Poor Driving Habits Responsible for Colorado Car Crashes

Denver evening traffic | Poor Driving HabitsRecently the Denver Post published a study that showed that Colorado ranked in the bottom fifth when it came to driving habits. Speeding tickets, traffic citations, and drunk driving incidents abound throughout the state. In addition, Colorado drivers aren’t good at wearing seat belts, stopping at red lights, and signaling when they want to turn. These poor driving habits lead to serious and often fatal car accidents. So what does this study really mean? Colorado drivers are simply not safe drivers and they have no one to blame but themselves.

Why are Colorado drivers so irresponsible behind the wheel? Many safety experts have concluded that there is a certain laid-back attitude towards driving in the state that could be an issue, especially when taking certain safety precautions such as wearing a seat belt or using a turn signal.

What Can You Do?

While there is little you can do to improve the driving of others in Colorado, you can take measures to protect yourself.

  • Always use your turn signal when turning
  • Never drink and drive
  • Never drive under the influence of drugs
  • Avoid tailgating or following too closely
  • Obey all posted speed limit signs
  • Avoid driving in inclement weather
  • Never use your cellphone while driving
  • Avoid distractions

Unfortunately, even when you take all the necessary safety precautions and drive cautiously, accidents can still occur. When they do, it is important to hold the negligent driver responsible for your accident – and your injuries. When you are injured, you will need money to pay for medical expenses, lost wages, future earnings loss, and more. An experienced car accident attorney can fight for your rights and hold the irresponsible driver accountable for their actions.

Without an attorney on your side, however, insurance companies can – and will – take advantage of you. They will likely offer you a low-ball quick settlement that is a fraction of what you may need to fully recover. Never sign anything without first speaking to an experienced attorney. An attorney will help you through this difficult time and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf – protecting your rights and your future.

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Contact Our Fort Collins Car Accident Lawyers

Fowler1403-015If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident in Fort Collins, Colorado, it is important to know that you are not alone. We can help! Contact the Fowler Law Firm today at (970) 232-3322 to find out how we can use our legal experience to help you recover maximum compensation.

 

 

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