Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Pedestrian deaths have risen in recent years, so much so that the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) launched the Left Behind safety campaign with the goal to decrease the number of pedestrian accidents in the state. Left Behind featured billboards in the Colorado Springs and Denver Metro areas displaying 76 shoes. The shoes were meant to act as a remembrance of the 76 pedestrian lives lost in Colorado during 2019 and emotionally highlight the personal items that get left behind in pedestrian accidents.
Drivers should always be aware of their surroundings and the presence of pedestrians, but unfortunately, this does not always happen. Pedestrians are much smaller than vehicles, so it is not uncommon for walkers and cyclists to go unnoticed by drivers. Regardless of the situation, we at Kim Welch Law believe that the party responsible for a pedestrian accident should always be held accountable for their actions.
Types of Injuries Pedestrians Can Suffer in a Colorado Springs Accident
The Colorado Springs Fire Department stated that in the United States, about 430 people are treated in an emergency department for traffic-related pedestrian injuries each day. Some of the most common injuries that occur in pedestrian accidents include:
- Broken bones and complex fractures
- Head and brain injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussions
- Open head wounds
- Spinal cord injuries
- Other significant neck or back injuries
- Severe lacerations or puncture wounds
- Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
- Loss of limb
- Soft tissue injuries
More people than usual are out enjoying our fresh mountain air during the summer months, so drivers should remain particularly diligent during this time. Look out for pedestrians at all times and use extra caution when driving in limited visibility conditions, such as at night or during bad weather.
How Can a Colorado Springs Attorney Help You with a Pedestrian Accident?
Injured pedestrians and their family members may face financial hardships due to accumulating medical bills and loss of work. Personal injury attorney Kim Welch helps victims of pedestrian accidents and their loved ones recover compensation for their losses to help them return to life as they knew it before the accident.
At Kim Welch Law, we may offer the following services as a means of helping pedestrian accident victims and maximizing their settlements in Colorado Springs:
- Conduct a thorough investigation of your accident
- Collect critical evidence to prove liability
- Work with trusted medical professionals
- Negotiate with every party involved in the case
- Prepare your case for court
- Assure that all documents are filed correctly and promptly
- Examine the totality of your losses to establish a proper value of your claim
- Negotiate a satisfactory settlement with the negligent party or parties
- Answering any questions you may have about the legal system and your case
Many pedestrian accidents are preventable and are attributed to the negligent behavior of the driver. Negligent driving could include such behaviors as driving under the influence, failing to yield, speeding, or driving while distracted.
Partner with a Highly Qualified Colorado Springs Pedestrian Accident Attorney
If you or someone you care about was harmed in a pedestrian accident that was the result of another party’s negligent behavior, you could be entitled to compensation. At Kim Welch Law, we will work with you to make the complicated claims process as simple and easy as possible.
Our team of compassionate personal injury attorneys will work with you every step of the way so that you fully understand exactly where you stand in your pedestrian accident claim. Get in touch with us today for a free consultation by calling (888) 590-5510 or completing our contact form.