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.
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.
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.