Many fitness-minded Denver residents walk for health or pleasure, as well as for necessity. However, when they share the road with motor vehicles — everything from mopeds to 18-wheeler trucks — they are at risk of a collision. As with victims of biking accidents, pedestrians can incur catastrophic medical traumas, including head injury, spinal cord damage, broken bones and other life-altering conditions. If these injuries are the cause of their death, it may be rightfully (and legally) called a “wrongful death.”
At Silverman & Associates, P.C., our lawyers work diligently to obtain the maximum compensation to which you are entitled. We present the insurance companies with a well-documented claim aimed at providing you with the best results possible. We litigate on your behalf if necessary, but are often able to recover compensation without a lengthy personal injury court case.
How Does A Pedestrian Accident Claim Differ From A Car Accident Claim?
Many of the same laws apply to pedestrian-car accidents that apply to other types of motor vehicle injury accidents. For example:
- Colorado’s statute of limitations laws give all victims injured by a motor vehicle the same amount of time to file a case — 36 months.
- Your personal negligence in causing the accident will impact the amount you may recover, whether you were on foot or in a car.
- You will most likely make a claim on the insurance policy of the negligent party to recover damages to compensate you for your injuries.
However, if you are hit by an uninsured driver, you may have to file a claim with your own insurance if you have purchased uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. Some insurers balk at covering an underinsured motorist claim if the injured party (and insured) is a pedestrian.
If your insurance company has rejected your claim for a pedestrian accident, our lawyers can represent you in further negotiations or court proceedings, if that proves necessary.
Discover Your Recovery Options After A Serious Injury With A Free Initial Appointment
Our firm, based in Denver, Colorado, seeks the best settlement for you so you can continue to heal. Call us for a free initial appointment at 303-731-0734 or email us. Our attorneys represent personal injury clients on a contingency basis, meaning you have no obligation to pay if we do not collect compensation for you.