As a person who is walking on a sidewalk, through a crosswalk, or in a parking lot, you risk the possibility of being hit by a reckless driver. In almost all cases of pedestrian accidents, the pedestrian suffers from severe injuries.
Bone breaks and fractures are common pedestrian accident injuries. These injuries can be treated easily with a cast, but more severe breaks could require surgery. Bone fractures can also affect the functionality of the bone in the long term.
Loss of Limbs and Extremities
The force of being hit by a car can cause amputations, or damage that is so severe that a surgical amputation of a body part is medically required.
Muscle tears and other injuries to the body’s tissues cause symptoms of pain, soreness, and limited mobility. Some muscle conditions can be alleviated with rest and ice, but additional medical intervention may be needed in some cases.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Any spinal cord injury can affect a victim for years following an accident. Recovery may include surgery, medication, and months to years of physical therapy.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
A traumatic brain injury can range in severity from a mild concussion to a condition that will permanently disrupt brain function. The signs of a TBI may not appear for up to several weeks following the initial impact — an immediate test is essential to receive proper treatment.
A pedestrian accident can cause the victim to suffer from organ bleeding. Internal bleeding may present as symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, or trouble breathing. It is essential that any post-accident treatment includes checking for internal bleeding, as the untreated condition can be fatal if it progresses.
The catastrophic injuries that can result from a pedestrian accident can be fatal, and even less severe injuries can develop into complications and lead to death. After a pedestrian accident, it is essential to receive medical treatment as soon as possible.
Schedule a free initial case evaluation with Alex & Associates if you were injured in a pedestrian accident. Our firm is committed to helping accident victims recover compensation for their injury-related expenses, including medical bills and lost wages.
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