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What are Common Injuries From Pedestrian Accidents?

Motor vehicles are mighty machines that could potentially do a great deal of damage to pedestrians that get injured in traffic accidents. Whether it’s an accident involving a motorcycle, car, bus, or truck, since pedestrians are not protected by anything, they are likely to suffer serious or fatal injuries. And depending on the severity of the accident and the resulting injuries, the injured victim’s life could potentially be changed forever.

Simple and Compound Bone Fractures

The initial and enormous impact of any vehicle striking a pedestrian might be enough to shatter or break your bones. Being trapped between objects, hitting the vehicle’s windshield or hood, or being thrown forcefully on the road, could likewise cause additional injuries.

Severe Wounds, Cuts, and Infections

Deep cuts, wounds, and avulsion injuries can expose you to all kinds of complications if not treated properly and promptly. Besides preventing rapid blood loss, the doctors must also make certain that the wounds didn’t cause internal bleeding or organ damage. The deeper wounds, such as avulsions, could likewise expose the body to harmful bacteria or viruses that could infect the wound and the bloodstream.

Infections could also worsen bad situations if they spread too quickly for the doctors to control. In worst cases, drug-resistant infections could lead to amputation of a body part.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

A TBI is any kind of injury that results in swelling within or damage to the brain. Serious TBIs could result in permanent brain damage that could likewise lead to neurological disorders and reduced or complete loss of brain function. Victims suffering from TBIs might need assistive care and follow-up treatments for their entire lives.

This is why it’s crucial to ensure that they will be able to afford these lifetime expenses so that they and their families can move forward with as much dignity as possible.

Internal Injuries

Internal injuries are known as silent killers since they might go unnoticed in some cases. Victims who have suffered internal injuries might not display any symptoms right away, only to feel serious complications and pain later on when it might be too late to control the damage that’s already ravaging the internal organs. These injuries could include collapsed lungs, perforated organs, kidney or liver trauma, ruptured heart arteries, or a ruptured spleen. If not treated as soon as possible, these injuries could lead to death.

Spinal Cord Injuries (SCIs)

Spinal cord injuries, like traumatic brain injuries, could have permanent health consequences. These injuries include broken vertebrae, a herniated disk, or damage to the spinal column itself that could negatively affect motor function or result in temporary or permanent paralysis.

Talk to a Competent Clearwater Pedestrian Accident Attorney Today

The skilled Clearwater pedestrian accident attorneys of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos understand the financial, emotional, and physical damage that usually results from pedestrian accidents. This is why we fight hard for our clients to ensure that they receive maximum compensation for their pedestrian accident-related losses.

Arrange a free case review with our Clearwater pedestrian accident attorney today by filling out our online form or calling (727) 441-9030.