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Denver Distracted Driving Car Accident Lawyer

Denver County texting while driving accident attorney

Denver Distracted Driving Car Accident Attorney Serving Colorado

Texting and driving can be very dangerous, and this activity has become more and more common in recent years due to the availability of smartphones and other electronic devices. However, this is only one form of distracted driving, and there are multiple other activities that may divert a driver's attention from the road, causing them to be involved in dangerous car accidents. In fact, distracted driving is one of the most common causes of collisions, and it is to blame for nearly one million accidents every year. These accidents result in an average of around 250,000 injuries and 3,000 fatalities.

If you or someone you love have suffered an injury in an accident caused by a distracted driver, you need a law firm on your side that can help you take steps to hold this driver responsible for their negligence and ensure that you can receive financial compensation for your damages. At The Gold Law Firm, our Denver distracted driving attorneys can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf and help you obtain maximum compensation.

Colorado Laws Addressing Texting and Driving

In Colorado, an average of more than 25 accidents are caused by distracted drivers every day. These drivers may be texting, talking on the phone, surfing the web, or even conducting Zoom meetings or FaceTime calls. Even though Colorado law has made texting while driving or otherwise interacting with phones or electronic devices illegal, drivers often find the temptation to do so difficult to resist.

The state of Colorado prohibits people from using cell phones to send text messages or to browse websites or social media apps while driving. Drivers over the age of 18 may use cell phones to make calls, but those who are under 18 are prohibited from using phones while operating a vehicle. A violation of the texting and driving law is a misdemeanor traffic offense, and a person may receive a $300 ticket, and four points will be added to their driver's license. If a violation results in someone else's bodily injury or death, a person may be charged with a more serious misdemeanor traffic offense, and they may be sentenced to between 10 days and one year in jail and fined between $300 and $1,000.

Types of Distracted Driving in Colorado

When people think of distracted driving, they almost always picture texting and driving, and for good reason. This is one of the most common distractions that affect drivers, and it can be very dangerous. A driver who reads or sends a text message will typically take their eyes off the road for at least five seconds. When traveling at 55 miles per hour, this is equivalent to driving the length of a football field without looking at the road. This can cause a driver to miss important details, and they may be unable to respond correctly as conditions on the road change. If a vehicle in front of a driver slows down, they may be unable to avoid a rear-end collision. A driver may even drift into oncoming traffic and cause a head-on collision.

In addition to texting while driving, there are many other types of distracted driving, including:

  • Talking on the phone, including when using a handheld cell phone or a hands-free device
  • Checking or responding to email
  • Checking social media apps and interacting with other users
  • Applying or adjusting one's makeup or hair
  • Eating or drinking
  • Smoking a cigarette or vaping
  • Changing the radio station
  • Looking up directions using GPS navigation
  • Trying to read a map

How Can Our Distracted Driving Lawyers Help You?

If you suffered an injury in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, we can help. Our dedicated team of lawyers will give you the personalized attention you deserve. We investigate these accidents carefully to identify the causes. This often means employing accident reconstruction experts, subpoenaing phone records, and interviewing eyewitnesses who can help us prove liability by showing that a driver acted negligently by engaging in distracting activities while behind the wheel.

We will then calculate the full extent of your losses, and we will work to secure the maximum compensation for all of your injuries and damages. If insurance companies refuse to play fair, we are not afraid to take your case to court. We are experienced negotiators and litigators, so you never have to worry about how your case might progress. We will be with you from start to finish, fighting for your interests.

Contact Our Denver Distracted Driving Car Accident Lawyers

If you or someone in your family have been injured in an accident because another driver was talking on their cell phone or texting while driving, you will need an experienced Colorado personal injury lawyer to handle your case. At The Gold Law Firm, we work hard to achieve maximum compensation for all of our clients. Contact us at 303-694-4653 for a free consultation.

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