If you’ve spent any time driving around Denver, you know that there aren’t many roads where cars travel under 30 miles per hour. What you may not know, is that if a car traveling at or above 30 MPH collides with a pedestrian the results will almost certainly be fatal. An accident at 10 MPH can cause serious disability. According to the NHTSA, in 2006 there were over 60,000 accidents involving pedestrians.
While a driver has auto insurance that may cover bodily collision, their insurance company doesn’t have any reason to do what’s best for you. An insurance company makes money when they pay out less than they take in.
After you’ve made sure that everyone involved is as safe as they can be, you’re going to need to start getting life back on track. An experienced personal injury attorney has the skills you’d look for in a pedestrian accident.
Attorneys choose to focus their work (or practice) on specific areas based on their life experiences and interests.
I have seen all too often the way in which pedestrians can be cheated after an accident. I’m planning to write about it a few times here on my blog, but it’s why I’ve dedicated my life to ensuring that my clients are not taken advantage of.
I believe our streets should be safe for everyone. If you or someone you know has been hit by a driver, read our article on picking the right attorney here.