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Distracted Driving and Personal Injury cases in Denver

Distracted Driving and Personal Injury cases in Denver

General
There are four-hundred and counting personal injury lawyers in Denver city. Perhaps they have a busy work schedule. The laws against careless or distracted driving are lax in Denver. Distracted driving is the legalese for the use of a cellphone while driving. Texting while driving is by itself a crime under state law. However, it can be enforced and prosecuted only if a law enforcing officer certifies seeing both texting and dangerous driving simultaneously. In legal jargon, texting while driving is a ‘secondary offense’. When another offense such as a crash happens, it is an aggravating factor and aggravates the crime but by and of itself, it cannot be prosecuted. Last year (2019), the city witnessed more than 500 accidents that seriously injured people, in which seventy-one people...