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Injured in a Pedestrian Accident? Here’s What to Know

 Posted on June 21, 2024 in Car Accidents

CO injury lawyerWhen a car crashes into another car, it can cause tremendous car damage and injuries to any people involved. The impact from the car can make the other car jerk forward; windows can shatter, the airbag can be engaged, and the body of the car can be destroyed. Imagine all that impact on a person instead of a car. When a pedestrian is walking on a sidewalk minding their own business, and a car crashes into them, it can be a traumatic experience. The pedestrian will likely have a long recovery process to go through and will likely need to stay in a hospital, rehab center, or at home for a while, meaning they cannot go back to work to earn their salary. If a loved one was hurt in a pedestrian accident, speak with an experienced Denver, CO personal injury lawyer to understand your options for compensation.

Common Injuries from Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents are becoming increasingly common. So far in 2024, the number of people who died in Colorado from being hit by cars accounted for one-quarter of all traffic-related fatalities in the state. The Colorado Department of Transportation has been trying to increase awareness of how prevalent pedestrian accidents are by implementing programs like the Left Behind Campaign.

Pedestrian accidents are a serious issue. A major reason why is the severe damage a person suffers. Even if your relative is one of the “lucky” ones who survive, you can suffer from serious injuries that might even last the rest of your life. All accidents are different, of course, but some of the most common injuries in pedestrian accident survivors include:

  • Fractures: When someone is hit by a car, it is safe to assume they might end up with some type of broken bone. They might break their hand, wrist, arm, shoulder, foot, ankle, kneecap, hip, pelvis, rib, or skull. Depending on how the car collided with them, they will likely require some pain relief and might need to undergo operations in addition to physical, occupational, or psychological therapy.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Otherwise known as TBI, this can range in severity from a mild concussion to a coma and might even be fatal. People with TBI sometimes suffer the consequences for years to come.
  • Spinal Cord Damage: If a car has a head-on impact with a pedestrian, she could end up with damage to her spinal cord which can lead to paralysis in some cases.
  • Internal injury: Organ and tissue damage and internal bleeding are all possible injuries following a pedestrian accident. Internal damage can be very dangerous because it often goes unnoticed and untreated until it worsens.

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Denver, CO Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

If a loved one was hurt in a pedestrian accident, contact a passionate Denver, CO personal injury attorney to understand your rights and build a case for maximum compensation. At The Gold Law Firm, we understand how traumatizing this type of accident can be. Let us advocate on your behalf so you can focus on getting your family member back on their feet. Contact us at 303-694-4653 to schedule a free consultation.

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