Earlier this month a horrific pileup on I-25 claimed the life of one woman and injured 30 people. As snow rolled into the metro area, 104 vehicles were involved in the deadly pileup that stretched from Logan Street to University Boulevard. The interstate was closed for more than 5 hours as emergency crews responded to the scene of the accident. Uninjured occupants were put on an RTD bus to keep warm, while emergency crews rescued and transported 30 injured victims to nearby hospitals.
Investigators are still trying to sort through this mess to determine liability and blame, but one driver who was involved in the crash said that the pileup was completely avoidable. It appears that people were driving too fast for the snowy conditions, causing their cars to careen out of control and into other vehicles. When 3 cars lost control in the snow, a tractor-trailer jackknifed. This had a ripple effect down the entire Interstate, causing collisions that would span a half-mile. Drivers were going too fast to stop when they needed to. Some of the drivers actually admitted that they were driving faster than the 60mph posted speed limit.
While snow was falling when the accident occurred, the Denver metro area only received 0.75 – 1.5 inches—hardly the wintery blast we have grown accustomed to. Perhaps that’s why so many drivers were driving too fast for road conditions? But it wasn’t just the snow that caused the deadly Denver accident. A flash freeze had built up on I-25 earlier that day and the conditions were ripe for an auto accident.
This pileup was one of the largest pileups in Denver history, but no charges will be filed. It has been difficult for investigators to pinpoint who actually started the crash; however, car accident attorneys will need to establish liability individually for each of their clients.
Multi-vehicle crashes like this one are extremely complex. It can be difficult to establish clear liability, but you will need to ensure that you are compensated for your injuries and for damages that have occurred. To make matters worse, you could be facing a lawsuit yourself, while trying to file a claim against another driver.
When this occurs, you need an experienced Denver car accident attorney on your side to fight for your rights and to ensure that you are compensated for your injuries. Without legal representation, insurance companies usually offer accident victims a fraction of what they need—and deserve.
Denver Car Accident Attorney
Contact Denver car accident attorney Andrew Bubb today if you or someone you love was involved in a car accident in Denver. You have a right to be compensated for your injuries. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, call Andrew today at (303) 807-6187.