Common Injuries Experienced in Pedestrian Accidents

By Larry A. Tawwater on April 01, 2013

Pedestrian Accidents - Common InjuriesWhen a person is involved in an auto accident, the injuries can be very severe. In fact, many people are fatally injured in these kinds of accidents given the amount of trauma that is experienced. Our Oklahoma City personal injury attorneys understand why these kinds of matters can be so serious, which is why we help all victims of these accidents and their loved ones achieve peace of mind as best as we can.

What are pedestrian accidents?

Pedestrian accidents refer to any kind of serious vehicle collision in which a person not in a vehicle is struck by a vehicle.

Why do pedestrian accidents occur?

There are many different causes of pedestrian accidents. Some of the most common causes that our Oklahoma City auto accident attorneys see include:

  • Drunk driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Inattentive drivers
  • Speeding
  • Malfunctioning traffic signals
  • Poor road design
  • Bad weather conditions

If anyone is injured due to the negligence of a driver or other party, our team will strive to achieve justice for you.

The Severity of Pedestrian Accidents

The reason our Oklahoma City personal injury attorneys takes these kinds of cases seriously is because we know just how life-altering and potentially deadly these kinds of accidents can be. Since vehicles weigh so much more than pedestrians, the kinds of catastrophic injuries that pedestrians experience are often extreme.

Fractured and Broken Bones

When struck by an automobile, it's very likely for a pedestrian to experience broken bones or fractures of some kind. Multiple broken bones are not out of the ordinary.

Brain Injuries

The impact of a vehicle striking a pedestrian can result in concussions and other kinds of serious head traumas. These traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can result in major mental problems and physical disabilities as well.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Many times pedestrian accidents will result in major injuries to the neck and spine, which could mean paraplegia or quadriplegia depending on the location of the injury and its severity.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

As you can see from above, many major injuries can result from a pedestrian accident. In a lot of cases, these kinds of physical trauma are too much for the body to cope with, resulting in the loss of life.

What Our Legal Team Can Do for You

Following a serious pedestrian injury, it's imperative that victims and/or their families contact our law firm to make sure that they receive the help that they need when it is needed most. Just having strong legal counsel on your side can make all the difference.

This is especially true for people who have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident. The tragedy of that loss can leave lives in shambles. Skilled legal assistance will help you through wrongful death litigation, helping you pick up the pieces and give you the ability to concentrate on coping.

Learn More About Your Legal Entitlements

For more information about pedestrian accidents, car accidents, and other major concerns when it comes to personal injury law, be sure to contact our Oklahoma City personal injury lawyers today. Our entire legal team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you obtain just compensation for your injuries and losses.

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