Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Injury Attorneys Serving Denver, Boulder & Fort Collins, CO
Holding Negligent or Reckless Motorists Accountable
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s data, 52,000 bicyclists and 69,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic accidents in 2008. Many of these accidents were caused by negligent motorists. The number of bicyclists and pedestrians injured in Boulder County is particularly high given the high percentage of citizens who choose to ride bicycles and walk as a form of transportation. Because bicyclists and pedestrians have little protection against the weight and size of motor vehicles, accidents commonly result in traumatic injuries and even fatalities. If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a pedestrian or bicycle accident, contact attorney J. Todd Tenge at his Boulder, Denver, or Fort Collins offices to schedule a consultation. You may be entitled to financial compensation from the person responsible for causing the accident.
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Causes of Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
Many pedestrian and bicycle accidents are caused by motorists not sharing the road responsibly and driving negligently. Some examples of negligence on the part of the motorist include:
- Alcohol and drug use
- Failing to stop at a crosswalk, red light, or stop sign
- Turning directly in front of a pedestrian or bicyclist
- Failing to yield the right of way at an intersection
- Swerving into a bicycle lane
Alcohol was involved in more than one-third of bicycle accidents and almost half of pedestrian accidents that resulted in fatalities. If you were injured in a pedestrian or bicycle accident, you can trust attorney J. Todd Tenge to obtain financial compensation for you. Contact the Tenge Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation.
Bicyclists and pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to injuries in collisions with cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, and mass transit vehicles. Because of the size and weight of these vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians can sustain serious injuries, including broken bones,traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, paralysis, and even wrongful death. These injuries usually require significant medical care and treatment (often for a lifetime), the cost of which can be astronomical and place victims in a devastating financial situation.
Why Do I Need to Hire Pedestrian Accident Attorneys or Bicycle Accident Lawyers?
Securing legal representation is always a good idea after a pedestrian or bicycle accident so you can understand your legal rights. Our team of bicycle and pedestrian attorneys is knowledgeable in the various traffic laws impacting bike or pedestrian accidents and will bring these laws to bear in obtaining fair compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses. Even if the person responsible for your accident accepts full responsibility, dealing with their insurance company can be challenging. The Tenge Law Firm will help you get medical treatment, investigate the accident, and file a claim against the person who caused your injuries to recover money to pay your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses incurred as a result of the accident, as well as compensation for permanent impairment and pain and suffering. Attorney J. Todd Tenge can put his extensive experience to work for you – building a strong case against the person at fault for the accident – and increase your financial compensation.
Contact a Pedestrian Accident or Bicycle Accident Attorney
If you were injured in a pedestrian or bicycle accident by a reckless motorist, contact attorney J. Todd Tenge today, serving Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, and surrounding Colorado areas. You can trust the Tenge Law Firm and their highly skilled team to help you and your family recover the monetary damages you deserve.