In our previous blog post, we discussed some of the facts published by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding pedestrian accidents. Those facts showed just how serious these accidents can be. Some pedestrians who are struck by vehicles live, but suffer from serious injuries. Other pedestrians might lose their life in the accident. We understand that all pedestrian accidents are serious. We know that victims of these accidents might choose to seek compensation.
Interestingly, lower limb injuries are the most common injury that pedestrians who are struck by vehicles suffer from. Second on the list are head injuries. If you think about those injuries, you can imagine how devastating they are, especially if the pedestrian suffers from both injuries. This might occur if the car strikes the pedestrian’s legs and then the pedestrian strikes his or her head on the ground.
We know that when pedestrians do survive the accident, they are likely facing a long road to recovery. Doctor visits, therapies and other appointments are likely to overtake their schedule. That can make all the other aspects of life, such as school or work, difficult to keep up with.
If you have been struck by a vehicle, you might opt to seek compensation. If compensation is awarded, you might find that you have less financial stress since the compensation can help to cover medical bills and other expenses directly related to the accident. We can help you build your case to support the claims for compensation. We can help you explore your options as your case moves toward resolution.