A late November pedestrian accident in downtown Denver left three people injured. They were rushed to a local hospital after being struck by a white van near the intersection of 15th and Stout.
According to police, the driver of the van is cooperating with the investigation. It does not appear that he had intentions of violence, nor was he intoxicated. So, what, then, caused this driver to plow into a group of pedestrians? According to him, his foot got stuck on the accelerator of the van.
What Do I Do If I Am Involved in a Pedestrian Accident in Denver?
There are a number of actions you should take in the days and weeks following a pedestrian accident if you are a victim.
- First things first, seek immediate medical treatment. The shock and adrenaline of being struck by a vehicle can mask the symptoms of serious injuries. Furthermore, some common pedestrian accident injuries, like traumatic brain injury, do not manifest right away. Medical intervention is necessary to identify all injuries and make sure they do not become worse.
- Record every piece of information you can about the accident. Take pictures of your injuries. Write down the time and date of the accident and take down the names and contact information of any witnesses. Collect any physical items that are related to the accident.
- If you are contacted by the driver’s insurance company, be brief, cordial, and do not tell them anything besides your name, address and other identifying information. As nice as the insurance representative may seem, these companies have one goal: to minimize the payout the company has to pay for your injuries. Direct the insurance company to your injury attorney. Speaking of…
- It is important to discuss your pedestrian accident injury with an attorney who can evaluate and pursue your injury claim.
Our law firm is ready to look over your case in a no-obligation free attorney consultation to help you determine the best course moving forward.