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On February 21, 2013, a man walking across an intersection in South Fort Collins, Colorado was hit by a car. The man was in the crosswalk and had the right of way, but was not seen by the woman turning.
According to the Fort Collins police department, the driver of the Hyundai sedan faces criminal charges of reckless driving resulting in serious bodily injury. In the state of Colorado, this is a class 1 misdemeanor that may include up to 18 months in jail and fines of $500 to $5000.
In pedestrian accident cases where the driver was clearly at fault, the driver’s insurance most often offers the victim compensation as soon as possible. This is because accepting an insurance settlement generally waives your right to take legal action. You should never accept a settlement from an insurance company until you have discussed your case with an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
At the Orlando law firm of Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter, we know how to get victims of pedestrian accidents maximum compensation. Before you accept a settlement from an insurance company, talk to one of our experienced attorneys to learn what your case is really worth.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in or around Orlando, Florida, please contact Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter today to schedule a free case evaluation.