Experienced Attorneys Defending Victims of Pedestrian Accidents in Colorado
Representing Denver accident victims for more than 35 years
When a car hits a pedestrian, the consequences can be devastating. Because the walker is not protected, their injuries can be serious or even fatal. If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident in Denver, the attorneys at Lampert & Walsh, LLC are prepared to help. Since 1979, we have been advocating for the rights of injury victims in Colorado. We work closely with our clients to develop a personalized strategy to get them the compensation they deserve.
Who is the most at risk for pedestrian accidents?
While any person on foot can be hit by car, there are certain people that are more at risk for these types of accidents, including:
- Seniors. In 2012, people 65 years and older accounted for 20 percent of all pedestrian deaths.
- Children. Of all the children between the ages of five and 15 killed in traffic accidents in 2012, more than 20 percent were pedestrians.
- People under the influence. In 2012, 48 percent of pedestrian accidents involved alcohol consumption by either the driver or the walker.
Most of these accidents occur in highly populated urban areas and at night, and can result in major injuries or even wrongful death. If you or a loved one is the victim of a pedestrian accident in Colorado, turn to our law firm for assistance.
What can pedestrians do to prevent being involved in an accident?
While drivers have a responsibility to be aware of their surroundings, pedestrians need to be alert as well, especially if they are walking in an area where a driver might not expect a person to be. If you are walking at night, you should increase your visibility by using a flashlight or wearing reflective clothing. If possible, you should only cross the street at designated crosswalks or intersections. You should also always walk on a sidewalk. If there are no sidewalks, walk on the shoulder facing traffic. Don’t assume that a driver sees you — act with caution while walking on a road.
Can a pedestrian be at fault?
Many people believe that pedestrians can never be held at fault for an accident. However, this is not true. Both drivers and pedestrians have a duty to exercise reasonable care. A pedestrian may be considered negligent if they:
- Cross against the traffic light
- Cross highways without traffic lights
Colorado is a modified comparative fault state, meaning that both parties can be found at fault for an accident. The amount of damages you can receive is directly related to the percentage you are found to be at fault. For example, if you are found to be 10 percent at fault, you can only receive a maximum of 90 percent of the possible damages.
Our attorneys can assess your accident and negotiate the best possible settlement for you. If litigation is necessary, we aggressively protect your best interests in court.
Consult with experienced Denver pedestrian accident attorneys
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident in Colorado, Lampert & Walsh, LLC is here for you. We offer free initial consultations to assess your case. Call us today at 720-829-4880 or contact us online to learn more about how our experienced Denver lawyers can help you.