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Auto Insurance Study Finds Colorado Drivers Are Among the Worst

By Burg Simpson
June 1, 2017
3 min read

A recent QuoteWizard survey found that Colorado drivers rank among the nation’s worst. Colorado drivers receive more speeding tickets and drunk driving convictions much higher than the national average. Coloradoans are also more likely to be involved in collisions. In fact, the survey found that Colorado’s drivers ranked 42nd out of 50 states in terms of overall driving safety. The state also ranked 40th and 39th, respectively, when it came to the number of speeding tickets and DUI arrests. These statistics emphasize not only how critical it is to drive safely on Colorado’s roads, but the importance of seeking experienced counsel if you’re injured by another driver’s negligence.

The Consequences of Unsafe Driving in Colorado

The QuoteWizard study underscores how important it is to drive as safely as possible. There is no substitute for defensive driving, particularly when considering the number of Colorado drivers who either drive at excessive speeds or, worse, drive drunk. Although this study did not look at the total number of accidents or insurance claims in Colorado as compared with other states, those often go hand in hand with the poor driving habits reflected in this study.

If you are involved in an accident with a driver who is exhibiting negligent behavior, then you likely could have a personal injury claim against them and/or his insurance company if you suffered injuries and/or damages as a result. Under Colorado law, if you are injured by another negligence, then you may be entitled to recover damages for whatever injuries you have suffered, which could include pain and suffering, lost wages, the cost of any medical treatment, in addition to any other out-of-pocket costs you might have incurred as a result of your accident, such as auto repairs.

Call Burg Simpson if You Have Been Injured or Suffered Losses Because of Another Driver’s Negligence

If you have been involved in a car accident in Colorado in which another driver was speeding, driving drunk, or exhibiting any of the other behaviors that make Colorado’s drivers the 8th worst in the nation, contact the experienced Colorado personal injury lawyers with Burg Simpson at 303-792-5595 fill out a Free Case Evaluation form online today. At Burg Simpson, each Denver injury lawyer has a long track record of success in representing clients in serious personal injury matters. We have successfully represented thousands of personal injury clients and have recovered a total of more than $1 billion for those clients in verdicts and settlement, including more than $1 million on more than 100 separate cases.

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