Car accidents are a serious problem in Boulder and the rest of Colorado, and the issue is getting worse. In 2017, 648 people lost their lives due to car accidents in Colorado, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. That’s an increase of 6.6 percent over the previous year. Sadly, being careful on the roads often isn’t enough. Regardless of how careful you are, you might fall victim to someone else’s carelessness and end up in a serious accident. You might be able to receive compensation if you’re in a car accident, but you need a Boulder car accident attorney on your side, fighting for you. The Fang Law Firm is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a car accident attorney. Our team has recovered close to $25 million for victims of auto accidents, and we can also fight for you.
Accident Causes – What You Need to Know
Accidents happen for a variety of reasons, but often, alcohol or other controlled substances are involved. Recently, though, distracted driving accidents have seen an uptick. Drivers who spend time texting are more likely to get in a wreck, and you could pay the price.
Cellphones aren’t the only cause of distracted driving, though. Changing the radio station, putting an address into the GPS, and talking to others in the vehicle can also cause accidents. Drivers need to keep their eyes on the road at all times, and if they don’t, they might end up in an accident.
In some cases, the accident has nothing to do with another driver. Instead, it is due to a product malfunction. Our Boulder car accident attorneys also handle these cases. If you think a product malfunction caused you to get in an accident, contact the Fang Law Firm for help.
Proving Your Case
Your Boulder car accident attorney will be tasked with gathering evidence. This often begins with reports from law enforcement officials. These reports contain both your account and the account of the other driver. We use this as a starting point when gathering evidence to prove that the other driver was at fault.
Simply proving the other driver was at fault is not enough, though. Your auto accident attorney also must prove that the issues brought forth in your claim are a direct cause of the accident. For instance, your attorney will have to prove that your vehicle was damaged in the accident instead of earlier or that your back was injured in the wreck and not at work three months ago.
As you can imagine, this is a painstaking process, and you will appreciate having an attorney on your side. Your attorney will conduct research, pull hospital records, and even bring in expert witnesses. This will vastly improve your chances of having the desired outcome of your lawsuit.
Have You Been Harmed?
The state of Colorado puts certain rules in place to protect people on the roads. When drivers fail to follow these rules, they can be held liable for any injuries and damage they cause. It’s up to your Boulder car accident attorney to prove that the other driver breached the duty of reasonable care. If that is proven, that driver will be held liable and you can get compensation.
Contact the Fang Law Firm to find out more about how we can help you with your car accident case. It is our job to make you whole again after your accident. Start with a consultation, and then we will map out a strategy for your case. At that point, we can begin collecting evidence on your behalf.