If you were involved in a car crash in Colorado, a personal injury claim might be able to help. Motorists are eligible for personal injury claims when they're injured at no fault of their own. PI claims can help pay for medical bills, damage to your car, lost wages, and more.
Negligence Laws in Colorado
Negligence refers to the portion of fault you share for an automobile accident. If you were "negligent" and neglected your duties as a responsible driver. Typically, the negligent driver's insurance company will be held responsible for the damages resulting from an auto accident.
Colorado uses comparative fault when determining who was negligent for an auto accident. This means that your settlement will be reduced by the fault you share for the accident. If you were 20% at fault for a car crash and awarded $10,000, your settlement would be reduced to $8,000.
Specific Crash Scenarios in Colorado
Why does it matter what type of crash you were in while driving in Colorado? There are a few reasons why you should be as detailed as possible when describing what happened in a Colorado car crash. First off, some car crash situations will be easier to "point the blame" and determine negligence for insurance purposes.
Additionally, some crashes have more damages to your car. The more damages you incur, the higher your PI settlement could be.
Here are some specific Colorado car crash scenarios: