Traffic Accidents Overview
In 2008, the Colorado State Patrol investigated 27,213 car accidents on Colorado roads and highways and estimate that number is only a third of total accidents for the year. With roughly 6 million accidents during the average lifetime and 5 million people (for Colorado in 2010), one could infer that nearly every Colorado driver will be in a car accident at some point in their life.
Even if the traffic accident is not your fault, you can still end up in a courtroom facing serious legal consquences. Criminal charges can cost thousands of dollars in fines and time in jail. Civil litigation for damages can approach hundreds of thousands of dollars if the other party was injured. Finally, in certain cases, such as with a DUI charge, a DMV hearing is required where your Colorado driver’s license can be revoked, taking away your freedom to drive.
With all these potential hazards and pitfalls, even if you’re not at fault for the accident, you need to have an experienced Denver Traffic Attorney before you walk into a courtroom. Ross Koplin is a professional Colorado traffic defense lawyer who can help protect your rights and minimize losses to your personal freedom. If you have been charged with a DUI, DWAI, Careless or Reckless Driving, or Vehicular Assault in a traffic accident, contact Ross today for a free consultation.
Resources for Car Accidents
- What To Do If You Are In a Car Accident – It’s easy to panic after a car accident, due to trauma and fight-or-flight instincts, but remaining calm is vital. As a Colorado driver, you have certain rights and responsibilities after a traffic accident, and this article will help prepare you for such an event.
- Understanding Careless and Reckless Driving – Demystifies the charges and implications of Careless Driving and Reckless Driving in both a criminal and civil context.
Legal Disclaimer – The information contained at this web site is not intended to be legal advice and all information regarding Colorado criminal law is general content only and should not be relied upon for any specific Colorado criminal law situation. Information on this web site is not intended to be comprehensive and does not cover all the issues, nuances or ramifications related to the topic discussed. This web site may not be updated routinely to reflect the very most current Colorado law.
Individuals should consult an experienced Denver criminal attorney, Denver DUI laywer, or Denver traffic lawyer for advice regarding an individual situation.
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