Denver Pedestrian Accident Lawyer 

Denver pedestrians traffic accidents

On average, a pedestrian is injured in a traffic accident every eight minutes in the US. These largely preventable pedestrian accidents with a motor vehicle often lead to devastating and serious injuries for the pedestrian. 

If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident, we can help you secure the compensation you need to fully heal. Our Denver pedestrian accident attorneys will fight to get you the maximum compensation to treat your injuries, cover your expenses, and get the justice you deserve.

Our law firm operates on a contingency fee, so we will never ask for legal fees until you receive a settlement. This “no fees until we win” is a promise we make to all of our clients. Let us help you with your pedestrian accident claim today.

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Why Do I Need a Denver Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?

An experienced Denver pedestrian accident attorney can provide you with all the help you need during this difficult time. After an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you need legal representation who will advocate for you. An attorney will assist you with every stage of your pedestrian accident case. At Alpha Accident Attorneys, these are just some of the excellent services we provide:

1. Carry out a full case evaluation

Our team of experienced attorneys will get right to work and gather all the information pertaining to the incident, such as get all your medical records, the police report, talk to any witnesses who were at the scene and saw what took place, and more, to recover damages.

2. Discuss your options and provide clarity

Once we have everything together, we can discuss your options with you to let you know if compensation is worth pursuing. You can ask us questions you may have about your claim, and we will not only answer them but explain things in a way that you will understand exactly what’s going on. We ensure you are kept in the know about everything from what to expect to how much compensation your case may be worth.

3. Investigate the accident to build evidence

Our team will investigate your pedestrian auto injury to gather the evidence needed to prove you were the victim and have the right to compensation. This may include talking to specialists in the medical field to see how your injuries will affect you now and in the future.

4. Deal with insurance adjusters so you don’t have to

As stated earlier, insurance adjusters work hard to get out of paying you. They have several tactics they will try to use against you and may even try to place the blame on you. We know how to deal with insurance agents and all the loopholes they will use.

First, we will try negotiating a settlement that will compensate for your injuries and other damages the accident caused you and will continue to cause you in the future.

5. File motions with the court

If a desired settlement with the insurance adjusters cannot be reached, then we will proceed with litigation.

We take care of all the paperwork for you and the full presentation regarding your claim. This includes creating a legal draft of the summons and complaint, filing for motions and procedures, building your case for the trial using legal strategy, gathering and submitting evidence, negotiating settlements, and more, while continuing to keep you updated.


Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

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Time and time again, studies show that many pedestrian accidents are caused by negligent drivers who fail to uphold their duty of care on the road. Pedestrian accidents are especially dangerous in urban areas like Denver and Boulder where more people are choosing to walk to work or school. These are some of the most common reasons for pedestrian accidents in Colorado: 

Speeding: Drivers who go over the speed limit and disregard traffic laws put themselves and others in danger. This is especially hazardous in neighborhoods and school areas where children may be playing.

Distracted driving: Distraction from phones, music, talking, and eating can cause a driver to not stop in time or yield to a pedestrian. In Colorado, it’s against the law to use a cell phone while driving.

Reckless driving: Reckless behavior like running red lights and stop signs, making illegal turns, and drag racing can have serious consequences and carry heavy fines and criminal offenses.

Failure to yield right of way: In Colorado, drivers are required to give pedestrians the right of way at all intersections and crosswalks, even if the lines are not clearly marked. Drivers need to stay alert and focused at all times to stop for pedestrians who may be crossing.

Failure to signal: Drivers who fail to use their turn signal when turning can confuse and throw off pedestrians. This is especially common when drivers are making left-hand turns and may be focused on the oncoming traffic, and not a person walking or jogging.

Driving under the influence: Approximately half of all fatal pedestrian accidents involve alcohol. Alcohol and drugs impair a driver’s judgment and reaction time. In Colorado, it is illegal to drive a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or more. 


Most Common Pedestrian Injuries 

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable people on the road. When pedestrian accidents occur with a motor vehicle, catastrophic injuries can result from the impact. Even injuries that may not seem obvious at first require medical attention. Our pedestrian accident attorneys have been successful in recovering compensation for these types of injuries:

  • Broken bones: Fractures are common to the legs, arms, shoulders, hands, and wrists
  • Soft tissue injuries: Lacerations, sprains, dislocations, and tears
  • Spinal cord injuries: The most serious cases can lead to permanent disability or paralysis
  • Head and brain injuries: Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) like concussions can range from mild to severe. 
  • Neck and back injuries: A herniated disc or torn ligament in the neck or back can cause extreme discomfort


Compensation in a Pedestrian Accident

An injured pedestrian can file a personal injury lawsuit.

Compensation in traffic accidents or personal injury cases falls into two categories: economic and non-economic damages. Here are the types of damages you may be able to recover in a Denver pedestrian accident:

  • Medical expenses including doctor and hospital bills, medication
  • Lost wages
  • Ongoing medical care, including physical therapy
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Personal property damage
  • Out-of-pocket expenses

It can be difficult to estimate the exact amount of your claim without the help of a pedestrian accident lawyer. Our attorneys can go over your case in detail and give you a fair estimate of your claim and possible damages. 


Who Is Liable in a Pedestrian Accident?

When Denver pedestrian accidents happen, more times than not, the motorist is found at fault for driver negligence like speeding or distracted driving. However, there are instances where a pedestrian may be partially at fault. 

Colorado follows a modified comparative negligence rule. This means you can be partially liable for an accident but still be able to collect damages. However, if your fault is equal to or greater than 50%, you will not be able to collect anything. 

Proving liability can be a complicated process. Not to mention the other insurance company will want to claim partial liability in order to avoid a large settlement. This is why working with an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer is very important. Determining who is mostly at fault requires a lawyer who can gather all the evidence, speak to witnesses, and negotiate with the insurance company and other party. We want to ensure the best outcome for you so you can return to your normal life. Speak with a team member today in a free consultation. 


What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident

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As a pedestrian in Colorado, you have rights. If you were involved in a pedestrian accident that resulted in injury from a negligent driver, you could be eligible for compensation. To get the most out of your personal injury claim, follow these steps.

1.  Call the police

Contact the local authorities of where the accident took place. Once the officers show up, tell them what happened and that you were injured. They will include this information in their incident "police" report. This is important because that report will be utilized as evidence in your claim.

When speaking to an officer, only disclose the facts of what happened. If there are any uncertainties, do not share that information. In relation, do not exaggerate or embellish your story. Again, this police report will be utilized later in your case, and you do not want to appear dishonest or unclear about the details.

4.  Seek medical attention

Always seek medical attention, even if you think your injuries don't require it. Some pedestrian injuries take more time to develop than others, and you may not know that your body was, in fact, harmed. Only a doctor or medical professional will know with certainty.

Internal bleeding, brain damage, and psychological trauma are a few examples of injuries that worsen with time. In some cases, these injuries can result in permanent damage or even death. You will need to undergo complete testing to rule out any serious injuries.

2.  Exchange information

Get the information of the driver involved (if possible). This should include their driver's license, contact information, and insurance information. The driver of the car must provide this information. If they do not, then you can collect this information from the responding officer.

Additionally, take photos of where the accident occurred. Capture all relevant details, like the car that hit you, conditions of the roadways, street signs, and so on.

3.  Talk to witnesses

Talk to witnesses who saw what took place and ask them for their names and contact information. Eyewitnesses play a big role in helping with your claim.

5.  Hire a pedestrian accident attorney

The responsible party's insurers will eventually contact you for a statement about the accident. Although they may appear friendly and willing to help, do not share any information with them -- at least, not until you have consulted with an experienced pedestrian accident attorney. Any information you disclose to insurance adjusters can be used against you, consequently affecting your personal injury claim.

Once you contact Alpha Accident Lawyers, we will handle everything. Your only responsibility is to heal from your injuries.


Colorado Pedestrian Accident Statistics

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More than 100,000 motor vehicle accidents happen each year in Colorado. Of those accidents, fatal car and pedestrian crashes rose across the U.S. in 2020 by 21%, according to data from the Governors Highway Safety Association.

Colorado is also experiencing high numbers of pedestrian fatalities on its roads. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crash data, there were 1,191 pedestrian crashes in Colorado in 2022. Of those crashes, 109 pedestrians were  killed. It also shows that Denver County had the highest number of pedestrian accidents since 2010.  Many pedestrian accidents occur at night in more dense urban areas.


Contact a Denver Pedestrian Accident Attorney

At Alpha Accident Lawyers, our Denver pedestrian accident lawyers will provide you with the help you need to get the compensation you deserve. We will work tirelessly for you to obtain maximum compensation. Schedule your 100% free, no-obligation case evaluation with us today. 

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As the highest-altitude state in the US, Colorado is home to the renowned Rocky Mountains. Other popular destinations include Denver (the “Mile High City”), Aspen, Colorado Springs, and Boulder. The Centennial State’s top attractions are Denver Art Museum, Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, Coors Field, and the Denver Zoo.


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