Accidents involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian can be deadly. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, there were almost 60 pedestrians killed in motor vehicle accidents in the state of Colorado in 2007. In addition to death, pedestrians involved in an accident with a motor vehicle can sustain multiple injuries. Due to the severity and nature of these accidents, injuries sustained by pedestrians can be catastrophic and lead to a lifetime of pain and disabilities.
Colorado has strict laws that serve to protect pedestrians and prevent unnecessary accidents from occurring. Unfortunately, every year thousands of pedestrians are injured in traffic accidents by inattentive drivers who failed to obey the traffic laws. Drivers running stop lights, talking on cell phones, texting and speeding can all put pedestrians at risk.
What to Do after a Pedestrian Accident?
If you or someone around you was injured in an accident with a motor vehicle, it is important to know that the law is on your side. Drivers who operate on Colorado roadways are responsible for exercising a reasonable level of care while driving. After all, strict traffic laws are in place to ensure the safety of all those who share Colorado’s roadways. As a result, if you are injured by another driver’s negligence, they may be held legally liable for your injuries and for any damages that have occurred as a result of their negligence.
After an injury, you will need a qualified and experienced Colorado personal injury attorney on your side. Your attorney will need to negotiate with insurance companies, file lawsuits and work with police officials to get you the compensation you deserve. Even if you are found to be partially at fault for the accident, your personal injury attorney may still be able to get you compensation to cover medical expenses, rehabilitation, long term care and lost wages.
Pedestrian Accident with Casualties
If someone you love was killed in a pedestrian accident, the Gold Law Firm can help file a Wrongful Death claim for the family of the victim. A compassionate and aggressive personal injury attorney will be able to pursue compensation on your behalf and file the necessary lawsuits needed after a traumatic pedestrian accident.
Contact our Colorado Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
If you got injured in a pedestrian accident, contact a Colorado pedestrian accident attorney at the Gold Law Firm for a free initial consultation. We have successfully represented pedestrian victims throughout the state of Colorado and work hard to obtain maximum compensation for all of our clients. The Gold Law Firm will always work to negotiate a full and fair settlement. Contact Gregory A. Gold today for a free consultation at (303) 694-4653.