Injured Pedestrian

Personal Injury

Pedestrians are vulnerable to accidents on the road, and it is essential to seek medical and legal help in the event of an injury, regardless of its severity. These accidents can result in a range of injuries, and being well-informed about the statistics, common injuries, and proper procedures following an accident is essential.

Facts and Statistics


According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2020, there were 55,000 injured pedestrians and 6,516 fatalities in the United States, meaning a pedestrian was killed every 81 minutes.


“Pedestrians represent 19% or more of traffic deaths among 35- to 74-year-olds. The largest number of pedestrian deaths occur among 55- to 64-year-olds (1,343).” according to the National Safety Council (NSC).

Most Common Injuries

Pedestrian accidents can cause a variety of injuries, and recognizing the most common types of injuries can help you understand and address potential harm. Here are some frequently reported injuries:

Fractures and orthopedic injuries: Pedestrians involved in accidents often suffer fractures, particularly in the arms, legs, and hips. Orthopedic injuries such as dislocations, sprains, and strains are also common.

Head injuries: Head injuries, including concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), are a significant concern in these type of The impact of a vehicle collision can cause severe head trauma, which may have long-term consequences.

Spinal cord injuries: In severe cases, pedestrian accidents can result in spinal cord injuries. These injuries can lead to partial or complete paralysis and have a significant impact on mobility and quality of life.

Soft tissue injuries: Pedestrians may suffer from soft tissue injuries such as cuts, bruises, and abrasions due to the impact of the accident. While these injuries are typically less severe, they still require appropriate medical attention.

How to Proceed When Involved or Hurt in an Injured Pedestrian Accident

If you find yourself involved or hurt in a pedestrian accident, it’s important to take specific steps to protect yourself legally and physically. Here’s what you should do:

Seek medical attention

Your health and well-being should be the top priority. Even if you believe your injuries are minor, it’s important to seek medical evaluation to identify any hidden injuries or complications.

Document the accident

Take photos of the accident scene, including the location, any property damage, and your injuries. If possible, gather witness contact information who can provide statements regarding the incident.

Contact authorities

Report the pedestrian accident to the appropriate authorities, such as the police or local law enforcement. Provide them with accurate and detailed information about the incident, and obtain a copy of the accident report.

Preserve evidence

Preserve any evidence related to the accident, such as damaged personal belongings or clothing.

Call us at

(954) 664-0339

We will guide you through the legal process and will investigate the accident circumstances, help you understand your rights, file a claim, and pursue compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Also, we will communicate with your insurance company and deal with every piece of paperwork.

How Can We Support You?

At Christina Kalin Law Office, you will have the support of a professional personal injury team that will work to ensure you receive the best possible compensation. We will also refer you to a top-quality medical provider to guarantee that your recovery is in the best hands.


Your rights are our priority.

Contact us today, and we will review your case for free.


Please note that every personal injury case is unique; therefore, the information provided here is for general guidance only and should not be considered legal advice. For personalized advice, call us, and we will ensure you have the precise information for your case.