Pedestrian accidents often lead to some of the most catastrophic injuries. Whenever they occur, it’s vital for those who suffer harm to pursue compensation for their damages. Below, we will explain some of the more common injuries you might sustain in a pedestrian accident.
A collision can cause the pedestrian to fall over onto the vehicle and then onto the floor. The impact can cause the pedestrian to land on their head. It might also cause their brain to jerk around within their skull. As a result, they can experience a significant head injury that requires long-term care.
A spine injury can occur because of nearly any type of pedestrian accident. The collision alone or when the pedestrian falls to the ground can cause broken bones, spinal cord damage, or slipped discs. All of these injuries can cause lifelong problems. Spine injuries often lead to paralysis, which results in function loss in specific limbs and other hardships.
The impact of a crash can cause severe fractures. While cuts and bruises and internal organ damage can often occur, those are typically treated rather quickly. Severely broken bones can take months to heal, and they may not heal correctly in some situations, leading to lifelong pain.
With enough speed, the driver who causes a pedestrian accident can cause fatal injuries. In wrongful death cases, specific loved ones or an estate can file a lawsuit to hold the negligent party liable for the decedent’s injuries, expenses, and death.
At Lowe Law Group, it’s our job to put your needs first. We know how daunting it can be to suffer harm in a pedestrian accident. Our pedestrian accident lawyers go above and beyond to safeguard your rights and pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. Let us be the partners you need to pursue justice.