Tennessee law offers special protections to pedestrians who are injured while crossing a Nashville street or highway within a crosswalk.
Ordinarily, people within the crosswalk have the right-of-way, and the operator of an automobile, truck, or other vehicle must yield the right-of-way. Of course, a pedestrian cannot suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.
Tennessee law also provides that whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass the stopped vehicle. This law also protects pedestrians from injury.
John Day has handled cases involving pedestrian / motor vehicle collisions for almost 30 years. Indeed, one of John’s early trials involved a pedestrian / truck collision on West End Avenue in Nashville. Call John at 866-812-8787 (615-742-4880 in Middle Tennessee) for a free consultation about your Tennessee personal injury case. Or, fill out this Contact Form and we will contact you as soon as possible.