Pedestrians can be vulnerable to New Haven personal injuries. Whether walking, jogging, running, or sitting, pedestrians can be left with life-altering injuries. Below are some of the most common injuries that pedestrians suffer after an accident.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries. TBIs are caused when an outside force causes brain dysfunction, usually a violent blow to the head or body that can result from a car accident. While some TBIs can be minor, others can have severe medical consequences.
- Spinal Cord Injuries. A spinal cord injury when a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine that fractures or dislocates vertebrae. Because the spinal cord is the mechanism for transmitting signals between the brain and the body, even minute damage can have life-changing results.
- Fractures. A bone fracture occurs when the physical force exerted on a bone is stronger than the bone itself. While treatable, the injury can cause lifelong pain and medical problems that can impact well-being and quality of life.
- Soft Tissue Injuries. These types of injuries include bruises, lacerations, tears, dislocations, and sprains. Many soft tissue injuries resolve with little medical intervention, they can cause significant pain and may keep you from everyday activities and working for weeks or even months. They can leave victims with unsightly scarring or other permanent issues that can have an impact on their emotional well-being.
If you or a loved one was a pedestrian injured in an accident, contact the New Haven personal injury lawyers at The LoRicco Law Firm. Experienced at handling cases like this, they will visit you where ever you are recovering whether it be home, hospital, or at a family member’s home. Contact us today for a free consultation.