Pedestrian Accident in Longmont
In 2017, Colorado saw an all-time high in the number of pedestrians who died after being hit by a car or truck. Specifically, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) there were 93 pedestrian deaths in 2017, compared to 84 deaths in 2016 and only 64 in 2015. Some of these deaths happened in Boulder County, and in Longmont in particular. While it is unclear exactly why pedestrian deaths have been increasing over the past few years, at Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, we know from experience that a pedestrian accident can have devastating consequences on the victim and the victim’s family. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed while crossing Longmont’s streets as a pedestrian, we invite you to call our Longmont pedestrian accident lawyers today at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation about your case.Experienced and Knowledgeable Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Our Longmont personal injury attorneys have successfully represented injured victims for a combined total over 60 years. This experience is important because we have learned how to get the most for our clients from both the negligent drivers and their insurance companies, and we have specific experience prosecuting pedestrian accident cases. Our Longmont pedestrian accident attorneys have worked to achieve full compensation in pedestrian accidents ranging from severe ligament damage to the knees to wrongful death. We view each case as completely unique, and we value listening to your story about how the accident happened and what your injuries were. Indeed, listening to our clients is essential to determining the full impact of a pedestrian accident and, hence, your case’s full value.
When it comes time to proving your damages, our experienced Longmont pedestrian accident lawyers will work with your medical providers to paint a full picture of your injuries, past treatment, and future treatment needs. If your injury has affected your ability to work or earn an income, we can work with occupational therapists and economists so that we can attach a number to your financial losses in terms of lost income or lost earning capacity. Often times, especially if you were relatively young and had a job where you worked on your feet, a lost income/earning capacity claim can surpass the mid-six figures or even seven figures.
Unfortunately, because pedestrian accidents can cause such severe injuries and thus can have a high financial consequence to the at-fault driver and his or her insurance company, insurance companies will not hesitate to blame the pedestrian for the accident. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, we are prepared to meet these usually weak allegations head-on with national and local human factors experts and accident reconstructionists so that the insurance adjuster, judge, or jury understands as clearly as possible that you were not at fault for your accident. Our Longmont pedestrian accident attorneys understand not only how to build your claim, but also how to prove your claim so that all of your damages are on the table at negotiations or at a trial to a jury.Trial Experience Matters in Pedestrian Accident Cases
Many personal injury law firms rarely, if ever, present their clients’ cases to a jury in a courtroom. Instead, especially many of the larger law firms, opt to accept the last offer by the insurance company, regardless if they could get more if they file a lawsuit. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, our philosophy is to fight for our clients to achieve maximum compensation for your injuries, which often means that we will file a lawsuit and bring the negligent party to court to answer for their actions. While we always listen to our clients and understand that the thought of going to court can be intimidating, our Longmont pedestrian accident lawyers have found over the years that our willingness to file lawsuits increases the amounts that we are ultimately able to resolve our clients claims. We know that by taking skillful depositions, hiring the right experts, and properly investigating a case can have a huge payoff at mediation or, if necessary, at trial. By putting the insurance companies on notice that we are willing to work hard for our clients and invest financially in building the case, the value of a case typically increases from where the case was before filing a lawsuit. We also remind our clients that filing a lawsuit does not necessarily mean that you will go to trial, it simply means that there is another level of investigation and case-building that can occur within the court system.
We understand that pedestrian accidents in the Longmont area can raise many questions for you as a victim or family member of someone who was hurt or killed. Our Longmont pedestrian accident attorneys are here for you to listen to what you have been through, and let you know your options moving forward. We encourage you to pick up the phone today and give us a call at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation about your case. If we think we can help you, we are happy to meet you at our office here in Lafayette, a neutral location in Longmont, or we can visit you at your home or office.