Pedestrians, whether they are walking, jogging, running, or even sitting in public, can be vulnerable to an accident with a negligent driver. With the holidays quickly approaching and shopping season almost upon us, it’s important to be aware of the injuries that can be sustained as a result and stay safe.
Traumatic brain injuries – TBI’s are caused when an outside force causes brain dysfunction, usually a violent blow to the head or body that in many cases is the result of a car accident. While some traumatic brain injuries can be minor, others can have severe medical consequences.
Spinal cord injuries – A spinal cord injury can also stem from a sudden, traumatic blow but in this case to the spine that fractures or dislocates vertebrae. Because the spinal cord is the mechanism for transmitting signals between the brain and the body, even minute damage can have life-changing results.
Fractures – A bone fracture occurs when the physical force exerted on a bone is stronger than the bone itself. While treatable, the injury can cause lifelong pain and medical problems that can impact the victims well being and quality of life.
Amputations – In some instances, the forces involved in pedestrian accidents can have serious lifelong repercussions on the victim’s body such as the accidental amputation of limbs and extremities.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a pedestrian accident be sure to contact an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible. In many cases, you can recover significant compensation for your injuries and other losses associated with the accident. Dolman Law Group has skilled personal injury advocates who are committed to helping victims recover. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, please call our office today at (727) 451-6900.
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Clearwater, FL 33756