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July 2016 Archives

Vicarious liability may apply to car owner after accident

Vicarious liability and negligent entrustment are concepts that sometimes comes into play in Colorado accident cases. They may be especially important because they may apply where one person lends a vehicle to another or where a person is hired to drive a vehicle on behalf of a company or individual.

What to do after a car accident to protect your rights

There are over six million car accidents each year in this country and, fortunately, most of them are minor. Yet, about one-third of car accidents involve personal injury to either the driver or passengers. Out of those numbers, about two in every ten accidents lead to a fatal injury.

Car accident rates throughout the country compared to others

A July 6 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention demonstrated that in Colorado and throughout the country, people face a higher likelihood of dying in a motor vehicle accident than people who live in 19 other high-income countries. Canada, the United Kingdom, Austria, Sweden and Japan were among the other countries studied. The CDC used figures from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the World Health Organization for the years 2000-2013 to reach their conclusions.

Car accident victims and injury compensation

Colorado residents who have been in a car accident that was caused by the negligence of another driver will often incur a variety of expenses and other losses as a result. There are several different types of damages that can be sought should the injured victim decide to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault motorist.

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