Car Accident Attorney
Denver Personal Injury Attorney Specializing in Auto Accidents
Based on information from the Colorado Department of Transportation, traffic fatalities surged 11.7 percent from 2014 to 2015 with a total of 545 souls lost during that time frame. Recently, 2016's roadway casualties had already surpassed 250, potentially setting the pace for another record-breaking year. If you or a loved one is injured in an accident because of another driver's carelessness, contacting an Auto Accident Attorney may greatly improve your chances of receiving compensation for the resulting losses and expenses. The attorneys at The Fang Law Firm have handled thousands of Auto Accident cases and have recovered nearly $25,000,000 in settlements and jury verdicts for their clients.
Common Factors in Vehicle Accidents
Alcohol and other influential substances contributed to just over 30 percent of Colorado's deadly wrecks according to the CDOT's reports from last year. Excessive speed is also a well-known causative factor in injuries and fatalities. Over the last decade, driver distractions have become an increasingly significant force where accidents are concerned. Though cell phones fall into this category, dialing through radio stations and arguing with modern GPS technology play a role in drawing drivers' attentions away from where they should be. Failing to have routine maintenance performed also has a way of leading to serious or fatal crashes.
The Burden of Proof
No matter how extensive your injuries may be, simply stating the other driver is to blame isn't going to hold up in court. The burden of proof is on your shoulders, but a Denver car accident lawyer will carry this load for you. Law enforcement officials must be called to the scene of any traffic incident resulting in injuries and property damage. At the same time, they're required to generate reports based on your account of the event as well as those of the other driver, any passengers involved and witnesses to the accident. Those police reports will likely be a fruitful starting point for your legal team.