Our Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Advocate for Victims
Pedestrian accident attorneys Jimmy Vigil and Kimberly Alford Everette advocate for justice on behalf of victims, helping to secure financial compensation for damages. Our team can determine negligence and hold the appropriate party accountable, so you can focus on recovery. To help ensure a successful outcome, we can use our extensive resources to fully investigate your case, providing effective counsel and compassionate support each step of the way. If you or your loved one was the victim of a pedestrian accident, contact Vigil & Alford, LLC, to speak with one of our attorneys in Colorado Springs, CO.
What Is a Pedestrian Accident?
These accidents occur when a pedestrian sustains an injury on a walkway, sidewalk, road, or in a parking lot. Most commonly, pedestrian accidents involve motor vehicles, such as a car or truck, but they may also involve cyclists. Non-vehicular accidents can also occur if a sidewalk or walkway is poorly maintained, or if there are hazardous conditions present.
In pedestrian accidents where fault is unclear or multiple parties are to blame, securing strong legal counsel is critical to the success of your claim.
How Do These Accidents Happen?
A pedestrian accident can occur for a number of reasons, including:
- Distracted, reckless, or negligent drivers
- Pedestrians crossing at inappropriate times or areas
- Damaged sidewalks, curbs, or walkways
It is also possible that a combination of variables leads to a pedestrian accident. In these situations, it is important to document the unique circumstances that contribute to injury.
Common Injuries Suffered by Pedestrians
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable parties in an accident. Unlike cyclists, pedestrians are not equipped with helmets to shield their heads from injury, nor do the have the protection of safety features in motor vehicles. As a result, pedestrians can suffer severe injuries, even in low-speed collisions. Victims may sustain:
- A traumatic brain injury
- A spinal cord injury
- Broken bones
- Damage to internal organs
Often, injuries require medical attention, including tests, evaluations, treatment, and rehabilitation. Our team can help you collect compensation to cover these costs and minimize the financial burden of an accident.
In addition to the cost of medical treatment, our team can aggressively pursue damages to compensate injured pedestrians for:
- Any lost wages or diminished earning capacity
- Significant physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life if permanently disabled
- Loss of consortium, or companion
In Colorado, the court abides by contributory negligence. As a result, if both parties are deemed partially responsible, the degree to which each is at fault will affect the share of damages a plaintiff can collect. In accidents where fault is unclear or multiple parties are to blame, securing strong legal counsel is critical to the success of your claim.
At Vigil & Alford, LLC, our attorneys can thoroughly investigate the accident to determine negligence. If there is evidence that both parties are accountable, our lawyers can work diligently to prove the defendant's negligence was a greater contributing factor, so the victim’s damages are not diminished.
Call Vigil & Alford, LLC Today
Pedestrian accidents can cause serious physical injuries and have a long-term effect on your quality of life. If you or someone you love was injured in an accident, contact our law firm online to schedule a free initial consultation with Mr. Vigil or Ms. Alford Everette. You may also call our Colorado Springs, CO, office at (719) 632-4333 or our Edgewater, CO, location at (303) 756-9935.
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