Over the past few years, pedestrian accidents have become more frequent. Last year, over 5,000 pedestrians died in accidents involving a motor vehicle, and over 120,000 received emergency medical care.
These people are left to cope with serious injuries and have to spend a significant amount of time on recovery. However, some things will never be the same.
Pedestrian accidents can cause long term physical damages, as well as emotional damages. If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident recently, get in touch with our knowledgeable and seasoned Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Attorneys today. Schedule your consultation and learn more about your rights and the compensation that you may be entitled to.
When an individual is hit by a vehicle, it is essential for the individual to receive immediate medical care. He or she may need surgeries and every second is important and can be a difference between life and death.
The most common injuries a pedestrian can obtain from an accident are:
- Head and brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back and spine injuries
- Abdominal injuries (internal bleeding, hemorrhage)
- Broken Limb
It may be hard to cope with these injuries, even after you start healing. Some scars will never heal, and some pain may return over time.
Besides physical injuries, pedestrian victims can also (and usually do) experience emotional stress. There are many studies that have shown that emotional damages can be worse than physical ones. Some victims keep seeing the accident over and over again, and some people have completely changed.
The most common signs of emotional stress involve:
- Sleep disorder
- Eating disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Experts advise every individual injured in a pedestrian accident to seek psychological help as it may help relieve the stress and help the individual find inner peace. It may take weeks, months or even years for the changes to come. Remember to stay persistent and not give up.
Who is at Risk for Pedestrian Accidents?
Usually, people who are involved in pedestrian accidents are either:
- Old(er) adults (65+) or
- People impaired by alcohol
About half of all accidents involving a pedestrian involved either a drunk pedestrian or a drunk driver. It is advised not to drive the vehicle while intoxicated, but also not to wander the streets while intoxicated.
While under the effect of alcohol, you present a danger for both the traffic and others around you. The best thing you can do is call a cab to take you home.
If you got hit and injured by a vehicle, Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Los Angeles at JML Law will help you file a claim and receive the compensation that you deserve. Be sure to give them a call as soon as you are able to and we will help protect your rights. Keep in mind that it is in our attorneys’ best interest to help you and that you have a much higher chance of obtaining the highest compensation possible with an attorney by your side. Do not hesitate to get in touch.