Westminster Personal Injury Attorneys
Without any physical protection, pedestrians are vulnerable to serious injuries when involved in an accident with a car or truck. These injuries are usually life threatening, and sadly, many pedestrians are killed as a result. In fact, 13 pedestrians die in an accident every day across the United States. Children and the elderly, in particular, have a greater chance of being killed in pedestrian crashes, than any other age group.
With so much at stake, you need an experienced Colorado pedestrian accident attorney on your side from the moment you are injured. Your attorney will need to fight aggressively to ensure that you receive the compensation you need to pay for both present and future medical expenses, lost wages, long-term care, and rehabilitation.
Distracted Driving Increases Pedestrian Risks
Even when you obey all signs and cross the street in designated crosswalks, accidents can still occur—especially when the driver is distracted. Drivers that text while driving, speed, or who are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs are more likely to injure an innocent pedestrian on the road.
These drivers may run a red light, fail to yield at a crosswalk, or even fail to stop when a school bus arm is extended. They may veer into the path of an unsuspecting jogger or fail to see a small child riding their bike in a neighborhood.
Contributory Negligence in Pedestrian Accidents
While motorists have a “duty of care” to obey all traffic signs, watch for pedestrians, and drive responsibly, pedestrians must also exercise reasonable care for their own safety. Contributory negligence may be assessed if a pedestrian fails to exercise this reasonable care and thus contributes to their accident and injuries. Pedestrians who ignore “walk” signals or who fail to use cross walks are examples of instances where contributory negligence could be assessed.
Due to the complexities surrounding pedestrian accidents, it is important to seek legal counsel immediately. At Reisch Law Firm, our pedestrian accident lawyers will review all aspects of your case to determine who is responsible for your accident and your injuries. We will also fight aggressively to ensure that insurance companies don’t take advantage of you during this difficult time.
Colorado Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
If you or someone you love is injured in a pedestrian accident in Westminster, Northglenn, Denver, or anywhere in the State of Colorado, you need an experienced pedestrian accident attorney on your side. From the moment you are injured, the lawyers at Reisch Law Firm go to work for you. We will employ forensic experts and investigate the scene of the accident closely to build a solid case designed to maximize your compensation.
Call the Westminster pedestrian accident attorneys at Reisch Law Firm today at 1-303-291-0555 for a FREE initial consultation.
The personal injury attorneys at Reisch Law Firm have successfully represented injured individuals and their families in Westminster, Arvada, Boulder, Commerce City, Northglenn, Broomfield, Berkley, Wheat Ridge, Brighton, Thornton, Denver, Lakewood, and throughout the State of Colorado.