Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are common in Henderson due to the large number of out-of-town visitors here on vacation or business trips and the popularity of walking in general. Many of these accidents are tragically caused by drunk drivers. Because you do not have any protection from the impact of a car or truck hitting you in a pedestrian accident, you are more likely to suffer catastrophic injuries or death.
What Are the Most Common Injuries in Pedestrian Collisions?
A person on foot can suffer a variety of serious injuries depending on the type of vehicle and its speed, among other factors. Here are the major injuries caused in these accidents:
Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
TBI can be caused by the blunt force of a vehicle hitting a pedestrian’s head or the force of impact when the person is knocked onto the hard pavement. Traumatic brain injury can cause permanent changes to an individual’s mobility, vision, memory, concentration, emotions, and more.
A person can suffer chronic pain and limitations of movement if a spinal disk is ruptured or damaged. He can experience even more devastating permanent changes to his life if he suffers partial or complete paralysis due to spinal cord damage.
Rib fractures, brain bleeding, internal organ damage, and internal bleeding are common injuries that may not be apparent for hours or days after the accident. When severe, internal injuries may be life-threatening.
Fractures and broken bones
Pedestrians can suffer broken ribs, arms, legs, pelvic bones, and other fractures in a collision. They can be more serious than in other types of vehicle crashes and cause long-term pain and limits in a person’s mobility.
Have You Been Involved In A Henderson Or Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident?
If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident we are here to fight for your rights aggressively. We represent visitors here on vacation and business as well as local residents. Contact us online or call our Henderson office directly at 702.405.6000 to schedule a free initial consultation.