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Why You Should Choose The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm for Your Pedestrian Accident
If you’ve been involved in a pedestrian accident in Colorado, we know that you have options for finding the right personal injury attorney for your case. But we don’t see this as a challenge for our law firm. Rather, we see this as an opportunity to show you why so many people choose the Paul Wilkinson Law Firm. At our personal injury law office, we know that our commitment, dedication, and years of experience set us apart from the competition.
Why should you call Paul when you’ve been involved in a Denver pedestrian accident?
We help you understand your legal options: before taking on any pedestrian accident case, we always carefully review your case to help you determine your best path forward. With years of experience working on many different types of personal injury cases, in addition to learning the ins and outs of insurance companies, we can help you assess your legal options before taking the next steps.
Trust: At the Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, trust is the foundation for our entire office. Our entire team of personal injury attorneys is dedicated to remaining open and honest with our clients to ensure they receive the best possible outcome for their cases. To learn more about what it’s like working with our team, take a look at our five-star reviews to see what our clients think.
Hard Work: over my extensive legal career, I’ve personally won over 5,000 personal injury cases for my clients. Our entire legal team knows what it takes to win your case and protect your rights. Simply enough, we won’t rest until your claim is resolved.
Pedestrian Accident Attorney Resources
WHAT IS A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT?
As the name suggests, a pedestrian accident is any type of accident between a pedestrian (someone traveling on foot) and a motor vehicle. While this is the most common type of collision in pedestrian accidents, a collision between a pedestrian and any other force (like a bicycle) also falls under this category.
IS A DRIVER ALWAYS AT FAULT WHEN HITTING A PEDESTRIAN?
In some cases, a cautious driver may not be at fault for the accident, mainly if the accident did not involve a collision with the pedestrian. For example, if a pedestrian caused a driver to swerve away from the road temporarily to avoid them and an accident occurred, the pedestrian may be liable for the accident. The right to compensation for both driver and pedestrian is unique to each case. For this reason, it’s essential to contact a pedestrian car accident lawyer to discuss your rights, responsibilities, and potential liabilities.
COMMON TYPES OF PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS
1. Drunk Driving
Driving under the influence is the most common factor in pedestrian accidents. Even just a few drinks can impair a driver’s reflexes, decision-making, and judgments. Alcohol can also make a pedestrian less aware of their environment.
2. Distracted Driving
When a driver surpasses the legal speed limit, it becomes much more challenging for them to safely stop or respond to changes on the road, such as a pedestrian crossing the street.
4. Left-hand Turns at Crosswalks
When a driver makes a left-hand turn at an intersection, they’re often focused on oncoming traffic to see when they can turn. This means they may not even look for a pedestrian crossing the street.
5. Hazardous Weather Conditions
6. Failure to Stop or Yield.
If a driver is impaired or otherwise distracted, they may miss a stop or yield sign, which can lead to a pedestrian accident.
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WHO IS MOST AT RISK FOR PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS?
The most common factor for all pedestrian accidents is alcohol. Per the CDC, almost half of pedestrian traffic deaths involve alcohol consumption by either the driver, pedestrian, or both. Driving under the influence slows a driver’s response time and reflexes, impairing their critical thinking and decision-making. Pedestrians under the influence of drugs or alcohol may be less aware of their surroundings and take unnecessary risks.
Older adults (over the age of 65) and younger children are the most at-risk age groups for pedestrian accidents. Pedestrians in urban areas at night are also at higher risk of being involved in a pedestrian accident.
PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT STATISTICS
- 84% of all pedestrian fatalities in 2018, and 84% of the overall increase in pedestrian fatalities over the study period, occurred on roads with speed limits of 30 mph or higher.
- Urban crashes account for 93% of the total national increase in pedestrian fatalities.
- Nationwide, pedestrians killed at non-intersection locations without crosswalks rose 70% from 2009-2018.
- Three of every four pedestrians killed on U.S. roads in 2018 were struck in darkness.
- 32% of all pedestrians who died had a blood alcohol concentration equal to or greater than the legal limit for driving.
- The number of sober pedestrians killed in 2018 was nearly as large as the total number of pedestrians killed in 2009.
Stats from: AAA Colorado
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PEDESTRIAN SAFETY TIPS
- Always be aware of your surroundings.
- If available, always use sidewalks instead of walking directly on the road.
- Cross at designated crosswalks or intersections with traffic signals.
- If walking at night, wear bright and reflective clothing to make yourself more visible to drivers.
- Try to avoid listening to music with headphones, as this can easily distract you from hearing approaching cars or trucks.
If you were hit by a car while walking in Denver, TALK TO A LAWYER WITH THE ABILITY TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS
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Contact Paul Wilkinson Law Firm in Denver to discuss your rights and legal options following a pedestrian accident. We offer a free initial consultation where you can get honest answers to your questions and learn more about how our firm can help you.