Pedestrian Accident Injuries Are Often Serious
Pedestrians don’t have the advantage of seatbelts, airbags or other the safety protections of a motor vehicle. That means pedestrian crash injuries are often catastrophic, changing victims’ lives and the lives of those around them. Common pedestrian accident injuries include:
- brain injuries
- spinal cord damage
- multiple fractures
These are not only devastating but also very expensive to treat, often requiring lifetime medical care. In addition, if the driver of the vehicle who hit the pedestrian broke a law, the pedestrian may be able to recover damages against the driver.
Pedestrian Accidents Are Far Too Common
Pedestrian accidents are frequent. In 2014, thousands of deaths resulted from pedestrian accidents. An estimated 70,000 pedestrians faced injury or death from motor vehicle collisions, which represents 2 percent of the 2.9 million total persons injured in traffic crashes.
Colorado is no different. With busy areas like Denver and Colorado Springs, pedestrian accidents occur more often than we’d like.
What Causes Pedestrian Accidents?
There many reasons a pedestrian accept can happen. Oftentimes, negligence is one of the primary causes of the accident. Here are some common causes of pedestrian accidents:
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Texting/talking on a cellphone
- Driving under the influence
- Disregard for crosswalks
- Driver inattention
Negotiating with the Insurance Company
Dealing with the responsible driver’s insurance company can be difficult. They have vast of resources and experience in these cases; you do not need to help them further by handling your case alone. A pedestrian accident attorney can make a big difference in your case. The Law Office of Steve Roberts, LLC, always makes you/the client our first priority, and we’ll do whatever it takes to protect your rights. We work on a contingency fee basis. You do not have to pay us to start working on your case. In fact, we only take payment if we recover a settlement or judgment for you.
Pedestrian Accident Case Results
Pedestrians getting hit by automobiles are some of the scariest types of accidents imaginable. This is due to the extreme injuries that the
pedestrian can experience when getting hit by an automobile, weighing tons.
This office represented a young boy who was going with his two brothers to the store to get a snack. The boy was struck by a vehicle, going full
speed, as he was crossing the street. The boy was hit so hard, he was literally knocked out of his clothing. He suffered severe brain damage and will never be the same. We quickly settled for the policy limits of the driver of the vehicle, but our work didn’t stop there. We helped navigate probate approval and the use of the money in order to help the boy’s family who was going through this difficult time. In addition, we introduced and facilitated a relationship between the boy’s family and a non-profit which ultimately provided very generous benefits to the boy and his family.
Contact An Experienced Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today
Your time is important to us, your business is appreciated and you are valued at the Law Office of Steve Roberts, LLC. We take care of clients across the state of Colorado, and it’s important to us that you get more than just the legal help you need. We are the law firm that truly cares about its clients.
Our Denver pedestrian accident lawyers will always take the time to get to know you. We’ll listen to your case, plan a solution and explain how we’re going to fight for you every step of the way. That’s because we always put our clients’ needs first.