Hurt in a Pedestrian Accident?
A pedestrian in areas where cars, trucks and motorcycles travel most likely knows that he or she needs to watch out for traffic to prevent accidents.
What a pedestrian does not expect is for drivers of motor vehicles to violate the rules of the road:
- Proceeding through crosswalks despite having red lights
- Running up over the curb due to careless driving
- Ignoring pedestrians who are walking with “WALK” signals
If a negligent driver has caused you or a loved one harm, contact us at the law office of Coppola & Melonakis, to learn how our pedestrian injury lawyers have helped many people recover monetary compensation after pedestrian and bike accidents in and around Denver.
Injuries in Pedestrian VS Car Accidents
A pedestrian who is hit by a car often suffers significant injuries, including the following:
- Head injury
- Broken bones
- Massive bruising
- Back and neck injuries
- Skin injuries
- Serious spinal injuries, including catastrophic spinal cord injuries
Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents often have an element of “hit and run,” whereby the driver of the car flees rather than stopping to render aid and report the accident as is required by law.
When the driver of the car or truck was uninsured or underinsured and hits a pedestrian, insurance aspects of the case can be tricky. The pedestrian may be eligible for monetary compensation through his or her own auto insurance, homeowners insurance, renter’s insurance, accident insurance or other sources.
An experienced lawyer can advise you of all your rights in a pedestrian injury case and help you tap into any and all available sources of compensation.
For Legal Counsel After a Pedestrian Accident, Contact Our Law Firm
Whether you were in a crosswalk or not and whether you think you contributed to the pedestrian accident that injured you or not, our attorneys welcome the opportunity to listen and advise you.
Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation with a skilled pedestrian accident lawyer. We handle most cases on a contingency fee basis. We don’t charge attorney fees unless we obtain monetary compensation for you.