Denver Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Representing Pedestrians Injured by Negligent Drivers
When it comes to traffic accidents, no one is as exposed or as prone to injury as a pedestrian. While crossing the street or walking on the sidewalk or through a parking lot, you are not wearing a helmet. You are not protected by a seat-belt, airbag, and metal frame like the driver of a car. Even a “minor” accident can leave you with multiple broken bones, head trauma, and other debilitating injuries.
Fortunately, injured pedestrians can hold negligent drivers and other at-fault parties accountable. If someone else was to blame for your injuries, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, ongoing medical care, lost earnings, property damage, and even emotional trauma. A Denver pedestrian accident attorney at Springer & Steinberg, P.C. can talk to you about your right to economic and noneconomic damages, and how to best proceed.
It starts with a free consultation. Give us a call at (303) 861-2800 or contact us online to learn more.
Understanding Pedestrian Accidents & Their Causes
There are different types of pedestrian accidents, and these may have varying causes. Our attorneys have experience with cases involving:
- Distracted drivers (texting, talking on the phone, etc.)
- Drunk drivers
- Drivers under the influence of marijuana, street drugs, or prescription medication
- Parking lot and parking structure accidents
- Crosswalk and intersection accidents
- Driveway accidents
- Pedestrian accidents involving children
Pedestrians have specific rights and responsibilities under Colorado law. Colorado Revised Statutes § 42-4-802, for example, specifies that pedestrians have the right of way in crosswalks. If traffic control signals are absent or are not in working order, motorists must yield the right of way. These laws are in place to protect pedestrians from needless harm.
One of the key parts of any pedestrian accident case will be proving that the motorist or other negligent party was negligent and therefore responsible for the event. A thorough understanding of Colorado law and precedents set by case law is essential. With nearly 40 years in practice in Denver, we at Springer & Steinberg, P.C. have the understanding of the law that is needed to persevere in these complex matters.