Between 2000 and 2009, over 43,000 pedestrian deaths occurred across the country, constituting 12 percent of all fatalities. Accidents involving pedestrians are a significant problem in America. And busy cities, like Longmont, are more likely to experience pedestrian accidents. Contact a Longmont pedestrian injury attorney today for a free consultation.
Although pedestrians have the right-of-way in marked intersections and crosswalks, these locations see the highest number of pedestrian accidents. Pedestrian accidents also frequently occur in parking lots and heavily congested areas. This may be because drivers often assume that they have the right of way—and not the pedestrian.
In the majority of pedestrian accidents, the auto driver is at fault. This is often due to negligence or failure to see pedestrians, especially small children. Other factors for pedestrian accidents include:
Pedestrians who have been injured deserve compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and long-term care and disability. You may be entitled to past, present and future medical expenses, including rehabilitation and therapy costs. If you missed work because of your injuries, you may also be entitled to lost wages. You could even be entitled to compensation for emotional distress, anxiety, and stress resulting from your accident.
Yet collecting compensation can be complex and difficult. These accidents often involve heavy negotiations with insurance companies and many end up in a court of law. Having a highly skilled attorney by your side will give you a much better chance for a positive outcome.
An attorney, who is experienced in pedestrian accident law, can answer your questions and protect your rights during the legal process. If you are a victim of a pedestrian accident, contact our Longmont law firm today for a no-obligation consultation. We understand you are going through a difficult time and believe we can help.
In order to successfully prove your case, it must be proven that the driver who hit you owed you and other pedestrians a duty of care—and breached that duty of care. It must then be shown that you sustained serious injury as a result of that breach of duty. If your loved one was killed as the result of a negligent driver, you, as the spouse or close family member, can bring a claim on his or her behalf. Wrongful death pedestrian claims have the same elements as those for pedestrians pursuing a claim on their own.
As a pedestrian struck by a negligent or reckless driver, you need immediate, skilled legal assistance. You need an attorney who is compassionate regarding your injuries and current situation but who will also fight aggressively for the compensation you deserve. Our Longmont pedestrian accident attorneys will evaluate your case, assess the scene of the accident, interview witnesses and bring in experts when appropriate. We are cognizant of the statute of limitations associated with your accident and will ensure all deadlines are met.
At the Longmont law firm of Fuicelli & Lee, we will take your pedestrian accident case on a contingency basis. You are not required to pay us any up-front money, and if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid. We believe you deserve a skilled advocate by your side, helping you make it through this difficult time. For a free consultation, contact Fuicelli & Lee, PC by calling (720) 494-0444 or send us an e-mail. Our mission is to provide the very best legal services possible to you following your pedestrian accident.
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