Automotive accidents that involve pedestrians can be especially damaging to those involved. From the serious medical injuries to the ongoing pain and suffering that can ensue, pedestrian-related accident cases require a specific understanding of Colorado law in order to effectively litigate.
The Law Offices of Mitchel S. Drantch works hard every day to represent clients who have been party to these types of accidents. We know what it’s like to have to pick up the pieces after a serious accident takes place, and we have a proven track record of helping our clients receive prompt, just compensation for the damages they have incurred.
Leveraging the Law for Better Outcomes
If you’ve been involved in a pedestrian accident, you may think that your case is easily winnable because of the common myth that pedestrians always have the right-of-way in every situation.
This simply isn’t true, and a closer examination of Colorado law reveals the reality: many pedestrians who are struck by a moving vehicle can be determined to have been negligent or careless, in which case fault can sometimes lie with the pedestrian.
In other cases, a judge or jury can decide that both parties—the vehicle driver and the pedestrian—were equally negligent. It all comes down to the details of the case, whose evidence is strongest, and how well the opposing attorneys play their cards in court.
The legal team at The Law Offices of Mitchel S. Drantch know exactly how to use the statutes of Colorado law to effectively represent our clients in civil court, obtain adequate compensation for them, and help them get back to living life again.
Four Steps to Success
To ensure that our clients have the highest chance of success in pedestrian accident cases, we apply a proven, four-step process. The steps of this process are as follows:
- We conduct a free, no-obligation case review to establish the viability and fit of your case. If we believe you have a strong case, we’ll tell you so. And, we’ll tell you whether or not we are a good fit for you as the legal team responsible for representing you in a court of law.
- We gather evidence and collect relevant information that can be used to negotiate settlements and bolster your case in the event that it goes to trial. Most pedestrian accident cases won’t need to be brought to trial. The ideal outcome involves an out-of-court settlement that grants you the compensation you’re owed, without having to use the Colorado court system to force the defendant’s hand.
This saves time, money, and energy for everyone involved (including the State).
- We deal directly with the defendant’s insurance company to ensure that they don’t try to take advantage of you or convince you to accept a ‘low-ball’ compensation offer. Medical bills and lost wages can amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars in some cases, and insurance companies aren’t interested in spending that kind of money unless they absolutely have to. So, what they’ll often try to do is get you to accept a much lower payout than you’re owed, saving them loads of money and leaving you worse for it.
[TIP: Never accept an initial offer of compensation from the driver’s insurance company after being involved in a pedestrian accident. Always consult with a legal professional who can advise you of your rights and educate you about what you’re really entitled to, compensation-wise.]
- We walk your case all the way through to the final judgement or settlement, and we promptly answer every question you have along the way. One of the things that infuriates so many people in their dealings with attorneys is lack of updates on the status of their case. We go out of our way to ensure that our clients are constantly brought up-to-speed on the status of their case, and as soon as there are developments, our clients are immediately notified.
At The Law Offices of Mitchel S. Drantch, our work is fueled by a passion for helping people pick up the pieces after a pedestrian accident, giving them the resources they need to get back to the business of living life with some sense of normalcy, as soon as possible.
When you’re ready to schedule your free consultation, we’re ready to speak with you. Call or email or our offices today, and we’ll schedule a case review on a day and time that works best for your schedule.
Lastly, don’t put off calling us. The decisions you make in the hours, days, and weeks following a pedestrian accident are vitally important to the outcome of your case.
Call (303) 322-3190 today.