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Types of Injuries Caused by Pedestrian-Motor Vehicle Accidents

Accidents involving motor vehicles and pedestrians are often tragic. If the victim is not killed by the impact of the crash, they will usually sustain severe injuries that require medical treatment. Many of the injuries can have a lasting negative impact on a victim, ultimately changing his or her life in a negative way. When a pedestrian is involved in an accident, they will often need to recover damages because of painful and life-threatening injuries they have endured at the hands of another person, such as a distracted driver or drunk driver.

A Philadelphia personal injury attorney could take over the case and help the victim file a claim against the motorist who caused the accident. No one should have to deal with the traumatic experience of getting hit by a car, but when it happens, hiring the right professionals to help with the legal aspects of the situation is a must. Kwartler Manus, LLC offers legal services to victims involved in pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents.

Fractured Ribs

When a pedestrian gets hit by a motor vehicle, they will often end up with fractured ribs. The cause of the fractured ribs is the impact of the vehicle hitting a person’s body and possibly sending them flying into the air where they will eventually land on the ground at a fast rate of speed. When ribs are fractured or cracked, the victim may have a difficult time breathing and will usually experience tenderness with the constant need to cough.

Pelvic Fracture

A pelvic fracture is another painful and serious injury that a pedestrian can sustain when involved in an accident with a motor vehicle. Most vehicles on the road weigh thousands of pounds and the weight of those vehicles can put a ton of pressure on a person’s body during a collision. Whether the victim is hit by the vehicle at a fast rate of speed or if they hit the ground hard, they can end up with a pelvic fracture. Common signs and symptoms of a pelvic fracture include:

  • Severe pain around the pelvic and groin area

  • Bruising on the pelvic area

  • Tingling sensation

  • Difficulty using the bathroom

Internal Bleeding and Brain Bleeding

The collision can lead to blunt force trauma and internal bleeding throughout the body, including bleeding of the brain. If there is a brain bleed, the victim may experience a numbing sensation on a part of their face. Medical experts would need to determine if internal bleeding is taking place and then take the necessary steps to help stop the bleeding to save the victim’s life.

While these are some types of injuries caused by pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents, many other injuries can occur, too. It depends on various factors, including the speed of the driver, the location of the accident, and how the collision happens.

When a motor vehicle accident occurs and involves a pedestrian, the injuries are often life-threatening because they are so severe. Being involved in an accident as a pedestrian can drastically change your life, and not in a good way. If you are suffering from injuries after a vehicle crashed into you, know that legal help is available. Kwartler Manus, LLC works feverishly to provide representation for victims of pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents. Contact us online or call our office today to schedule a consultation at 267-214-8608.

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