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Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries

In the UK, thousands of people get involved in road accidents as pedestrians every year.  While some are lucky to escape the accident with minor injuries, others sustain serious injuries.  In some cases, pedestrian accidents also result in fatalities.  A large number of these accidents and deaths can be avoided by taking extra precaution whilst on the road.  This applies to both pedestrians and motorists.

Car drivers sometimes become negligent or get distracted whilst driving.  Sometimes, pedestrians are also careless when crossing the road.  When an accident takes place both the parties can be blamed depending on the circumstances of the case.  But, the fact is that no matter who is to be blamed for the accident, it is the pedestrian who is exposed to greater risks of serious personal injuries and death.

If a motorist had been negligent and if this fact can be established, it may be possible for the pedestrian to make a pedestrian accident claim.  A pedestrian can make a claim to seek compensation for their physical injury, psychological injury and financial losses.  When pedestrians get involved in road accidents, they can sustain a variety of injuries including:

Broken Bones

Broken bones and fractures are some of the common types of injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents even if it was a low impact collision. Such injuries can cause a great deal of pain and inconvenience. The victim may be required to stay in hospital for a considerable length of time which can result in huge medical bills.  Staying away from work for a long time can also result in financial losses in the form of loss of earnings.

Spinal and Head Injuries

Depending on the impact, the victim can sustain head injuries as well as spinal injuries.  If the impact is great, brain injuries can also be sustained which can leave the victim with cognitive difficulties as well as physical disabilities. Paralysis can also occur due to severe spinal injuries.  Depending on the severity of head and spinal injuries, the victim may loss sensation in the limbs and experience loss of feelings.

Other Injuries

In addition to the above, other common injuries that can be sustained in pedestrian accidents include cuts, bruises and lacerations.  Ruptured spleen, a punctured lung and other internal injuries can also be sustained.

Making A Claim

If you have suffered injuries in a road accident as a pedestrian, contact our solicitors today for free legal advice.

You can reach our solicitors by filling in our claim form or by calling us on our free helpline.