Be aware of increased traffic risks during the MLB All-Star Game

Be aware of increased traffic risks during the MLB All-Star Game

| May 18, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is coming to Denver’s Coors Field on July 13th. Along with all the excitement the Midsummer Classic brings to town, there will be increased dangers as well. Drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists should be especially wary of:

  • Out-of-town traffic: For all its liveability, Denver has at times appeared in lists of the worst U.S. cities to drive in. While locals are used to the driving conditions, out-of-towners may have a difficult time adjusting to one-ways, construction zones, congestion and other factors. A single wrong turn can result in a motor vehicle accident.
  • Pedestrian traffic: People walking from nearby hotels or from shuttle bus drop-off locations will be flooding the streets around Coors Field. Motorists must pay special attention when driving near pedestrians, but all too often fail to do so.
  • Drunk drivers: Big sporting events and drinking often go hand in hand. There is nothing wrong with this—until drunk drivers get in their vehicles and operate them on Denver streets. In a city known for its brewpubs, sports bars and taverns, we should all be aware of the dangers of drunk driving accidents, especially at night.

Local legal help for the injured

If you are travelling to Denver for the big game, we hope you have a safe and fun-filled stay. If something bad does happen, however, such as a motor vehicle accident injury, we want to make sure you have local legal resources at your disposal. A Denver personal injury attorney can help you pursue fair and just compensation for any losses you have suffered due to the negligence of a careless driver or other at-fault party.