Denver Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

ped-accidentt-300x200Every year in the United States, about 5,000 pedestrians are killed and another 64,000 are injured in accidents with motor vehicles. In fact, pedestrian deaths account for more than ten percent of all motor vehicle accident fatalities. When pedestrians are in accidents with vehicles, paralysis, nerve damage, damaged or lost limbs, and head, neck, back, and brain injuries are terrifying but genuine possibilities. You can be minding your own business as an innocent bystander and without warningbecome a victim. If you’ve been injured as a civil because of a driver’s negligence anywhere in Colorado, speak at once with a Denver pedestrian accident lawyer at the law firm of Norton and Bowers, P.C. We represent pedestrian accident victims by fighting aggressively for the maximum personal injury compensation.

CAUSES OF PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS

Although there are many laws surrounding how pedestrians and cars should share the road, unfortunately, many motorists fail to follow these rules. When a motorist doesn’t abide by the law, civil accidents are likely to occur. The majority of pedestrian accidents occur when motorists act with negligence. Motorists may be distracted by the radio, navigation system, passengers in the car or a cell phone and not see the pedestrian on the road. Or, motorists could be driving recklessly, above the speed limit or not paying attention to traffic signs and collide with a pedestrian. Most pedestrian accidents occur when a driver:

  • Fails to yield to the right of way to a civil
  • Does not stop at a red light or stop sign, or fails to yield at a yield sign
  • Speeds through areas where more pedestrians are, such as residential neighborhoods or school zones
  • Has an improperly maintained or defective vehicle

If you or a loved one were injured by a motorist in a civil accent, contact the experienced team of lawyers at Norton and Bowers, P.C

COMMON PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT INJURIES

When a motorist collides with a pedestrian, even though the motorist is to blame, the pedestrian is the one who gets seriously injured. Some of the most common types of injuries that occur as a result of a pedestrian accident include:

  • Broken bones
  • Head trauma
  • Internal injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Loss of a limb
  • Paraplegia or quadriplegia

Unfortunately, two of the most common demographics that are injured in pedestrian accidents include senior citizens and young children. Children are harder for drivers to see and may not be more careless when it comes to checking for cars. Senior citizens have a slower reaction time than younger adults and therefore may be unable to protect themselves if a car is quickly approaching.

Even a slow moving car can cause serious injuries to a pedestrian, so it’s important to always seek medical attention right away if you’re involved in a pedestrian accident. With some injuries, such as head trauma, it may take days or weeks for symptoms to set in. Don’t wait to experience symptoms, always visit a medical professional as soon as possible after a pedestrian accident.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact the Denver pedestrian accident lawyers at Norton and Bowers, P.C.

PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT DAMAGES

When you are injured in a pedestrian accident as a result of a negligent driver, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injury. Although compensation may vary greatly from case to case, victims may receive compensation for:

  • Medical expenses that the victim incurred or will incur as a result of the accident
  • Loss of wages if the injury has prevented the victim from working and earning an income
  • Loss of future wages if the injury will impact the victim’s ability to return to work
  • Pain and suffering that the victim has experienced as a result of the accident
  • Loss of quality of life damages if the victim is seriously injured, such as in cases with permanent disability or disfigurement

To prove your case for compensation, it’s important that victims keep track of all medical expenses after a pedestrian accident. Victims may also need to provide proof of loss of wages to show the court that there has been an impact on your income. After a pedestrian accident, keep any documentation that you believe is relevant to your case and pro
vide it to the attorneys at Norton and Bowers, P.C. who will work tirelessly to recover the compensation that you deserve.

WE PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS

When you become our client as a pedestrian injured in a traffic accident, an experienced Denver pedestrian accident lawyer will assess your claim, explain your legal options, and protect your rights. While no guarantee can ever be made regarding the result of any particular personal injury case, Norton and Bowers, P.C. will fight hard to have your medical expenses and lost wages promptly recovered. We not only fight for your compensation, but we can help you get the medical tests and treatment you need if your own insurer refuses coverage. If you were injured by a drunk driver or by a hit-and-run driver, in many cases we can help you obtain crime victim compensation or restitution through the criminal courts.

PUT US TO WORK FOR YOU

Norton and Bowers, P.C. handles cases involving pedestrian injuries ranging from broken bones
and soft tissue injuries requiring extended chiropractic treatment or physical therapy to severe brain or spinal cord trauma. We also represent the surviving family members of deceased Colorado pedestrian accident victims in wrongful death cases. Norton and Bowers, P.C. serves clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will owe no attorney’s fees until a recovery through a settlement or court judgment. If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian because of someone else’s negligence in Denver or anywhere in Colorado, call us now at 303-400-8100 to arrange a free consultation. You’ll be able to speak directly to an experienced attorney about your case. Offsite, weekend, and evening appointments are also available with our team. If you’re injured in Colorado because of someone else’s negligence, let Norton and Bowers, P.C. go to work for you as quickly as possible.

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