crosswalk sign

The Injuries That Pedestrians Sustain From Collisions

By now, we know that pedestrian accidents are some of the most severe. They involve pedestrians who have no protection to prevent severe injuries. Whenever a crash occurs, it can cause the pedestrian to suffer some of the worst damage possible.

To present a meritorious legal claim, it is crucial to show that negligence led to an injury. Below, we will detail some of the more common injuries that pedestrians can sustain and how to pursue compensation with the help of an attorney.


A crash can send the pedestrian to the ground. Depending on how they land, they can experience damage to their head. A mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) can include a concussion, but more severe damage can lead to seizures, motor function loss, coma, and more. A TBI may not be as common unless the pedestrian lands in a specific position, but they do occur.

Spine Injuries

The most severe spine injuries can result in paralysis. There are different types of paralysis, but each of them often involves significantly diminished use of at least one limb. Spine injuries can also include herniated discs and other issues that can cause long-term pain and require surgery.

Broken Bones

The impact of a vehicle crashing into a human body can cause the victim to experience numerous broken bones. Almost all broken bones are considered catastrophic by nature. If the broken bone does not heal correctly, the victim will endure long-term pain, suffering and disability from their injury.

At Shevlin Smith, we work for you. Our Fairfax pedestrian accident attorneys work on your behalf to pursue the most compensation possible on your behalf. We want to provide you with the care and support you need to move forward after an accident. Trust our team of skilled attorneys to be by your side every step of the way when you need us most.

Call our firm today at (703) 721-4233.

The Shevlin smith difference

  • Serving Virginia & D.C. Since 1986

    Our firm has earned a reputation as a top personal injury and medical malpractice firm. We have the ability to give your case the representation and attention it needs and deserves.

  • Trial-Tested Attorneys

    We believe the fight isn’t over until you are fully satisfied. While we always strive to resolve our clients’ cases, we are prepared to pursue litigation if necessary.

  • Honest & Personalized Attention

    From the moment you call us, our team provides you with a straightforward and personalized assessment that focuses on the unique details of your case.

  • Experienced & Dedicated Counsel

    Shevlin Smith has over 130 years of combined legal experience and we have the tools and resources to effectively advocate on your behalf.

Experience Matters. 
Rely On Ours.

Free & Confidential Consultation
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.