Car Accident Basics
Colorado is growing …. fast. Over the past 20 years, we have seen more and more people move to the front range (and this trend is expected to continue). The result is more and more drivers on the road. Unfortunately, this also means more and more car accidents. We having been representing injured motorists for over 40 years throughout Denver, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Lakewood, and the entire metro area.
One of the most important aspects of any car accident injury claim is determining who or what was at fault for the crash. The following are some of the most common factors:
- Distracted driving: With the widespread use of cell phones and mobile devices, texting while driving and other forms of distraction have become major problems across the country. It takes an average of about five seconds to respond to a text message, enough time to travel the length of a football field at 55 miles per hour.
- Fatigued driving: When drivers are tired, they may not react as quickly to situations to avoid a car accident. In the most serious cases, motorists may fall asleep at the wheel — especially when driving early in the morning or late at night.
- Drunk driving: It is incredibly irresponsible to operate a motor vehicle while intoxicated, as it reduces one’s reaction time and makes it more difficult for someone to notice other vehicles and pedestrians, particularly at night.
- Reckless driving: Aggressive driving, such as tailgating, swerving between lanes and speeding, create a greater risk of accidents occurring. It’s important for motorists to remain calm and avoid reckless driving due to stress or anger.
- Inclement weather: Snowy, rainy and foggy conditions may make it difficult for drivers to see, and slick roads could make it easier for a motorist to lose control of a vehicle. Drivers must make the necessary adjustments when operating in these conditions.
- Poor road conditions: Government agencies in charge of road upkeep may be at fault for a crash if they have failed to maintain adequate conditions for motorists.
As you can see, there may be a number of parties or conditions that can contribute to a crash. Our attorneys thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your auto accident, helping to determine fault and taking swift legal action on your behalf. This may include seeking compensation from the responsible parties and their insurance companies. We go the extra mile to ensure that all possible claims are explored, including liability insurance, umbrella insurance, uninsured motorist insurance, and underinsured motorist insurance.