El Paso County Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Pedestrians have no protection against cars or trucks. If a distracted, drunk, or otherwise negligent or reckless driver hits them, they can suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries. If this happens, however, you can hold the at-fault driver responsible.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) encourages its residents to walk or ride a bike to run errands, go to work and school, and for fun. Its bicycle and pedestrian program emphasizes the benefits of these activities, but there are also dangers. Walking is a very healthy form of transportation and also relieves traffic congestion, reduces pollution, and saves money. But walking also puts pedestrians at a high risk of being injured or killed in a traffic accident in El Paso County. Timothy R. Bussey, of The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., can help you recover the money you deserve to heal from your injuries. To find out more, call (719) 475-2555 for a free consultation.
As a pedestrian in El Paso County, you are responsible for following traffic laws related to you and taking the proper safety measures, such as using pedestrian bridges, like the one on B Street, where available. But even doing everything you can to stay safe can't protect you from bad drivers.
Distracted or inattentive driving are common causes of pedestrian accidents. Most of the time, when a pedestrian is hit by a car, it is because the driver did not see him or her. Other times, it is because the driver did not follow traffic laws. In either case, they would be considered at-fault and could be held responsible. Some of the common ways a driver may cause a pedestrian accident include:
- Running a stop sign or red light;
- Not following the proper stopping pattern before a right turn at a red light; and
- Not waiting for a pedestrian to completely cross the street before driving across the crosswalk.
Pedestrians have the right-of-way. If a driver hits a pedestrian under circumstances that they could have voided, then they are typically considered at fault for the crash.
A pedestrian accident can cause devastating and even life-changing injuries. If you have been injured as a pedestrian in an incident that was caused by the negligence of a driver, you have the right to hold that driver responsible for the injuries you've suffered. You can get money for medical costs, lost wages, lost future income, future medical expenses, and even pain and suffering.
Knowledgeable El Paso County car accident attorney Tim Bussey has the experience, skills, and resources to fight for fair compensation for your losses. With financial security, you will be able to focus on recovery and getting your life back on track. To learn more, call (719) 475-2555 for a free consultation.