Arvada, Colorado Personal Injury Lawyers
Arvada is well-known to our team at Cook, Bradford & Levy as a residential and small business community northwest of Denver and south of Boulder. Arvada covers almost 40 square miles, with boundaries stretching from Highway 93 on the west, Sheridan Boulevard on the east, 88th Avenue and Candelas Parkway to the north, and 64 th to Ward Road to I-70 at the south. While the heart of Arvada is Olde Town, recent residential developments like Candelas have caused Arvada’s population to surge to over 120,000 residents. Our Arvada personal injury attorneys have extensive knowledge of Arvada’s growth, its roads, and the associated traffic problems that often lead to accidents.
Our team puts our knowledge to work for our Arvada clients, achieving successful results in many contexts ranging from distracted driving, car accidents, and motorcycle accidents, to slip and fall accidents and victims of catastrophic injury. If you live in Arvada and have been injured in an accident, we can help you. We encourage you to reach out to our friendly Arvada personal injury lawyers at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation about your case.Distracted Driving Causes Arvada Car Accidents
With the increase in cellphone and GPS use, our personal injury team has a policy of evaluating every car accident for distracted driving. Because of the rise in distracted driving, our Arvada personal injury attorneys recommend that after an accident you keep your eyes and ears open for signs that the other driver was distracted at the time of the crash. If you see anything suspicious that would indicate possible cell phone use, texting, or GPS use at the time you were hit, write it down and make sure to speak to the investigating police officer about your concerns. We have even had cases where our clients could see the driver on their cell phone before they were rear-ended!
Our Arvada personal injury lawyers also have had several cases where our clients overheard an admission by the at-fault driver that at the time of the crash they were on their cell phone or looking at their GPS unit for directions. We can use these admissions in your case as ammunition to convince an insurance adjuster, judge, or jury that the at-fault driver made a choice to drive dangerously, which can significantly increase your financial compensation. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, we know that admissions are especially powerful if the negligent driver made them to the police officer investigating the scene or other witness to the accident, because statements made to neutral witnesses are viewed more credibly.Searching for Evidence of Texting and Driving
After an accident happens, the window for gathering evidence of distracted driving is relatively short. The information captured in the police report, or in your own notes, becomes extremely important. Our experienced Arvada personal injury lawyers will follow up on any leads that ware apparent, as well as those that may take some work. For example, our team has successfully obtained witness statements over the phone and in person, and in several instances have managed to get crash video from surrounding businesses or traffic cameras. Each case is unique and presents its own challenges and clues. If nothing conclusively shows distracted driving, our team of Arvada personal injury attorneys have several tools available to further drill down on the issue. For example, we can subpoena phone records showing any texts, times received and sent, and locations of the cell phone at each event. Our Arvada personal injury lawyers are also skilled at deposing at-fault drivers under oath, and requesting various documents that will help us get to the bottom of what caused the crash, and whether distracted driving was involved.
Because the act of distracted driving is a willful choice, Colorado law has allowed judges to find that punitive damages may be warranted. Punitive damages permit an award of up to double the economic damages in your case. An experienced Arvada personal injury attorney therefore knows the importance of a proper investigation both at the scene and afterward, and can help do what is necessary to set you up to be fully compensated for your claim.
If you live in Arvada and have been injured in any type of accident, we encourage you to give our friendly and knowledgeable Arvada personal injury lawyers a call at 303-543-1000 to set up your free consultation.