Colorado Springs Dangerous Road Accident Attorneys
Representing People Injured On Dangerous Roads
A large portion of Colorado’s population is concentrated in the greater Denver metro area, from Colorado Springs to Loveland. This means congested traffic and more dangerous roads. In addition to the risks of city driving, mountainous regions in the state present hazards that include steep inclines, sharp curves, high winds, and icy roads.
Where Are the Dangerous Roads in Colorado Springs?
Traffic is more congested, and crashes happen more frequently on some roadways than others. Dangerous roads in the Colorado Springs area include:
- I-25: Some of the most dangerous intersections in the state come off this interstate highway.
- North Powers Boulevard: This massive commuter road sees hundreds of crashes a year.
- West Cimarron Street: The connection to I-25 from West Cimarron Street sees a huge volume of traffic, with a corresponding number of accidents. It is the most dangerous intersection in Colorado Springs.
- North Academy Boulevard: Shoppers pulling into and out of the numerous strip malls on this road make accidents more likely to happen.
- South Academy Boulevard: Providing access to an elementary school, a middle school, and I-25, this road sees its fair share of wrecks.
What Makes Some Roads More Dangerous?
Heavy traffic is not the only thing that makes some routes more dangerous than others. Poor road design and maintenance can also create hazards for motorists. Defects in road design, construction, and maintenance can contribute to accidents, for example:
- Freeway on and off ramps that are too short or improperly placed
- Inadequate shoulder on the side of the road
- Insufficient banking or excessive banking at curves
- Pavement edge drop-offs
- Lack of traffic control devices
- Improper water drainage
- Low bridges with unposted (or incorrect) height warnings
- Poorly marked roads (lines and reflectors)
- Inadequate or hidden signage
- Insufficient lighting
- Inadequate or improperly placed speed bumps, curbs, guard rails, and median barriers
What Injuries and Damages Can Commuters Suffer On Dangerous Roads?
Dangerous roads can contribute to serious crashes that cause bodily injury and property damage. Injuries in motor vehicle accidents can range in severity from minor to fatal. Common car accident injuries include:
- Head trauma
- Traumatic brain injury
- Disfiguring facial injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Bone fractures
- Internal organ damage and bleeding
- Soft tissue injuries (sprains, strains, and contusions)
Who Can Be Held Liable for Accidents On Dangerous Colorado Roads?
A party whose negligence caused your accident and injuries may be held accountable under the law. There may be multiple potentially liable parties in a dangerous roadway crash. Liability will depend on what caused the injuries and who was responsible. If roadway hazards caused the crash, a government entity responsible for maintaining the roads or a construction company that built or repaired the road may be liable.
What Types of Compensation Are Available for Dangerous Roadway Accidents?
Injury victims in Colorado are entitled to pursue economic damages, such as past and future medical expenses, lost earnings, and loss of future potential. They may also pursue noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and mental anguish. However, noneconomic damages are capped at $613,760 for incidents that occurred on or after January 1, 2020. This limit may be increased by the court to a maximum of $1,227,530 if clear and convincing evidence is presented.
If you have been seriously injured in a dangerous road accident, contact The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. at (719) 475-2555 to schedule a free consultation. Timothy Bussey has been voted Top Attorney in Colorado Springs by Colorado Springs Style Magazine for years in a row. We can tell you if you have a case and what damages you may be entitled to claim.