Hundreds of Coloradans die each year in car accidents. Across the country, car accident deaths total 40,000 – 50,000. Distractions lead to the most accidents, but there are numerous causes for car wrecks, including alcohol, tailgating, “rubbernecking”, negligent driving in poor weather and mechanical problems. Regardless of the reason, negligence on the road endangers you and your loved ones.
The Denver accident attorneys at Samuel S. Hansuld, P.C. know how to hold negligent parties responsible and are not afraid to aggressively litigate your case to obtain the compensation you deserve in a car accident.
Below are some of the ways in which the rest of us pay when negligence leads to a car wreck:
Car accidents cause more deaths each year than gun deaths and drug abuse
Accidents are the leading cause of death for children, significantly outpacing drownings, burns, falls and poisonous substances
In Colorado, speeding and distracted driving cause the most accidents overall, while alcohol and lane violations are most
to blame for fatal car accidents
Unsurprisingly, the injuries are often severe when it comes to accidents involving several tons of metal traveling at high speeds. Injuries in car accidents include:
Brain injuries like concussions or traumatic brain injuries (sometimes called “TBI”)
Injuries involving the neck such as whiplash or the spinal cord that result in paralysis
Breaks and bruises involving the arms, legs, feet or knees
Psychological effects like post-traumatic stress disorder which can occur when a person witnesses a loved one suffer
a severe injury in a violent car accident.