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.
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.
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.
Auto accidents are a leading cause of death in America, and they can wreak devastation on Alamosa families. The injury or loss of a loved one - a parent, a child, a spouse - can be terrible. Hospital bills can add up quickly, and lost wages can make it that much harder to keep one's head above water. Motor vehicles can be very dangerous things, and our legal system recognizes that drivers must exercise caution while driving to prevent injurious and deadly accidents.
Many drivers feel angry when someone cuts them off abruptly or when someone is driving too close behind them. However, being angry is one thing and acting on that anger is another. According to an article published by The Denver Post, the state of Colorado has been ranked number two in the nation for deaths involving road rage and aggressive driving. This statistic is derived from the Fatal Analysis Reporting System, which is a federal database that tracks fatal injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents annually.
Every day, countless Colorado residents hit the open road. While the vast majority of these travels go without incident, there are some that unfortunately end in tragedy. Whether serious injury or worse, motor vehicle accidents are a reality for many people. Although these situations can be very difficult to navigate, it's important to remember that you are not alone during these times.
A new study by the Governors Highway Safety Association confirms what many law enforcement officers have long believed: drugged driving is on the rise. Along with that rise comes an increase in motor vehicle crashes that result in injuries and fatalities.