As a pedestrian walking down the street, you are more vulnerable to injury than anybody else on the roadway. This is because you have nothing protecting you; no metal chassis like motorists have, no helmet like motorcyclists and bicyclists have. When you are on foot, your body is completely exposed to accidents.

Even when you take special care to protect yourself from being injured in a pedestrian accident, you can still be struck by a car or otherwise involved in an accident. When this happens and you suffer an injury, you could have the right to pursue monetary compensation for your related damages through a personal injury claim.

Pedestrian Accident Injuries you Could Suffer

As a pedestrian involved in an accident with a vehicle, there are many ways you can be injured. They include:

  • Broken bones;
  • Soft tissue injuries;
  • Burns;
  • Lacerations;
  • Traumatic brain injuries; and
  • Spinal cord injuries.

Your initial injury could lead to long-term and permanent complications like permanent disfigurement and disabilities like paralysis and vision loss.