Pedestrian Accidents

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Pedestrian – Safety Checklist

Every 7 minutes a pedestrian is either injured or killed by a motor vehicle. In fact, every year 100,000 pedestrians are injured in car accidents across the United States. Luckily, Colorado law protects pedestrians and requires that each and every driver exercise extreme caution when pedestrians are present. In order to prevent catastrophic accidents from occurring, vehicles are required to yield to all pedestrians who are obeying traffic signals or who are present in a crosswalk.

Unfortunately, when accidents do occur, they can be catastrophic. If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, it is important to know what to do after your accident. The things you do immediately following your accident can have a real effect on the ultimate outcome of your claim.

Pedestrian Checklist:

  • Stay put and do not try and move if you are in pain. You could end up injuring yourself even more, causing permanent disabilities.
  • Call 911 or have someone else call for you if you are unable to. Medical attention is absolutely crucial after you have been hit by a car – even if you feel fine.
  • Be sure to tell doctors or paramedics about all of your injuries and symptoms. Even small injuries can quickly become life threatening without proper diagnosis and treatment.
  • Obtain a police report. A thorough documentation of the accident will help your Colorado personal injury attorney to establish “fault” and get you the compensation you deserve.
  • Make sure to obtain all of the drivers’ information, such as, name, address, phone number, license plate number, insurance information, and make and model of the car that was being driven.

As a pedestrian, if you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries and for any damages that have occurred.  Victims who have been injured by a driver’s negligence may be financially compensated for medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost wages and any pain and suffering due to the accident.

As a pedestrian you are entitled to certain rights and the Colorado law is on your side.   If you or someone you love has been involved in a pedestrian accident, be sure to contact your Colorado automobile accident attorney immediately to discuss all of your legal options.

Norton Law Offices offers free consultations, and nearly always takes cases on a contingent fee basis. That means that we only collect an attorney’s fee if we are successful on your behalf in settling your claims or winning at trial.

We offer attentive and personalized service that reflects your needs and answers your questions.

For more information about our ability to represent your interests effectively, contact Norton Law Offices today to speak with pedestrian accident attorneys in Aurora at 720-600-4670. We make visits at your home and are available on evenings and weekends.