The pedestrians in the United States are most vulnerable to vehicle injuries. Drivers’ carelessness and negligence can cause devastating injuries to them. Statistics reveal that more than 4,000 pedestrian-related deaths and 70,000 injuries happen each year in the States. As per National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one pedestrian is killed in a traffic accident every 2 hours, and one is injured every 8 minutes. These eventualities are a result of callous or distracted driving, failure to follow speed limits, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and drivers being indifferent to pedestrians among others.
Pedestrian accidents are usually catastrophic as the human body is not designed to withstand a collision with a vehicle weighing several tons. In the case of large injuries, the bodily harm done is often fatal. Being hit by an automobile can cause acute physical as well as emotional pain and suffering. The serious injuries that are likely to happen include:
- Head injuries, including concussion and even more severe TBI (traumatic brain injury) or coma
- Fractured limbs
- Disfigurement and amputations
- Dental or facial injuries often leading to loss of vision
- Spinal cord and back injuries
- Deep cuts (lacerations) and bruises (contusions)
- Damage to internal organs
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If you or your loved one got involved in a pedestrian accident, you have the right to seek justice and compensation for your distress and misery as well as your medical expenses. Our Montgomery pedestrian accident lawyers working with the Law Offices of Manley Traeger can help you procure adequate financial reimbursement for the agony you go through because of the negligent or reckless action of others while walking legally on or along the road. We have extensive experience in dealing with accidents involving motorcycles, cars, big rigs, trucks, buses, SUVs, and other vehicles.
Get in touch with us today for free case consultation and review. We can provide you with the requisite legal advice and insights about your case and enlighten you on how you should proceed further to ably recompensed and get a fair deal for your grievous injuries.