Car Accident Attorneys in El Paso County
Car crashes in Colorado happen every day on mountain roads, city streets, and major highways. In highly populated areas like El Paso County, they occur even more frequently. Even with all the traffic laws in place to keep drivers and other people in cars as safe as possible, traffic accidents still happen and usually because of the mistakes or bad decisions of negligent drivers.
If you have been injured in a car accident in El Paso County because of another's reckless or negligent actions, you have the right to file a claim or bring a lawsuit against him or her. However, the law can be complex and insurance companies may try to keep you from getting the results you deserve. This is where an experienced El Paso County accident lawyer can help. E-mail us or call us at (719) 475-2555 for a free initial consultation with an experienced car crash attorney.
Whether you are driving along the I-25 or heading up the mountain to Pike's Peak, you may find yourself in situations with dangerous drivers. Common examples of driver negligence that may call for an injured victim to file a Colorado personal injury claim include, but are not limited to:
- Failure to yield the right-of-way;
- Running red lights;
- Texting and other forms of distracted driving;
- Unsafe lane changes; and
- Drunk or drugged driving.
Some other situations where a crash would not be the victim's fault include:
- Hazardous road conditions;
- Poor/dangerous road design; and
- Defective auto parts.
When a car crash is caused by one of these circumstances, the city or state agency that is in charge of the roads or the manufacturer who produced the car or car part may be sued by the victim or the family of the victim, if the accident resulted in a death.
Suffering an injury can result in pain and suffering and require medical treatment and potentially long-term care, depending on how serious the injuries are. If you can't work while you are injured, the loss of wages could stop you from financially supporting yourself and your family. These challenges are difficult enough to handle without dealing with insurance companies. Being in the business of making money, insurance companies will often use every trick in the book to avoid paying in full, even if the coverage clearly covers everything. Trying to deal with all this while recovering from your injuries can make healing more difficult.
According to a 2011 report provided by the El Paso Police Department, the top 10 most dangerous intersections in El Paso are:
- Joe Battle & Montwood
- Gateway West & Yarbrough
- Airway & Montana
- Alameda & Americas
- Gateway West & George Dieter
- Global Reach & Montana
- Gateway West & Lee Trevino
- Montwood & Zaragoza
- Gateway East & Lee Trevino
- Mesa & N. Desert
That year, Joe Battle & Montwood put up crash numbers that were nearly twice as high as Gateway West & Yarbrough. The city's denizens would be wise to avoid traversing this notorious intersection.
As an innocent victim of a collision, you deserve every opportunity to get the money that you deserve from those who caused the crash. Experienced El Paso County car accident lawyer, Timothy R. Bussey, founder of The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., can explain your legal rights and options as well as how filing a Colorado personal injury claim can help your particular situation. To find out more, call for a free consultation at (719) 475-2555.