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When you find yourself in a pedestrian accident, your world turns upside down. You’ve just been hit by a car, and you’re likely dealing with head trauma and multiple bodily injuries which require a trip to the hospital.
The last thing on your mind is likely seeking damages for these injuries, but even though the claims process might seem daunting, you are owed compensation for your injuries. At Bowman Law, we understand how frightening and life-changing a pedestrian accident can be. That’s why our expert lawyers lead you through the claims process with kindness, and why we do our best to lower your stress every step of your pedestrian accident case.
The care we take with our pedestrian accident clients is one of the main reasons that Bowman Law is a preferred law firm in Denver.
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Why Choose Bowman Law
Working with Bowman Law makes an overwhelming experience feel manageable so you can focus on getting well.
At Bowman Law, our lawyers know that car accidents and the legal process that follows them are an incredibly stressful experience. We treat our clients the way we would want to be treated, because we care about you.
Trusted Legal Expertise
Our lawyers have over a decade of experience representing people like you. Our team is proud to get to serve Coloradans in need of help after a car accident.
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We work tirelessly to get you the proper compensation throughout the legal claim process. With Bowman Law, you will not have to worry about getting a just and fair settlement after a car accident.
Types of Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Not all pedestrian accidents are the same. Depending on the circumstances of your pedestrian accident, you could suffer a variety of injuries, ranging in severity and potential for complications. Some typical pedestrian accident injuries include the following:
Head Trauma from a Pedestrian accident?
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When you have head trauma from a pedestrian accident, you might suffer from memory loss, concussion, brain bleed, or whiplash, among other painful symptoms. Head trauma can be some of the most frightening injuries incurred in pedestrian accidents.
Traumatic Brain Injury?
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If your head trauma is bad enough from a pedestrian accident, you might also suffer from one or more traumatic brain injuries. This type of scary injury can have lasting, impactful effects like long-term brain damage or worse.
Chest and Rib Injury from a Pedestrian Accident?
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Often, when a pedestrian is injured in a car crash, they sustain damage to their abdomen. Not only are chest and rib injuries severely painful, they’re also quite worrisome in terms of your overall health. You need to rush to the hospital if you have rib or chest pain after getting into a pedestrian accident, just in case you have any internal bleeding or complications with your vital organs.
Serious Spinal Cord Injury?
Bowman Law Knows How to Handle It
Some of the most dreaded injuries in any car crash, whether it’s a pedestrian accident or not, are spinal cord injuries. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you might suffer chronic back pain for the rest of your life, or worse—you could lose some or all mobility. If your spinal cord is severed in a pedestrian accident, you’ll likely be paralyzed for life.
Suffering from Broken Bones after a Pedestrian Accident?
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Even just suffering from a broken bone or two can have serious ramifications on your life in the short term and in the long term. A broken leg, for instance, can take up to 6 whole months to heal properly, and even then, if the break is severe enough, you may never walk the same way again.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
At Bowman Law, we know that pedestrian accidents are terrifying experiences. They can happen at any time, for a wide variety of reasons, despite the common knowledge that pedestrians have the right of way.
Notwithstanding this common knowledge, motorists continue to hit people crossing or walking along Colorado streets, causing serious injury and death. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), pedestrian accidents went up by 13% in 2021. Pedestrian accidents are serious, and they can have many causes, including:
What Damages Can be Recovered in Pedestrian Accidents?
When you find yourself in a pedestrian accident, depending on the severity of the crash and the factors involved (if one of the drivers is under the influence, for example), you can expect some may be entitled to compensation for damages and personal injuries, including coverage of the following:
Our team at Bowman Law is dedicated to getting you the maximum compensation available for your claim, and can answer any questions about the claims process throughout our work together.
Pedestrian Injury Frequently Asked Questions
Negligence is the failure to do (or not do) something that a reasonable person in a similar situation would have done. To establish negligence in a pedestrian accident, the injured party must prove that the negligent party owed a legal duty under the circumstances but breached that legal duty through action or inaction and caused an injury to the injured party.
If you have been injured by a motor vehicle that crashed into you or clipped you while you were walking as a pedestrian, odds are good that you have a viable pedestrian accident case. If you’re unsure, our expert lawyers at Bowman Law can help you determine whether or not you have a case.
Most often, the driver who clipped or hit the pedestrian is liable in pedestrian accident cases. Sometimes, if the defendant argues that you were not exercising proper caution while walking, you can be fully or partially liable for your own actions.
If the defendant uses the Comparative Negligence defense in a pedestrian accident case, they’re trying to say that you should be partially or fully at fault for the accident, since you were not exercising proper caution and road safety as the pedestrian. Typically, you should not be worried about the Comparative Negligence Defense unless you were in the accident when you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or unless you were intentionally acting recklessly. Regardless, Bowman Law will do everything we can in order to make your case.
Always go to the hospital after you’ve been involved in a pedestrian accident. When you have recovered from most of your serious or life-threatening injuries, then you can call Bowman Law. We’ll help you recover any damages you’re owed..
An important part of a car accident claim is determining the insurance coverages available to you. Given the number of driver’s who are uninsured or underinsured, it is often crucial to be carrying adequate coverage through your own insurance company.
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Colorado Injury Claims
If you were injured by a negligent party, you may have questions about our rights. In an effort to circumvent the confusing and convoluted information scattered online, the Colorado personal injury law firm of Bowman Law LLC, has compiled important information in this resource guide. The Colorado Personal Injury Law Resource Guide is based on our law firm’s core values and should help you understand the Colorado legal system.