Earlier in November we discussed the types of evidence that can be used to support a personal injury lawsuit following an auto accident. In short, the evidence used, whether direct or circumstantial, must seek to show that the defendant was negligent and that his or her negligence caused the accident and injuries in question. Witness testimony, documentary evidence from sources such as accident investigations and accident scene photos can all be enormously beneficial. So, too, can expert testimony that helps a judge and jury better understand the facts that have been presented in court. For example, an expert may be able to clarify the speed at which a vehicle was traveling prior to impact based on tire marks on the road.
Some drivers may choose to disregard the safety of others while they are on the roadways. As a result, they may participate in reckless behaviors that can lead to serious accidents. Reckless driving can often lead to crashes that cause innocent victims to suffer fatal injuries.
Drunk driving continues to be a problem nation-wide. While this issue affects Coloradoans, motorists in our state are also put at risk by those who are driving while impaired by legal drugs, whether it be marijuana or legally obtained prescription pain killers. Regardless of the substance used, impairment can significantly affect one's driving ability, which places other motorists at risk of being unexpectedly involved in a serious accident.
Brain injuries have a few different ways that they can affect individuals. The way a brain injury appears has a lot to do with the part of the brain that has been injured.
It was a day like many others on Oct. 18, 2018. Cars and trucks were moving along Highway 370 at a sufficient speed, but one vehicle was making its way at its own pace.
Most people know that pedestrians face a number of dangers because they are on foot. While many individuals reach their destinations safely, a considerable number of others end up suffering serious or fatal injuries due to being hit by vehicles. These tragic incidents are far too common and leave many families grieving.
When one person's lack of due care causes injury to another person, the injured person may have a claim against the allegedly careless person for negligence. This is the legal principle underlying personal injury suits arising from auto accidents in Colorado. Why are these lawsuits sometimes successful and other times not successful? The result can hinge on the evidence presented. This blog post will explore this issue in a little more detail.