Pedestrian Injury Lawyer

A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that over 142,000 pedestrians were treated in an emergency department for injuries sustained in a crash. Nearly 6,000 of these folks unfortunately had fatal injuries. Pedestrian injuries are one of the most common types of injuries to occur every day. Unfortunately, individuals involved in an accident as a pedestrian usually sustain at least some type of injury that results in costly medical bills. If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident as a pedestrian which resulted in trauma or injuries, it’s crucial to immediately seek out a personal injury lawyer with experience in pedestrian injury cases.

Pedestrian Injuries

One area of personal injury incidents Ms. Welch has experience with is pedestrian injury cases. Unfortunately, pedestrian injuries have become more common in Colorado Springs and Las Vegas over the years. Whether there was a distracted driver who didn’t see you in the crosswalk, or you were texting while walking and weren’t aware of your surroundings, it’s important to have an experienced team on your side when making a claim for a pedestrian injury. Accidents involving pedestrians can be easily avoided, and it’s crucial to become a knowledgeable driver and pedestrian to help minimize these unfortunate incidents. Some of the most common injuries to occur include:

  • Broken Bones
  • Internal Organ Damage
  • Road Rash
  • Severe Lacerations
  • Spinal Cord Damage
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

Steps To Take After A Pedestrian Accident

If you find yourself involved in an accident as a pedestrian, it’s important to try and stay calm. Even though you might be in pain and a bit disoriented, taking the following steps can be extremely beneficial when it comes to fighting your case.

  1. Report the incident to 911.
  2. DO NOT admit any fault.
  3. Try to move as little as possible until paramedics arrive and assess your injuries.
  4. Acquire the driver’s name, phone number and insurance information.
  5. Obtain the names and phone numbers of anyone who witnessed the accident.
  6. If possible, take photographs while at the scene of the accident.
  7. Gather important information about the accident, including police reports and medical records.
  8. Call a personal injury lawyer, who will call the driver’s insurance company to file a claim. DO NOT CALL THE DRIVER’S INSURANCE COMPANY WITHOUT FIRST CONSULTING A LAWYER.

Try and contact our office as soon as possible after the incident. Being involved in an accident when you’re the pedestrian can be extremely physically and emotionally traumatizing. Our team is here to support you and help you obtain any compensation you deserve.

Who Is At Fault In A Pedestrian Accident?

One of the most complicated aspects of a pedestrian injury is proving who is financially and legally responsible. In a personal injury incident, damages and liability has to be assigned to someone. Ms. Welch is experienced in helping pedestrians hold an at-fault party responsible for an accident, and conducting a full investigation to prove who’s at fault. Our team is able to visit the scene of the accident, conduct interviews and gather police reports to help you receive fair compensation for the damages you’ve suffered. Possible parties that may be at fault for your injuries include:

Driver

If you were involved in an accident that a driver caused, then they would be held responsible for the damages you incurred. Common causes of drivers being at fault in a pedestrian collision include drunk driving, driving while texting, not yielding the right of way and speeding.

Company

If you’re involved in an accident where a company vehicle injures you, whether it’s a UPS truck or a Lyft driver, the company could be held vicariously responsible for your injuries. Even if the fault is found to be that of the driver’s, companies are usually still found to be at least partly responsible.

Contact Kim Welch Law To Fight For You

At Kim Welch Law, our team is dedicated to helping individuals who have found themselves in a personal injury situation. As an experienced personal injury lawyer with nearly 30 years of experience and multiple accolades, Kim Welch uses her knowledge to effectively fight her client’s cases and earn them the compensation they deserve. With extensive experience in multiple areas of personal injury cases, including dog bites and bike accidents, Ms. Welch has the experience necessary to help you get compensated for your personal injury claim.

If you were involved in an accident as a pedestrian, it’s crucial to contact our experienced law firm as soon as possible. Our team will work relentlessly to ensure the correct party is found responsible for the accident, and that you obtain the proper compensation. The statute of limitations for pedestrian accidents in Colorado is three years and in Nevada it is two years, although there may be more urgent deadlines if a government entity was involved. That is why it’s best to contact our office as soon as possible after the accident. If you’ve been involved in an accident and are in need of a personal injury lawyer, please contact our office today. We look forward to helping you fight for adequate compensation!

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