Denver Texting While Driving Accident Attorneys

Texting while driving is one of the most dangerous forms of distracted driving. In addition to being visually distracting, texting while driving is manually distracting (taking drivers’ hands off the steering wheel) and cognitively distracting (diverting their attention from the road and the task of driving).

All of this means that drivers who text are not fully aware of their surroundings, have slower reaction times and are far more likely to cause crashes (when compared to attentive motorists).

When you need help determining whether texting while driving contributed to your crash, you can turn to a Denver car accident lawyer at Burnham Injury Law.

Aggressive and experienced, our attorneys know how to hold negligent and reckless motorists (and others) responsible for the accidents, injuries and harm they cause. We are committed to advocating our clients’ rights to financial recovery, and we are ready to explain your legal options if you or a loved one has been hurt in an auto accident.

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After discussing the details of your crash, as well as your legal needs and goals, we will strategize with you to develop an effective legal game plan to position your case for success.

 

Colorado Texting While Driving Law: Background

The dangers of texting while driving have led Colorado lawmakers to ban it. Specifically, the Colorado texting while driving law:1

  • Prohibits texting while driving when it is done in a “careless or imprudent manner”
  • Comes with fines of $300 (for a first-time offense)
  • Adds four points to a motorist’s driving record.

 

Texting While Driving Statistics

The dangers of texting while driving are well documented and increasingly publicized. Despite that – and the fact that it is illegal in Colorado (and many other states), many motorists continue to text while driving, putting themselves and those sharing the road with them at risk of an accident.

Some of the latest texting while driving statistics highlight just how often texting while driving – and distracted driving in general – cause crashes. According to these statistics,2 every year across the U.S.:

  • Cellphone use while driving (including texting) causes at least 1.6 million motor vehicle accidents.
  • At least 16,100 people are killed in accidents caused by distracted drivers.
  • Around 400,000 people are hurt in accidents involving distracted driving.
  • Distracted driving causes more than 1 in every 10 motor vehicle accident deaths.

These grim statistics are echoed on a smaller scale in Colorado,3 where each year:

  • Distracted drivers cause at least 13 percent of traffic-related deaths.
  • More than 15,500 injury crashes are caused by distracted drivers.
  • Cellphone use contributes to at least 17 fatal motor vehicle accidents.

 

How a Lawyer Can Help You with a Texting While Driving Accident Case

In the aftermath of a car crash, figuring out – and proving – whether any form distracted driving has contributed to the wreck is important to determining the options for justice and compensation.

At Burnham Injury Law, our Denver car accident lawyers are dedicated to helping the victims of distracted driving accidents determine and pursue their recovery options.

While we always tailor our service to fit our clients’ legal needs and goals, some of the ways our attorneys can help you with a texting while driving (or any distracted driving) accident claim include by:

  • Gathering and analyzing cellphone records to determine whether texting (or other cellphone use) occurred right before and/or during the accident
  • Dealing and negotiating with insurance companies to advance the claim
  • Preparing for litigation if or when necessary
  • Providing the highest quality representation and legal service throughout the course of the case
  • Working tirelessly to maximize the financial recovery while bringing the case to a successful resolution.

Let us tell you more about how our experience, representation and advocacy can make all of the difference in your case and financial recovery.

 

Don’t Settle for Less in Your Claim or Legal Representation: Contact a Denver Car Accident Lawyer at Burnham Injury Law

If you have been hurt in a distracted driving accident (or in any type of auto crash), contact a Denver car accident lawyer at Burnham Injury Law for a free consultation and important information about your potential claim.

Call (720) 845-7001 or email our firm to start getting answers about your recovery options.

Our strategic, compassionate attorneys are skilled negotiators and elite trial attorneys who are focused on providing effective advocacy that empowers you and positions your claim for the maximum financial recovery. Testimonials from our former clients affirm our dedication, the efficacy of our representation and our stellar record of success.

From offices across Colorado, we provide exceptional counsel to clients throughout the Denver metro area and the state of Colorado.

 

1: Text of the Colorado Texting While Driving Law
2: Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
3: According to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)




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