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Crushing Injuries that Occur in Pedestrian Accidents

Crushing Injuries

Pedestrian accidents are incredibly serious and should always be approached with caution and delicate care. When a pedestrian is hurt, whether it be by a car, train, bus, or other vehicle, they will need to be attended to quickly, as their injuries can be quite serious. The most common injuries suffered in pedestrian accidents include cuts, bruises, broken bones, and head injuries, all of which will need to be seen and treated by a doctor. Many of these injuries require medical help, but these injuries can heal and many times, a victim can be alright with no long-term issues.

Still, there are injuries that bring with them changes that even doctors cannot heal or make one completely whole again, and it's these injuries that can greatly change the life of a pedestrian accident victim. Crush injuries are one of these injuries. Crush injuries occur when the body or part of the body is caught between two objects and is crushed between them, causing significant damage. These injuries are not in the list of common injuries in pedestrian accidents, but they do still happen, and it's important for those with these injuries to be treated quickly as quick treatment can be the difference between life and death for these victims.

If you suffered a crush injury in a pedestrian accident, discuss your case with a personal injury lawyer to see what you may be owed for your injury.

How a Pedestrian Can be Crushed

crussh injury.jpgPedestrians can suffer crush injuries in a few ways, each of which are painful and cause severe trauma. Some of the ways these injuries can occur include:

Being pinned between two vehicles: Being pinned between two vehicles is a crushing injury that can happen in a pedestrian accident. When a pedestrian is pinned between two vehicles, they can suffer crushing injuries to their torso, hips, and legs, all of which can be very painful. The extent of these injuries will depend on the two vehicles a victim is crushed between, but will also depend on the speed at which they were hit as well.

Being pinned between a vehicle and a wall: This injury can be worse than when a pedestrian is crushed between two cars because a wall can contribute to extra injuries. If a victim is thrown into the wall, they can end up with back and head injuries on top of their crushing injuries, which can add to complications of their injuries and treatment.

Being run over by a vehicle: While we don't necessarily think of it, being run over by a vehicle is a crushing injury. The part of the body that is run over is being crushed between the tire and the roadway, which can cause pretty significant damage since the weight of the vehicle is now playing into the injury, and not just the force of the accident.

It's important that these injuries be taken care of as soon as possible, since lack of treatment can mean issues like amputation or organ death can occur. Always see a doctor following a pedestrian accident, and be sure to get the help you need to heal and care for all of your injuries.

East Coast Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

After you are injured in a pedestrian accident, be sure to discuss your case with a personal injury lawyer. At the Law Offices of Robert A. Solomon of Metro Law, we can provide you with a lawyer who will put together your case, attend all necessary meetings and court dates, and will fight for you to get the compensation you need to help with your care. Call our office today to see what we can do for you at (800) 469-6476.

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