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Injuries suffered in pedestrian accident can be serious

Posted on behalf of Mark F. Griffin of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Mar 01, 2015 in Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are commonly seen throughout the state of Connecticut. Whether someone is out walking for enjoyment, exercise or transportation, the apparel they sport is generally similar in that protective equipment is not used. When a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, the lack of protective equipment means that the pedestrian bears the brunt of the impact. This can result in devastating injuries and sometimes even death.

Readers may wonder just what type of injuries those who survive face. While this of course varies depending on the specific situation, we can look to the report of a recent Connecticut pedestrian accident for guidance.

Several weeks ago a 27-year-old woman was struck in the evening at an intersection. Though the woman seemed initially to only have suffered minor injuries in the collision, she was nonetheless taken to an area hospital for medical attention. While there, the seriousness of her injuries became clear. Among other things she suffered a broken hip and several broken bones. Her long-term prognosis is not known.

Though the specifics surrounding why and how the pedestrian accident occurred was not initially clear, an investigation into the matter will likely reveal what happened. Among other things that investigation may look at whether the woman was in a crosswalk when she was hit and weather the driver could not see her because it was dark. Depending on those findings, it is possible that the pedestrian could seek financial compensation for her injuries via a personal injury lawsuit. For those in that situation consulting a Connecticut personal injury lawyer can be helpful.