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Why Are Pedestrian Accidents Some of the Most Severe?

All types of accidents can cause severe injuries. However, pedestrian accidents are some of the most severe and often leave victims dealing with lifelong problems. But what makes pedestrian accidents so severe compared to other types of collisions?

Lack of Protection

In an accident involving two vehicles, the parties in each vehicle are surrounded by a large metal frame. They have airbags and seat belts, both of which are designed to minimize harm. However, these protections don’t exist for pedestrians — much like bicyclists.

When a car strikes a pedestrian, the pure force impacts a person’s body. The trauma it causes can lead to lifelong damages as the pedestrian is launched forward or onto the car. They don’t have a frame protecting them, nor do they have any clothing that can minimize harm like a motorcyclist would have. It’s a large vehicle colliding with the human body, leading to brain injuries, paralysis, or other harm.

Speeding Drivers

Speeding is one of the top causes of all accidents, and pedestrian accidents are no different. Drivers may speed through an intersection and cause severe injuries to any pedestrians in their way. The high rate of speed can result in some of the most catastrophic injuries or even death.

Pursue Maximum Compensation with a Lawyer On Your Side

When you suffer devastating injuries, you deserve to pursue compensation for the damages you sustain. You can seek compensation for lost income, medical expenses, and any other damage associated with the injury. If the pedestrian accident results in death, the family members or personal estate can seek legal help to pursue a wrongful death case.

Our team at Lowe Law Group puts you and your best interests first. Our pedestrian accident lawyers pursue maximum compensation at a time when you need it most. You can trust our team to stand in your corner and work to hold negligence accountable.

Contact our firm today at (801) 900-4681.

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