Pedestrian Accident Injuries
With the temperatures getting much warmer, you can see more and more people out on foot around town. Whether you are walking to a destination, for exercise, or simply to enjoy the outdoors, you should be aware of the risks of pedestrian accidents. Pedestrians can get hit by cars in crosswalks, parking lots, or even on sidewalks where they might feel safe.
While any type of traffic accident can be serious, pedestrians often sustain particularly severe injuries when they are hit by motor vehicles. This is because they have no protection from the impact of a crash. Even bicyclists might have helmets, though pedestrians usually have nothing but the clothes on their bodies, which offer zero protection in most cases.
Some examples of devastating pedestrian accident injuries include:
- Fractured hips or pelvis
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Skull fractures
- Face and jaw injuries
- Fractured, shattered, or crushed limbs
- Broken ribs
- Internal organ damage or hemorrhaging
Pedestrians generally need emergency medical care following an accident. Then, their medical treatment might be extensive, and might include surgeries, hospitalization or time in the intensive care unit, rehabilitative therapy, home health care, medications, medical equipment, and more. In many cases, medical treatment can continue for months or might be needed for the rest of their lives.
If a driver was negligent and hit you, you should file the proper claims to hold the driver liable for your medical bills, lost income, permanent injuries, and more. You should have the help of an experienced Atlanta pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer in Atlanta Today
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, contact the law office of Ben F. Windham, PC, for help. Contact us online or call 833.236.9467 for a free case evaluation by an Atlanta personal injury attorney.