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Denver Distracted Driver Accident Attorney

Car accidents can result in catastrophic injuries or even fatalities. The insurance companies involved in your accident will do everything they can to leave you empty-handed for your injuries. Our Denver distracted driver accident attorneys help clients get the medical care they need and the compensation they deserve. Distracted driving is a leading cause of car accidents in Denver and other cities in Colorado. Distracted driving accidents can lead to severe or even fatal injuries. The Denver distracted driving accident lawyers at Front Range Injury Attorneys are dedicated and zealous advocates for people injured by distracted drivers. Contact our Denver car accident attorneys today for a free case review.

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    At Front Range Injury Attorneys we care about helping our clients throughout their cases. We believe clients are best served when our personal injury attorneys participate in their cases from start to finish. We help our clients get the best treatment for their injuries. By building up your case from the beginning, we build a strong case to get the best results.

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    Our Denver car accident attorneys are experts in auto accident cases and know how to get you the help you need and fight for maximum recovery for your injuries. We get proven results with a 98% success rate.

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    Denver Distracted Driving Accident Attorney

    How can our Denver distracted driver accident attorney help your case?

    If you suffered serious injuries in a traffic crash and believe the other driver was distracted at the time of the accident, the best course of action is hiring an experienced Denver personal injury attorney to represent you. Our Denver distracted driving accident attorneys can:

    • Investigate the accident
    • Obtain and preserve evidence
    • Evaluate the full extent of your losses
    • Build a strong personal injury case based on the facts of the accident
    • Negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf
    • File a personal injury lawsuit and take your case to trial

    Having a distracted driving accident lawyer with Front Range Injury Attorneys on your side lets the insurance company know they can’t take advantage of you. Your lawyer will negotiate with claims adjusters towards full and fair compensation while you focus on healing and recovering.

    What damages can I recover in a distracted driving accident claim under Colorado law?

    If your distracted driving accident attorney is successful proving the other driver is at fault for your automobile accident, you can recover financial compensation for your injuries and losses. Under Colorado law, all drivers must carry at least $25,000 in bodily injury liability insurance person, up to $50,000 per accident and $15,000 in property damage coverage. Liability coverage pays for medical bills and property repairs after a distracted driving crash when the other driver is at fault for distracted driving. If the liable driver’s car insurance company refuses to pay a fair settlement, your attorney can file a personal injury lawsuit and take your case to trial. 

    A settlement or jury verdict may pay for many economic and noneconomic damages, including:

    • Past and future medical expenses
    • Property damage
    • Loss of future income potential
    • Past lost wages
    • Pain and suffering
    • Disability and disfigurement
    • Lost quality of life
    • Wrongful death benefits
    • Out of pocket costs
    • Loss of consortium
    • Punitive damages

    Compensation available to you in a distracted driving accident claim depends on the specific losses you suffered, the type and severity of injuries and other factors. Contact a Denver personal injury attorney at Front Range Injury Attorneys for an accurate and free evaluation of your case.

    Who can be liable for a Denver distracted driving accident?

    All drivers in Colorado have a legal duty to drive with reasonable care towards other motorists, pedestrians and other people sharing the roadway. That includes a duty to be alert and aware of the driving environment and obey Colorado law against texting and driving. Distracted drivers breach their duty to other people when they take attention off the road to text or engage in other distracting activities.

    Our Denver distracted driving accident lawyers can pursue evidence of distraction as part of your case. We can subpoena the other driver’s phone records, identify all factors contributing to the car accident and determine liability. Our experienced car accident lawyers work hard to hold responsible parties accountable to recover full and fair compensation.

    What is distracted driving?

    Each year over 3,100 people are killed with more than 420,000 injuries due to distracted driving traffic collisions nationwide. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) collects data on car accidents and driving condition. It defines distracted driving as any activity diverting a driver’s attention away from driving. It can involve:

    • texting
    • talking on a cell phone
    • watching social media videos
    • operating a navigation system
    • adjusting the radio or entertainment system
    • talking with passengers
    • dealing with children in the car
    • reaching for objects in the vehicle
    • eating or drinking
    • grooming or applying makeup

    Texting is considered the most dangerous form of distracted driving. Texting requires visual, manual and cognitive attention. Sending or reading a text message takes the driver’s attention away from the road for five seconds. At just 55 mph, this is the length of an entire football field.

    Colorado distracted driving laws

    As more distractions arise in the car and more studies indicate distracted driving is a leading cause of car accidents, the more Colorado and other states attempt to regulate those distractions away from drivers. In Colorado it is illegal to use a handheld phone or other electric device for data entry or transmission while driving. Adults can make calls hands-free but cannot use a phone to check texts, emails, browse the internet, watch videos or send messages, while driving. Drivers under 18 cannot use phones at all while driving except when the driver must call a public safety agency during an emergency.

    Violating the Colorado cell phone law is a class A traffic infraction for a minor driver and a class 2 misdemeanor for an adult driver. Both crimes can result in a fine for the first offense. Subsequent offenses can result in higher fines and other penalties. If an adult driver causes a car accident resulting in bodily injury while texting and driving, it is a class 1 misdemeanor punishable by a $1000 fine and up to one year in prison. The driver will be held liable for the losses suffered by victims of the distracted driving accident.

    Common distracted driving accident injuries

    Injuries sustained in distracted driving accidents can be catastrophic. Distracted drivers often fail to notice changing road situations, such as crossing pedestrians or stopped vehicles, until it is too late. Distracted driving collisions often involve high speed crashes. Failing to hit the brakes or swerve to avoid a collision can cause serious crash injuries, including:

    Serious injuries from a distracted driving accident can lead to tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical expenses. Your accident injuries can result in lost work time and wages. Injuries can cause tremendous pain and suffering. Even in relatively minor car accidents, you can suffer injuries that lead to medical bills, lost wages and other damages. You may be entitled to compensation for your losses, whether your accident is catastrophic or minor. Discuss your case with one of our Denver distracted driving accident attorneys today.

    Distracted driving statistics

    Cell phones and smart phones are among the most dangerous distractions in the modern car. Other distractions like touchscreen entertainment systems, navigation and other advancing technology create more distractions from safe driving. According to NHTSA data, over 480,000 drivers use phones while driving during daylight hours across the nation.

    Data from the U.S. Department of Transportation indicates 9% of all fatal accidents and 15% of nonfatal collisions involve a distracted driver. The largest proportion of drivers engaged in distracted driving in fatal accidents are between ages 15 and 20. Of the 3,100 fatalities due to distracted driving annually, over 560 of those are not motor vehicle passengers, such as pedestrians, bicyclists and electric scooter operators. Of all fatal distracted driver accidents, 13% involved cell phone usage. 28,000 nonfatal distracted driving accidents occur annually due to cell phone activities. 

    What to do after a distracted driving accident

    If you are involved in a distracted driving accident, there are important steps you need to take right away to protect yourself and take care of your injuries. These steps will improve your chances of a successful insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit in Denver, Colorado:

    1. Call the police. No matter how minor or severe, you should call 911 from the scene and report the accident. In most cases, the police will send out an investigating officer to collect evidence, draft an accident report and issue a citation.
    2. Collect information. Exchange names, phone numbers and insurance information with the other driver. Write down a description of the vehicles along with the time, date and location of the crash.
    3. Take photos. Use your phone to take photos and videos while you are at the scene. The placement of vehicles after the crash can help reconstruct the accident if necessary.
    4. Go to a hospital. Always obtain a medical evaluation after a car accident. You may not realize the extent of your injury in the moment. An emergency physician can evaluate you for injuries and provide next steps for treatment.
    5. Call the other driver’s insurance company. Contact the insurance company and file an initial claim. Do not admit fault or accept a fast settlement.

    Your next step is to contact a distracted driving accident attorney in Denver for a free case review. An attorney can give you advice about how to move forward with a claim and protect your rights to compensation.

    Contact our Denver distracted driving accident lawyers today for a free case review

    Our distracted driving accident attorneys at Front Range Injury Attorneys fight to help our clients get the compensation they deserve for their injuries and losses. Our attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable advocates who will design a strategy specific to your case and needs to pursue maximum compensation. We take auto accident cases on a contingency basis so you do not pay legal fees until we recover compensation on your case. Contact our Denver law firm today to discuss your distracted driving accident injuries.

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