Tag Archives: car accident liability

Distracted Driving and Injuries…  

Distracted Driving and Injuries - Hull and Zimmerman Most of us don’t think much about getting behind the wheel of a car, we just do it and assume the best, because more often than not, we arrive where we’re going without incident.  However, as we all know, that’s not always the case.  And with the constant rise of smartphone use, the odds of being injured by a distracted driver are also on the rise.   (more…)

Hydroplaning Accidents in Colorado…  

Hydroplaning Accidents in Colorado Spring is in the air and all of us who live in Colorado know what that means… We’ll experience every season in the next couple of months: winter, spring, summer, and fall.  We may have a high of 75 with loads of sun on Monday and Tuesday will bring sleet, then snow, then rain.   (more…)

Four Leading Causes of Semi Truck Crashes in Color…  

Four Leading Causes of Semi Truck Crashes in Colorado With the beautiful mountains of Colorado, come some pretty turbulent driving conditions, especially for the truckers.  It wasn’t too long ago a semi truck driver on I-70 in Golden lost control, causing a fiery accident that killed four surrounding drivers and injured several others. (more…)

Tips for Being a Safe and Smart Pedestrian in Colo…  

Tips for Being a Safe and Smart Pedestrian in Colorado Colorado has become a very pedestrian-friendly state, especially in the Denver metro area.  Bikes and motorized scooters are commonly used in the busy downtown areas of Colorado, and walkers are ever present.  So, how do pedestrians stay safe in those car-congested areas? By being smart. (more…)

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim after a Car Accident…  

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim after a Car Accident Even those of you who drive following all of the Colorado driving laws and rules, use proper road etiquette, and take driving safely seriously are put at risk every day you get into a vehicle.  Why? Because just because you’re doing it the right way, doesn’t mean everyone else is. In fact, everyone else most certainly is not. (more…)

Winter Driving Safety Tips and Stats…  

Winter Driving Safety Tips and Stats It may be obvious to state that fog, snow, ice, and rain are all pretty significant driving safety hazards, so winter driving can get pretty messy if you don’t take the proper care and precautions.   Knowing the dangers that come with winter-months driving can’t guarantee you won’t be involved in an accident, but it will definitely give you some insight on how to reduce your risk of it.  (more…)

The Most Dangerous Intersections in Denver…  

The Most Dangerous Intersections in Denver We’ve seen Denver grow and grow... and grow.  And more people means more traffic, which means more accidents. This is due to heavier traffic, combined with more pedestrians, cyclists, and scooters on the roads. We found a list compiled by the Denver Police Department for Westword News, of the most dangerous intersections in the Denver metro area. We’re not telling you to stay clear of these intersections, but you should certainly use extra caution.   (more…)

How Car Accidents Affect the Children Involved…  

How Car Accidents Affect the Children Involved Car accidents can be terrifying for even the adults involved, but when children are present, the emotional distress they feel can be overwhelming and hard to understand, whether they were physically harmed or not. If you’re wondering if a child can have PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) symptoms, the answer is yes. And oftentimes they come on later than you may expect.  Today we’re going to tell you how you can identify PTSD in your child and what to do once it’s been discovered. (more…)

Snow Tires Lower Your Chance of Winter Car Acciden…  

Snow Tires Lower Your Chance of Winter Car Accidents It’s no secret that personal injury attorneys see their fair share of car accident cases.  At Hull & Zimmerman we’re well aware of the role the winter season can play in car accident statistics. Now that fall has arrived and we’ve already experienced our first Denver snowfall, we thought we’d share with you the benefits of putting on your snow tires, which will help to keep you and others safe this winter. (more…)

Who is Responsible for Damages After an Accident?…  

driver covering his face in frustration | driver liability for car accidentThere are many factors considered important for determining who is responsible for damages that occur to property, and/or injuries that are sustained by an individual, in an accident. For example, imagine a motor vehicle driver is seriously injured when another driver cuts in front of him/her, after turning onto the street.  The second driver may be found to be responsible if he/she was driving their vehicle at a high rate of speed, or if they made an illegal lane change before the accident. The driver responsible for paying for the damages caused by the accident in this case, is influenced by whether or not the second driver violated a statute, not necessarily by the common law definition of “fault”. Learn more about driver liability for car accident below. (more…)