Pedestrian Killed After Being Hit By A Car

A pedestrian who was crossing in the middle of a block was killed after being hit by a car, according to 9 News. While a 9 News reporter was at the scene reporting on the incident, she saw another pedestrian jaywalking.[caption id="attachment_163" align="alignright" width="300"]personal injury attorneys Horizontal view of car hit young woman[/caption] Although the pedestrian was crossing the street illegally, police believe that the driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. Pedestrian accidents have become an increasingly big problem in the Denver area in 2013. Through April, there has been nearly a 22% increase in the number of  pedestrian accidents. The Mayor’s office, in conjunction with the   Police,   Public School, and some bicycle safety groups have begun the Heads Up campaign to try to curb the number of pedestrian collisions.

Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in a pedestrian collision? Speak with an experienced pedestrian accident attorney today to discuss your options.

The rise in the number of pedestrian accidents, and the accompanying rise in the number of pedestrian fatalities is certainly disturbingly high. Our car accident lawyers know that pedestrians and cyclists are much more vulnerable to serious injury in accidents than passengers in cars and trucks. As such, the injuries sustained are often much more severe. Serious injuries that cause permanent disability are sadly common, and victims may require ongoing medical care for the rest of their lives. This medical care become incredibly expensive, very quickly. There may even be Colorado criminal charges for the driver of the car.

Man Charged In Car Accident Death

A man is being criminally charged after another man died in a car accident in Longmont, according to 9 News. Longmont Police tried to pull the driver over for weaving in and out of traffic, but rather than pulling over, he led them on a chase. The chase ended when the man ran a red light, and struck another car. The crash resulted in the death of the other driver, as well as injury to two passengers that were in the runaway car. Prosecutors plan to charge the driver with several criminal offenses, including 1st degree murder. The driver himself does not appear to have been seriously injured in the incident.

If you have lost a loved one in a car accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, speak with a dedicated Denver wrongful death attorney immediately to discuss your options.

Each year, several hundred Coloradans die in traffic accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. There are many factors that contribute to car accidents, but studies show that most are caused by human error in some form. Two of the factors most frequently linked to motor vehicle accidents are speed and driver distraction. In a significant number of accidents, the driver’s behavior could be considered negligent. This means that the driver was driving in a way that a reasonable person would not have done. When one driver’s negligent actions result in injury to someone else, then that negligent driver may be held liable for the damage that he or she causes. By filing a Colorado personal injury claim in civil court, the injured party has an opportunity to hold the negligent party responsible, as well as recover financial compensation for medical bills, property damage, and any lost wages that the injury cost them. In addition, the injured party may be entitled to compensation to make up for significant losses in quality of life.

Contact a dedicated Denver personal injury attorney today to discuss your options if you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a car accident. The costs of serious car accident injuries can add up very quickly. Many of the more serious injuries that people sustain in auto accidents can result in a lifetime of medical bills, causing a financial problem that is only compounded by missed time from work in order to recover. These kinds of injuries, aside from the medical care required, may result in a major changes to your lifestyle. Some people find that they are no longer able to work in their chosen profession due to permanent disability, or that they are no longer able to work at all. Many people are no longer able to participate in some of the activities that made their lives full, and feel that loss every day. An experienced Colorado personal injury attorney can help you recover compensation for pain and suffering as well as for the actual monetary costs of your accident. For more information, contact a Denver personal injury lawyer today.

Every Day Someone Somewhere Is Seriously Injured

Every day, someone somewhere is seriously injured because of the negligent, reckless behavior of someone else. A business owner didn’t repair the damage to their building, which resulted in an accident; a drunk driver ran a red light and smashed into two cars in the intersection; a surgeon failed to live up to the standard of care for the procedure and the patient was left with a permanent disability. In each of these cases, the person who failed to do what they were supposed to may be liable for damages to the person who was injured. Many people basically understand this, but have questions about negligence.

One of the most common questions asked of auto accident attorneys goes basically like this: I was seriously injured in an auto accident. The accident was mostly the other guy’s fault, but honestly, it was partly my fault. Does this mean that I don’t have a case?

You might be surprised by how many people don’t pursue their legal rights because they think they have no case because the accident was partly their own fault. What they don’t understand is that the civil justice system is not all or nothing. The system is designed to recognize shades of gray. While there is more to a personal injury claim than proving that the accident was the other guy’s fault, this issue is important, and bears a closer examination.

Assuming that you have shown to the jury that you suffered damages, and that the damages resulted from the accident, the next step is to show that the “other guy” was liable for your damages. Liability can be apportioned to various people. If the other person was 100% responsible for your damages, then that person (or company) should be liable for 100% of your damages. However, in the auto accident that was partially your fault, the jury can decide how much it was your fault and how much it was the other guy’s fault. If they decide that it was, for example, 75% the other guy’s fault, then that person would be liable for 75% of your damages. In an accident in which you are seriously injured, it is very likely that this would absolutely be worth pursuing.

If you have suffered serious injury in a car accident involving someone else’s negligence, contact an experienced car accident attorney today to discuss your options. You may be entitled to recover compensation for a number of different types of damages: medical bills, future medical bills, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, loss of consortium. A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer may be the difference between knowing that you are entitled to these damages, and actually recovering them. For more information, call a dedicated auto accident attorney today.