When you take a walk in your neighborhood or even in a town you’re visiting for the first time, you often don’t think twice about your personal safety, because it’s something you’ve come to suspect. Whether you’re walking or crossing the street, on a sidewalk, or even in a parking lot, you don’t worry that you’re going to be injured. Unfortunately, pedestrians are injured all the time by negligent drivers. Approximately 100,000 pedestrians are injured or killed by negligent drivers in the United States each year, forever altering the lives of those impacted. If you or someone you love has been injured while exercising your pedestrian rights in Aspen, our pedestrian accident attorneys are available to listen to your story in a one-on-one complimentary consultation. Klein Frank, P.C. has served our community for decades and is well-versed on state and local pedestrian and driver laws.
Contact us online or at (303) 622-3876 to schedule your free consultation today. Our team is comprised of recognized trial lawyers who prepare each case as if it were going to trial tomorrow.
Colorado goes to great lengths to protect its citizens through pedestrian laws, which include right of way laws. There are state laws applied to both drivers and pedestrians that serve to protect individuals and can be used against drivers after they’ve caused accidents.
Driver laws include:
Pedestrian laws include:
These laws are established to prevent dangerous accidents from happening, and though they’re designed to be clear-cut, sometimes there are situations where liability can be blurred. A personal injury attorney can use their resources to investigate the accident and determine whether an involved driver was in the wrong.
If you’ve been struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian, it’s crucial that you seek medical attention immediately, even if you believe your injuries aren’t serious. Only a trained physician can assess your conditions and diagnose you for injuries. It’s also important to call law enforcement, as authorities will be required to file a report that you can use as evidence in your case.
Collecting evidence at this time is important. If you’re able, be sure to collect the information of any drivers involved, take photos of the accident and any damage, collect witness testimonies, and acquire your doctor’s medical report.
Hiring an attorney can relieve you of a lot of burdens you may be carrying after your accident. For one, a trained attorney can use their resources to investigate your accident and knows what evidence to collect so you can focus on healing.
Our team can also help you pay the costs of your mounting medical bills and more. Pedestrian accidents often involve serious injuries because of your lack of protection and the sheer size and weight of vehicles involved. The more serious injuries are, the more expensive they tend to be to treat.
Our team has recovered millions of dollars for injured clients over decades and can help you pay for the following:
As a pedestrian, you deserve to feel safe when you’re walking in public whether you’re in a driveway or on the sidewalk of a busy street. Allow our attorneys to fight for you and hold negligent drivers responsible for the damage they’ve caused.
Allow us to make a difference in your life – call our Aspen pedestrian accident attorneys at (303) 622-3876 so we can get started on your case. We’re available on Saturdays and provide same-day calls.