What NOT to do after being hit by a car

  • Don’t post on social media – You may be tempted to share your accident with friends, family, and followers online but be warned: any public statements you make may be used against you later. Posting about the “idiot” driver who hit you may be cathartic but it might hurt your case.
  • Don’t avoid medical treatment – If you manage to walk away from a pedestrian collision consider yourself lucky. Always see a doctor within a few hours of an accident. You never know when you may have internal injuries. Medical documentation will make insurance claims easier.
  • Don’t settle for less – Your insurance company will always try to settle for less. Often your compensation won’t even cover your full medical expenses. That doesn’t even get into lost wages or your pain and suffering. Warshafsky Law Aggressive Advocates trial attorneys build cases to win so you get the compensation you deserve.

Common pedestrian car accident injuries

A vehicle going 10 miles per hour is fast enough to leave a pedestrian dead or permanently disabled. Injuries to the legs are the most likely to occur based on past collision data. Frequent injuries:

  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • Bruises
  • Whiplash

Many pedestrians may not realize they have been injured due to shock. Visiting a doctor as soon as possible can be lifesaving. Developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is very common after involvement in an accident and may require therapy for treatment.