Denver Personal Injury Lawyer for Pedestrian Accidents
Every year more than 100,000 pedestrians are injured as a result of being hit by a motor vehicle. Sadly, approximately 60,000 people die from their injuries. In fact, one of our personal injury attorneys, Keith Fuicelli, has first hand experience with being hit by a car as a pedestrian.
In May of 2007, Keith was hit by a car after jogging around City Park in Denver, Colorado. He spent nearly two months in the hospital recovering from his injuries. As you might expect, Denver personal injury lawyers at the firm of Fuiceilli & Lee, PC takes pedestrian accidents very seriously. We vigorously pursue those responsible for injuring pedestrians.
Common causes of driver negligence include:
- Inattentive or pre-occupied driver
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failure to properly yield to the right of way to the pedestrian
- Improper turns at an intersection
Pedestrians that are injured by an automobile may have a claim against the driver or against their own insurance company under their UM/UIM coverage. Generally speaking, pedestrians have the right of way and may have a claim against the driver if the driver, in exercising due care, should have seen the pedestrian. If the accident involves a child who ran into the street, liability against the driver can still be established in many cases.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, call or email Fuicelli & Lee, PC today for a free case assessment. The lawyers at Fuicelli & Lee, PC are experts in handling pedestrian accidents. We highly recommend you contact a competent lawyer as quickly as possible. Often it is necessary to conduct a thorough accident investigation when evidence is still available and witnesses’ memories are fresh.