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Gilcrest, CO – Auto Accident with Injuries Reported on US-85

By Burg Simpson
September 3, 2021
4 min read

Gilcrest, CO (August 31, 2021) – Emergency crews were requested at the scene of an accident in the Gilcrest area on Monday morning that ended in injuries. At around 8 a.m., on August 30, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on US Highway 85.

Reports from local authorities indicate that a collision blocked US Highway 85 during the morning hours. The incident, reported as a head-on collision, left the vehicles with moderate damage.

At least one person involved in the accident was injured. Medics responded to the scene of the accident to render aid to victims. Those in need of further care were transported to area hospitals via ambulance. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.

Car Accidents in Gilcrest, Colorado

Every year, people are hurt in car crashes across the state of Colorado due to the negligence of other motorists. Although we can take proactive measures to protect others, there is no true way to prevent other people from engaging in reckless and negligent acts while operating their vehicles. As a result, we see thousands of people sustain injuries in crashes caused by:

  • Drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Drivers who are distracted by phones and other objects
  • Drivers who speed 
  • Drivers who disregard traffic control devices, run red lights, or blow through stop signs
  • Drivers who engage in other reckless driving behaviors

When victims are hurt in accidents caused by negligent parties, they may have legal options available to help them recover. A knowledgeable Colorado personal injury lawyer can help those harmed determine what options are available to them based on the circumstances surrounding their accident. A responsive attorney will review your accident, gather evidence, and identify all liable parties that you can pursue legal options available to help you recover

Our team at Burg Simpson will help you put together the strongest case imaginable. Our team will determine if the accident meets the requirements for proving negligence. This includes showing:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached the duty of care
  • The breach to the duty of care caused the accident
  • You suffered damages due to the accident caused by the breach

Putting together a solid legal claim will ensure you are in the best position possible to recover. Our personal injury attorneys in Colorado have over four decades of experience helping victims throughout the state who have been harmed in accidents caused by negligent and reckless drivers. If you were injured in an accident, it is crucial that you reach out to our Colorado personal injury law firm as soon as possible. 

You may have legal options available to help you recover compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and more. Contact our team by calling (888) 895-2080 or 866-234-7768 at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case evaluation to discuss the circumstances surrounding your accident and the legal options available to get you justice. 

Note: Independent sources were used in the creation of this post.  These sources include news reports, police reports, eye-witness reports, social media reports, and first-hand accounts about the injury accident. For that reason, the facts pertaining to the specific events surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writing team. If there is any information that is not correct about a specific incident or if you would prefer that the post be removed, please reach out to us as soon as possible so that we can make the correction or remove the post.  

Disclaimer: At the personal injury law firm of Burg Simpson, we have made it our mission to give back to our local community members. We have dedicated our careers to changing peoples’ lives for the better by fighting for them in court to ensure that they receive fair and full compensation for their injuries and damages after suffering an injury.  We hope these posts will help bring awareness to the dangers of driving and will remind members of our communities to practice safer driving habits and take the necessary precautions to prevent being injured. This is not a solicitation for business. The information in this post should not be misconstrued as medical advice or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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