Even the safest Colorado drivers are at risk of being seriously injured or killed in a car accident caused by the negligence of another. This negligence can come about in a number of ways, too. Distracted driving, primarily driven by texting and driving, continues to increase, while drunk driving and high driving seem to be becoming more common. Even driver fatigue can play a tragic role in a serious auto accident. For victims who are seeking to recover compensation for their damages suffered in one of these accidents, it is crucial to prove negligence. However, it is not always easy to determine the cause of a car accident.
Victims of car accidents in Colorado should be familiar with the legal protections available to them which includes the types of damages they may be able to recover for the harm they have suffered.
Pickup trucks and teenage boys seem to have a natural affinity for one another, especially in a largely rural state such as Colorado.
The internet has crept into many aspects of modern life, including political advertising and communications among friends. Now, it may have found its way into the investigation of auto accidents.
When a person is injured in an accident, the common reaction is to ask, "Who was at fault?" Determining fault requires a jury to decide whether either party violated their duty to use reasonable care. That inquiry seems rather straightforward, but what happens when both parties violated the applicable standard of care?
Colorado set the trend for marijuana legalization. Amid all the viable reasons for doing so, there was an overwhelming concern that the decision would lead to drivers operating their vehicles under the influence of marijuana. Since the drug can have side effects that make it dangerous to be behind the wheel, a rise in auto accidents was a major worry. DUI accidents can cause serious injuries and fatalities and it is important for those who have been involved in a crash to understand what steps to take if marijuana was a factor.
In recent decades, technological advancements have made car drivers and passengers safer than ever. The same can't be said for pedestrians and bicyclists.
On this blog, we often discuss how a personal injury claim can compensate an injured person for their damages. In this post, we will dive into a little more detail about what "damages" means in this context, and how Colorado law differentiates between types of damages.
More than five years ago, Colorado began legalizing sales and recreational use of marijuana. Businesses, lawmakers, law enforcement officers and the public have been trying to figure out how to adjust to the new state of affairs ever since.
Most personal injury cases are based on the legal concept of negligence, and under Colorado law, negligence in car accident cases is relatively straightforward. A driver acts negligently when he or she fails to exercise reasonable care to avoid the risk of injury to others on the road. If their negligence leads to an accident and someone else is injured as a result, the negligent driver can he held liable for the injured person's damages, including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.