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Distracted Driving Car Accidents

Denver Distracted Driving Car Accident Attorneys | The Gold Law Firm

Texting and driving car accidents are becoming more frequent as smartphones continue to advance. Now, distracted driving is a major cause of car accidents across Colorado and the entire United States. According to the National Safety Council, distracted driving is the cause of more than 1.6 million car accidents a year. 

If you or someone you love suffers an injury in an accident caused by a distracted driver, you need a law firm on your side that can help. Your time and energy are better spent on your recovery. That is why we are here. At the Gold Law Firm, our Denver distracted driving attorneys can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf and help you obtain maximum compensation. Contact the Denver distracted driving car accident attorneys at the Gold Law Firm right away to learn about your legal options.

The Colorado Law of Texting and Driving

In Colorado, more than 40 accidents every single day are caused by distracted drivers. These drivers may be texting, talking on the phone, surfing the web, or even conducting Zoom meetings. Even though Colorado law prohibits texting while driving and interacting with a phone screen, drivers still continue to do it. 

As many Colorado drivers know, Colorado House Bill 1094 was effective into law on December 1st, 2009.  Under the law, signed by Governor Bill Ritter, the state of Colorado prohibits the use of cell phone texting while driving.  The new law also prohibits all use of cell phones while driving for persons under the age of 18.  Violations will result in a class 2 misdemeanor and a $300 ticket. It also results in 4 points being added to your driver’s license. This almost always results in a significant increase in insurance premiums. 

Yet, even though Colorado law prohibits texting while driving and interacting with a phone screen, drivers still continue to do it.

Distracted Driving in Denver: The Risk of Texting and Driving

According to David Strayer, a researcher from the University of Utah, studies show that the risk of getting into a car accident while talking on your cell phone is quadrupled. “For comparison purposes, someone who is drunk at a 0.08 alcohol level has a four-time crash increase. So talking on a cell phone is about the same as driving drunk,” he says. “When you’re text messaging, the risk goes up to eight times.”

The NHTSA reports that over 500,000 people in 2008 were injured in accidents because drivers were talking, texting, or emailing. And, over 6,000 people were killed. Drinking and driving is no longer the leading cause of car accident-related deaths – it’s distracted drivers.  The state of Colorado has recognized these alarming statistics. The state hopes that enforcing this new law will contribute to the increased driver awareness of the real risks involved with texting and driving.

Types of Distracted Driving in Colorado 

When drivers think of distracted driving, they almost always think of texting and driving, and for good reason. Texting behind the wheel is responsible for up to 14% of all fatal car accidents on the road. However, there are many other types of distracted driving, including:

  • Talking on the phone
  • Checking email 
  • Checking or interacting on social media profiles
  • Putting makeup on 
  • Grooming
  • Eating or drinking
  • Smoking a cigarette or vaping
  • Changing the radio station
  • Putting in GPS coordinates
  • Trying to read a map

How Can Our Distracted Driving Lawyers Help You?

If you suffered an injury in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, we can help. Our dedicated team of lawyers will give you the personalized attention you deserve. We investigate these accidents carefully to identify who caused your accident. This often means employing experts, subpoenaing the phone records, and interviewing eyewitnesses who can help us prove liability. 

We will then calculate the full extent of your losses, so we can help you get the maximum compensation after your accident. If insurance companies refuse to play fair, we are not afraid to take the case to court. We are experienced negotiators and litigators, so you never have to worry about how your case might progress. We will be with you from start to finish. 

Contact the Denver Distracted Driving Car Accident Attorneys at Gold Law Firm Today

Gold Law FirmIf you or someone around you was injured in an accident because another driver was talking on their cell phone or texting while driving, you will need an experienced Colorado personal injury lawyer to handle your case. At the Gold Law Firm, we work hard to achieve maximum compensation for all of our clients. Contact attorney Gregory A. Gold of the Gold Law Firm today for a free consultation at (303) 694-4653, or by filling out the contact form on this page.


The Gold Law firm serves the survivors and families of personal injury, car accidents, sexual assault, and insurance disputes throughout the state of Colorado, including Castle Pines, Denver, Akron, Brush, Byers, Fort Morgan, Greeley, Holyoke, Strasburg, Weldona, Wiggins, and Yuma.


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