Posted on Aug 29, 2013
Airbags, vehicle crumple zones, and seatbelts are all designed to help reduce the force of crash impacts and the severity of injuries to vehicle occupants in a collision. Our Pearland pedestrian accident attorneys emphasize that these safety features help cushion the impact and slow the speed of contact of vehicle parts with the human body. The slower the speed of impact, the lesser the mass that collides with the person.
But pedestrians benefit from none of these safety provisions when they’re in a collision with a motor vehicle. Instead, the full force and mass of a several ton metal vehicle comes bearing down on their fragile human body.
The disparity in mass and in crash resistance between the pedestrian and the vehicle could leave the human victim of the wreck with traumatic brain injury, severe neck and spinal injuries, multiple organ traumas, deep lacerations, broken bones, torn and shredded muscles, tendons, and ligaments, amputations, and de-gloving injuries. The injuries might cause permanent disfigurements or disabilities. But at speeds above 50 mph, our Pearland pedestrian accident attorneys note that they’re almost always fatal injuries.
Guadalupe County Pedestrian Collision Claims the Life of Rodney Coleman
For example, on Friday night in Guadalupe County, Rodney Coleman of Seguin died after being struck by a Chevy Tahoe SUV in Guadalupe County on Highway 123 just north of Route 1101. Police did not give details regarding the accident. But our Pearland pedestrian accident attorneys point out that the collision likely occurred at typical highway speeds, which almost always results in fatal injuries for the pedestrian. Rodney Coleman died at the scene of the tragic crash. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends after their loss.
The Costs of Vehicle Collisions with Pedestrians are High: Victims and Their Family Members Might need Able Legal Counsel to Get the Fair Compensation They Deserve
Contact the Pearland pedestrian accident attorneys at Denena Points, PC for a free and confidential legal consultation when you need help following a serious collision. You have no obligation to hire an attorney. And our Board Certified attorneys’ more than 14 years of experience successfully resolving complex personal injury and wrongful death cases could guide you to a favorable outcome with your claim. Let us help you find your road to financial recovery after a costly, catastrophic accident: call us at 281-369-4363 or fill out our online contact form to scheduleyour free initial legal consultation.