Car accidents are an unfortunate part of traveling the streets and highways around Chattanooga and across Southern Tennessee. Sometimes you’re the driver, sometimes you’re the passenger, and sometimes you’re simply a pedestrian in the wrong place at the wrong time.
If you ever find yourself hurt in a Chattanooga auto accident, get help from the Insiders at the McMahan Law Firm. We’re personal injury lawyers with experience handling car accident claims and fight for the injured in Chattanooga, Manchester, Athens, Cleveland, and all throughout Southern Tennessee.
You could be entitled to financial compensation after your injury accident. Don’t wait! Contact the Insiders at the McMahan Law Firm and let us get started on your Chattanooga injury claim with a free legal consultation today.
Source. News Channel 5, ‘http://www.newschannel9.com/news/top-stories/stories/pedestrian-struck-mack-smith-rd-4243.shtml?wap=0,’ Sarah Jennings, February 19, 2013.
Source. Times Free Press, ‘http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/feb/19/pedestrian-struck-east-ridge-critical-condition/,’ February 19, 2013.