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What Injuries May Result from a San Francisco Pedestrian Accident?

When it comes to the most serious types of accidents, there are few collisions that result in injuries more significant than a pedestrian accident. This is simply because there are very few protections for the individual. There’s no frame from a car and there’s no type of protective gear.

Let’s face it: most people don’t expect to sustain a serious injury as a result of a driver being negligent while they’re walking. But it does happen and when it does, the injuries can be severe, leaving the victim facing long-term damage and requiring extensive medical treatment.

Here are some of the injuries that may occur.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

When a car collides with a person, there are multiple ways in which this can result. In one case, it can lead to the pedestrian going towards the vehicle and their head can make contact with the windshield, resulting in significant trauma to the brain.

Similarly, if the pedestrian falls to the floor, it can cause significant brain damage should their head make contact with the ground. The injuries sustained to the brain can result in the need for long-term personal care and multiple procedures to help the victim live as normal a life as possible.

Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis

Because there’s very few things to actually protect a pedestrian from significant injury to their back and neck, spinal cord injuries are very common in pedestrian accidents. These often lead to paralysis which causes the victim to lose mobility in certain limbs.

With paralysis comes lifelong costs that cannot be expected, nor can anyone possibly prepare for them. This makes it increasingly important for individuals injured in a pedestrian accident to seek legal action against the negligent party.

At The Matiasic Firm, we understand that pedestrian accidents can also lead to broken bones, lacerations, amputations, and in the worst case scenario, death. This is why we work so hard to help victims and their families move forward with the complex legal process that follows.

Our San Francisco pedestrian accident attorneys are truly dedicated to you and your best interests. We look to help you secure compensation so you can move forward after this difficult time in a more positive manner.

To discuss your case, call us at (415) 858-6692 today.

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