Car accident lawsuits in Colorado and across the U.S. hinge upon proving fault or negligence.
Negligence can be defined as when a person behaves in a thoughtless and careless manner. Proving someone was negligent provides the basis to obtain compensation for damages and injuries resulting from a car accident.
Colorado drivers must use extreme care when operating their vehicle on the road to avoid colliding with and injuring someone else. This is what’s called the “duty of reasonable care.”
If the defendant in a car accident lawsuit was not reasonably careful, they can be considered negligent and therefore be held responsible for the plaintiffs’ damages and injuries. But it doesn’t stop there – the plaintiff must also show that the defendant’s negligent behavior caused their injuries and damages.
Read 3 Elements of a Colorado Car Accident Claim, a new article in the Colorado car accident attorney knowledge center to learn more about the elements of a car accident negligence claim.