Pedestrian Hit and Run Accidents Can Be Catastrophic, Fatal: Part 2, Spine Injuries

Spinal cord injuries resulting from an accident can cause severe damage to the central nervous system, leaving the patient in the hospital with months or years of recovery ahead of them. After a hit-and-run accident that leaves a pedestrian injured, many of the most common injuries are sustained in the neck, back, and spine due to the force of being struck by a vehicle. These injuries are considered catastrophic; however, they are not the only injuries that occur as the result of a hit-and-run. Broken bones, CRPS, and concussions are also common. What makes spinal cord injuries catastrophic? This article will delve into a deeper explanation of what our readers need to know when it comes to injuries of such a grave nature.

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Pedestrian Hit and Run Accidents Can Be Catastrophic, Fatal: Part 1, TBI

When a pedestrian is hit by a car or truck, the injuries that can result are catastrophic. Unlike motor vehicle accidents in which another car is hit, providing even the smallest amount of protection around the driver, when a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle there is nothing to protect them from sustaining serious and often fatal injuries. The rate at which these accidents occur is rising, especially in busy cities like Miami.

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Hit and Run Accidents Don’t Disqualify Victims From Recovering Damages: Here’s How It Works

When a motorist leaves the scene of a hit-and-run accident they are actively committing a felony. This felony doesn’t even include the penalties that can occur if someone is injured in the hit-and-run. The penalties sustained when another motorist or a pedestrian is injured and the driver who caused the injuries flees the scene often includes incarceration (jail time) on top of any fines they incur for their reckless actions. When a victim or their loved one becomes the victim of a hit-and-run they must preserve any evidence (when safety allows) of the accident scene.

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