Colorado Car Accidents

The Colorado State Patrol reports that hundreds of fatal car crashes happen on Colorado streets every year. In addition, thousands of people are severely injured on state roadways.


If you’ve been injured in a car crash or have lost a loved one in a collision, contact Flaxman Law Group’s Denver office. We’re a boutique, family-run law firm and we put an emphasis on caring and personal attention. When you work with us, you have your attorney’s personal cell phone number so you can always get in touch, and you work with a dedicated team who wants to help.

What Causes Car Crashes in Colorado?

According to the Colorado State Patrol, the top reasons for car crashes across the state include:

  • Drunk driving. Driving under the influence reduces response times and affects judgment, which can lead to catastrophic crashes. Drivers who are over the blood alcohol limit may not have the ability to take evasive action to prevent or lessen a crash, leading to serious injury.
  • Lane violations. Entering another driver’s lane, cutting off other motorists, and otherwise not providing enough space can lead to serious side swipe and rear-end shunt accidents.
  • Speeding. According to the Colorado State Patrol, speeding is the factor most closely linked to fatalities in car crashes. When drivers speed, they’re more likely to lose control of their car, which can result in a collision. Even worse, high speeds create a lot of momentum and force in a crash, which can lead to serious and life-threatening injury.
  • Distraction. Authorities have found drivers eating, drinking, texting, applying makeup, or otherwise multitasking while driving. This is incredibly dangerous because taking your eyes off the road, your focus off driving, or your hands off the wheel puts you (and everyone else sharing the road with you) at risk.
  • Aggressive Driving. Road rage incidents and aggressive driving, including failure to yield and following too closely, can easily lead to serious crashes.

In addition to these factors, there are a number of unique features about Colorado that can put drivers at risk. The rugged beauty of the state is prized, but the steep mountain roads and serious weather events in the area can be a challenge for motorists. So can big game such as deer and elk, which are common in Colorado.

In addition, a booming population and lots of tourism mean that Colorado streets see plenty of motorists who are unfamiliar with local traffic and weather conditions. For example, visitors and new residents may be unfamiliar with local tire chain and tread laws that are designed to keep everyone safe. This inexperience can increase the risk of traffic collisions.

Have You Been Injured on a Denver or Colorado Roadway?

Whether your car crash happened in Colorado, Boulder, or in any other part of Colorado and whether you’re a visitor to our state or a resident, you can always reach Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626. Let us give you our honest perspective on your situation and what you may be able to do next. Our attorneys are here to make a difference, so don’t hesitate to call if you’ve been injured and are wondering how you’ll handle your insurance claim.

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