What are common injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents?

Pedestrian accidents often result in severe injuries such as TBIs, spinal cord injuries, fractures, soft tissue injuries, internal injuries, lacerations, and emotional trauma. If you've been injured, contact Kantor Injury Lawyers for a free consultation.

Pedestrian accidents involving motor vehicles can result in a wide range of injuries, often severe or life-altering, due to the difference in size, weight, and protection between a pedestrian and a vehicle. The specific injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident may vary depending on factors such as the speed of the vehicle, the angle of impact, and the pedestrian's position at the time of the collision. In Alberta, the team at Kantor LLP Personal Injury Lawyers frequently encounters the following common injuries in pedestrian accident cases:

  1. Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): TBIs can range from mild concussions to severe brain damage. These injuries may result from a pedestrian's head striking the vehicle or the pavement during the collision. TBIs can have long-lasting effects, impacting cognitive function, memory, and emotional well-being.

  2. Spinal Cord Injuries: The impact of a motor vehicle collision can cause damage to the spinal cord, resulting in partial or complete paralysis, loss of sensation, or chronic pain. The severity of the spinal cord injury often depends on the location of the damage along the spine.

  3. Fractures and Broken Bones: The force of a pedestrian accident can lead to fractures and broken bones in various parts of the body, including the arms, legs, ribs, pelvis, and skull. Depending on the severity of the fracture, treatment may involve surgery, casts, or other immobilization techniques, followed by a lengthy rehabilitation process.

  4. Soft Tissue Injuries: Sprains, strains, and tears to muscles, ligaments, and tendons can occur in pedestrian accidents. These injuries can cause pain, swelling, and limited mobility, requiring physical therapy and sometimes surgery to repair the damage.

  5. Internal Injuries: The impact of a pedestrian accident can cause damage to internal organs, such as the lungs, liver, kidneys, or spleen. These injuries may require emergency medical attention and, in some cases, surgical intervention.

  6. Lacerations and Contusions: Pedestrians may suffer cuts, abrasions, and bruises from contact with the vehicle, shattered glass, or the pavement. While some of these injuries may be minor, deeper lacerations can result in significant blood loss or nerve damage.

  7. Emotional Trauma: The psychological impact of a pedestrian accident can be significant, leading to conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, or anxiety. Emotional trauma can have long-lasting effects on a person's quality of life and may require therapy and treatment to address.

Given the potential severity of injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents, it is crucial for victims to seek immediate medical attention and legal representation. Kantor LLP Personal Injury Lawyers can help clients in Alberta navigate the complex process of filing a personal injury claim and pursuing compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages related to the accident.

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