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Common Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents

January 21, 2020

California is a beautiful state for getting out and enjoying the weather and scenery on foot. The fact is, however, that when you are walking, absolutely nothing comes between you and the impact of a car accident, and as such, pedestrian accidents are exceedingly dangerous. If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, you need an experienced California personal injury attorney on your side. 

Your Injuries 

Every pedestrian accident is unique with its own circumstances, but pedestrian accidents also tend to share common traits, including the kind of injuries they cause, such as:

  • Broken Bones – Broken bones are exceedingly common to pedestrian accidents, and they are very painful injuries that are slow to heal. Further, a broken bone that doesn’t heal correctly can lead to chronic pain or even permanent disability. 
  • Serious Cuts – Victims of pedestrian accidents are extremely vulnerable to serious cuts and abrasions that are slow to heal and prone to dangerous infections. When a deep cut is on or near the face, it can be disfiguring. 
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries – Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are injuries to the brain that are caused by the head being whipped back and forth on the neck (causing the brain to crash around inside the skull) – as is common in pedestrian accidents. TBIs are as dangerous as they are unpredictable. In fact, the physical, financial, and emotional damages associated with TBIs are difficult to overstate. Many sufferers of TBIs equate the emotional component with a lost sense of self, which is naturally quite devastating. Further, the personality changes often associated with TBIs can be socially alienating – just when sufferers need the support of their friends, family members, and loved ones the most. 
  • Spinal Cord Injuries – A spinal cord injury is an injury that occurs to any part of the spinal cord and at any spot. Spinal cord injuries are often extremely painful and slow to heal. These injuries can lead to a considerable loss in one’s range of motion, and they can lead to chronic pain. When a spinal cord injury is very serious, it can result in partial or complete paralysis below the site of the injury
  • Internal Bleeding – Internal bleeding is often the result of physical trauma, such as the trauma inherent to pedestrian accidents. Whether blunt force trauma or penetrating trauma, it can lead to internal bleeding that can go undetected until it turns into something far more serious and far more difficult to treat. Severe internal bleeding – even with treatment – is often fatal.

If You’ve Been Injured in a Pedestrian Accident, You Need an Experienced California Personal Injury Lawyer on Your Side

The injuries associated with pedestrian accidents are often extremely serious, but the dedicated personal injury attorneys at  Bogaards Law – proudly serving California – are here to help. Our experienced legal team has the skill, knowledge, and commitment to aggressively advocate for your case’s best possible resolution. We’re on your side, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation today.


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