According to 9 News, this year has seen a larger than usual number of auto-pedestrian collisions in It is not yet clear whether the spike is a statistical anomaly, or if there is a serious problem that could be long-term, but the number of pedestrian accidents for the first eight weeks of 2013 is nearly fifty percent higher than for the same period of the previous two years. Police are also extremely alarmed about the fact that the city saw 13 fatal hit-and-run accidents in 2012, which is a greater number then 2009 through 2011 combined. Denver Police Chief Robert White’s chief of staff indicated that rather than simply a police problem, this looks like a city-wide problem, but that police will need to begin working on it from an enforcement perspective.
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As the story suggests, the dangers of auto-pedestrian accidents are very high. Obviously, pedestrians are much less protected in the event of a collision than those who are sitting in a car or truck. With none of the inherent protections that a motor vehicle offers, pedestrians are much more likely to be victim to serious injuries such as spinal cord or brain injuries. These injuries can change a victim’s entire life with ongoing medical care, permanent disabilities, and decreased quality of life. Not do the medical bills pile up, but when your life has been permanently changed in this way because of the carelessness of another person, you deserve to be compensated for that change by the negligent party.
Contact a dedicated Denver pedestrian accident lawyer today if you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident. An experienced Denver personal injury lawyer can help ensure that you receive the medical care that you need, rather than being turned away because of an insurance company refuses to pay the bills. Whether it is short term or long term care, Colorado personal injury attorneys who possess the legal skills and experience that you need can not only ensure your medical care, but also help you to recover the compensation you need to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Many Colorado pedestrian accident attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, and offer FREE CASE EVALUATIONS. For more information, contact an attorney today.