Causes of Car Accidents in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Car Accident Lawyer

Have you been injured in a car accident that was caused by someone else's negligence? You may be suffering from injuries that have either temporarily or permanently left you unable to work. Without a source of income, your medical bills, car payment, house payment, and various other bills may be piling up, leaving you feeling helpless and scared.

If your car accident was caused by another individual's careless nature, you have the right to recover monetary compensation for the damages they caused. Money won in a car accident settlement can be used to pay for dozens of items, including:

  • Past, present, and future medical bills
  • Any necessary surgeries
  • Lost wages
  • Rehabilitation
  • Car repair/a new vehicle

Take control of your life by contacting a Colorado Springs car accident attorney at Clawson & Clawson, LLP. Our lawyers have more than 120 years of combined legal experience and can help you win the monetary compensation you deserve.

Three Most Common Causes of Car Accidents

Nearly 10 million people are involved in car accidents on an annual basis, and almost all of them could have been prevented. According to the Centers for Disease Control, car accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. While there are dozens of issues and events that can lead to car accidents, the top three causes of car accidents in America are:

  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving

Thousands of people get behind the wheel after consuming alcoholic beverages on a daily basis. In 2010, more than 1.41 million drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Accidents caused by drunk driving are 100% preventable, but continue to occur due to people's irresponsible behavior. Speeding is another common issue that leads to a majority of car accidents in the United States. It contributes to one third of all car accidents, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Not surprisingly, distracted driving is the number one cause of car accidents. Drivers tend to partake in various activities while behind the wheel, including:

  • Talking on a cell phone
  • Texting
  • Eating
  • Talking to other passengers
  • Applying makeup

While individuals may think it will save them time to partake in such activities while driving, it can cause a serious, and often deadly, car accident. Those who use cell phones and other hand-held devices are four times more likely to get into a car accident than those who strictly pay attention to the road.

Let a Car Accident Attorney Protect Your Rights

While many car accidents are caused by speeding, drunk driving, or distracted driving, there are other items and events that result in car accidents, such as:

  • Drowsy driving
  • Ice
  • Snow
  • Design defects
  • Night driving
  • Animal crossings
  • Dangerous road designs

If someone was not paying attention to the road and struck your vehicle, you have the legal right to hold them responsible for the damages they caused. While you can file a personal injury claim without hiring a personal injury lawyer, more monetary compensation may be attained if you hire an experienced Colorado Springs personal injury attorney. Our attorneys can subpoena the necessary documents and records to prove the driver's negligence, as well as ensure you receive the money you are entitled to.

Contact Clawson & Clawson, LLP as Soon as Possible

Do not speak to your or the other driver's insurance company prior to hiring a lawyer from our firm. You may believe that the insurance companies are trying to help you, but they are solely concerned with their bottom line. They will give you the minimal amount of compensation so their bottom line is not drastically affected by your accident and injuries.

If you have been injured in a car accident, please contact the Colorado Springs car accident attorneys at Clawson & Clawson, LLP for professional and committed legal representation.

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