Pedestrian accidents are likely to cause serious injury. There is nothing whatsoever to protect the pedestrian from impact with the pavement or car. In fact, nearly half of pedestrians will be killed when the car is traveling more than 30 miles per hour. Those who survive the accident could be left with life-threatening injuries. Here are some common injuries that pedestrians can suffer in a crash.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
This is one of the most devastating injuries that a pedestrian accident victim can suffer. Any impact to the head can cause permanent damage. Bleeding and pressure on the brain can deprive it of oxygen, killing tissue and causing the accident victim to lose some brain function, perhaps permanently.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Injuries to the head, neck, and back can cause damage to the spinal cord. Broken or crushed vertebrae can pierce the spinal cord, cutting off the brain’s ability to send messages to the rest of the body. High spinal cord injuries can cause complete paralysis.
The impact of a pedestrian accident can cause severe injuries that victims may not be able to see. This could include internal bleeding and damages to organs. Even if these injuries are not apparent, accident victims need a full medical evaluation.
Being hit by the car or falling to the pavement forcefully will likely fracture and break bones. Accident victims may need surgery to stabilize or set the bone.
Georgia Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Pedestrian accident victims can file a claim or lawsuit against the at-fault driver, and the compensation can be significant. Call The McLendon Law Firm at 877-ROB-WINS or contact us online for a free case evaluation.
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Is the driver always responsible when they hit a pedestrian?
No. There are times when the pedestrian can be held negligent, themselves.
What should I do after a pedestrian accident?
Make sure to get both medical and legal help.
How much is my pedestrian accident case worth?
Your lawyer can assess your damages and let you know what you should expect from a claim.