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Were you or a loved one struck by a moving car while walking
or riding a bike in Colorado?

It's easy to see why Colorado residents and visitors enjoy walking and riding bicycles in increasing numbers. Our state's wonderful climate, vast unspoiled recreational areas, and inviting cities provide a wonderful environment for getting out in the fresh air. And in more urban areas of Denver, it's often much easier to just walk or ride a bike than it is to drive.

Experiencing the joy of fresh air and being physically active is not without some risk though. For bicyclists and pedestrians, much of this risk involves the cars and trucks on the road, often times at very high speeds.

Traffic laws are designed to make the roads safe for both drivers and pedestrians. Yet every year, nearly 80,000 people are hit by a car or truck when they are walking, jogging or riding a bicycle.

If a car or truck strikes you while walking or riding your bike, the effects can be devastating, if not fatal. It's estimated that around 5,000 pedestrian accidents are fatal, resulting in the wrongful death of a loved one. With children facing the greatest risk in pedestrian accidents, the law imposes a higher duty of care on drivers in areas where children are expected to be present. It's sad to think that simple safe driving practices can prevent many accidents that occur. Unfortunately, drivers still exceed the speed limit, drive while distracted, and ignore signs of potential risk that could carelessly endanger others in the area.

A majority of pedestrian or bicycle accident cases involve negligence, on either the driver or the pedestrian. In such scenarios, compensation may be owed to the injured individual for medical expenses, property damage, loss of wages, and other personal injury damages.

To find out what your case is worth, contact an experienced Colorado pedestrian and bicycle accident lawyer at the Babcock Law Firm today. We also specialize in hit and run accidents.

What to Do After a Pedestrian or Bicycle Accident with a Car

If you're injured in a pedestrian or bicycle accident, it's extremely important to contact a personal injury attorney who specializes in these types of cases soon after you've seen a doctor. This applies even if you feel you may not have a case because you were jaywalking when you were hit by a car, for example.

You must realize that the driver can still be held legally responsible if they failed to exercise a reasonable level of care such as forgetting to use a turning signal, not stopping fully before a right turn at a red light, driving too fast for the weather or traffic conditions, or any other negligent action.

The outcome of your case will depend on a careful analysis of the facts of your pedestrian accident, and these facts need to be determined immediately — before witnesses forget important details or evidence fades.

Your lawyer will help determine your avenues for recovery of damages and compensation. There may be other options in addition to the driver of the car or truck. Your Denver pedestrian accident lawyer at The Babcock Law Firm will bring expertise and experience to your case, helping you build a strong argument and recover the fair and just compensation you deserve from those at fault.

Proving Fault in Your Colorado Pedestrian or Bicycle Accident Case

Before compensation is awarded, the plaintiff must prove that the motorist was at fault for the accident in the first place. Under Colorado law, if a driver is clearly at-fault, you have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.

Colorado is a "contributory negligence" state, meaning that accident victims, especially cyclists and pedestrians, are allowed to recover damages provided they were less than 50% at-fault for the accident. This, of course, doesn't exempt you from having to prove that the driver was responsible - you must also be able to prove that the driver was negligent in their obligations to drive safely and observe the proper rules of the road.

An experienced attorney familiar with bicycle and pedestrian accidents can skillfully determine
fault and help you obtain your rightful compensation.

Common Causes of Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents

A driver who fails to be adequately aware of their surrounding is, more often than not, the main cause of these types of accidents. Perhaps a driver approached an intersection too fast, or they failed to properly yield to pedestrians while going through a crosswalk. Accidents of this nature are especially common in large cities like Denver and college towns like Boulder. And sadly, driving under the influence is a big culprit too.

Other common culprits of pedestrian or bicycle accidents in Colorado include:

  • Texting and driving
  • Improper bike lane use
  • Unmarked crosswalks
  • Quiet vehicles
  • Wearing dark clothes
  • Poorly marked construction zones

Talk with a Pedestrian Accident Attorney Today – a Free, No-Risk Consultation

If you were struck by a vehicle while walking or riding your bicycle, it's imperative you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you file a claim for damages, the sooner you can receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and more. Any delay in filing an injury claim can put your case in jeopardy.

We invite you to discuss the details of your accident with a Colorado pedestrian accident lawyer at The Babcock Law Firm. As an avid cyclist himself, attorney
R. Mack Babcock and his support staff are committed to representing the interests of pedestrians and cyclists hurt by negligent motorists.

We serve Denver, Boulder, Aurora, Broomfield, Louisville, Lafayette, Golden, Thornton, Westminster and other Colorado cities. If your case falls within our practice area and we feel our representation can benefit you, a pedestrian accident attorney will meet with you for an in-depth consultation, at no charge.

We're here to help you secure a successful settlement for your Colorado pedestrian accident.
Learn more about how representation works and then contact us today.

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