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Filing a Lawsuit After a Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

One of the leading reasons for personal injury cases are due reckless car drivers. The majority of these accidents could have been prevented, if the driver had not been operating the vehicle irresponsibly. If drivers were more attentive to not only other cars, but people too, then less lives would be impacted by pedestrian accidents. An attorney understands just how much pain and financial turmoil you may be enduring after being struck by a vehicle. Please know that you do not have to accept what has happened to you. They can help you seek financial retribution from the careless driver who hit you.

Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Car drivers can be speedy, may ignore driving laws, and may be so focused on getting where they need to be on-time that they do not watch out for pedestrians nearby. The injuries associated with pedestrian accidents can be agonizing, expensive and even result in conditions that require long-term management. An attorney can offer insight, representation, and guidance as you file a civil lawsuit against the driver at-fault. An attorney firmly believe that you should not have to suffer the consequences of a car driver’s misconduct. Here is an extensive list of injuries a pedestrian may sustain after being struck by a vehicle:

  • Facial wounds
  • Heavy bruises and deep cuts
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Concussion
  • Brain swelling
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ damage
  • Fractured skull
  • Broken bones
  • Fractured pelvis
  • Hip displacement
  • Newly developed anxiety/depression
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Disfigurement
  • Burn injuries
  • Head, neck and shoulder injury

 

Finding the Right Attorney

If you are considering filing a lawsuit against the driver responsible, the attorney you decide to hire can have a huge influence on your case verdict. Some victims of pedestrian accidents become so overwhelmed with what happened that they do not consider taking on a legal battle. However, with the support of an attorney you can seek the compensation you deserve for going through such terrible accident.

Preparing for a Consultation

Once you are on the upswing of recovery after the accident, we suggest meeting with a member of our legal team as quickly as possible. As you finish up your healing, we can start working on preparations for your lawsuit. Documents we may need from you for the consultation include:

  • Copy of the police report
  • Receipts for out of pocket medical expenses
  • Medical paperwork related to your treatments, diagnostics, surgery, etc.
  • The driver’s information
  • Names of witnesses who saw the accident happen
  • Statements from employer if you had to miss work for recovery
  • Photographs of the scene and/or visible injuries

Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident lawyer Denver, CO relies on for a free consultation. Do not let the car driver get away with the suffering they caused you, let an attorney fight for your behalf.  

Thank you to our friends and contributors at Richard J. Banta, P.C. for their insight into personal injury claims and pedestrian accidents.