Common Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents

Common Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents

Personal Injury
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. Amputation 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,…
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