Colorado Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Pedestrian accidents are often times deadly or result in debilitating injuries to the victims. Pedestrian accidents have struck very close to home for Josh McDowell. His mother and his sister were both involved in separate pedestrian accidents. When he was a young man, Josh’s little sister was in a terrible hit-and-run accident as she crossed the street behind their home. He witnessed first-hand the aftermath of the accident, her painful recovery and the toll the accident took on his sister and his family. In his sister’s case, the driver left the scene, after he drove over the back of the 9 year-old, and dragged her by her hair in the wheels of his SUV. He was never apprehended by law enforcement. The negligent party was never held responsible for his crime or the resulting pain, suffering and financial burdens he inflicted.
At the McDowell Law Firm, we know the far-reaching effects an accident can have on a person’s life. We believe in holding people accountable for their negligent acts and for the pain, suffering, and financial tolls an accident can cause.
The Dangers of Pedestrian Accidents in Colorado Springs
Pedestrian accidents are an all too common way for Coloradans to be injured or killed. According to the New York Times, the Denver/Aurora metro area is the 29th most dangerous city for Pedestrians. “Between 2005 and 2014, a total of 46,149 people were struck and killed by cars while walking in the United States.” These statistics show that Americans are 7.2 times more likely to die in a pedestrian accident than in a natural disaster.
Pedestrian Wrongful Death
Unfortunately, the very nature of a car vs. person collision can cause catastrophic injury or even death. The weight and speed of a vehicle colliding with an unprotected person rarely result in an accident that one walks away from. Many vehicle/pedestrian accidents can result in wrongful death from internal injuries, head trauma, and internal bleeding/blood loss. Cases where the negligent actions of a driver result in wrongful death have far-reaching impacts on family and loved ones of the victim. After a family member has been killed by the negligent act of a driver, we work with the family to recover compensation for the loss of their loved one. Contact our Colorado wrongful death law offices for a free consultation and case assessment to better understand you options.
Compensation for pedestrian accidents in Colorado
If you were lawfully crossing the street in a crosswalk, walking in accordance with traffic signs, or if you were hit while walking on a sidewalk, you may be entitled to recover for your injuries and other damages you incurred. Colorado law enables you to seek compensation from an at-fault party if you were injured because of their negligent acts. Some of the damages may include, but are not limited to the following:
Pain and suffering
Medical Bills/Future Medical Bills
Attorney Josh McDowell understands on a personal level the impact that pedestrian impacts have on the victims and their loved ones. He knows the serious nature of these incidents and enormous impact they have when they result in serious injury or even death. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a pedestrian accident, please call Josh McDowell for a free consultation at (719)227-0022. Josh will meet with you personally to discuss the facts of your case and determine the best course of action to pursue in your case.