Colorado Auto Accident Law
In 2013, there were 483 traffic fatalities in the state of Colorado, 142 of which were alcohol-related. This cost in human life is by far the most expensive price of auto accidents, but injuries and property damage also rank high on the list. Nationwide, in 2011, 1.5 million people were injured in automobile accidents, and in 3.8 million cases, property damage alone was the result.
If you have been injured in an automobile accident due to the negligence or misconduct of others, have had your loved one wrongfully killed in an auto accident, or have seen your vehicle or other property suffer significant damage, an attorney experienced in auto accident law can help you gain full compensation. Medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering and psychological trauma are all claims that Colorado auto accident law allows you to pursue in court.
If another driver’s illegal or reckless conduct led to your being injured, you have valid grounds for a personal injury law suit. If some portion of the blame is assigned to you, your compensation will be reduced by that percentile. If 50% or more of the fault is determined to be yours, however, you cannot be compensated. If you have a valid auto accident injury claim, it is important to file your claim before the two-year statute of limitation runs out and your right to damages expires.
Some of the most common causes of automotive accidents include the following:
- Drunk driving, where the blood-alcohol level is .08 or higher
- Drugged driving, including marijuana use
- Speeding, running red lights and other traffic violations
- Following other motorists too closely and cutting into their lanes unexpectedly
- Distracted driving habits, like talking on the phone, texting and eating
- Driving while exhausted or drowsy after long work shifts
- Poor highway conditions, such as potholes and unsafe curves
- Defective automotive parts
Some of the most common injuries resulting from an auto accident are:
- Head trauma and brain injury
- Neck, back and spinal cord injuries
- Facial disfigurement
- Fractured bones and broken limbs
- Damage to internal organs
- Psychological trauma
If you have suffered an auto accident injury due to the negligence of others, the Sloat and Nicholson Law Firm of Boulder, CO, has the intimate knowledge of Colorado auto accident law necessary to help you fight and win the fullest compensation possible. Do not hesitate to contact Sloat and Nicholson for immediate attention to your case.
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