Pedestrians hit by an automobile are often times seriously or fatally injured. As our roads become more crowded, drivers must become more aware of the pedestrians and bicyclists they share the road with.
Unfortunately, car accidents happen and vehicles strike pedestrians everyday on Colorado streets.
If you or a loved one was a pedestrian injured by a negligent driver, contact the Frickey Law Firm today at 303-237-7373 for a complimentary review of your case.
Elements of a Pedestrian Accident Case
The laws involving pedestrians injured by cars are not cut and dry. Many people believe that jaywalkers have no right to compensation if a car strikes them. In certain instances, however, even jaywalkers have access to some compensation if struck by a car.
Some of the other factors that might impact your case include:
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failing to yield
- Swerving into a bike lane
- Failure to stop when a school bus “Stop” arm was extended
- Driving at an unsafe speed
- Reckless driving
- Hit and runs
Pedestrian accidents are further complicated by the injuries pedestrians sustain. Pedestrians are more susceptible to serious brain injuries, back and spinal cord injuries and potentially fatal complications when struck by a car. Victims of these serious injuries can be entitled to compensation for medical bills, physical and emotional suffering and funeral expenses in the event of a fatal accident.
Who Is at Fault in a Pedestrian Accident?
Drivers often say they did not see the pedestrian. Often because they just were not looking. Drivers have a responsibility to drive in a manner that respects the rights of others who are using public roads and walkways. When they fail to do so, they can be held liable for the damages they cause.
We will investigate your claim to determine who is liable. Was the driver paying attention to the road or chatting on a cell phone? Did improper street design, signs, or traffic signals contribute to the crash? Our legal team will explore all possible sources of financial compensation.
You deserve fair compensation for your injuries. Our pedestrian accident lawyers are well known for their ethical and thorough approach to accident cases. Contact the Frickey Law Firm today and schedule a complimentary consultation.