Pedestrian Accidents

pedestrian-accident-colorado-springsIf you’ve been the victim of a vehicle hitting you as a pedestrian, then you have been in a pedestrian accident. A personal injury attorney may be able to help you.

Malnar Law is dedicated to handling claims related to car accidents, including pedestrian accidents. Victims of pedestrian accidents can recover monetary damages, especially if they received bodily injuries.

You should not just hire any attorney. If you wanted a will drafted, you would hire an estate lawyer. A property attorney would be helpful in a real estate transaction. A pedestrian accident requires a personal injury lawyer.

Frequently asked questions about pedestrian accidents

Is Colorado a "no-fault" state? Does a pedestrian need to prove permanent injury?

No. Pedestrians do NOT need to prove permanent injury to receive monetary damages in the state of Colorado. In 2003, Colorado changed from a no-fault state to a fault state. A pedestrian can file a lawsuit or claim immediately after being struck by a motorist.

What is the most common cause of a pedestrian accident?

Car drivers have the duty to keep a proper view of pedestrians. If a driver is negligent, and hits a pedestrian while they are in a crosswalk, then the driver and his insurance company are responsible to paying for the pedestrians injuries and damages.

Does a pedestrian have to be in a crosswalk to file a claim?

Generally, the best circumstances for a pedestrian accident claim are when the pedestrian is in a crosswalk and the driver did not respect the pedestrian right of of way. However, if you as a pedestrian have been in an accident, give us call. We’d be happy to help you work through your unique circumstances.

Why hire a personal injury attorney?

Car accidents are the most common type of personal injury. Pedestrian accidents are normally classified under car accident law. If you’ve been injured by a motor vehicle there are usually multiple insurance policies in place to protect your interests and make sure that you are made whole. Don’t use just any attorney; use a lawyer that regularly handles personal injury cases and knows how to litigate your case against the insurance company.  Remember, your under-insured or uninsured motorist coverage includes you as a pedestrian or while you ride a bike. Hire an attorney that’s not going to short change your claim.

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