Helping Clients Who Suffer Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents are a common occurrence for many reasons, whether the cause is a slick roadway or a negligent driver. Taps & Associates’ team of Georgia attorneys has extensive experience working with clients in Metro Atlanta and beyond who have suffered injuries due to a pedestrian accident. The driver might not yield for pedestrians despite the traffic signs, or they may be speeding. Some accidents result from a driver who’s under the influence of drugs or alcohol while they’re behind the wheel. Whatever the circumstances were that led to the accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation for the physical and financial impact it has on your life.
Victims May Suffer Mild to Severe Injuries
When a person is struck by a vehicle, the human body cannot withstand the damage a collision causes. Thousands of pounds of metal impacting a pedestrian may result in injuries to various parts of the body. Mild injuries may include cuts, scrapes, and sprains, while severe injuries like spinal or head trauma can lead to long-term or permanent pain and even disability. Taps & Associates has a history of helping clients who have been injured in a pedestrian accident. We’re well-aware of the horrific damage it can cause to the human body, and the victims may have a right to compensation from the at-fault driver.
Types of Injuries a Pedestrian Might Sustain
Below are examples of the types of injuries a pedestrian might sustain when they’re hit by a vehicle:
- Lacerations (deep cuts) and contusions (bruises) are common injuries that result from pedestrian accidents, and the effects can be as severe as major organ damage.
- Facial or dental injuries can affect victims after an accident with damage that surpasses their appearance. For instance, these injuries can lead to vision loss if the eyes are damaged.
- Orthopedic injuries from a collision can include broken or fractured bones, as well as damage to a person’s musculoskeletal system in other areas.
- Spinal cord injuries can be especially severe since the spinal cord is a system of nerves that transmit messages between the brain and the rest of the body. Damage to the spinal cord can result in partial or complete paralysis or loss of function in other areas.
- Head injuries caused by a pedestrian accident can range from mild to severe, from a mild concussion and bruising to a substantial traumatic brain injury. Victims can end up in a coma or suffer from severe cognitive or functional disabilities.