The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that XXXX pedestrian accidents occur every year in the United States. As you may imagine, many of these pedestrian accidents cause serious injury, due to the complete lack of protection a pedestrian usually has. Unlike riders in cars who are protected by the auto frame, or motorcyclists and bicyclists who at least wear protective helmets, pedestrians often have no more protection than the clothes they are wearing. If a pedestrian is in an accident, they often suffer injuries requiring extensive medical attention and treatment. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact a Fayette County pedestrian accident lawyer to discuss how you may recover for your injuries from the liable party.
Pedestrian accidents vary. Some involve collisions with motor vehicles or bicycles, some involve people getting hit by falling objects, and others occur when pedestrians slip and fall due to a dangerous condition on the sidewalk or other pathway. Though the injuries in pedestrian accidents may vary widely, there are some common injuries that regularly occur. These include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Road rash, contusions, severe bruising
- Severe spinal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Permanent paralysis or other disability
Following many of these injuries, pedestrians may face expenses for ambulance transport, emergency room services, surgical procedures, specialist appointments, medical equipment, prescription medicines, home health care, rehabilitative services, and more. Furthermore, because many pedestrian accident victims suffer severe injuries, they are forced to miss work while they recover and lose wages. Some victims are never able to return to work at all.
Contact a Fayette County personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If you have been the victim of a pedestrian accident, you should not have to worry about financial struggles while you recover from your injuries. You should always contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith to schedule a free consultation with an experienced pedestrian accident attorney. Call us today at (770) 487-8999.