Whether you’re walking to your office or to the park, the last thing you expect is for a car to hit you. Yet, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there is one crash-related pedestrian death every two hours.
If you have been injured, or a loved one has been killed, in a pedestrian accident in Denver, you’ll need a lawyer who is understanding and compassionate to your needs, but aggressive toward the insurance companies. The personal injury attorneys at The O’Sullivan Law Firm have fought for – and won – maximum settlements for pedestrian accident victims. It would be an honor to talk with you about your accident and to help you understand your rights.
Fighting for Denver’s Pedestrian Accident Victims for Over 25 Years
At The O’Sullivan Law Firm, Scott O’Sullivan doesn’t just fight for pedestrian accident victims; he has been advocating for safer roads for nearly 25 years. Most recently, Scott developed the Denver Accident Map, which helps people study the streets they walk through Denver and plot the safest routes. (In fact, Scott’s work was recognized in several Westword articles.) The City of Denver has even used the map in its Vision Zero campaign to save lives on Denver’s roads. Additionally, Scott has worked with Senator Lois Court for several years to pass stricter distracted driving laws.
Clearly, as an attorney with 25 years of experience, Scott understands Colorado personal injury laws, but he also cares about making Denver a safe place to walk.
How Will an Attorney Help a Pedestrian Accident Claim?
A personal injury attorney is going to be an invaluable asset in these cases. A skilled lawyer will have the resources and legal experience necessary to take care of every aspect of the claim on behalf of the client. This will include gathering any evidence needed to prove liability, such as video or photo surveillance, statements from eyewitnesses, accident reports, and more. Additionally, an attorney can:
Ensure their client is evaluated by a trusted medical professional who can treat their injuries and help calculate total expected losses.
Gather all medical records, proof of lost wages, and proof of out-of-pocket expenses in an effort to calculate economic and non-economic damages.
Obtain and review all insurance policies related to the pedestrian accident.
Handle negotiations with aggressive insurance carriers and at-fault parties on behalf of the injury victim.
Pedestrian Accidents in Denver Can Result in Severe Injuries
Unfortunately, pedestrians do not have much protection against the force of a vehicle slamming into their bodies. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the average passenger vehicle weighs approximately 4,000 pounds, which means that the force exerted on a person’s body is tremendous when an impact occurs. When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, they will usually sustain two injury-causing impacts: one impact with the vehicle and another impact with the ground.
At The O’Sullivan Law Firm, our pedestrian accident lawyers regularly help clients who have sustained the following injuries in these situations:
Broken or dislocated bones
Severe lacerations or puncture wounds
Traumatic brain injuries
Open head wounds
Spinal cord injuries
Other severe back or neck injury
Internal organ damage
Significant scarring and disfigurement
In addition to these horrific acute traumatic injuries, our attorneys also help pedestrian accident victims who have sustained significant emotional and psychological trauma. These injuries can lead to immense pain and suffering as well as major changes in a person’s life. Our goal is to help clients secure compensation for their physical injuries as well as any hidden emotional and psychological trauma.
Time Limit to File a Denver Pedestrian Accident Claim
Pedestrian accident victims in Denver need to be aware that they have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit in these cases. The Colorado personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the date an injury occurs. If a pedestrian accident victim fails to file a lawsuit within this two-year timeframe, they will likely lose the ability to recover the compensation they are entitled to.
Contact a Denver Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a pedestrian accident in the Denver area, seek assistance from The O’Sullivan Law Firm as soon as possible. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling these claims, and we are ready to get to work on your behalf immediately. Let us investigate the claim, determine liability, and secure full compensation for your losses. When you need a Denver pedestrian accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case or by calling us at (303) 388-5304.