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According to Denver.gov, 21,554 auto accidents occurred in the Denver area in 2009. Thousands more occurred throughout the state of Colorado. Automobile accidents often lead to injury or death, and the costs of car accidents can be astronomical when factoring in medical costs and lost wages.
Auto accidents happen for many reasons. Some are caused by bad weather or poor road design, while others are caused by vehicle defects that cause malfunction. Many car crashes occur as a direct result of driver behavior. When a crash is caused by the negligent behavior of another driver, it is important to contact an experienced Denver auto accident lawyer as soon as possible after the accident.
Understanding Auto Accident Laws
In the state of Colorado, drivers are expected to behave in a reasonably safe manner. This means avoiding aggressive driving, staying within the speed limit, paying attention to what other drivers are doing, and obeying all safety rules.
A driver who fails to drive in a reasonably safe manner puts others at risk. Breaking the rules of the road or driving in an unsafe or careless way is considered a breach of legal duty and is called “negligence.” When a person is deemed legally negligent, he or she can be held responsible for the costs of all injuries that occur due to that negligence. In other words, if a person’s carelessness causes a car wreck, the careless driver must compensate the injured victim(s).
In auto accident cases, the injured person must prove that the other driver was negligent and that the negligence caused a crash. The injured person must also show how severe the injuries are in order to recover compensation. An injured victim can be compensated for his or her auto accident injuries either by settling in an out-of-court agreement with the responsible driver’s insurer or by filing a personal injury lawsuit with the courts.
Choose a Denver Auto Accident Lawyer at Levine Law
When you negotiate a settlement or go to court in a car accident case, the process can be challenging. At every step, you will deal with insurance company experts, complex laws, and confusing court rules. It is always better to have an experienced auto accident lawyer on your side to represent your interests and protect your rights. At Levine Law, our attorneys operate on a no/win, no/fee policy, so you pay nothing unless you receive compensation.
Not every attorney can handle car accident cases with skill and experience. Our lawyers have 20+ years of experience handling car accident cases. We can put that legal experience to work for you in the following types of cases:
- Automobile Accident Injuries
- Types of Car Accidents
- Rear-End Accidents
- Head-On Collisions
- Multi-Vehicle Accidents
- Single Vehicle Accidents
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Texting While Driving
- Motorcycle Crashes
- Truck Accidents
- Wrongful Death Cases
For legal advice and assistance in your automobile accident case, call Levine Law at (303) 333-8000 to speak with an experienced Denver auto accident lawyer today, or contact us online now. Consultations are free.