The Injuries Involved in Pedestrian AccidentsRobert A. Solomon, P.C.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
In large cities like New York, pedestrian travel is often the preferred way to travel. Traffic is usually too clustered, and navigating cities that have a simple layout like New York sometimes makes walking or biking easier than to try to take a vehicle. The problem with walking in cities like New York, however, is the number of accidents involving pedestrians. In the past year, the number of pedestrians that were killed in traffic accidents in New York, New Jersey, and across the US jumped 11% compared to the previous year. This jump in deaths concerns many people because the number of those who are deciding to walk and bike to their destinations is climbing for reasons ranging from trying to be more physically fit to those who wish to be more environmentally conscious, a trend which is increasing as time goes on as well. With the increase in pedestrian accidents, many are wondering if switching to be a pedestrian is worth the risk, or if they should find their exercise another way.
When pedestrians are injured in accidents that aren’t their fault, they are entitled to representation to help them recover compensation owed to them. At MetroLaw.com, we can provide you a lawyer that will help you after you’ve been injured due to a pedestrian accident.
Injuries That Can Come from a Pedestrian Accident
When a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle, serious injury can occur, especially to those who are most at risk for being hit. According to the CDC, those who are under the age of 15 and over the age of 65 are more likely to be struck by a vehicle than any other age group. These age groups also can suffer the greatest damage compared to other age groups as well.
Typical injuries seen in pedestrian accidents include:
Broken bones: When being hit with a vehicle moving at a fast rate, your bones stand a higher risk of being broken. Bones in the legs, feet, hips, arms, and hands can all suffer serious breaks after being hit with a vehicle, and these will all take significant amounts of time to heal.
Lacerations: Lacerations can be serious due to the blood loss and infection that is associated with them. Any lacerations that are sustained in a pedestrian accident should be an attended to immediately.
Head injuries: Head injuries are very serious and require medical attention. It’s important that your brain is checked for any damage or injury, as these injuries can end up being quite serious and long-lasting if left unchecked and untreated. If there is any chance a head injury has been sustained after a pedestrian accident, go see a doctor immediately.
Any time a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle, they should be seen by a doctor or emergency staff to check to see if any injuries have been sustained. Being checked by a doctor is the best action you can take after being in a pedestrian accident.
Big Apple Lawyers Here for You
When you are injured in a pedestrian accident, you can end up facing expensive medical bills that you might not be able to pay. At MetroLaw.com, we’re ready to help you take your case to court to win you the compensation you deserve. We have offices in New York and New Jersey that are filled with lawyers who are ready to talk to you. Call us today at (800) – 469 – 6476 to speak with a lawyer about your case.