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Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Denver

Walkers are among those at highest risk of serious or fatal injury in a collision with a motor vehicle.  

Pedestrian accidents are a serious and growing issue in Colorado, promoting the Colorado Department of Transportation to launch its “Left Behind” campaign in 2021. This heartbreaking campaign focuses on the sneakers, broken eyeglasses, smashed cell phones and other personal belongings left behind after a walker is struck by a motor vehicle.  

Of course such personal items are not all that is left behind. Our experienced Denver pedestrian injury lawyers know that good health and the ability to earn a living are also often left behind, as are medical bills, pain and suffering and disability. These are complex cases precisely because victims are often very seriously injured and left to deal with life-long impairments that reduce their ability to earn a living, provide for their families and enjoy life.  

Ken Fiedler Injury Law provides passionate, principled and proven representation to victims and families looking for an experienced pedestrian injury lawyer in Denver or the surrounding areas, including Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Ken Caryl, Columbine, Golden, Lakewood, Broomfield, and Arvada.  

Colorado Pedestrian Injury Claims  

Like other types of personal injury claims under Colorado law, pedestrian injury claims in Denver have five elements:  

  • The defendant had a duty of care. 
  • Defendant breached duty of care.  
  • Breach resulted in harm to the victim. 
  • Resulting harm was foreseeable.  
  • Your injuries were a direct result of the defendant's breach of duty.  

Common causes of pedestrian accidents in Colorado include:  

  • Backover accidents: In 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began mandating that all new vehicles sold in the United States come equipped with a backup camera. Still, the presence of many older vehicles on the road, and the popularity of large sport-utility vehicles, continue to contribute to the high number of backover accidents.  
  • Parking lot accidents: Parking lots are too often considered lawless zones. Failure to follow marked travel lanes, improperly pulling through parking spots, speeding, poor lighting, lack of marked crosswalks, and other factors continue to contribute to parking lot collisions involving pedestrians.  
  • Lack of infrastructure: Lack of sidewalks, crosswalks, and streetlights continue to impact pedestrian safety in too many neighborhoods in and around Denver.  
  • Neighborhood deliveries: The Internet economy continues to push more and more delivery vehicles into neighborhoods, where backing and turning injuries can cause serious injuries.  
  • Failure to yield: Pedestrians are always owed the right of way in a crosswalk. However, the truth of the matter is that even when crossing midblock, a pedestrian is likely to be seriously injured or killed in any collision with a motor vehicle and the vehicle’s driver is likely to be found liable. Always give walkers the right of way; the few extra seconds is well worth eliminating the risks of being blamed for a tragedy.  

Walkers are frequently and unfairly blamed in the wake of a serious or fatal accident. And victims are often surprised to learn that insurance companies are not bound by law enforcement’s determination of causation. These are serious and complex claims and families are best served by early consultation with an experienced Denver pedestrian injury attorney who will fight for their rights while allowing them to focus on treatment and recovery.  

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If you’ve been injured in a Colorado or Illinois truck accident, contact Ken Fiedler Injury Law to discuss your options in a free initial consultation. You can send us an email by filling up the form below or call our Denver office at 720-996-0871 and our Chicago office at 312-788-2600.

If you or a loved one is injured, contact Ken Fiedler Injury Law at 720-706-6039 for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights.

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At Ken Fiedler Injury Law, we believe you should never have to pay the price for someone else’s poor judgment. We understand the hardship and loss that result from a serious injury or wrongful death. Our Denver and Chicago law offices have been fighting on behalf of injury victims and their loved ones for Over 25 years. We leverage that experience and expertise to fight for the compensation you deserve.


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