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Pedestrian Accidents Archives

Compound fractures are a real possibility in pedestrian accidents

Walking just about anywhere here in Denver means that you will eventually be either next to traffic or crossing a street. You look both ways and do what you can to keep yourself safe, but you cannot always account for what a motorist will do. If a car strikes you, you could suffer any number of injuries. For example, compound fractures are a real possibility in pedestrian accidents.

Jury says defective hip implants caused harm to patients

Advancements in medical technology have improved the lives of thousands of people around the country, including many here in Colorado. However, some of the devices that are placed inside patients have defects that end up causing harm to patients. One such device manufactured and distributed by Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit has been the subject of numerous lawsuits. In fact, one federal court jury sitting in another state recently determined that defective hip implants caused injuries and substantial harm to the six patients who were the subject of a lawsuit.

Distracted driving and walking equals pedestrian accidents

Distracted driving has always been a problem, but not as much as it appears to be these days. Smart phones have provided numerous benefits to those who use them, but they also serve as dangerous distractions on the roadways. Colorado residents may not realize that it is not just the drivers getting distracted by their phones, but pedestrians as well. When distracted drivers and distracted walkers share the roadways, the results could easily be devastating pedestrian accidents.

What factors increase the potential for pedestrian accidents?

Nearly everywhere you look here in Denver, there are people walking. Such a concentration of people on foot tends to increase the chances of pedestrian accidents. However, there seem to be certain groups who become involved in these accidents more often than others.

Avoiding pedestrian accidents on Colorado's college campuses

You tend to see it all on college campuses here in Colorado. Pedestrians, bicyclists, skateboarders and vehicle drivers crisscross those campuses daily. Avoiding pedestrian accidents on campus is the responsibility of everyone.

Pedestrian accidents take thousands of lives each year

Many Colorado pedestrians need to walk near vehicle traffic in order to reach their destinations. This makes them particularly vulnerable to injury if there is a collision, and in some cases, walkers do not even have to be directly involved in order to suffer injuries since they have no protection from flying debris or an out-of-control vehicle. In fact, pedestrian accidents take the lives of thousands of people all over the country each year.

Pedestrian accidents: Man injured in Colorado Springs

An unknown person has been seriously hurt following a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian on the afternoon of Sept. 13. Colorado authorities responsible for investigating pedestrian accidents are currently looking into the crash. So far no charges have been filed against the driver involved. 

Pedestrian accidents: Colorado man accused of hit-and-run

A man police believe may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of an alleged hit-and-run accident has been detained, according to local sources. Pedestrian accidents are unfortunately common, but Colorado police have managed to track down the individual believed to be responsible for this one. The driver is suspected of having been drunk at the time of the crash. 

Another pedestrian struck by a bus in Denver

A woman in Denver was hit by a bus recently as she attempted to cross the street. Initially the police thought the woman was trying to get off the bus when she was hit, but that turned out to be incorrect. Thankfully, the woman was okay and did not appear to be seriously injured. The bus driver involved in the crash wasn't arrested, and a replacement bus driver was sent to take over the remaining route.

Pedestrian hit-and-run victims may still get compensated

If you've been in motor vehicle accident you may know the basic legal drill. You want to be sure to get the name and address of the all the other drivers. It's also crucial to get the name of their insurance company and their policy number. If the accident is serious enough, you will want to call the police so that an official report gets filed.

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