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In Colorado, there were 133 pedestrian deaths in 2023. Many other pedestrians suffered harm while walking, often as a result of drivers who failed to exercise reasonable care to keep them safe.

If you are a pedestrian who suffered injury or if your loved one was killed by a careless driver,  Daniels & Scriven, PC can help you stand up for your rights. Our Denver pedestrian accident lawyers will fight for you to get full and fair compensation through a settlement or in court. We have more than 40 years experience and we’ll put our knowledge to work for you. 

Give us a call at (720) 863-6006 today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help. 

When Can You Make A Pedestrian Accident Claim In Denver?

Pedestrians are often harmed by drivers as a result of:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Aggressive driving
  • Unsafe left turns

If the driver of a vehicle was at least 51% responsible for causing your pedestrian crash, you’re allowed to pursue a claim to hold them accountable. 

The 51% rule was established in Colo. Rev Stat. § 13-21-111 and it’s called the modified comparative fault rule. Under this rule, while you can sue another driver who was only partly responsible for your accident, your damages will be reduced based on the percentage you’re at fault. 

If you do want to pursue an injury claim after a pedestrian crash, you’ll have three years to do so in most situations as  Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-101 imposes a three-year statute of limitations for injuries arising from vehicles. For other types of negligence injury claims, there’s a two-year time limit under Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-102(1)

How To Make A Denver Pedestrian Accident Claim 

To recover compensation after a pedestrian crash, you’ll have to show that another driver was responsible for causing you harm. You’ll also have to demonstrate they did so as a result of either intentional wrongdoing or negligence. Negligence is the most common grounds for pedestrian accident claims. 

“To recover on a claim in negligence, the plaintiff must establish the existence of a legal duty, breach of the duty, causation, and damage,” according to a Colorado case called Perreira v. State, 768 P.2d 1198 (1989).  

Drivers have a duty to keep pedestrians safe, so you’ll need to show you were harmed because they breached that obligation by behaving more carelessly than a reasonable driver would have and causing an accident as a result.

Compensation for a Denver Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrians may suffer serious injuries when they are struck by a vehicle. Those who are hurt or whose loved ones are killed should be made whole for all their damages.

Injured pedestrians can recover compensation for medical bills, loss of income and earning potential, and non-economic damages. Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-21-102.5  defines non-economic damages to include pain and suffering, inconvenience, emotional stress, and impairment of the quality of life,” and caps those damages at a specific amount that changes annually based on inflation.

An experienced Denver injury Attorney can help you to recover the full amount you deserve by proving the extent of your damages. 

Getting Help from a Denver Pedestrian Accident Lawyer 

Daniels & Scriven, PC has helped clients recover millions after being injured in pedestrian accidents or suffering other injuries due to negligence or wrongdoing. Our compassionate legal team will put our 40 years of experience to work on your case. Give us a call at (720) 863-6006 to schedule a free consultation and find out more about how we can help you.