- 18% of all motor vehicle accident injuries
- 10% of all motor vehicle accident fatalities
So, despite the good intentions underlying Colorado's anti-texting statute, you are not safer on the road because of it. Use of cell phones while driving is a dangerous activity, and its frequency is trending upwards.
If another driver is texting and crashes into you, he or she is negligent, as a matter of law, under our Colorado statute. But the catch is you have to prove they were texting. Or, if the other driver was on their cell phone when they crashed into you, proof that they were on a cell phone is critical evidence. In either case, you need to discover and preserve this evidence! The best way to find out, and preserve such evidence, if you've been hurt in a motor vehicle collision is to get an experienced attorney on your injury case as soon as possible after the collision.
If you have any reason to believe you were injured by another driver, who was texting or using their cell phone, we can find out the truth and preserve the evidence.