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Pedestrian Accidents Lawyer

Walkers are among those at highest risk of serious or fatal injury in a collision with a motor vehicle.  

Pedestrian accidents are a serious and growing issue in Colorado, promoting the Colorado Department of Transportation to launch its “Left Behind” campaign in 2021. This heartbreaking campaign focuses on the sneakers, broken eyeglasses, smashed cell phones and other personal belongings left behind after a walker is struck by a motor vehicle.  

Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Denver

Of course, such personal items are not all that is left behind. Our experienced Denver pedestrian injury lawyers know that good health and the ability to earn a living are also often left behind, as are medical bills, pain and suffering and disability. These are complex cases precisely because victims are often very seriously injured and left to deal with life-long impairments that reduce their ability to earn a living, provide for their families and enjoy life.  

FIEDLER Trial Lawyers provides passionate, principled and proven representation to victims and families looking for an experienced pedestrian injury lawyer in Denver or the surrounding areas, including Highlands Ranch, Aurora, Denver, Englewood, Boulder, Thornton, Littleton, Ken Caryl, Columbine, Golden, Lakewood, Broomfield, and Arvada.  

Colorado Pedestrian Injury Claims

Like other types of personal injury claims under Colorado law, pedestrian injury claims in Denver have five elements:  

  • The defendant had a duty of care. 
  • Defendant breached duty of care.  
  • Breach resulted in harm to the victim. 
  • Resulting harm was foreseeable.  
  • Your injuries were a direct result of the defendant’s breach of duty.  

Common causes of pedestrian accidents in Colorado include:

  • Backover accidents: In 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began mandating that all new vehicles sold in the United States come equipped with a backup camera. Still, the presence of many older vehicles on the road, and the popularity of large sport-utility vehicles, continue to contribute to the high number of backover accidents.  
  • Parking lot accidents: Parking lots are too often considered lawless zones. Failure to follow marked travel lanes, improperly pulling through parking spots, speeding, poor lighting, lack of marked crosswalks, and other factors continue to contribute to parking lot collisions involving pedestrians.  
  • Lack of infrastructure: Lack of sidewalks, crosswalks, and streetlights continue to impact pedestrian safety in too many neighborhoods in and around Denver.  
  • Neighborhood deliveries: The Internet economy continues to push more and more delivery vehicles into neighborhoods, where backing and turning injuries can cause serious injuries.  
  • Failure to yield: Pedestrians are always owed the right of way in a crosswalk. However, the truth of the matter is that even when crossing midblock, a pedestrian is likely to be seriously injured or killed in any collision with a motor vehicle and the vehicle’s driver is likely to be found liable. Always give walkers the right of way; the few extra seconds is well worth eliminating the risks of being blamed for a tragedy.  

Walkers are frequently and unfairly blamed in the wake of a serious or fatal accident. And victims are often surprised to learn that insurance companies are not bound by law enforcement’s determination of causation. These are serious and complex claims and families are best served by early consultation with an experienced Denver pedestrian injury attorney who will fight for their rights while allowing them to focus on treatment and recovery.  

Asked Questions

What to do after a car accident?

If you’ve been injured in an accident, there are several important steps you should take to protect your health and legal rights
  • Dial 911 – Emergency Services. Get checked out by emergency responders, even if you think injuries are minor, you should always get evaluated. If the accident involved a motor vehicle, file a report with the police This documentation could be important later on.
  • Document the Scene: If possible, take photos of the accident scene, your injuries, and any damage to vehicles or property. Collect contact information from witnesses and others involved in the accident READ MORE…

When involved in a personal injury claim, the process can be very intimidating. Many individuals facing this situation are often dealing with life-altering injuries, high medical bills, financial hardships and find themselves feeling very vulnerable.

Hiring a personal injury lawyer can be beneficial in a variety of situations, particularly when you have sustained significant injuries or damages due to someone else’s negligenceREAD MORE…

After being injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be wondering if you actually need to hire a personal injury lawyer. You would want to consult with an attorney, because in most cases, there will be an opposing party in your case that will be working against you. Choosing the right personal injury lawyer for your case is important to ensure you receive the best possible representation and outcome. Hiring a Denver Personal injury lawyer that specializes in that area of law is crucial, to ensure that you are getting proper representation, and your case is in good hands. Having an experienced lawyer like FIEDLER Trial Lawyers is helpful and provides powerful representation.

Here are some tips to help you choose the right lawyer:READ MORE…

The cost of hiring a personal injury lawyer can vary depending on the lawyer and the specifics of your case. However, personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means they only get paid if they win your case. Here’s how the contingency fee structure typically works and other potential costs to consider:

Contingency Fees: Percentage of Recovery: If the lawyer works on a contingency fee basis, they will take a percentage of the settlement or judgment amount you receive if you win your case. This percentage is typically around 33% to 40% but can vary depending on the lawyer and the jurisdiction.

No Win, No Fee: If you do not win your case, the lawyer will not charge you for legal fees. However, there may still be other costs you could be responsible for (discussed below).RAED MORE…

In a personal injury claim, you may be entitled to several types of compensation, also known as damages, to address the losses and injuries you’ve suffered due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. The types of compensation typically fall into three main categories: economic, non-economic, and, in some cases, punitive damages. Here’s an overview of each:

Economic Damages: These damages are intended to compensate you for actual financial losses resulting from the injury:

Medical Expenses: Compensation for past, current, and future medical costs, including hospital bills, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, and any other necessary medical treatment. READ MORE…

The value of a personal injury case can vary greatly depending on several factors unique to your situation. Since each case is different, there is no standard formula to calculate the exact value. However, here are some key factors that generally affect the worth of a personal injury case:
Severity of Injuries: The more serious and long-lasting your injuries, the higher the potential value of your case. This includes considering whether your injuries result in permanent disability or disfigurement.
Medical Expenses: Your case will take into account all medical expenses you have incurred, as well as future medical costs related to your injury.
Lost Wages and Earning Capacity: The case can include compensation for lost income due to time off work and any future loss of earning capacity if your injuries affect your ability to work.READ MORE…

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