According to local news reports, the death of a 25-year-old male bicyclist in September of 2018 took the death toll of Colorado Springs traffic fatalities to 35 so far in the year. In 2017, the total was 27. According to a January 28, 2018 article in The Gazette, more than a quarter of the record number of people killed on Colorado Springs’ roads in 2017 were cyclists or pedestrians, raising concerns about the safety of those who walk or bike on city streets. The increase in traffic fatalities where speed, drugs, or alcohol are not a factor has Colorado Springs law enforcement concerned that too many people are being injured or killed on local roadways because of a lack of attention to their surroundings and a decline in driver courtesy.
Colorado Springs Police Sgt. Jim Stinson — who oversees the Police Department’s Major Accident Unit — stated, “Politeness and consideration seem to be a thing of the past. You don’t see as often people allowing other people to merge, and when that does happen, you don’t see somebody waving, ‘Thanks.'” Stinson also pointed out in an email to The Gazette that he believes it is time for drivers to take responsibility for their bad driving habits, stating that “dying in a crash is just as tragic as being murdered,” and expressed hope that drivers would exercise more caution and drive with more consideration of others on the road. People need to be held accountable, it’s that simple.
Why Choose Whalen Hersh?
At Whalen Hersh, our bicycle accident attorneys in Colorado Springs are experienced in representing these types of accidents and have obtained millions of dollars in settlements. Our goal in representing our clients is to establish direct, meaningful, trusted and reliable relationships and secure settlements that are fair and equitable. If you or a loved one have been injured in a bicycle accident, you may have a legal right to seek financial compensation for your losses. In order to do so, you’ll need an experienced bicycle accident attorney in Colorado Springs to pursue a civil lawsuit against the parties responsible for the accident to receive compensation for your losses.
We understand how devastating being the victim in a bicycle accident can be, and we work closely with you to ensure that you receive the medical attention you need, the support you deserve, and the representation you rely on. We’re proud to be listed in the Top 100 High Stakes Litigators by America’s Top 100 and Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the nation by The National Trial Lawyers (NTL). We also pride ourselves in ranking among the Ten Best of 2018 in Colorado Attorney Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.
Our professional bicycle accident attorneys spent over a decade working at one of the largest personal injury firms in the West. When you need an experienced, compassionate, and aggressive bicycle accident attorney with a proven track record of success who will fight for your best interests in the courtroom, contact us today. We are happy to offer you a free consultation with one of our experienced bicycle accident lawyers. You can contact us locally in Colorado Springs by calling (719) 644-7000 to learn more. Our offices are conveniently located in the Alamo Corporate Center at 102 South Tejon Street, Suite 1100, Colorado Springs, CO 80903