Denver Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable roadway users. In a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian, the vehicle will always come out ahead. It is a driver’s legal duty to pay attention to the road, yield pedestrians the right of way when applicable, and to reasonably prevent accidents. Unfortunately, not all drivers obey the rules. In 2017, 92 Colorado pedestrians died in vehicle-pedestrian collisions. If you’ve been in a pedestrian accident, visit our lawyers in Denver. We can discuss your options during a free case review.
Why Choose Us as Your Lawyer
Varner Faddis Elite Legal, LLC is a different kind of personal injury firm. Our founding principles of service, integrity, and industry leadership serve as the foundation for our practice of law. It’s our mission to deliver exceptional legal services to our clients in Denver and the greater Colorado area. We employ a combined 32 years of experience, hundreds of successfully resolved cases, and a personalized, modern approach to personal injury law to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients. After a serious pedestrian accident, you need serious legal help and experienced lawyers. Let us help you move forward, together.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer?
If vehicle struck you and caused broken bones, neck or back injuries, internal bleeding, spinal cord damage, a traumatic brain injury, lacerations or burns that will scar, or other serious injuries, you should obtain a lawyer. Hiring an attorney is the wisest way to fight for fair compensation after a major accident. Otherwise, you may not be able to accurately assess the value of your case and may settle for less than your injuries demand. If you’re dealing with expensive medical bills, lifelong disabilities, permanent scars, or the death of a loved one from a pedestrian accident, don’t wait – contact a lawyer to start fighting back.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Human error is the number one cause of pedestrian accidents in Colorado and around the country. Motor vehicle drivers texting behind the wheel, driving drunk, speeding in school zones, and engaging in other reckless behaviors put walkers and joggers at serious risk of harm. Despite knowing the risks of these behaviors, hundreds of drivers still engage in them and cause pedestrian accidents every day. Other common causes include:
- Distracted pedestrians
- Confusing or poorly designed crosswalks
- Hidden or obscured stop signs
- Malfunctioning traffic/crosswalk lights
Determining the cause may take an investigation from a law group or insurance company. Never admit fault for a pedestrian collision. Instead, seek counsel from our attorneys before talking to insurance companies. You could risk your recovery by saying the wrong thing.
A driver, a fellow pedestrian, or the city could share fault for your recent pedestrian accident, depending on its proximate (main) cause. Fault and liability will depend on the factors leading up to your accident. Liability for your pedestrian accident may come down to the driver who struck you, the city for poor pedestrian pathway planning, or a product manufacturer for a defective stoplight. An investigation can help you determine who to name as a defendant in your claim.
Filing a Pedestrian Accident Claim
It is up to you to pursue compensation for your damages through the proper outlets. First, you can contact the at-fault driver’s insurance company and file a claim. The insurance company, however, may deny culpability or try to lowball your settlement amount. In either case, you will have better odds of securing recovery with a personal injury lawsuit. Generally, you have three years from the date of your collision to file a claim with the Colorado courts. After this, you’ll lose your right to file. A lawyer can help you with the claims filing process.
Contact Us Today
Varner Faddis Elite Legal, LLC lawyers cares about Denver’s pedestrians. We hope for a year when our city achieves zero pedestrian fatalities. Until that happens, however, we’ll be here for the pedestrians distracted and negligent drivers wrongfully injure. Contact us for a free consultation about your pedestrian accident claim. You could be eligible for significant recovery.