We at the Roeser Law Firm understand the plight of pedestrians who are injured by a negligent driver and face high medical bills, lost wages and the pain and suffering that goes along with it.
Pedestrian Accident Injuries and Their Severity
Public transportation is plentiful in Washington, D.C. However, many people enjoy walking to work or to run errands, which is not only good exercise but lets them enjoy the many beautiful sights the city offers. Unfortunately, the District is also congested with drivers, and all of them seem to be in a hurry. This contributes to the number of pedestrian accidents in the area. Nationwide, the number of pedestrian accident fatalities increased by 20 percent nationwide from 2019 to 2020, and Washington, D.C. saw its share of deaths caused by negligent drivers.
Roeser Law Firm – Here for You in Your Time of Need
We at the Roeser Law Firm understand the plight of pedestrians who are injured by a negligent driver and face high medical bills, lost wages and the pain and suffering that goes along with it. We work hard to obtain the compensation that you deserve to recover your losses and get compensated for your trauma. It is difficult enough to suffer an injury. You shouldn’t have to pay for it when someone else caused your trauma. Call us at (202) 660-4070 for our free advice on whether you can file a claim. We can set up a free consultation, answer your questions and tell you how you can obtain the compensation you deserve.
Trauma Suffered in a Pedestrian Injury Accident
The type of trauma suffered by a Washington, D.C. pedestrian depends on what part of the body is struck by the vehicle and the age and size of the walker. However, the following are the most common injuries suffered:
- The lower part of the body is where most pedestrians are struck by a vehicle. Broken bones, pelvic, tibia and femur fractures and muscle and ligament damage are common. In more serious injuries such as a fractured pelvis, the injured person may be off work for a long time to recuperate, and surgery may be required to repair the damage.
- Head and neck damage is the second most common pedestrian injury and involves around 38 percent of the trauma suffered. Injuries can include traumatic brain injury, skull fracture, facial trauma to the teeth, eye sockets, nose and more. Many of these types of injuries require extensive hospitalization and surgical repair. A serious TBI can mean permanent damage and cognitive changes, which prevent the pedestrian from living a normal life in the future.
- Upper body damage occurs from either the pedestrian holding out their arms to try and break their fall to the ground or from landing on top of the vehicle. Around 27 percent of pedestrian injury accidents include trauma to the upper body with broken bones in the hands, wrists and arms the most common. Injuries to the chest can include broken ribs, a collapsed lung and other serious problems.
Roeser Law Firm – Your Pedestrian Accident Injury Lawyers
When you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident by a negligent driver, contact the Roeser Law Firm to schedule a free review of your case. Our legal team can review your case, answer your questions and let you know what options are available to recover compensation going forward. Because we work on a contingency basis, you owe us nothing until your case is won. Call (202) 660-4070 or contact us online.