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Colorado Car Accident Personal Injury Cases

By Clawson & Clawson, LLP  Jul. 25, 2013 2:25p

The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) is responsible for investigating car crashes on the roads and highways of the state. Every traffic accident investigated by this agency is assigned a cause factor. In its 2008 published report, the CSP stated that the majority of traffic fatalities that it investigated were caused by intoxicated drivers. The CSP also attributed traffic crashes to inattentive drivers, including those talking or texting on cell phones, eating or grooming while driving, and engaging in other distractions. The second most common cause of fatalities and injuries was speeding. Other causes included aggressive and illegal driving actions, such as lane violations, tailgating, failing to yield right-of-way, improper passing, and ignoring stop signs.

According to the CSP, Jefferson County leads the state in property damage, injury, and fatal traffic accidents. El Paso County follows as the second leading county in such crashes. In 2011, 446 people died in Colorado traffic accidents. In recent traffic accidents in the state, an 18 year-old man who was not wearing a seatbelt was killed in a rollover accident in a Weld County crash. In another crash, a 16 year-old girl died of her injuries when her car went out of control near Monte Vista, Colorado. She also was not wearing a seatbelt. Failure to wear a seatbelt while driving or as a passenger in a vehicle is covered by Colorado statute under Title 42 which lists mandatory use, exemptions, and penalties.

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The number one cause of personal injury claims in Colorado stem from traffic accidents caused by the negligence of drivers. These claims can also involve the manufacturers of defective auto parts and vehicles which contribute to, exacerbate, or cause such accidents. For those who are injured, hospital and other injury-related expenses as well as the loss of the ability to work and the pain, suffering, and trauma of such an accident can be overwhelming. That is why laws were enacted to protect them.

Clawson and Clawson is a law firm that has 90 combined years of legal experience which can be put to use in your personal injury claim, whether it involves a traffic accident or some other negligence-based event. The firm recommends that you don't try to settle your claim on your own with an insurance company. Instead, enlist the services of an attorney at the firm who has the legal knowledge and skills to fight on your behalf for fair and full compensation, whether it is through an aggressively negotiated settlement or in civil court. As a nationally and locally top-rated firm, the attorneys at this office provide outstanding legal representation that gets results. Contact the firm for a free case consultation as soon as possible after any type of personal injury incident.

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