Pedestrian accidents are one of the most common fatalities on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Association and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a pedestrian is injured in a traffic accident every eight minutes, accounting for 11% of the total motor vehicle fatalities. Victims of a pedestrian accident often suffer spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, fractured bones, and even death. Foster Graham Milstein & Calisher personal injury attorneys understand the devastation that individuals suffer after being victims of a pedestrian accident. Our attorneys have years of experience across the state of Colorado and will help you fight for a just compensation to rectify the financial damage that comes as a result of a pedestrian accident case, such as expensive hospital bills and costly medical treatment.
If you or a loved one has suffered a pedestrian accident, our FGMC Pedestrian Accident attorneys are ready to provide you with legal counsel and support free of charge until we win your case. Please contact FGMC at (303) 333-9810 or contact us online.
Guard pedestrian safety
Pedestrian accidents take place due to a variety of factors, involving the behavior of both driver and pedestrian. The following are some of the most common mistakes made by pedestrians, all of which should be avoided so that your safety is not compromised::
· Ignoring Crosswalks: Just as highways are designed for motor vehicle traffic, crosswalks are also designed for pedestrian traffic. Because crosswalks often appear near an intersection, it can be risky to attempt crossing the street outside of a crosswalk. Drivers may not anticipate pedestrians outside of a crosswalk.
· Disobeying Crossing signs or Guards: Electronic crossing signs indicate the safe and unsafe moments to leave a sidewalk. Pedestrians who ignore these signs become an easy target for a pedestrian accident
Faulty driver behavior
Although sometimes pedestrian accidents occur because of pedestrian inattentiveness, often drivers are responsible parties due to negligence or confusion. The following are common mistakes among drivers who jeopardize pedestrian safety:
Inattentive driving: Many drivers fall on this category when they engage in activities that prevent them to keep eyes on the road. Some of the common mistakes made while driving include:
- Talking on the cellphone
-Putting on make-up
- Programming radio stations
-Not being acquainted with the roads.
Drunk driving: Driving under the influence makes drivers violate several traffic laws. Drunk driving may result in a pedestrian accident due to the following acts of negligence:
-Ignoring stop signs.
- Running red lights
- Failure to make intentions clear when making a turn.
- Failure to look for pedestrians when making a right turn on red.
Aggressive driving: Angry or preoccupied driving often results in pedestrian accidents. Road rage is characterized by the following negligent actions:
- Failure to yield for pedestrians.
-Failure to check pedestrian traffic when backing out of a parking lot.
-Violation of speed limits.
-Right of way violations.
-Speeding in residential or rural areas.
What can FGMC do in a pedestrian accident case?
Our Denver, Colorado personal injury law firm, Foster Graham Milstein & Calisher, provides you with experienced attorneys who care for their clients and understand the severe consequences accidents may have on you and your family. Most times, pedestrian accidents involve costly medical treatment for injuries, and expenses for personal property damage. FGMC personal injury attorneys can help you determine your eligibility to receive a compensation that can rectify the financial damages caused by a pedestrian accident to compensate for the emotional distress that it brings along.
Our attorneys will provide you with consultations free of charge until we win your case. If you or anyone you know has suffered a pedestrian accident, please contact our FGMC Pedestrian Accident attorneys today at (303) 333-9810 or contact us online.