Common Causes of Car Accidents In Loveland
Car accidents are an unfortunate reality that many people in and around Loveland, Colorado, deal with on a regular basis. A car accident can leave victims with severe injuries and tremendous medical bills, and these incidents often occur due to the negligence of other drivers on the roadway. Here, the Loveland car accident attorneys at Cannon Law outline the most common causes of car accidents in our area.
Understanding how Loveland car accidents occur
According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, we know that there were more than 7,000 total traffic collisions in Larimer County during the latest reporting year of data available. Many of those incidents occurred here in Loveland. The Colorado DOT shows us that crashes across the state occur in a variety of ways, often due to careless or negligent actions of drivers. Some of the top causes of crashes, according to the Colorado DOT, include:
- Asleep at the wheel
- Driver fatigue
- Driver inexperience
- Aggressive driving
- Emotional driver
- Evading law enforcement
- Driving under the influence of alcohol
- Distracted by passenger
- Distracted by cell phone
- Distracted by radio
- Other types of distraction
Of particular concern here are crashes caused by distracted drivers and impaired drivers. Distracted driving incidents accounted for a significant percentage of the total crashes across the state during the latest reporting year.
Impaired drivers are particularly dangerous on the roadways. During the latest reporting year across Larimer County, there were approximately 300 total crashes involving an impaired driver. Out of these incidents, more than 160 resulted in an injury or a fatality.
How to prove liability in these incidents
When looking at these statistics, we can see that the actions of other drivers regularly cause car accidents across the state and here in Larimer County. However, proving that the other driver caused an accident can be difficult. These incidents often require extensive investigation in order to prove liability so that a car accident victim can recover the compensation they deserve. You or your Loveland car accident lawyer will need to work diligently to obtain the following:
- Video or photo surveillance available from nearby buildings
- Statements from eyewitnesses
- Accident reports
- Data from phone companies
How much compensation is available for these claims?
Injuries caused by car accidents in Loveland vary widely in severity, but we regularly help clients who have sustained the following:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Open head wounds
- Other neck and back injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Severe lacerations or crush injuries
- Burn injuries
If you or somebody you love has sustained an injury that was caused by the actions of another driver, there may be various types of compensation available for your claim. While the total amount of compensation awarded in these cases will vary depending on the facts related to each particular case, the team at Cannon Law regularly helps clients recover the following:
- Coverage of all crash-related medical bills
- Lost income if a victim cannot work while they recover
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent driver
If you need a Loveland car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 970-471-7170.