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22 May 2015

Pedestrians Are Especially Vulnerable In Auto Accidents

Superhero movies are all the rage these days. We suspect that one reason that so many people enjoy rooting for Iron Man and the Hulk on the big screen is that they seem to be nearly invulnerable, at least to ordinary injuries. For instance, it is unlikely the Hulk would worry too much about whether a motorist will go through a red light while he is crossing the street.

Of course, superheroes are just fantasy. Real-life human beings are all too vulnerable to the actions of drivers, especially negligent or reckless ones. Motorists are piloting a large, heavy steel vehicle that can reach high speeds. When they are not sufficiently careful and hit a pedestrian, the victim often gets badly hurt.

Common injuries among victims of pedestrian accidents include spinal cord injuries, brain injuries and broken bones. Any one of these can last the rest of the victim’s life, if he or she survives. Even if he or she is not permanently disabled, it may take months or years of rehabilitation and physical therapy to recover, to say nothing of any emotional trauma that the accident caused.

This is where personal injury litigation comes in. A lawsuit against the driver can help the victim be made financially whole again, so that he or she is not on the hook for hospital and rehab bills.

Though every case is different, the best thing you can do to maximize your chances of full recovery is to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side.

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