Walking on the sidewalk shouldn't be a life-threatening action. In some cases, however, pedestrians walking on the sidewalk are struck by motor vehicles or hit by objects that were hit by the motor vehicles.
In our previous blog post, we discussed how some people who are involved in a car accident might suffer from whiplash. That is only one of the possible injuries that can occur during a car accident. We know that some injuries are possible even if the car accident was considered minor.
When you are involved in a car accident, your body is subjected to a variety of forces all at once. In some accidents, the force of the impact will cause your head to whip forward and backward in a manner that is considered violent or extreme. That movement can lead to whiplash, a condition that affects the neck.
No injury is a good injury, but some are far easier to recover from than others. If you've been injured in an accident that resulted in catastrophic injuries, you know that it can take months and sometimes even years to even begin to get back to anything close to normal. Catastrophic injuries can include major burns, multiple broken bones, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries and other issues that result in the need for long-term medical care.
Construction sites have many inherent risks to workers, but when construction is taking place mere feet from vehicles traveling at more than 60 mph, the chance of a fatal accident increases. Despite cautionary signs and reduced speed limits in construction zones, many drivers still refuse to slow down, and the results can be disastrous.