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.


Ford Motor Company Plans To File Appeal In A Case Of A Rear-End Collision

After a nearly $3 million jury award, Ford Motor Company plans to file and appeal in a case of a rear-end collision that resulted in permanent disability for the driver of a Ford Explorer, according to 9 News. In 2009, a Boulder man was rear-ended by another driver, when the recliner mechanism on the driver seat slipped. The seat dropped into a fully reclined position, and the man was thrown head-first into the back seat, where he suffered spinal cord damage in his upper neck. As a result of this serious spinal injury, the man has long-term disability in his speech, cognition, and visual functions. As a result of this disability, he was forced to give up his job as a physical therapist.

Has a car accident resulted in serious long-term disability for you or a family member? Contact a dedicated auto accident attorney immediately to discuss your options.

Many people question the size of jury awards in cases such as these. In fact, Ford is probably counting on that questioning in filing an appeal. However, when you consider the facts, the jury award may seem very reasonable. Some people have to give up their jobs because of disability; in some cases, they are never able to return to work. This lack of income will make paying for the long-term medical care, including doctor bills, possible surgical procedures, and occupational and physical therapy extremely expensive. If someone’s negligence causes a person a lifetime of medical bills, while also forcing that person to give up their chosen profession, it seems reasonable that the negligent party, not the innocent one, bear the brunt of that cost.

Contact a dedicated auto accident attorney today if you or a family member have suffered long-term injuries due to another person’s negligence in a car accident. You may be entitled to recover compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. Knowing your rights is difficult, protecting them even harder. Many personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you pay your lawyer a fee only after he or she successfully recovers compensation for you. For more information, contact a auto accident lawyer today.