Fort Collins Intersection Accident Attorneys
The good news for drivers in Fort Collins is that, compared to other cities in Colorado, our rate of accidents is statistically pretty low. The bad news is that crashes still happen, often leaving drivers with serious expenses and painful injuries. Certain intersections and stretches of road are particularly dangerous, either due to their design or how other drivers tend to behave in these areas.
Getting into a car accident is one of the most frightening experiences a person can go through. Serious accidents with catastrophic injuries or fatal consequences can have a terrible impact on the rest of a person’s life.
If you or a loved one has been involved in any type of collision in Fort Collins, you deserve an experienced personal injury lawyer to represent you. Do not deal with an insurance company on your own. Talk to the Tenge Law Firm, LLC, at (970) 212-4777 to discuss your case.
City data shows us certain intersections in Fort Collins are much busier than others, especially during commuting hours. The top five busiest intersections in 2014 were:
1. Timberline and Harmony
2. College and Drake
3. College and Horsetooth
4. College and Harmony
5. College and Prospect
As you can see, four of the five busiest intersections in the city are along College Avenue, which should come as no surprise. Yet, the busiest intersection is not on College, so keep that in mind when planning your route through the city.
Recognizing busy intersections can be helpful for getting across town, but there are also certain intersections that see crashes much more often. According to information from Fort Collins, the intersections with the most crashes per year from 2012 to 2014 were:
1. College and Horsetooth – 55 crashes
2. Timberline and Prospect – 33 crashes
3. Boardwalk and Harmony – 30 crashes
4. College and Trilby – 28 crashes
5. College and Monroe – 26 crashes
The intersection with the most crashes is the third busiest intersection in the city, but none of the other four busiest are among the five most dangerous intersections. Of course, three of the five are along College Avenue, so caution on College is definitely useful to all drivers.
Immediately after a crash at one of these intersections, or anywhere else in Fort Collins, get out of the flow of traffic or pull over to the side of the road in a safe manner. Do not leave the scene; just do your best not to obstruct traffic. Check if anyone is injured and contact emergency services if necessary. It is always a good idea to call the police.
When the police officer arrives at the scene, be honest about what happened, but do not take responsibility for the collision. Before you talk to any insurance company or accept any settlement, it will be helpful to contact an experienced Fort Collins auto accident attorney. An attorney can assess your situation, and advise you to go directly through your insurance or handle your claim himself, making sure you get all the compensation you’re owed.
Call the Tenge Law Firm, LLC, at (970) 212-4777 to discuss your legal options today. We offer a free consultation, and if we take your case, we work on a contingency fee basis – you owe us nothing until we recover compensation for you.
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