Common Causes Of Accidents In Longmont
The last thing you want to think about when you get behind the wheel of a vehicle is that an accident could occur. Unfortunately, traffic collisions are not uncommon in Longmont or other areas of Boulder County. At Cannon Law, our skilled Longmont car accident attorneys have extensive experience handling these cases. Here, we want to discuss some of the most common causes of car accidents in this area.
How Do These Accidents Occur?
While there are countless ways that accidents in Longmont and throughout Boulder County occur, there are some accident causes that occur more than others.
According to information from the Colorado Department of Transportation, we can see that there were 253 instances in which drivers were charged with DUI after a crash occurred in Boulder County. Out of these incidents, we know that there were 163 injuries reported and one fatality involved. Weld County saw nearly identical statistics during the same reporting year.
Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs pose incredible threats to those on the roadway around them. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of law enforcement officials, these incidents still occur on a regular basis in our area.
Distracted driving behavior can happen in a variety of ways. Anytime a driver takes their attention off the roadway to focus on something else, they are putting their lives as well as the lives of others around them in jeopardy. With the increase in our reliance on technology, including technology integrated into newer vehicles, distracted driving crashes are increasing. Some of the most common causes of distracted driving include drivers texting, talking on the phone, browsing social media, taking selfies, and more.
Failure to Follow Traffic Laws
Unfortunately, there are going to be drivers who fail to follow traffic laws. All too often, the Longmont car accident attorneys at Cannon Law help victims who have been harmed because another driver:
- Failed to yield the right of way
- Was following too closely
- Was driving too fast for conditions
- Failed to stop at a stop sign or traffic signal
- Failed to use a turn signal
Most people will admit they have driven more fatigued at some point in their lifetime. This is incredibly dangerous driving behavior and can have the same consequences as distracted or impaired driving. Drivers who are fatigued often cross into oncoming lanes of traffic, leading to severe high-speed collisions.
Will You Be Able to Secure Compensation for Your Claim?
If you or somebody you care about has suffered a personal injury due to the negligent actions of another driver in Longmont, you may be entitled to significant compensation. All too often, we help victims have sustained the following injuries in a crash in Boulder County: broken and dislocated bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, severe lacerations or amputations, crush injuries, internal organ damage, and more.
At Cannon Law, we have extensive experience helping car accident victims recover the following in the aftermath of a collision:
- Compensation for all medical bills related to the crash
- Recovery of lost income if a victim cannot work
- Emotional distress damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against a negligent driver