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Serious Pedestrian Injury Occurs in Arden-Arcade

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June 09, 2024
Edward Smith

Accident on Fulton Avenue Caused Serious Pedestrian Injury

A serious pedestrian injury occurred in a motor vehicle accident in Arden-Arcade on June 7. The collision happened along Fulton Avenue near the Alta Arden Expressway at about 4:00 p.m. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) said the pedestrian suffered critical injuries in the accident. 

Serious Pedestrian Injury Accident Under Investigation

Responders with the Sacramento Metro Fire District transported them to a hospital for medical care. Multiple lanes remained blocked as CHP traffic crash detectives investigated the cause of the crash. No information was provided on the driver who was involved in the crash. 

Pedestrians Often Suffer Serious Trauma in Accidents

In Sacramento, pedestrians are particularly susceptible to severe injuries when involved in accidents with motor vehicles. The severity of injuries generally escalates with the speed of the vehicle at the time of the collision. Pedestrians hit by cars can experience a wide range of injuries, from minor to life-threatening. Here are some of the most frequent types of injuries pedestrians may endure in these incidents:

  • Head injuries: Skull fractures and traumatic brain injuries that can result in long-term cognitive impairments.
  • Spinal cord injuries: Trauma to the spinal cord that could cause partial or complete paralysis.
  • Fractures: Broken or cracked bones that often necessitate surgery and extensive rehabilitation.
  • Lacerations and abrasions: Cuts and scrapes that range in severity and can lead to infections if not properly treated.
  • Soft tissue injuries: Bruises, sprains, and tears affecting muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
  • Internal injuries: Damage to internal organs and internal bleeding, which may not be immediately noticeable.

Compensation Recovery After a Serious Pedestrian Injury

You have the right to recover compensation when you’ve suffered a serious pedestrian injury caused by a negligent driver. This is an important consideration since injured pedestrians often face high medical expenses, cannot work because of their trauma and, in addition, face pain and suffering. An accident lawyer can provide the help you need to recover the compensation to cover those losses, which includes the following:

  • All medical costs that arise because of your serious pedestrian injury are recoverable. They include ambulance costs, hospitalization, surgeries, medications and treatments, and physician bills. The amount you recover for your medical expenses can be adjusted if your injury has not been resolved by the time of settlement.
  • Wages are often lost when a serious pedestrian injury accident occurs. Sometimes, the injured person uses their sick leave or vacation time. Those wages are recoverable. If the injured person is permanently disabled and can no longer work, they can recover their wages until they would have reached retirement. If they have to take a job with lesser pay because they can no longer perform the previous work due to their trauma, they can recover the salary difference.
  • Pain and suffering that is recoverable include compensation for your physical and emotional trauma.

In this video, injury lawyer Ed Smith provides essential tips for selecting the right attorney for injury-related cases:

  Sacramento Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, and I am a Sacramento pedestrian accident lawyer. Pedestrian accidents often result in serious injuries, making it crucial to pursue compensation claims against negligent drivers. For free, friendly, and no-obligation advice, contact us at (916) 921-6400, (800) 404-5400, or visit our website to connect with us online.

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Photo attribution: Image by Mircea Iancu from Pixabay

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