Pedestrian Accidents Can Cause Serious Injuries
Almost everyone is a pedestrian at some point on a daily basis. Even if you only walk from your parking space to a store or your workplace, you are still walking in the vicinity of motor vehicles and traffic and are at risk of serious collisions and injuries. Fortunately, a personal injury attorney in Boca Raton can help you recover if you have been injured in a pedestrian accident.
Common Injuries In Pedestrian Accidents
If a motorist is in a car accident, they have numerous safety features intended to prevent serious injuries, such as seat belts, airbags, roll cages, bumpers, crumple zones, and more. Though motorcyclists and bicyclists have significantly less protection, they generally have helmets to try to prevent head or neck trauma and brain injuries.
Pedestrians, on the other hand, usually have no protections at all in the event of a collision. For this reason, pedestrians often sustain very serious and often catastrophic injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 69,000 pedestrian have sustained injuries in accidents in a single year in the U.S. and more than 4,400 died. Common injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident may include:
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Crushed or shattered limbs;
- Severed limbs;
- Jaw and facial fractures; and/or
- Internal organ damage and bleeding.
Many people who sustain these injuries require emergency trauma care, extended hospital stays, surgeries, medical equipment, medications, home health care, assisted living care, rehabilitative and physical therapy, and more. Many victims will suffer will permanent disabilities or disfigurements for the rest of their lives.
Negligence Can Lead To Pedestrian Accidents
Though no amount of money can help you recover from your physical injuries faster, financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and much more can make life substantially easier for you and your family. If your pedestrian accident was caused by another party’s negligence, you have the right to recover from that party for all of your losses related to the accident. Some examples of negligence that can lead to pedestrian accidents are as follows:
- Distracted driving;
- Failure to obey traffic signals;
- Failure to properly yield;
- Impaired driving;
- Improperly timed traffic signals; and
- Inadequately maintained sidewalks or crosswalks.
If you suspect that your pedestrian accident happened because someone else was negligent, your first call should be to a qualified pedestrian accident attorney who can evaluate your case and determine whether you have a viable legal claim for recovery.
Discuss Your Case With a Boca Raton Pedestrian Accident Attorney Today
If you have suffered any type of injury in a pedestrian accident, you should never hesitate to call the law office of Lavalle, Brown & Ronan in Boca Raton as soon as possible. Our highly experienced personal injury lawyers understand that your focus should be on your physical recovery, so we concern ourselves with navigating the legal process and obtaining the compensation you deserve. We offer free consultations and never collect a fee unless you recover for your losses. Please call our office today at 888-646-1315 to find out how we can assist you.