Pedestrian Accident: Head Injury or Brain Injury

Head and Brain Injuries are a Common Consequence of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents injuries totaled at over 68,000 in 2008 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Of these injuries the most serious is trauma to the head. Injuries to the head can be catastrophic and leave the victim with permanent disabilities.

The majority of pedestrians are hit from the front, which propels them into a windshield or onto the top of a roof. If struck from the side they are often thrown into a stationary object or the ground. As a result of an impact with a vehicle, pedestrians can experience severe head injuries that include fractures, internal bleeding, concussions and hematomas.

When a pedestrian suffers head injuries caused by the careless actions of a driver, the victim and their loved ones may recover monetary compensation from the at-fault party.

Common Types Head Injuries Resulting from Pedestrian Accidents

A study published by the Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes reports that 62% of subjects that were involved in a pedestrian accident sustained an injury to the head. Their findings also outline how a head injury significantly increased the risk of a fatal outcome for the pedestrian.

An injury to the head is categorized as either closed or open. Closed head injuries mean that a blow to the head was experienced but it did not cause the skull to break. When an object hits the skull, breaking it and penetrating the brain, that is an open head injury. Types of head injuries include:

A common brain injury in which the brain is shaken

A bruise on the brain

Bleeding in the brain

Localized collection of blood that can compress brain tissue and generally the result of a hemorrhage

Do You Have a Strong Case?

Unfortunately, there is no quick and easy blueprint to use to determine whether or not you have a strong case. However, the answers to these questions can help us begin to determine if you may be able to receive compensation for your injury:

Liability: Who is to blame for the accident? Is liability clear cut or are there other circumstances that could make proving liability difficult?

Coverage: Does the responsible party have insurance? If so, what type of policy do they have? How much money is out there to be pursued?

Damages: What damages were inflicted as the result of the accident? The idea here is simple; in cases where damages are great, the potential amount to be recovered is great as well.

You May Have a Claim to Compensation
Yellow-Check-MarkA head injury or brain injury is one of the most serious consequences of a pedestrian accident. If you suffered a head injury or traumatic brain injury as a result of a pedestrian accident, you deserve to be fairly compensated. Estey & Bomberger, LLP represents victims of pedestrian accidents who have suffered head injuries and brain injuries.

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Our Pedestrian Accident Case Results:


Logan v. LACMTA

SETTLEMENT for multiple injuries (bus v. pedestrian) including extensive degloving injury to the lower extremity.


Baney Case

SETTLEMENT for severe leg injury to ex-pro baseball pitcher in pedestrian versus automobile accident.

See our full list of results here.