Doehling Law
Call Us for a Free initial Consultation No Recovery, No Fee
970-628-3907
Free Case Evaluation Form

Colorado is not a no-fault state for car accidents

Suffering a personal injury can put a damper on your lifestyle; you may no longer be able to work, or you may have to quit doing the things you love due to a disability. A serious, disabling car accident can happen in an instant, with little to no chance for you to escape unharmed. When that happens, you need to know who can be held responsible.

Colorado was a no-fault state until 2003, at which time the laws changed allowing the insurance company and person responsible for a crash to be held responsible for the damage to your vehicle and injuries you've suffered. In all cases, it's up to you to prove that the driver was at-fault, but that won't necessarily mean that the driver will be held 100 percent responsible.

Take, for instance, this hypothetical situation. You were driving down the road and stopped at a stop sign, but your car was sticking out into traffic. Most of the time, cars went around the front of your vehicle with no issue, but then a driver who was texting didn't look up and slammed into you. Both of you could be held partially responsible for the crash, even if the other driver is primarily responsible.

To determine who's at fault, you need to establish who is liable and need to prove they are responsible for the crash. Then, you need to show that you suffered injuries. Finally, show the damages to your property caused by the other driver. If you can do these things, you will have a stronger case when you head to court.

Source: DMV.org, "Personal Injury in Colorado," accessed March. 26, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
DL | Doehling Law | Accident and Injury Law Firm, P.C.
Call Us for a Free initial Consultation No Recovery, No Fee
970-628-3907 or 888-457-4654

Grand Junction Office
114 N. Spruce Street
Suite 100
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Toll Free: 888-457-4654
Phone: 970-628-3907
Fax: 970-245-7902
Map & Directions

Aspen Office
303 Lemond Place
PO Box 5918
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

Toll Free: 888-457-4654
Phone: 970-628-3907
Fax: 970-245-7902
Map & Directions

Crested Butte Office
319 Elk Avenue
Suite 5
Crested Butte, CO 81224

Phone: 970-628-3907
Fax: 970-245-7902
Map & Directions

Contact Us Today

Experienced Attorneys Ready To Fight For You

Free Case Evaluation - Send Us Your Case Details

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy