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If you were injured in a car accident, chances are you will need legal help. Our experience has taught us one thing – the insurance companies won’t always do the right thing to help people and their families. We find they worry more about their profits than the victims. Dr. Ramos knows things should be different.
Ramos Law Firm is different. We put people first every time. We deliver first class service and representation to our clients and have a proven history of success. We have laughed and cried with our clients. We have hugged them and held their hands. We aren’t just about profits at Ramos Law.
The insurance companies know who we are and they know we understand the medicine behind the injuries better than they do. They also know we are not afraid to go to court if they aren’t fair to our clients. Our trial lawyers have decades of combined experience and are 100% comfortable in a courtroom fighting for our clients’ best interests.
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The United States witnesses more car fatalities than any other high-income country. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows a 7.7 percent increase in road deaths in 2015, jumping from 32,600 to 35,200, which is roughly 90 victims a day. 
Fortunately for drivers and pedestrians across the country, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was able to report that even with an increase in fatalities, highway fatalities have dropped after 2005 and remain at historic lows. But there’s still more to be done to make Colorado roadways safer for everyone.
Anyone who has been injured in a Colorado car wreck or has lost a loved one because of an auto accident knows that life can change in the blink of an eye. Yet, far too many accidents occur every year. In fact, hundreds of people die on Colorado roads each year and the lives of thousands more are irreversibly changed because of a serious car accident.
Sometimes, it doesn’t matter how good of a driver you may be, you may not be able to avoid the careless driving habits of others. You may not have even been in a vehicle when you were hit by a negligent driver. Too many times pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists are killed by drivers who aren’t paying attention.
According to the Institute, statistics show that in 2015, Colorado auto accidents claimed the lives of:
Car wrecks in Colorado also claimed the lives of:
It is illegal to drive a motor vehicle if your ability to operate the vehicle is impaired due to the use of alcohol. The legal threshold, the point at which you are deemed to be impaired whether you feel or appear intoxicated, is a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) level of 0.08. Some drivers, like underage and commercial drivers, are held to an even lower standard and can be arrested for driving with a BAC of 0.02.
Yet, despite these thresholds, drunk drivers continue to be responsible for thousands of deaths across the United States. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that one person died nearly every 52 minutes in alcohol related crashes in 2013. More than 10,000 people died that year in car crashes involving a driver with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher.
Of these alcohol-related fatalities,
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CODOT) reports that over 26,000 people are arrested each year for driving with a BAC over the legal threshold.  What is worse is that these drivers are responsible for the deaths of more than one-third of all Colorado car accident fatalities.
Colorado’s drugged driving statistics may not be as bad as some news reports would have it seem, but they aren’t as good as you might hope. The CODOT reports that 87 fatal accidents in 2012 involved a drugged driver, and of the 286 drivers who were tested for drugs that year, 35 had cannabis in their system.
Like the legal threshold for alcohol, Colorado has established a legal threshold of 5 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood as the legal limit for marijuana impairment when driving. This means you can be arrested for drugged driving if you have five nanograms of active THC in your blood, even if you do not feel or seem under the influence. 
No – you should not take any money or sign any papers from an insurance company until you speak with an experienced car accident attorney. Odds are, the company is offering much less than you actually deserve. Let your attorney review your case and deal with the insurance company because despite the advertisements and slogans, insurance companies are more concerned with their bottom line than they are with compensating you for your injuries and losses.
Just because someone does not have insurance or does not have enough insurance to cover your medical bills and lost wages, it doesn’t mean they aren’t responsible. Speak to your personal injury attorney as soon as possible so they can help you hold the driver responsible for their actions and get the compensation you need to help you while you recover.
The first thing to do is to call the police or 911 if there are injuries. Second, trade insurance and contact information with the other driver if possible. Third, call your attorney as soon after the accident as you can. Be sure to keep all documents from the police and the hospital, and be prepared to describe the accident in as much detail as possible to your lawyer, so they can begin collecting evidence and conducting their investigation. Your attorney will be able to guide you through the rest of the process.
The Colorado car wreck attorneys at Ramos Law have been fighting for the rights of car accident victims for years and they stand ready to fight for you. Emergency medical physician and attorney Dr. Joseph Ramos and the car accident team at the Ramos Law Firm have the skills and experience to guide you through complex legal and medical processes.
If you have been hurt in a Denver car wreck, or elsewhere in Colorado call (303) 733-6353 to speak to one of our car accident lawyers, or fill out a complimentary case evaluation form now.
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