Pedestrian Accidents 2018-03-23T20:58:55+00:00

Denver Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

More than 1 in every 7 traffic-related deaths in Colorado involves a pedestrian. In fact, according to the latest findings:Man-hit-by-car1

  • Pedestrian fatalities comprise more than 14 percent of all traffic deaths in the state.
  • Since 2002, pedestrian deaths resulting from crashes have increased by nearly 5 percent.

While these statistics may be harrowing, the impacts of just one pedestrian accident can be far more distressing, leaving victims with potentially lasting and profound physical, emotional and financial damage.

At the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C., our Denver attorneys are proud to help pedestrian accident victims pick up the pieces and navigate the course to recovery. Backed with more than three decades of legal experience, we know how to fight for our clients and position their cases for significant recoveries. Let us evaluate your potential claim and explain how we can help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.

Call (720) 463-1516 or Email Us for a Free Case Review

Between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. ET, our attorneys and staff physician respond to all calls and emails within 30 minutes. During the evenings and holidays, we respond to inquiries within 24 hours.

 

What Should I Do after a Pedestrian Accident?

Get medical attention immediately. A doctor can diagnose and treat the injuries. In doing this, (s)he will also create official medical records regarding the physical damage caused by the pedestrian accident.

Once your health is stable, doing the following can also be helpful for a future claim:

  1. Obtaining a copy of the accident report created by police (if police were called after the accident)
  2. Returning to the accident scene to take pictures (which can contain show evidence like tire tread marks on the road)
  3. Complying with all doctors’ orders regarding treatment and activities to avoid
  4. Never admitting fault for the accident
  5. Not making a formal (recorded) statement with insurers (if you are not prepared to do so)
  6. Contacting a skilled attorney for experienced help and guidance moving forward.

 

Can I Be Entitled to Compensation If I Was Partly At Fault for the Accident?

It depends on your degree of fault. According to Colorado law, accident victims who may have been partially at fault for their accident can be entitled to financial recovery IF their degree of fault is no more than 49 percent.

So, if a party other than the victim of the pedestrian accident is primarily (at least 50 percent) at fault for the accident, the victim can still be eligible for compensation (with any resulting recoveries being reduced proportionally to the degree of fault attributed to the victim).

 

How Soon Do I Have to File My Pedestrian Accident Claim?

In general, pedestrian accidents involving any type of motor vehicle have to be filed within three years per Colorado law. This three-year statute of limitations starts running as of the date on which:

  • The accident happened.
  • The injuries resulting from the accident become known.

 

Typically, pedestrian accident victims are advised to proceed with claims as soon as possible, rather than waiting a year or more before filing. The main reason for this is that more claim-related evidence (like eyewitness accounts) tends to be available in the months following the accident, as opposed to a year or two down the line.

 

How Can an Attorney Help Me with a Pedestrian Accident Case?

A lawyer at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C. can handle every aspect of your claim, from initial filings and gathering evidence to negotiating with insurers, representing you in court and much more.

The bottom line is that the recovery from your pedestrian accident claim can have substantial impacts on your access to medical treatment, your overall recovery and your future. Make sure you position your case and recovery for the best resolution possible with the help of an experienced attorney at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C.

 

Contact a Denver Pedestrian Accident Attorney at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C.

If you or someone you love has been hit by a vehicle, contact a Denver pedestrian accident attorney at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C. by calling (720) 463-1516 or emailing our firm.

During a free case review, you can get important answers about your rights, claim and legal options. If you choose to retain us moving forward, we will work on a contingency basis, meaning that you will not owe us any legal fees if there is no recovery in your case.

Given that you likely only have one chance to pursue legal action after a pedestrian accident, it’s crucial to have an experienced lawyer at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C. in your corner, helping you navigate the legal process while striving to favorably resolve your case.

 

1: According to the latest data from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)