City streets and busy roadways are dangerous places, and when you’re traveling on foot, the danger of being hurt or killed by a motor vehicle is very real. Pedestrians are the most vulnerable roadway users, being difficult to see in many traffic situations and facing high odds of being seriously injured or killed if hit by a moving vehicle. An October 2017 report from Denver Public Works reports pedestrian fatalities in the region from 2000 to 2015 accounted for a disproportionately high percentage of traffic fatalities, considering the distance and time pedestrians travel on roadways. Pedestrians between the ages of 15 and 24 had the highest involvement in crashes, with Federal Boulevard and Colfax Boulevard among the top five high crash corridors, and Colorado Boulevard among the top 10 crash corridors in the city.
The majority (63 percent) of accidents involving pedestrians occurred at intersections. In a crash involving a pedestrian, the most common vehicle path is traveling straight; the second most common path is making a left turn. One third of pedestrian accidents occurred at night. Pedestrians were impaired by alcohol or drugs in only eight percent of crashes involving pedestrians. In addition to pedestrian accidents involving a pedestrian crossing the road, other pedestrian crashes involved roadside workers or emergency responders who were injured or killed while working on freeways at crash scenes. These emergency responders, construction workers, and police officers are extremely vulnerable to being struck by a fast-moving motor vehicle traveling on the freeway.
Why Choose Whalen Hersh?
At Whalen Hersh, we have represented hundreds of accident clients over the years and recovered millions of dollars in settlements. Fair and equitable settlements for our clients are always the goal at Whalen Hersh, where our pedestrian accident attorneys offer a different approach to personal injury representation. We establish direct, meaningful, trusted and reliable relationships with our clients and work closely together to ensure that you get the medical treatment you need after a pedestrian accident, the support you deserve, and the representation your families rely on during tough times. We are proud to be recognized as Colorado Super Lawyers, Top Forty Under 40 by the Denver Business Journal, Best Attorneys of America (RUE), Top Attorneys in Colorado by 5280 and The Nation’s Top 1% by the National Association of Distinguish Counsel. Our lawyers are also proudly listed by the National Trial Lawyers Association (NTL) as Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the Nation and Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers in the Nation.
If you or a loved one have suffered injury as a result of a pedestrian accident, you may have a legal right to seek compensation for your injuries, losses and damages. If that’s the case, you’ll need an experienced pedestrian accident attorney in Denver to pursue a claim or civil lawsuit against the parties responsible for the accident. Our pedestrian accident attorneys in Denver exclusively represent clients against insurance companies and corporations in personal injury matters. When you need an experienced, compassionate, and aggressive pedestrian accident attorney with a proven track record of success who will fight for your best interests, contact us today for a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys to discuss the details of your case. You can reach us in Denver at (720) 307-2666 today to learn more. Our offices are conveniently located in the Denver Tech Center at 7955 East Arapahoe Court, Suite 2375, Centennial, CO 80112.