Denver Pedestrian Accident Attorney

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 5,000 pedestrians will be involved in fatal traffic accidents and another 70,000 will suffer injuries. Colorado streets are busy with activity — cars, trucks, motorcyclists, buses, bicyclists and pedestrians — and all have to share public space and roadways. Unfortunately, not everyone observes the rules of the road. Commonly misunderstood standards governing right-of-way at crosswalks, stoplights and stop signs result in thousands of pedestrian accidents each year. Contact injury lawyer Cliff Enten — serving Colorado Springs, Denver and victims statewide — if you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident.

Failure To Yield

Victims of pedestrian accidents are exposed to serious injuries. Even a somewhat slow-moving motor vehicle can cause fractures and other serious injuries. Pedestrians who are hit by motor vehicles may have a claim against the driver. Many instances of pedestrian accidents are a product of a motorist's failure to yield or observe the pedestrian right-of-way. Colorado vehicle codes state:

  • When traffic signals are not in place or not in operation, motorists shall yield the right-of-way, slowing or stopping to allow safe passage.
  • When a pedestrian is crossing a roadway within a crosswalk, motorists must yield to the pedestrian.
  • When a vehicle is stopped at a crosswalk to permit a pedestrian to cross, motorists of any rear-approaching vehicles shall not overtake and pass.
  • Drivers must yield right-of-way to pedestrians at stop signs, flashing red signals or marked crosswalks.
  • Motorists approaching a residential area street crossing must exercise appropriate care for people who might be in the act of crossing the street.

Be aware the driver's insurance company lawyers may try to blame you for the accident by claiming your negligence caused the accident. Pedestrians must obey the following standards:

  • No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a moving vehicle which is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.
  • Although pedestrians have the right-of-way to the crosswalk, they must exercise ordinary care for their own safety.
  • Pedestrians crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk must yield right-of-way to the vehicles on the roadway.
  • Between adjacent intersections at which traffic control signals are in operation, pedestrians must not cross at any place except in a marked crosswalk.
  • No pedestrian may cross a roadway intersection diagonally.

Personal injury lawyer Cliff Enten represents victims of pedestrian accidents in Colorado Springs, Denver and the Front Range. Contact the Law Offices of Cliff Enten to arrange a consultation.

Other Common Causes Of Pedestrian Accidents

Motorists can also cause pedestrian accidents when they:

  • Do not come to a complete stop at a stop sign

  • Fail to stop before turning right on red at an intersection

  • Do not provide enough room for pedestrians or bicyclists on a street or road

  • Travel too fast down neighborhood streets

  • Cause drunk driving accidents

The Law Offices of Cliff Enten is led by personal injury lawyer Cliff Enten, providing legal representation to victims of pedestrian accidents across the state (with Offices in Colorado Springs, Denver and Fort Collins).

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Contact Denver Injury Lawyer Cliff Enten

At the Law Offices of Cliff Enten, we have successfully handled many lawsuits resulting from pedestrian accidents from Colorado Springs, Denver and statewide. Pedestrian accidents often require investigators and accident reconstructionists. Insurance companies will work to minimize your claim. If you have been injured, contact our personal injury attorneys and arrange a case consultation. We have achieved successful and fair settlements for our clients; let us evaluate your claim.

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