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Every 8 minutes, a pedestrian in the U.S. is injured after being hit by a car, and every 2 hours, someone in the U.S dies in a pedestrian accident (according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). In fact, pedestrians are about 1.5 times more likely than the people in cars to be killed in a traffic accident every time they travel.

After pedestrian accidents, Colorado Springs Pedestrian Accident Attorney Kenneth Shakeshaft will defend people’s rights to compensation and help them recover financially.

After pedestrian accidents, the Colorado Springs Pedestrian Accident Attorney with Shakeshaft-Gorman Law Firm, LLP will defend people’s rights to compensation and help them recover financially.

What may be more upsetting than these statistics are the facts that:

  • The people who are most often hurt and killed in pedestrian accidents are some of the most vulnerable people in society – namely, children and the elderly.
  • Nearly half of all fatal pedestrian accidents involve alcohol impairment (either on behalf of drivers or pedestrians themselves).

Despite the tragic occurrence and results of pedestrian accidents, injured people should know that, after these accidents:

  • They will likely be entitled to compensation for their injuries and losses if any type of negligence contributed to the pedestrian accident.
  • The Colorado Springs Pedestrian Accident Attorney with Shakeshaft-Gorman Law Firm, LLP is here to help them financially recovery while holding the negligent parties accountable.

Negligence and Pedestrian Accidents

When negligence contributes to pedestrian accidents, it often specifically manifests as some type of driver negligence, including (but not limited to):

  • Drunk driving – Intoxication or drug impairment will increase the chances that drivers will not be attentive to changing road conditions (particularly at intersections) and that their response times will be substantially slowed down. For instance, drunk drivers are far more likely to not realize signals have turned red and tend to have impaired response times to braking.
  • Distracted driving – Failing to pay attention to the road and the task of driving will increase the risk that drivers will not see or brake in time for pedestrians.
  • Driving while fatigued – Being excessively tired when driving can have the same impacts as driving when intoxicated, as both of these conditions can impair drivers’ abilities to recognize and respond to changing road conditions. While fatigued driving is more often a problem among commercial drivers (like truckers), it can affect any driver on the road.
  • Aggressive driving – Tailgating, speeding or otherwise driving aggressively can also increase the risk of pedestrian accidents, as aggressive drivers are far less likely to see, give the right-of-way to or be careful for pedestrians.
  • Failing to comply with traffic laws – Running red lights, speeding or otherwise failing to obey traffic laws is another form of driver negligence that often contributes to pedestrian accidents.

Various other forms of negligence may also contribute to pedestrian accidents, so it’s best to consult with the Colorado Springs Pedestrian Accident Attorney with Shakeshaft-Gorman Law Firm, LLP to find out more about your case and rights after these accidents.

Colorado Springs Pedestrian Accident Attorney at Shakeshaft-Gorman Law Firm, LLP

Have you or a loved one been hurt in a pedestrian accident? If so, the Colorado Springs Pedestrian Accident Attorney with Shakeshaft-Gorman Law Firm, LLP is ready to advocate your rights and help you recover financially. Since 1982, Shakeshaft-Gorman Law Firm, LLP has been dedicated to providing people injured in pedestrian accidents with the highest quality of legal services and representation.

This means that, while you can trust the Colorado Springs Pedestrian Accident Lawyer at Shakeshaft-Gorman Law Firm, LLP to always fight for your rights to compensation and justice, you can also count on him and all of their legal professionals to bring your case to a successful resolution.

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Let’s talk about your case. You can schedule a free initial consultation with us by calling (719) 635-5886 or (800) 383-5886. You can also email us using the contact form on this page. We don’t get paid unless or until you get paid, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by contacting us today.

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