Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents
Walking or riding your bike to school or work is one of the best ways to get some exercise and reduce emissions from vehicles. As time goes on, more and more people are choosing to walk to work, or even just to lunch, instead of getting behind the wheel. And who wouldn’t in a beautiful state like Colorado? In the winter, the cold air and snow might prevent you from walking too much, but it is no wonder Colorado residents love to walk and ride bikes outdoors in warmer months.
Unfortunately, when bicyclists and pedestrians have to share busy streets with vehicles, there is a risk for accidents and injury. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,735 pedestrians and 743 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles in 2013. The summer months of June through September in Colorado are the deadliest months. Our young ones are especially at risk for these types of accidents. Fourteen percent of cyclists killed in 2008 were between 5 and 15 years old.When these accidents happen, they can leave victims and families devastated.
When a family loses a loved one to a pedestrian accident they might have also lost a caretaker or provider. These families must mourn and handle the medical and funeral expenses all at once. When a pedestrian or bicyclist is seriously injured in one of these accidents, his or her life might never be the same again. Chronic pain or disability might prevent a victim from working and earning wages, and an inability to participate in daily activities can diminish a person’s quality of life.
If you or a loved one were in a bicycle or pedestrian accident then you likely understand, and are already dealing with, the traumatic effects of this kind of accident. To recover and overcome a serious injury or loss of a loved one will take a considerable amount of time and money, and even then your life may never be the same.
If you’ve been in an accident, you’ve probably taken a considerable amount of time off work and dipped into your emergency funds to pay for doctor’s visits, medication, or physical therapy. Unfortunately, healing after any accident comes with a price. If this accident was caused by the negligence of another driver, then you likely shouldn’t have to handle these expenses on your own. At the Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya, we want families who are the victim of bicycle or pedestrian accidents to recover well and receive compensation for their personal and physical damages.
To our attorneys, your recovery comes first after a pedestrian or bicycle accident. We work with you every step of the way to help find the doctors, physical therapists, or counselors necessary to help your family heal. Our experienced Denver attorneys will help investigate the accident and will handle your unique case with the aggression and compassion necessary to defend your personal injury rights. We are dedicated to our clients’ emotional, physical, and financial recovery after a pedestrian accident. Contact our Denver office today to learn more about how we can help you through the painful and stressful time after an accident.
Understanding Colorado Bike and Pedestrian Laws
After a devastating accident, the last thing that is probably on your mind is navigating and defending your personal injury rights in Colorado. Personal injury law—especially when it comes to bicyclists and pedestrians—can be hard to understand. All you know after a pedestrian or bike accident in Colorado is the hardship you’ve experienced and your main focus is on recovery. You might have been advised to seek legal help— the cost of these damages should not rest on your shoulders—but you don’t know the steps for obtaining legal counsel or what that might mean for your family. This is where we can help; all you have to do is call.
We understand that personal injury law is not easy to comprehend and that it’s not something you’ve ever had to think about before. That’s why when you work with us; we will walk with you through the entire process. You might have questions about who was at fault for the accident.
You might be wondering, “If I’m partially at fault, will it affect my ability to receive compensation?” or “How will I prove my injuries or damages are great enough to warrant compensation?” Our staff will answer any question you have to the best of our ability. Not only do we want you to recover well and receive compensation for your injuries, we want you to understand the steps that are taken to get to this point. After an accident, you deserve to know exactly what’s going on and how it will affect your family. We want to ensure that you understand this process; don’t hesitate to ask us any questions.
At the Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya, we want the best for you and your family and we will give you our best. Don’t hesitate to contact our Denver office today and speak with our highly trained staff.
If you’ve been injured by a vehicle in a bicycle or pedestrian accident, then your injuries are quite possibly severe, painful, and even disfiguring. Drivers are protected by hundreds of pounds of steel and when one of these accidents occurs, the pedestrian or bicyclist comes into direct contact with those hundreds of pounds. It’s no wonder that pedestrian accidents often result in death or injury that affects the victim for the rest of his or her life. Because of the devastating nature of these accidents, it’s important that you receive top quality medical care, and the Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya can help you get that care.
Our firm is well known and respected in the Denver medical community. This means we can help our clients receive quality treatment that may otherwise be unavailable. Suffering a serious injury or mourning the loss of a loved one can be extremely unnerving and confusing. We want to use our connections within the community to help you in any way we can, whether that’s finding you the right doctor or medical treatment or representing you in court.
Contact us today so we can help you get on the fast track to recovery and maximize the settlement you deserve.