Colorado is known for its gorgeous scenery and mountainous landscape. Many people enjoy driving through the various canyons and valley across the state but driving on curvy mountain roads is not without its share of risk. Case in point, a young woman suffered severe injuries in a vehicle accident in Big Thompson Canyon.
Not long after 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, a 21-year-old woman from Loveland was driving along U.S. 34 in Big Thompson Canyon. At the same time, a pickup truck driven by a 61-year-old man from Estes Park was heading in the opposite direction on the road. For reasons unknown, the pickup crossed into the other lane while the driver was negotiating a turn and slammed into the woman’s vehicle nearly head-on.
The crash happened near the entrance to Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park. The woman’s 2019 was heavily damaged in the wreck, and the woman was transported to a local medical center for treatment of serious injuries. The driver of the pickup was reportedly unharmed.
Right to compensation
As is her right, the injured woman may bring a civil suit against the pickup driver in an attempt to recover damages. To increase her chances for success, she will want to work with an experienced personal injury attorney in Colorado. Once negligence has been formally established, the court will adjudicate the case and award damages. An astute lawyer will fight hard to help the woman obtain the full amount of compensation she deserves.