What are the most common pedestrian accident injuries

What Are The Most Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries?

Unfortunately, accidents involving pedestrians occur all too frequently, leading to various injuries. Understanding these common injuries can serve as a reminder to stay vigilant and prioritise safety while walking.

Here are some of the most prevalent pedestrian accident injuries:

  • Fractures and Broken Bones: When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle or falls, fractures and broken bones are among the most common injuries. These can range from minor fractures to severe breaks requiring surgical intervention.

  • Head Injuries: Traumatic brain injuries and concussions are serious concerns in pedestrian accidents. Head injuries can lead to long-term complications and require extensive medical treatment.

  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Pedestrians often suffer from soft tissue injuries such as sprains, strains, and contusions. These injuries can cause significant pain and discomfort, affecting mobility and quality of life.

  • Back and Spinal Cord Injuries: Accidents involving pedestrians can result in back injuries, including damage to the spinal cord. These injuries may lead to paralysis, loss of sensation, and lifelong disabilities.

  • Internal Injuries: The impact of a collision can cause internal injuries, such as organ damage and internal bleeding. These injuries may not be immediately apparent and require prompt medical attention.

  • Lacerations and Abrasions: Pedestrians may sustain cuts, scrapes, and abrasions due to contact with the ground or objects during an accident. While these injuries are often minor, they can still lead to complications if not properly treated.

  • Psychological Trauma: Witnessing or being involved in a pedestrian accident can result in psychological trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. It’s essential to address both the physical and emotional aspects of recovery.

In the event of a pedestrian accident, seeking immediate medical attention is crucial, even if injuries seem minor. Additionally, consulting with legal professionals experienced in personal injury cases can help pedestrians pursue compensation for damages and medical expenses.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian (car, cyclist, motorbike…) accident that was not your fault, Nicholson Jones Sutton Solicitors can help you to claim the compensation you deserve.

Our team has decades of combined experience in successfully advising and representing clients in personal injury cases resulting from pedestrian accidents. We are sympathetic and understanding and are here to help you every step of the way.

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