Common Types Pedestrian Injuries
- Dan T. Matrafajlo
- Tue Jun 2023
- Pedestrian Accident,
New Jersey ranks in the top 20 deadliest states for pedestrian in the nation. With 220 pedestrians killed, 2022 was the deadliest since 1989, according to State Police data. These alarming figures came as more people took walks. Pedestrian accidents and related injuries and death are expected to continue breaking records.
A car crashing into another car can result in damage and injuries. However, when a pedestrian on the streets is involved in an accident with any type of motor vehicle, the resulting injuries can be catastrophic or even fatal. Some common types of pedestrian accident injuries include:
- Broken bones and fractures. Pedestrians typically fracture or break their wrists, hands, arms, shoulders, and backs in accidents. Serious, such as a compound fracture where a bone breaks through the skin, can also happen. These types of injuries are generally very painful and can result in life-long problems for the victim.
- Traumatic brain injuries. Head and brain injuries, including concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), can be life-long injuries that impact all aspects of the pedestrian’s life and the lives of their loved ones. It only takes a forceful blow to the head, whether by the impact of the vehicle or falling to the ground and the head hitting the concrete, to inflict serious damage. Common symptoms to look for that may indicate a head injury are headaches, mood changes, vomiting, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, loss of coordination or difficulty speaking.
- Spinal Cord injuries. Any injury to the spine is serious and can result in long-term care. Even the slightest injury to the spinal cord can result in significant damage, paralysis, or even death.
- Soft tissue damage. Despite the misnomer of “soft” indicating minimal injuries, soft tissue injuries can be serious. This type of injury includes contusions, lacerations, strainas and sprains, dislocation and tears. Although recovery from soft tissue injuries may take less time, these injuries can nevertheless result in severe pain, permanent scarring and sometimes long-term problems.
Regardless of what type of injuries you have suffered in a pedestrian accident, you need to immediately to seek medical care and treatment. Getting appropriate medical treatment will allow you to recover from your injuries. It will also play an important role in the valuation of your personal injury claim against the party who was at fault for the accident.
Call a New Jersey Pedestian Accident Attorney
If you or someone you know has suffered any type of injury in a pedestrian accident caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another party, an experienced New Jersey pedestrian accident injury attorney can help. Call Beninato & Matrafajlo Attorneys at Law, LLC at 908-248-4404 to schedule a free, complimentary consultation with our legal team today.