Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Who Can Stand Up For Your Rights
We can demand the money you deserve if you were hit by a car
Pedestrian accidents often involve serious injuries. Because pedestrians do not have any protection around them, people crossing the street or walking alongside a road often sustain severe injuries when a vehicle strikes them. When this happens, it’s critical that injury victims take immediate steps to protect their health and their rights.
Colorado Springs attorney Stephen A. Longo knows how to handle complicated legal cases. The founder of The Longo Firm, LLC, he has the knowledge and the expertise you need to deal with any legal challenge you might encounter after your accident. Whether it’s helping you fill out forms, deal with insurance companies or negotiate the best possible settlement offer, you can count on us when it matters most.
We do things differently at our law firm. You’ll notice the difference the first time you deal with us. When you call our firm, attorney Longo will personally answer the phone or call you right back. If you ever have a question about your case, you can contact him directly on his personal phone. We believe we should be accessible on your terms. Your best interests always come first here.
Why do pedestrian accidents happen?
Pedestrian accidents often occur because a driver was behaving in a reckless or negligent manner. Common causes of car accidents involving pedestrians include:
- Distracted drivers, including texting drivers, who are not paying attention and hit a pedestrian in a crosswalk or someone walking alongside the road.
- Speeding drivers who don’t have enough time to stop and avoid hitting a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
- Aggressive drivers who don’t give pedestrians enough space alongside a road or in a crosswalk.
- Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs who often fall asleep or lose control the vehicle, resulting in a pedestrian accident.
Whatever the circumstances of your accident, make sure you get immediate medical care, including going to an emergency room if necessary for medical treatment. Then talk to a lawyer right away to learn more about your rights and the legal options available to you.
What are common injuries?
Injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident can often be very serious. Common injuries include:
- Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), skull fractures and concussions.
- Broken bones and fractures, including broken arms and legs.
- Back injuries and other types of spinal cord injuries, including paralysis.
- Neck injuries, including fractured vertebrae and other serious injuries.
Pedestrian injuries often require extensive medical treatment. Make sure you get the medical care you need right away. Many injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents can be life-threatening if they’re not diagnosed and treated in a timely manner.
What if the driver denies causing my accident?
Don’t be surprised if the driver who caused your accident denies doing anything wrong. They might even try to claim that you somehow caused the accident by darting out into the road or doing something else that didn’t happen.
When this occurs, you might be tempted to contact the driver directly or their insurance company. It is important to not do so since anything you say or provide in writing could be used as evidence to reduce or deny your injury claim.
Insurance companies often try this approach, hoping injured pedestrians will back down and not pursue an injury claim. When this happens, it’s critical that injured pedestrians have a lawyer who knows how to build a strong legal case in support of their accident claim. Otherwise, you might not get the money you rightfully deserve.
How much is my claim worth?
Like other injury claims, injured pedestrians should be compensated for all their injury-related expenses. As a result, a pedestrian injury claim might be worth thousands of dollars or significantly more. The difference depends on many different factors, including the severity of someone’s injury and the length of their recovery.
The bottom line is you should be paid for all past, present and future anticipated expenses, including:
- All medical treatment, including emergency medical care, surgical procedures, physical therapy, in-home care and follow-up surgery in many cases.
- Home modifications due to a permanent disability.
- Replacement income if you can’t work while recovering from your injury.
- Lost future income if you cannot return to work due to your injury.
The stakes are high after your accident. The insurance company for the at-fault driver knows this. That’s why they often do everything they can to pay you as little as possible. Your lawyer can demand the money you deserve and hold them accountable for the driver’s actions. Remember, you didn’t do anything wrong. You shouldn’t have to pay for a driver’s reckless behavior.
Demand the money you deserve. Contact our law firm.
The clock is ticking after your pedestrian accident. Often, you only have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit or take legal action in most states. This deadline is known as the statute of limitations. In Colorado, for example, you only have three years from the date of your pedestrian accident to take legal action.
Three years might seem like a long time, but the longer you wait, the harder it often becomes to find the evidence you need to build a strong legal case. Evidence can disappear over time. Memories fade. Witnesses move away.
We understand the urgency of your legal matter. That’s why attorney Longo wants to get right to work on your accident investigation. He knows what evidence to look for, what questions to ask and how to compile information into a compelling case. Demand the compensation you deserve. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation. We handle pedestrian accident claims throughout Colorado and Arizona.