Longmont Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Pedestrian Accident Claims in Colorado

Pedestrians are a common and welcome sight in many Colorado cities. Yet, the state may be becoming a more dangerous place for people who get around on two feet. In 2018, 90 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in Colorado—a 40% increase from 2015.

At The Law Offices of Edward Smith, our Longmont pedestrian accident lawyer has over 30 of experience helping accident victims across Colorado win the compensation they deserve following a traffic accident. If you or a loved one was hit by a car or other motor vehicle while walking, you may be able to receive compensation that will pay for your medical bills, physical therapy, lost wages from missed work, and more. We will evaluate your case during a free, no-obligation consultation with founding attorney Edward Smith.

Call or Text Edward Right Now for a Free, Immediate Consultation at (303) 682-2944 or message us online here.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Most pedestrian accidents are the fault of a motorist. People driving cars tend to look out for hazards in the road and from other drivers, so they are not always anticipating a person at a crosswalk or otherwise near or on the road.

The most common causes of pedestrian accidents are:
  • When a driver fails to check for pedestrians in a crosswalk or intersection while passing through or turning

  • When a driver fails to stop at a traffic signal or sign

  • Distracted driving, such as texting or eating while driving

  • Reckless driving, such as speeding or driving while under the influence (DUI)

In cases such as the above, it is generally straightforward to prove that the motorist was liable for the accident. Simply being hit by a car while crossing a street does not guarantee that you can make a personal injury claim, however—you must prove that the driver who hit you was negligent and that your yourself were at little or no fault in the accident. If you cross a road at an intersection while a “Don’t walk” sign is being displayed, for instance, the fault will most likely fall to you and not on the driver who hit you.

Should I Seek Medical Attention After an Accident?

Always seek medical attention after an accident. Because pedestrians don’t have the protection of airbags and a chassis like motorists do, they tend to suffer the most serious injuries in traffic accidents.

Common injuries that pedestrians suffer include:
  • Traumatic brain injury

  • Broken bones

  • Internal injuries

It is vital that you visit a doctor shortly after your accident even if you feel fine and don’t have any obvious injuries like cuts or bruises. Injuries involving head trauma and other internal damage may not manifest until days or weeks after the accident. Instead of waiting and perhaps suffering more than necessary, it’s best to head to a doctor right away just in case.

Seeking medical attention has an added benefit as well. Having a traceable paper trail documenting your health after an accident will strengthen your personal injury claim. If you don’t visit a doctor after your accident and get a diagnosis, the at-fault driver’s insurance company may use this information against you to argue you are lying about your injuries. Having medical records on file adds to your credibility.

Can a Pedestrian Be at Fault in a Car Pedestrian Accident?

A pedestrian can be either partially or fully at fault for a car pedestrian accident despite the fact that motor vehicles must always yield to pedestrians while they are in the road. This is because pedestrians still have a responsibility to ensure they are following traffic laws. Some of the most common situations

where a pedestrian can be found at fault are:
  • A pedestrian was crossing against the traffic signal

  • A pedestrian was crossing the road outside a crosswalk

  • A pedestrian was walking where pedestrian access is clearly not allowed

There are many factors that need to be considered when it comes to pedestrian accident liability. If you have been injured, contact Longmont pedestrian accident attorneys today to learn how we can help you.

To learn more about those we’ve helped in the past, check out our case results. Call or Text Edward Right Now for a Free, Immediate Consultation at (303) 682-2944 or message us online here.

A Longmont Lawyer You Can Trust

Attorney Edward Smith and our firm are based in Longmont, but we represent clients across the entire state. If you have been injured by a motorist in Colorado, our pedestrian accident lawyer can help. Edward Smith is a compassionate and personable attorney who will pursue damages that are in your best interests and no one else’s. We strive to always be available for our clients and never keep them in the dark about the details of their case. Every single decision we make will be run by you first, but we won’t overburden you with details while you focus on your recovery. Your health and well-being are our primary concern and our goal is getting you the compensation you need for your recovery as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Our Settlements & Verdicts

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Motorcycle Accident

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Truck Accident

Settlement for a truck accident victim who was seriously injured by an 18 wheeler.
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Motor Vehicle Accident

Recovery for a woman seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident.

Hear It From Our Clients

So, I had wanted to take the time to give an honest review. In the later months of 2020, I had the misfortune of being involved in a car accident that had permanently changed my mobility in my right foot,
Shannon
So, I had wanted to take the time to give an honest review. In the later months of 2020, I had the misfortune of being involved in a car accident that had permanently changed my mobility in my right foot, and had my undergo surgery to repair the damages. Due to me being an independent business owner, my situation was complicated and difficult to navigate especially seeing as I was stranded out of state where the injury occurred to seek out my medical care for over a month. It had also put the production for my business out of operations for a three month period which caused significant wages lost from my sole source of income. During this time we had begun searching for an Attourney’s to help pursue the wages lost and to help make me whole again after some hefty medical bills. After looking though multiple options, we decided to give a call to Edward Smith. Ed has been a godsend and an incredible help during this difficult time for me. He’s been polite and experienced during the healing process and always was just a text or phone call away should I have had any questions. I didn’t have to wait days or weeks for a response. I felt comfortable with his knowledge at all times and Ed even went as far as to help call my medical providers and negotiate fees to help me save additional money which was incredibly kind. After about a year, we finally have settled the case and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I can finally get back on my feet and continue to grow my business and get back to normal. I couldn’t have done it without the help of Ed Smith and his offices. If you’re considering an Attorney, you won’t find a kinder or more educated professional in the field. (And it’s a specialty, so he knows this inside and out!)
After doing my research for a personal injury attorney I found Edward, and my experience holds true to all his previous 5-star reviews. If you want someone who is truly on your side,
M. Darmofal
Dealing with a car accident is very difficult. It was such a relief to be able to hand over all the details to Edward, allowing me to focus on my recovery from my injuries.
Jennifer S.
Edward was my attorney and he was fantastic! I hired him after being frustrated by my doctors who just didn't seem to understand why my ankle was hurting so badly after a car accident. They basically told me I was exaggerating my pain.
Rosie A.
Mr. Edward Smith handled my accident claim and did a great job. He got me way more money than I expected. He was professional and always there to help me.
Former Client
After sustaining multiple injuries in a motorcycle accident, I knew I needed the best legal help available. I found that help with Edward Smith, a man with wisdom and vast experience,
Stuart H.