Police are analyzing where the accidents have been happening, and say they will be stepping up patrols. A likely outcome will be more tickets, police say.
This is a good thing. As a Denver personal injury attorney, I can tell you that accidents between cars and pedestrians or bicycles – or motorcycles, for that matter – can be particularly bad. While the driver of the car is protected by steel and glass, pedestrians and riders aren’t. Even a low-speed accident is likely to cause severe injuries, or even death.
While the law says cars are supposed to yield to pedestrians and bicycles, it’s probably a good thing to exercise extra caution when walking or riding. Just because the law says they should, distracted drivers can easily not see you – and you will lose.
If you have been injured as a pedestrian, bicyclist or motorcycle rider, give me a call at (303) 758-4777 or email me. Let’s talk about your case and your options – there’s no cost or obligation for our first meeting. For more information, see our website at www.dlslawfirm.com.