Founding Partner Keith Fuicelli was hit by a car going 45 miles per hour while he was jogging. He knows firsthand how devastating the injuries can be in a human vs. car accident.
As a pedestrian, you are extremely vulnerable to injury when walking near traffic or crossing a street. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people are seriously harmed in pedestrian accidents in the United States. While some of these accidents are the fault of the pedestrian, many of these unfortunate events are caused by negligent motorists.
If you’ve been hurt in a pedestrian accident, our attorneys can help. Call Fuicelli & Lee, P.C. today at 303-355-7202 for a free consultation. We serve Colorado’s Front Range, including Denver, Longmont, Pueblo and surrounding areas. Se habla Español.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Whether someone is walking, jogging, hiking running, sitting or lying down, pedestrian accidents can occur at any time. They happen on public streets and private property. Most are the result of negligent drivers. The National Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) estimates that distracted driving accounts for more than ten percent of pedestrian deaths every year.
Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Failing to yield
- Not looking both ways before turning
- Excessive speed
- Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs
- Aggressive driving
- Distracted driving
Common Injuries in a Pedestrian Accident
When motor vehicles collide with pedestrians, the consequences are inevitably dire. In addition to injuries sustained at the initial moment of impact, victims also often suffer secondary injuries that result from being propelled into other objects.
While any number of personal injuries can result from a pedestrian accident, some of the most common include:
In the most tragic cases, pedestrian accidents result in death. If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligent actions, you may be entitled to compensation for your subsequent damages through a wrongful death lawsuit. Our experienced attorneys will discuss your case and all of your legal options during your free initial consultation.
How Our Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Can Help
After an accident, you may be in pain, frightened and confused as to what to do next. Our skilled and compassionate pedestrian accident lawyers understand what a difficult time this may be for you and your family. We are proud of our history of success and ready to put our years of experience to work for you.
During your free initial consultation, our attorneys will:
- Listen to your side of the story
- Carefully evaluate the merits of your case
- Provide honest answers about your options
- Give clear guidance about your next steps
At Fuicelli & Lee, P.C., we handle all personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis. This means that unless we are able to recover compensation on your behalf, you don’t owe us anything.
Schedule Your Pedestrian Accident Consultation Today
If you’ve been hurt because of someone else’s carelessness or recklessness, you have rights. Contact Fuicelli & Lee, P.C. today online or at 303-355-7202 for a free initial consultation. We help accident victims from throughout Colorado, including Denver, Longmont, Pueblo and nearby areas.