Nashville was recently revealed by a study to be one of the most dangerous cities for pedestrians, an article by the Tennessean stated on May 22.
In the 51 locations they studied, pedestrian and metro design advocacy group Smart Growth America stated that Nashville placed 15th in amount of pedestrian accidents. At least 210 pedestrian deaths were recorded in Nashville between 2003 and 2012. Leslie Meehan of Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization said that the city has delayed constructing design changes to roads that would increase pedestrian safety. Meehan stressed the need for road improvements due to the growing popularity of biking and walking around the metro.
Unfortunately, pedestrians who were struck by vehicles on the road often sustain serious injuries that result in expensive medical treatment. If you experience this in Nashville, the lawyers at Pohl & Berk, LLP, may help you hold negligent parties liable for your injuries, and you may be entitled to receive the financial aid you need for treatment. Tell us your story today at (615) 277-2765, and learn how we may help you.