According to an article published in the Denver Post, a 23-year-old man was killed in an automobile accident when he parked his SUV in the right lane of Interstate 25 and was hit by a passing car. Another person who was sitting in the SUV parked on the side of the road was also injured and transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 28% of all highway fatalities are pedestrians. It is extremely important to realize that the shoulder of a heavily traveled roadway is a very dangerous place to be. Cars and trucks often do not expect vehicles to be stopped on the side of the road and tend not to notice them. Further cars and trucks often accidentally drift off the road to the right if they become distracted or lose their focus.
While the number of vehicle fatalities has remained fairly constant over the past ten years, the number of pedestrian fatalities appears to be on the rise. You should only pull over to the side of the road in the event of an emergency. If you do have to pull over, get as far to the right as possible. If the shoulder is extremely narrow all passengers should consider exiting the vehicle and moving farther away from the roadway until the car is ready to move or help arrives.
We have represented numerous clients who have been hit while sitting in or standing near their vehicles on the side the road. Many of these clients have been seriously injured. Do not think that you are safe on the side of a road even if the road has a shoulder.
We can help you make the at-fault driver pay for your injuries and help you cover the medical bills that may be incurred.
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When I lost my son in an automobile accident it was devastating. Stuart helped our family cope with the loss. His guidance and expertise in wrongful death cases was tremendous. He was respectful yet demanding in handling the case. While there is never enough money to bring back a lost child, Stuart made the defendants pay for their actions and recovered a huge amount of money to help our family. He did a great job.Mann & Maximon Client
Mann & Maximon is the embodiment of professionalism. Their staff's efficient and polite demeanor makes business interactions pleasant and quick. Stuart and Josh consistently evidence a devotion to their clients, to their clients' interests, and to justice. They carry out this ethic calmly, respectfully, but firmly. On top of all this, Mann & Maximon has repeatedly given back to the community. Specifically, Mann & Maximon has accompanied Cyclists 4 Community and its nonprofit mission since 2013 with both tangible and substantial support for making the community a better place in the first place.Mann & Maximon Client
It has been over a year and a half since my brother’s bicycle accident with a car in Boulder, Colorado. The details of the accident were in my brother’s favor, as he was in the cross-walk traveling with traffic. His case was brought to several legal firms in Colorado, but none would take the case due to his mental disability and apparently unable to gain significant ‘compensation’. Fortunate for us, his case was eagerly accepted by Stuart Mann of Mann & Maximon. My brother was treated respectfully and with care, without being discriminated against due to his disability. He won a sizable settlement all due to the detailed knowledge Mr. Mann has for the legal profession and his involvement in the biking community.Mann & Maximon Client