In response to an unusually large number of pedestrian accidents in the first three months of 2013, CBS Denver reports that the Denver Police are planning an awareness campaign aimed at educating people about pedestrian safety. A CBS crew working on the story found that while it was easy to spot drivers who were engaged in distracting activities such as eating or talking on the phone, it was also easy to spot pedestrians engaged in these behaviors. While pedestrians may not be used to thinking of these things as dangerous, the crew found a high number of pedestrians walking into intersections to cross streets without actually looking to see if it was safe to do so.
Do you have a family member who has been injured in a pedestrian accident? Speak with a dedicated Denver pedestrian accident lawyer today.
Each year, over 4,000 pedestrians are killed in traffic accidents in the United States. In Denver, police investigated 29 traffic accidents in the first three months of 2013 in which a pedestrian was seriously injured. Compared to a total of 21 for the entire calendar year 2012, this is an appalling statistic. Hit-and-run fatalities in Denver have more than doubled in recent years. Clearly, a problem has developed, and while pedestrians obviously need to be aware of safety, the fact remains that drivers need to be continuously aware of possible pedestrians. When a pedestrian is hit by a car, the damage can be devastating, often resulting in a lifetime of medical bills for permanent disabilities.
Even if you were not in a crosswalk at the time of your pedestrian accident, you may still have a case against the auto driver if the driver did not exercise proper care. The Fowler Law Group specializes in handling pedestrian accidents and other auto and personal injury accident cases. We will work with you to obtain fair compensation for your injuries. Call our Fort Collins, Colorado office today at (970) 232-3322 to schedule a free review of your pedestrian accident case.