Longmont Car Accident Lawyers
Dedicated and Personalized Representation for Your Injuries
Little can compensate for the trauma you may experience during a car accident. When a negligent truck driver or a careless car driver crashes into you, you might be unsure how to take action and cover your mounting medical bills. With the right legal representation, however, you may be able to get some measure of justice through the civil court system.
Our Longmont car accident attorneys at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. are here to help you during this difficult time. We understand how many areas of your life can be impacted by a serious car accident, and we have the experience and ability to fight on your behalf when another driver’s negligence has hurt you and your family.
Give us a call today at (720) 809-8310 for a free case review.
Why Do Car Accidents Happen?
More than 3 million people are injured during a car accident each year in the United States. The National Safety Council also estimates that at least 40,000 people are killed in traffic accidents each year, and that number has only been increasing since 2016. This is at least partially due to the rise of cell phones, as studies have found that a driver is 23 times more likely to crash while texting.
The causes for all these crashes are as varied as the drivers involved. Across the nation, public safety officials frequently argue over the top causes for accidents, from passing the speed limit to driving under the influence of alcohol. However, one thing is true in most car accidents: Barring extreme weather conditions, there is usually at least one driver behaving in a negligent manner, and endangering the lives and property of other drivers on the road.
Defining Negligence in Colorado
Negligence is the legal theory on which all personal injury claims are proven. However, interpretations of negligence and what it means varies from state to state – and the amount of compensation you can receive changes, too. In Colorado, negligence means that an individual has failed to take “reasonable care” to protect you in a certain situation. Damages are awarded depending on who was the most at-fault in an accident, meaning that you must have been 50% or less responsible in order to recover compensation.
Here are some common negligent and careless driving behaviors that may have caused your car accident:
- Failing to replace broken equipment or mirrors
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Texting or talking on the phone
- Constant lane-changing
- Failing to use correct lights at night
- Breaking traffic laws
More than 30 Years of Proven Legal Experience
The team at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. is more than just another law firm. We are a diverse group of passionate and highly experienced lawyers. We are also committed to providing an exceptional level of client service, and to helping you fight back when your life has been halted by a painful injury.
Contact us online todayto schedule a free case review with our Longmont car accident lawyers.