If you have been hit by a noticeably drunk driver, you probably wonder why no one stopped them from getting behind the wheel of a vehicle.
If you were injured in an accident and filed a personal injury claim, the insurance adjuster might start asking questions about your pre-existing conditions. But can your pre-existing conditions affect your personal injury claim? And if so, should you disclose them to the insurance company?
The animal surely can’t be held responsible or sued for damages, but if there is a negligent owner who allowed the animal to roam freely, that person may be held liable. Likewise, if the driver of the vehicle was speeding or otherwise breaking the law, the driver’s negligence could be assessed to determine fault. The common denominator is not always easy to determine fault in an accident with an animal.
Despite how you may feel in the immediate moments following a car accident, you may actually be more injured than you think. Many people make the initial mistake of not seeking medical attention, only to regret their decision later.
If another driver crashes into your vehicle and speeds away in a classic hit-and-run accident, what are your options for being compensated for damages and injuries? Most likely, the other driver will not be found, and if they are, the vehicle may be stolen, uninsured, or the person without enough resources to pay out in a civil lawsuit.
The winter months in Colorado can be brutal and unpredictable. Colorado is among the states with the highest number of accidents caused by winter weather. Obscured visibility, snow, ice, and slippery roads contribute to thousands of winter-driving accidents across the state each year.
In the state of Colorado, fatal car accident numbers have remained steady over the past two decades. Current data from the Colorado Department of Transportation reports that a total of 574 people were killed in car accidents in 2020. The number of fatal accidents may grow as the Department of Transportation receives new accident data for 2020.
In 2019, there were 121,648 car crashes in the state of Colorado. Being involved in a car accident is life-altering. Recovering from the trauma can take quite some time, whether it was a fender-bender or a bigger crash. When an accident happens, there can be so much happening in the aftermath that important steps may be skipped or disregarded in regards to your health or legal action.
You’ve been injured in an auto accident, and you call in a claim to your insurance company. A claims adjuster gets back to you and then puts you through the proverbial wringer.
Dog bites are an unfortunate reality. More than 5 million Americans each year are bitten by dogs. A portion of these incidents are directly caused by an owner who did not use good judgment to protect the other members of the community. Luckily, Colorado has laws to help protect victims from owners who endanger others.