According to the Colorado State Patrol, there were 26,978 crashes in the state of Colorado in 2017 resulting in 329 fatalities and 3,496 injuries. These vehicle crashes occurred on open highway roads, as well as congested city streets. And although the number of fatal accidents decreased, there are still too many car accidents occurring across the state.
These accidents ranged in severity and type, from catastrophic rollover accidents to rear-end fender benders. If you’re injured in a car accident in Denver, it is important to understand the type of accident you were involved in. After all, each accident is different and requires different investigation and insight from an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Types of Car Accidents in Denver
- Rollover Accidents – Rollover claims can be complex; in addition to trucks, SUV’s and fifteen-passenger vans are the primary vehicles which experience rollover accidents. A sudden or sharp curve is the primary cause of vehicle rollovers, usually combined with excess speed.
- Rear-end Collisions – Further, a significant number of rear-end collisions are the result of a distracted driver, tailgating—or both. Drivers tend to follow other drivers too closely, then when the car in front has to stop suddenly, the car in the rear cannot avoid a collision. Neck injuries are the most common type of injury resulting from a rear-end collision.
- Side-impact Accidents – Children, in particular, are vulnerable to side-impact car accidents, even more so if they are not properly restrained or in an approved safety seat. Side-curtain airbags, while beneficial for adults, can actually injure a small child.
- Head-on Collisions – The majority of head-on collisions occur on rural roads when one car crosses the centerline. Other times, head-on collisions occur when one vehicle is passing on an undivided two-lane road, or when drivers are navigating a sharp curve. Lane departures can result when a driver is fatigued, distracted, or impaired, and there may not be sufficient time or space for the other driver to take evasive action.
Contact Our Denver Car Accident Lawyers Today
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident in Denver, it is best to speak to an experienced and skilled car accident attorney before speaking to the insurance company. Your attorney will be able to review the details surrounding your case and determine if you have cause to file a claim. With an experienced Denver personal injury law firm on your side from the start, you have the best chance of obtaining maximum compensation after a crash. Contact Gregory A. Gold of the Gold Law Firm today for a free consultation at (303) 694-4653.