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Driving safely in Colorado: Negligence is no excuse

Living in Colorado, you know that some of the roadways you use can be incredibly dangerous if drivers aren't paying attention. For instance, the Million Dollar Highway, which was built in the late 1880s, is a well-traveled highway with spectacular views. However, with the beauty of the drive also come danger, because this is one of the most dangerous roads in the state.

Considered a scenic route, this roadway provides beautiful views, but the fact is that it's inherently dangerous because of that. Drivers who don't pay attention to the road may cross the center line or even go off the road completely. This road has no guardrails or shoulders, making it particularly dangerous if your vehicle breaks down or if you're in an accident with another vehicle.

Drivers who travel in Colorado need to be well-versed in weather-related conditions that could affect driving, particularly along roads like this one. Summer temperatures can be beautiful and warm, but chains could be required in the winter when snow and ice gather on the scenic highway.

There is a gorge on this highway that is particularly dangerous. There are several hairpin "S" curves and steep cliffs; drivers who aren't being wary, are traveling too quickly, or who are intoxicated can quickly cause severe accidents here.

If you're hit on this highway or others because drivers aren't being safe for the conditions, you have a right to seek compensation. Our website has more information on how you can file a claim and get the compensation needed to cover medical bills and other financial losses.

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