Traffic Accident Statistics
In Colorado Springs and throughout El Paso County, The Laybourne Law Firm offers skilled representation to anyone who has suffered as a result of a traffic accident. If you or someone you care about has been involved in an accident, having a lawyer represent you can ensure your rights are protected. If you were injured by a negligent driver, you may be able to seek compensation for medical bills and any lost wages incurred as a result.
For many people, it’s not always easy to pursue legal action against someone who caused an accident they were involved in. However, it’s important to remember that the point of seeking damages is not to punish someone for what may have been an honest mistake. The point is to ensure you have the resources and the time available to recover fully.
To find out more about your right to compensation following a traffic accident, contact Colorado Springs’ Laybourne Law Firm today.
Statistics and Information
As anyone who has driven in Colorado Springs can attest, traffic accidents of varying severity are a common phenomenon. Car, truck and motorcycle crashes can be caused by any number of things, and many accidents are not the fault of the driver. Accidents can also be caused by negligence, impaired driving and recklessness.
Research by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that 472 people were killed in traffic crashes in Colorado in 2012. However, fatal crashes account for only a small portion of the tens of thousands of major and minor incidents that occur each year. These accidents come with a high price — in 2012, the average property damage liability claim for a traffic accident was $3,073. In accidents where a bodily injury occurred, that number jumps to $14,653.
What to Do if You’ve Been in an Accident
If you have been involved in a car, truck or motorcycle accident in Colorado Springs — whether or not you were at fault — the most important thing to do is to ensure your rights are protected. The sooner you talk to an attorney who understands state traffic law and personal injury liability, the better.
Brad Laybourne of The Laybourne Law Firm has more than 12 years of experience with personal injury law in Colorado. If you’ve been hurt in an accident, or have suffered lost wages or other financial difficulties as a result, you have options. Our firm will ensure you get the compensation you need. Cases can often be settled without a long court case — to find out more about your options, contact our office for your free consultation.