Pedestrian accidents with cars can be devastating and result in serious and costly injuries for victims and their families. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 75,000 pedestrians are injured each year in auto-pedestrian accidents, and 5,000 victims die each year in pedestrian accidents. This means that, on average, a pedestrian is injured every 7 minutes in an auto-pedestrian accident.
Because of the size disparity between pedestrians and the cars and trucks that may strike them in a pedestrian accident, victims can suffer catastrophic injuries. Pedestrian victims may suffer traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, nerve damage, crush injuries, internal injuries, complex bone fractures and paralysis. As a result, medical expenses, future medical care, lost wages, lost-earning capacity and disability expenses may all be huge expenses.