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Arvada Car Accident Lawyers Fight for Victims Injured Due to Negligence

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If you have been injured in a Colorado car accident, you need an experienced injury law firm on your side. At The Elliott Law Offices, P.C., our car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of legal experience representing clients in the Denver area. We can help you obtain compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages.

Major causes of car accidents In Colorado

Colorado is in the midst of an alarming spike in traffic fatalities. The steep upward trend began in 2012 and reached 745 deaths in 2022, the highest total since 1981. The Colorado Department of Transportation reports that impaired-driving deaths rose by 60 percent between 2019 and 2022. A survey of driving habits in the state revealed several problematic behaviors, as follows:

  • 19 percent of motorists surveyed admitted to driving over the speed limit most or all of the time. 
  • 10 percent said they never stop for pedestrians who aren’t in a crosswalk.
  • 63 percent admitted they eat or drink while operating a vehicle 
  • 28 percent read text messages while driving.
  • 7 percent admitted they drove within a couple of hours after using cannabis.

It is clear that excessive speed, distracted driving and impaired driving are major factors in Colorado car crashes. 

Common injuries in automobile accidents

Accidents involving passenger cars and trucks can produce severe injuries, including these:

  • Whiplash
  • Bone fractures
  • Crush injuries
  • Spinal injuries and paralysis
  • Concussion and traumatic brain injury
  • Severed limbs

Among the most common auto accidents are rear-end collisions. These crashes often result in whiplash, which can produce head, neck or spinal injuries. The more severe the accident, the more severe the injury, with spinal fractures, breaks and splits at the top of the list.

How severe is a whiplash injury?

Most whiplash injuries occur when a car rear-ends another, forcing the neck of a driver or passenger to snap back. A whiplash injury can result in any of these symptoms:

  • Spinal pain and stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory issues
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Irritability

Whiplash symptoms, when documented by a physician, can be sufficient evidence to support an award of monetary damages. With the help of a qualified attorney at The Elliott Law Offices, you can be confident that all your medical reports are properly presented to support your claim.

How long does whiplash last?

Whiplash symptoms can last for as little as two months or for as long as two years. The direct consequences of this type of injury that can affect your work, health and family. A knowledgeable injury lawyer can assess your injuries determine whether they are sufficient to support a lawsuit for damages.

Who Is liable in a Colorado car crash?

Everyone who operates a vehicle has a duty to drive safely, obey the rules of the road and exercise common sense. Unfortunately, many motorists drive carelessly or even recklessly, making unsafe maneuvers that cause collisions. Since Colorado is an at-fault insurance state, negligent drivers are legally responsible for the losses of the people they injure. 

However, accidents result from other causes as well. Mechanical defects and poor road conditions can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles. When that happens, manufacturers of defective car parts or government entities responsible for road construction and maintenance can be liable for an injured party’s losses.

Proving liability is one of the primary tasks of an auto accident lawyer. Our team thoroughly investigates car crashes and consults with accident reconstruction experts to ascertain the precise causes. Then we work tirelessly to hold the responsible parties fully accountable.

Contact our car accident lawyers in Arvada, Colorado for a free consultation

The Elliott Law Offices, P.C. in Arvada represents victims of auto accidents in the Denver, Colorado area. We proudly serve Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Boulder, Denver and Jefferson counties. We offer representation on a contingency fee basis, so there are no upfront costs. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 303-872-6274 or contact us online.

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Mark D. Elliott

Since 1987, Mark D. Elliott has been a staple in the workers' compensation law community. As a member of the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity, he has the experience, passion and drive to succeed for any client in his respective fields of law.

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James Elliott, Esq., the founder of the Elliott Law Offices, passed on April 13, 2018.  He is remembered for his hard work helping to create and refine the laws of the worker’s compensation arena. He obtained successful outcomes for his clients through both trials and appeals, and participated in creating and refining the law through…

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