Denver Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Pedestrians injured by a motor vehicle are covered by the at-fault driver’s insurance policy. If you have been injured while walking in Colorado, you have rights. We can help. We all know what it’s like to have a close call when walking through a parking lot, stepping out of a car, or boarding a bus and nearly being hit by a vehicle.
Pedestrians are vulnerable. Too often, motorists do not exercise the caution and care that pedestrians deserve.
No matter how careful we try to be on foot, no human is a match for the size, speed, or weight of a motor vehicle. If you have been injured in an auto-pedestrian accident in Denver — or if you have lost a loved one due to a driver or bus operator’s negligence — you may now find yourself at the beginning of a long and complex legal process. Chalat Law is a pedestrian accident law firm in Denver, CO. We represent people who have suffered serious injury or fatality while commuting as pedestrians in Colorado.
For you and your family, the path to justice might seem intimidating or overwhelming, especially when dealing with physical pain, emotional suffering, or grief. Often these challenges are compounded with the stress of medical bills and/or lost income because of the accident. Having an experienced advocate can make a meaningful difference as you navigate your claim. Our knowledge of pedestrian accidents claims can make a life-changing difference in your outcome.
What to Expect from a Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit in Colorado
Under Colorado law, everyone must drive carefully. Generally, that means yielding to pedestrians, driving cautiously when pedestrians are present and obeying all the rules of the road. When a driver fails to meet this duty of care under Colorado law, they are considered negligent, which means they are liable for the damages they cause by being careless.
If you have been injured as a pedestrian in Denver, you may have recovery under one or more insurance policies.
Insurance coverage may extend to your medical expenses, loss of income, emotional distress, and other damages. Unfortunately, insurance companies don’t act in a victim’s best interest. Insurers look out for themselves. No matter how friendly they may seem, and no matter what their TV commercials may say, the insurance company’s interests differ from your own. If they can shield themselves from liability, or reduce their financial obligations after an accident, they will. Sadly, this often applies to a victim’s own insurance provider.
As Denver pedestrian accident lawyers, we aggressively advance our clients’ best interests — even in the face of a recalcitrant or uncooperative insurance company. We research every claim, working with outside investigative experts as needed, to build a compelling case for the people we represent.
Pedestrian accidents are especially complex. The law applicable to the accident may involve traffic laws, employee/employer law, premises liability and negligence claims. And the injuries themselves tend to be medically sophisticated. Pedestrians frequently suffer at least two points of impact, the first with a vehicle during collision, and the second with the ground resulting in more complex injuries.
At Chalat Law, we maintain close working relationships with traffic reconstruction experts, medical experts, and experienced forensic engineers. And through years of practice, we have a keen understanding of the science of momentum analysis and the use of technology to fully develop the story of the accident.
No matter how daunting your situation may seem, we are here to help as a pedestrian accident law firm in Denver, CO. If you have questions about your rights — or if you aren’t sure about who is at fault for your injuries — contact our office and talk one-on-one with a lawyer about your situation.
Pedestrian Bus Accidents in Denver: Light Rail, MallRide, RTD, and More
Here in Denver, many pedestrians have been injured while interacting with the city’s various forms of mass transit. We have seen many people injured while boarding or unloading from Regional Transportation District (RTD) buses, the RTD-operated MallRide shuttle bus system on Denver’s 16th Street Mall, and the RTD’s light rail trains, which travel outside the city limits and throughout the Denver metro.
Claims involving a bus line can be challenging in terms of the legal framework. That’s because the RTD itself is a government entity subject to special protections (though not necessarily immune from the claims process), while many of its drivers are contractors who work for private (non-governmental) companies. Other bus accidents may involve similarly sophisticated legal issues.
A Denver pedestrian accident lawyer at Chalat Law can help you understand your rights under this more complex framework. We are prepared to represent your interests in even the most unusual or complicated scenarios. We offer confidential, no-obligation consultations for free. It’s an opportunity for you to learn more about your rights under Colorado pedestrian accident law, and any options you might have.
Help for People with Serious or Catastrophic Pedestrian Injuries in Denver
If you’ve been hurt in an auto-pedestrian accident in Denver, or if your family is grieving the loss of a loved one after a pedestrian accident in Colorado, we are here to help.
Chalat Law is a boutique law firm, meaning we can provide each client a great deal of individual time, attention, and care.
When you call our office, you will talk directly with one of our Denver pedestrian accident lawyers. During business hours, our attorneys are available for immediate consultation when needed. Outside of business hours, we try to return to your call or message quickly, often within a few hours (and always within the next business day).
To learn more about your rights and options, please contact our office and schedule a free case review.