Internal Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents
If a pedestrian is involved in an accident with a vehicle, it is highly likely they will suffer at least one type of internal injury. Internal injuries in pedestrian accidents are not only painful, requiring lengthy recovery times, but also costly to treat. There might be multiple surgeries, rehabilitative treatments, as well as other measures victims must take to heal. Miami pedestrian accident attorney Robert Dixon is dedicated to making sure those who are responsible for causing such injuries are held legally liable for the costs associated with them. Internal injuries are difficult to identify and, as such, a delayed diagnosis can lead to further complications. Mr. Dixon and his team at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon offer compassionate and complete legal representation for victims going through the aftermath of a pedestrian accident. Assisting clients who live in Miami as well as other South Florida locations, our firm has the experience to make sure your legal rights are properly advocated for. If you have sustained an injury as a result of a pedestrian accident, contact our office today so we can set up a free consultation to speak with you about your potential claims.Internal Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents
When a vehicle hits a walking victim, there is often injury to their internal organs or other un-seeable harm. Unfortunately, internal injuries in pedestrian accidents can present differently than one might think. For example, instead of pain, a victim might experience confusion, thirst, or fatigue, as well as difficulty with breathing. Delayed symptoms are also common. It is vital for any victim struck by a car to get prompt medical attention to make sure all their injuries are identified and addressed.
After someone is involved in a pedestrian accident, it is likely the force of impact can propel that victim forward. Those involved can then either hit the ground or another object. As such, broken or fractured ribs can occur, as well as internal bleeding affecting one or more organs. Since most pedestrians wouldn’t be walking with helmets or other head protection, the likelihood of a traumatic brain injury or bleed is increased. A collapsed lung or ruptured kidney is also common in a pedestrian accident.Responsibility for Pedestrian Injuries Involving Negligence
Drivers owe all others on the road a duty to act as a reasonable and prudent person would under the same or similar circumstances. This duty is also owed to those on foot. In most pedestrian accidents, it is a driver’s breach of this duty that causes injury. The legal term for when this occurs is ‘negligence,’ and that is the standard that must be met in order for victims to receive compensation for their injuries. Some examples of a negligent act include: drivers failing to yield the right of way; excessive speeding; distracted driving such as texting; and disobeying traffic signals like those in a crosswalk.
When a victim suffers internal injuries, treatment can be long-term or even fatal. Changes to daily lifestyles such as the ability to work or enjoy activities can forever be impacted. Victims who suffer these losses may be awarded compensation in the form of past and future medical costs, loss of income and earning capacity, and even pain and suffering damages.Attorneys Helping Injured People in Miami
South Florida enjoys warm weather year round, making walking a popular means of travel and recreation. Pedestrians should feel safe while sharing the roads with motorists. When a driver acts recklessly, leading to another’s injury, that driver needs to be held legally and financially accountable. Lawyer Robert Dixon assists victims in and around Miami with pursuing personal injury claims arising out of pedestrian accidents. If you have been injured by a negligent driver, our attorneys can help you receive the compensation you are entitled to. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon we are committed to making sure our clients are satisfied with their legal representation at every step of the process. Please call us at 877.499.4878 or contact us online to schedule a free, no obligation consultation to learn more about our services.