Common Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to injuries when struck by cars. Despite all the fluorescent and reflective paint, crosswalks, and traffic signals, pedestrians still get seriously injured year after year.
An amputation is when an arm or leg becomes so badly damaged in an accident that it must be removed in order to save the person’s life (or if the limb is severed completely during the accident). Losing a limb often comes with a high degree of physical and emotional agony (phantom pain, trauma, depression). With extensive therapy and time, amputees can re-learn to walk, eat, drive, write, and so on. However, they often require expensive and specialized equipment in order to do so, not to mention costly modifications to their homes and vehicles. A non-specialty prosthetic leg, for example, may cost anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000. The price tag for a specialty prosthetic leg can run as high as $70,000.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Like it sounds, traumatic brain injuries can be completely debilitating. These types of injuries develop when the brain impacts the skull or swells up with nowhere to expand inside the skull. Traumatic brain injuries can interfere with one’s ability to see, move, hear, and perform normal brain functions like reasoning, processing, and remembering. The costs associated with treatment for a TBI after an accident are from $85,000 to $3,000,000.
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries are also common in pedestrian accidents. Despite many advancements by scientists, Injuries to the spine continue to result in permanent paralysis on a regular basis. Other complications associated with spinal cord injuries include:
- Sexual dysfunction and loss of fertility
- Struggling to breath
- Loss of sensation (sensitivity to hot and cold, feeling touches)
- Poor bowel or bladder control
- On-going tingling and stinging sensations
Spinal cord injuries cost from $350,000 to over $1,000,000 during the initial hospitalization phase and anywhere from much more in ongoing care afterward..
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If the worst has happened and you were involved in a pedestrian accident in Beverly Hills, let us advocate for you. Let us help you get your medical care paid for and then some. Contact Jalilvand Law today for a free case review and consultation session.