It is illegal in Colorado to text while driving, and anyone under the age of 18 is prohibited from using a cellphone at all while driving. Despite this fact, many drivers continue to disregard these laws, which consistently puts other drivers' lives at risk.
At the Law Office of James H. Guest, we've seen time and again what happens when one driver's reckless decision to drive while distracted does to those around them. For more than 30 years, our law firm has helped individuals and families in the Denver area and throughout Colorado whose lives have been changed because of motor vehicle accidents.
It is our goal to obtain compensation for injured clients and their families to help them move on from their losses including lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
A driver is considered to be distracted when they are paying more attention to something other than the task of operating a motor vehicle safely. While a majority of people immediately think of texting and driving when they hear the phrase "distracted driving," there actually many types of in-vehicle distractions that can cause serious or fatal collisions including but not limited to:
- Checking social media apps
- Sending an email
- Taking a picture
- Talking to others in the car (often occurring with teenagers)
- Applying makeup
- Reaching for an item in the passenger or back seat
Depending on how distracted a driver is, they may not see changes in traffic patterns, causing a serious rear-end collision, or they may drift into oncoming traffic, resulting in a fatal head-on collision. These types of crashes can result in a wide range of injuries, from temporary cuts and broken bones that will heal in time to more catastrophic injuries such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Serious burns
- Wrongful death
From steep hospital bills, extensive surgeries and lost wages from missed work to the need for long-term care for a permanent disability, catastrophic injuries can add up. This is not a burden victims and their families should have to bear. Compensation can be sought with help from a skilled personal injury lawyer.
The Law Office of James H. Guest, L.L.C., is known throughout the Denver area for providing the highest quality legal services every time. We handle everything so you don't have to. Let us help you deal with the aftermath of a distracted driving or texting and driving accident.
Contact us today online or by telephone to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced lawyers. We bill on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don't have to pay us a thing unless we recover money for you.