Pedestrian accidents often occur as a result of some type of negligence or reckless behavior. When an accident occurs, it can leave the victim with life-altering injuries, massive medical debt, and loss of income due to being out of work for several weeks. However, the victim shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s mistake.

Downs, McDonough, Cowan & Foley offers comprehensive legal services for victims in pedestrian accident cases. We investigate your case, discuss your options, and aggressively pursue compensation for your damages. Call our law office today for a free consultation from a pedestrian accident lawyer in Durango, Colorado.

Liability in a Pedestrian Accident Case

Liability is a legal term that simply refers to who is responsible for the accident. As your attorneys, we investigate the accident and can uncover the facts to establish who is to blame for your injuries. We can help you establish fault and liability in the following ways:

  • Speak with eyewitnesses who were at the accident scene

  • Gather accident reports or police reports

  • Gather testimony from expert witnesses

  • View photos or video footage of the accident

  • Review medical documents and reports

  • Identify a sound legal strategy

The at-fault parties may include a motorist, commercial driver, cyclist, motorcycle rider, property owner, or, in some cases, the city of Durango, Colorado. In a pedestrian accident case, it is important to identify the at-fault party and establish how the accident occurred to win your personal injury case.



What Is Your Pedestrian
Accident Claim Worth?

In most personal injury cases, the at-fault party’s insurance company is liable for your injuries and other damages. What your case is worth depends on the extent of your economic and non-economic damages. Our lawyers can explore all of your losses to help you calculate the sum of your damages. You may be entitled to receive the following:

Medical Expenses

Medical expenses may include emergency room care, surgical procedures, hospital stay, rehabilitation, or pain medication. If you are disabled or dismembered, you may also require long-term care or adjustments in living.

Lost Income

Lost income can range from wage and retirement to lost benefits, bonuses, tips, or even lost employment opportunities. We can work with your employer to determine how much you lost in pay or earning capacity.

Pain and Suffering

The term Pain and suffering refers to the physical anguish and emotional trauma you endured during recovery. It can also signify how the accident impacted your life. For instance, you may have a loss of companionship or the inability to provide parental support for your children. We can estimate the value of these damages.

Wrongful Death

If the pedestrian accident caused the death of a loved one, your family may be entitled to receive compensation for all death-related expenses. You may be able to recover your burial/funeral expenses, pre-death medical costs, pain and suffering of the deceased, or loss of household income.

Our lawyers will fight to get you the maximum compensation possible based on the total amount of your damages. Don’t let the insurance company decide what your case is worth. Our law firm can help you decide.

How Our Law Firm Can Help You

If you are recovering from your injuries, you may find that submitting a claim is challenging at best. Our law firm has the staff, resources, and experience necessary to take on complex personal injury cases. We can help you with your case in the following ways:

  • Conduct a full investigation to uncover the facts of the case

  • Establish who is at fault and how their negligence led to your injuries

  • Calculate the actual value of your claim based on your losses

  • Negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company

  • Represent you in court if you decide to file a lawsuit.

With a pedestrian accident lawyer on your side, you have the leverage you need to move forward with your claim.


Are you ready to file your personal injury claim? If so, contact Downs, McDonough, Cowan & Foley today. Get a free case review from a pedestrian accident lawyer in Durango, Colorado. We also serve clients in Telluride, Pagosa Springs, Cortez, and the Four Corners.