Broomfield Car Accident Attorneys
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Although we often take car travel for granted, it can be incredibly dangerous. Each year, there are more than 5 million car crashes on average, with at least 2 million individuals injured in these crashes. A 2013 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also found that more people die in car accidents in the United States than in any other high-income country, with at least 32,000 road fatalities taking place every year.
Although some accidents are truly just accidents, there are far more cases where a truck, car, or motorcycle driver was fully or partially responsible for the crash – and the damages caused as a result. When you sustain serious injuries because another driver was negligent, the state of Colorado allows you to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. At Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., we have the experience and skillset to help you seek fair compensation for your injuries.
Ready to speak with our Broomfield car accident lawyers? Contact us at (720) 809-8310 to schedule your free case review.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
It’s no secret that distracted driving is on the rise. Many people abuse technology like cell phones, either by texting or talking while driving. Additionally, the state of Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, which some studies have found to directly correlate with an increased number of crashes in the years that followed. Regardless of the cause of your accident, if the other driver or drivers were acting negligently, you could be eligible for damages.
Some of the most common causes of car accidents in Colorado include:
- Distracted driving
- Failing to replace broken/malfunctioning auto parts
- Reckless driving
- Driving over the legal speed limit
- Failing to account for reduced visibility at night
- Driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, and/or other substances
- Running red lights and breaking other traffic rules
- Teenage driving without proper supervision
- Inadequate tires falling apart on the road
Determining Negligence in an “At Fault” State
Every state handles negligence in car accidents differently. Until 2003, Colorado used to require that drivers carry “no-fault” insurance, which prevented injured drivers from seeking restitution through civil action. That law has since been reversed, and Colorado now follows a “modified comparative negligence” rule. Under modified comparative negligence, you can receive compensation even if you were partially at fault for an accident. However, it’s important to note that you must be less than 50% responsible in order to qualify, and any percentage of fault on your part will proportionally reduce your damages in a personal injury lawsuit.
To see how we can assist you with navigating these challenges, contact our experienced Broomfield car accident lawyers at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. right away. We have a tradition of excellence dating back 30 years, and a record of successful results for car accident claims. From the very first consultation, we will apply our considerable resources and collective experience to develop a strong and strategic approach for your case.
We’re here to fight on your behalf. Contact us at (720) 809-8310 for a free consultation!