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Top 4 Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Larimer County

 Posted on January 13, 2022 in Car Accident

CO injury lawyerGetting hit by a car can be an immensely terrifying experience. Pedestrians who are struck by motor vehicles often sustain severe injuries, as they have nothing to protect them against the impact. Drivers have a duty to be aware of the pedestrians around their vehicle and take care to avoid striking one. Pedestrian accidents often happen very quickly, with little to no warning and no opportunity to get out of the way. You may or may not have seen the careless driver coming. The driver may or may not have seen you coming.

The causes of pedestrian accidents can be complex. If you were hit by a car, it is important that you contact a qualified lawyer as soon as you can. The sooner an attorney is able to start documenting evidence, the more evidence is likely to still be undisturbed and available for your legal purposes.

What Causes Most Pedestrian Accidents in Colorado?

Most often, pedestrian collisions are the result of a driver who neglected his duty to use an appropriate level of care to avoid injuring others. In some cases, pedestrians do share some responsibility, but it may still be possible for partially at-fault pedestrians to recover some compensation depending on the exact circumstances. Pedestrian accidents often happen due to:

  • Distracted drivers - A driver who is looking down at her cell phone may be able to spot another vehicle out of the corner of her eye but completely miss seeing a person on foot. Drivers who are not watching the road for whatever reason are far more likely to strike a pedestrian.
  • Speeding - Drivers who are speeding excessively can lose control of their vehicles especially around turns or in wet weather. This can endanger people who are walking by the side of the road or on the sidewalk.
  • Drunk driving - Drunk or drugged drivers are prone to causing all sorts of serious problems for everyone else on the road. When a pedestrian becomes the victim of a drunk driver, they are at risk of being seriously hurt. Intoxicated drivers are less likely to brake or take other steps to at least mitigate the seriousness of the collision.
  • Intersections - When pedestrians enter the roadway to cross, this may be when they are in the greatest amount of danger. Drivers who are attempting unprotected left turns, in particular, may completely fail to notice a pedestrian crossing as they attempt to dodge other cars.

If you are hit by a car, calling an attorney promptly is a wise decision. Even if you were a little bit at fault, you may still be entitled to partial recovery.

Call a Larimer County Pedestrian Accidents Attorney

Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. aggressively fights for pedestrians injured by careless drivers to receive the maximum compensation they may be entitled to. Our experienced Fort Collins pedestrian accident lawyers will support you through the entire claims process. Call our law office at 970-225-2190 for a free consultation.




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