Greenwood Village Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Injured Pedestrians Deserve Excellent Legal Counsel
Were you walking down the streets of Greenwood Village when you were struck by a motorist? The situation you are in might be dire, but you can make it better by teaming up with the pedestrian accident lawyers of Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C. We are committed to making sure that you have a simple and less-stressful time seeking the compensation that you are owed, which could be significant.
To learn more about starting a pedestrian accident claim, dial (303) 622-5858 now.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
At the root of most pedestrian accidents, there is motorist negligence. Although, insurance companies that represent negligent drivers try to argue it the other way around. They like to say that pedestrian accidents are usually caused by the pedestrian, not the driver. We will have to look for convincing evidence of liability to prove that you did nothing wrong.
Two fairly recent causes of pedestrian accidents, beyond just everyday driver negligence, are:
- Smartphones: In recent years, more and more drivers have smartphones in their hands while driving. This incredibly helpful piece of technology has become a serious issue for pedestrians across the country.
- Vehicle size: Modern cars are larger than similar makes and models from years and decades past. As an unusual indirect result, the risk of a pedestrian accident has gone up as more people drive larger vehicles that they cannot safely control due to sightline issues.
Common Injuries in Pedestrian Accident Cases
Pedestrians who are hit by vehicles often suffer life-changing injuries. The size and weight differences between a car and a person are simply too extreme. Even at a low speed, the force of a vehicle hitting a person can send them flying and suffering catastrophic injuries in the blink of an eye.
In pedestrian accident claims, the following injuries are often cited:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Multiple broken bones
- Internal organ damage
Our law firm can also assist you if you lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident. We can explore your right to file a wrongful death claim that honors their memory and gives your family financial compensation to help you find a sense of closure and justice.
What is Vision Zero?
Vision Zero is an international safety initiative with the goal of bringing vehicle and pedestrian accidents down to zero wherever it is implemented. Denver and its municipalities like Greenwood Village adopted a Vision Zero plan in 2016. The foundation of the plan was to increase pedestrian safety by providing better walkways and smarter traffic patterns around the greater metropolitan area. Although Vision Zero has seen some success in the area, there is still much work to be done.
Call Us Today to Explore Your Legal Options
Get our Greenwood Village pedestrian accident attorneys on your side if a negligent driver hit you. There is no time to lose. If the statute of limitations for your claim expires before you take legal action, then you won’t be able to take any in the future. Why risk that happening when a reputable legal team is right here to help?
Dial (303) 622-5858 now and get a FREE consultation!