Colorado Springs Personal Injury & Accident Lawyer
Serving Colorado Springs for Three Decades
If you’ve been injured in Colorado Springs due to someone else’s negligence, it is crucial that you speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
My name is Dan Rosen, and I’ve been fighting for injured victims and their families for over 30 years.
I’ve handled thousands of personal injury and accident cases throughout the Colorado Springs area, and have settled more than $100 million in cases for my clients.
If you or a loved one has been injured in Colorado Springs due to someone else’s irresponsible or negligent behavior, call me today at (719) 635-3360 or (800) ROSEN-911 for a free consultation.
At the Law Offices of Daniel R. Rosen, our goal is to help you get the compensation you deserve – along with any necessary medical treatment — as quickly and easily as possible. It starts from our very first consultation. Contact me today.
Colorado Springs Personal Injury Practice Areas
We’ve helped thousands of people across Colorado Springs receive the compensation they deserve after an accident or personal injury. Our practice areas include:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Premises Liability (Slip and Fall Accidents)
- Dog Bites
- Wrongful Death
- And more…
Since we represent people who have suffered from a wide range of accidents and injuries, we coordinate with local medical services and providers to ensure you get the best representation and overall care. We can meet you anywhere in Colorado Springs to discuss your case — whether it’s your home, your hospital room, your office or ours. My team and I frequently visit clients at Cedar Springs Hospital, Children’s Hospital, and other medical offices and clinics across the city.
Colorado Springs Office & Hours
2 N. Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
Phone: (719) 635-3360
Open Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
Traffic Safety in Colorado Springs
Learn more about auto, bike, and pedestrian safety throughout Colorado Springs in the tabs below.
Colorado Springs Facts & Figures
In March 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked Colorado Springs at #5 on its annual “Best Places to Live” list. Situated near the base of Pikes Peak, our city had an estimated population of 669,070 in 2016, the second most populated city in Colorado. Residents typically need cars to get around, but the city is fairly walkable, particularly in the downtown area. We spend an average of 22 minutes commuting to work, faster than the national average of 26 minutes.
While the annual snowfall in Colorado Springs averages about 42 inches, snow can pile up quickly, at varying rates throughout the city. An elevation of 6,035’ and the presence of wind can compound accumulation, causing an immediate impact on the city’s mobility. Hence, the need for safe and passable streets is a priority for the city’s streets division, according to ColoradoSprings.gov.
Fatal Accidents in Colorado Spings
According to City-data.com, in 2014 Colorado Springs had 25 fatal accidents involving 37 vehicles; 11 fatal accidents that involved drunken persons; 26 fatalities; 50 persons involved in fatal accidents; and five pedestrians were killed.
Even careful drivers can become involved in serious auto accidents. For your safety, here is a listing of some of the most dangerous intersections in our area:
- I-25 and Woodmen. This intersection is considered the most dangerous one in Colorado Springs by law enforcement.
- I-25 and South Nevada. Although Nevada has a fairly high volume of traffic, experts say that most of the accidents at this intersection are due to driver error.
- I-25 and Cimarron. Careless, reckless, and distracted driving, as well as driving under the influence are responsible for many accidents at this busy interchange.
- I-25 and Garden of the Gods. An increased number of accidents tend to take place at freeway interchanges due to the heavy volume of traffic in this area.
Projects That Will Affect Roads and Traffic
The Woodmen Road Corridor Improvement Project extends 11 miles along Woodmen Road from I-25 to US 24. The purpose of the project is to improve the safety and traffic capacity needs of the corridor. Construction began in late 2015.
Several bridge projects are scheduled to take place throughout Colorado Springs during 2016:
- Woodmen Road over Cottonwood Creek maintenance.
- Rockrimmon Drive Bridge Replacement.
- Barnes Road over Sand Creek Bridge maintenance.
- Evans Avenue Bridge replacement.
- Chestnut Street Bridge replacement.
- Verde Drive Bridge replacement.
- Academy Boulevard over Sand Creek Bridge maintenance.
- 26th Street over Fountain Creek Bridge maintenance.
To maintain all 442 of the bridges within Colorado Springs, the city intends to replace four bridges every year.
Safe Biking in Colorado Springs
Home to an active bicycling community, we have one of the largest and fastest-growing networks of bike lanes/paths in the U.S., with over 100 miles of on-street bicycle routes, nearly 120 miles of urban bike trails, and over 60 miles of mountain bike trails. The city’s bike program is directed by the Bike Master Plan and is funded by a self-imposed bike tax.
To stay safe while bicycling around Colorado Springs, follow these tips:
- Ride with the flow of traffic.
- Obey all traffic laws, signs, and signals.
- Use hand signals when turning, slowing down, or stopping.
- Ride single file.
- Before passing a pedestrian or another bicyclist, give an audible signal.
- At night, use a headlight, taillight, and reflectors
- Always make eye contact with motorists
- Don’s assume that motorists see you or will yield the right-of-way.
- Expect the unexpected.
- Get into the habit of wearing a helmet.
- Travel at a safe speed and obey speed limits.
- Slow down and use caution when approaching or passing pedestrians or other bicycles on trails.
- Never block a trail, and always travel single file when other trail users are present.
- Never use more than half of the trail to allow for the flow of traffic.
- Stay on existing trails – don’t try to create new ones.
Bike Lane Improvements
Colorado Springs has recently made a number of bike lane improvements to improve accessibility and safety for bicyclists, including:
- Arcturus Drive is the fourth buffered bike lane to be implemented in Colorado Springs. This new 4.5-mile addition provides separation between adjacent traffic and bicycles, and connects Skyway Boulevard to South 8th
- At 26th Street, a bike counter/flasher beacon has been added to alert motorists that bicyclists are on the uphill switchbacks.
- The contra-flow bike lanes are complete at Prospect Lake to extend existing bike lane travel.
- On the Legacy Loop, the new Popcycle Bridge has been updated with information to educate cyclists about road safety.
- On 8th Street, a directional island and the median were removed to make way for bike lanes.
- Colorado Springs got its first green bike lane on South Tejon at I-25 and Motor Drive as a reminder to motorists to be aware of bicyclists riding south on Tejon.
- Protected two-way bike lanes are open on Prospect Lake Drive adjacent to Memorial Park, and on Beacon Street connecting to the Pikes Peak Greenway.
- Sharrows, or shared lane markings, were added on Monroe Street, and a bike boulevard was installed on North Carona Street to enhance the connectivity of the Templeton Gap bike lane.
- Colorado’s first “3 Feet to Pass” signs have been installed on 26th Street and 30th Street to remind motorists about the state law requiring that they give bicyclists at least three feet of clearance when passing.
- New bike racks have been installed in downtown Colorado Springs, providing cyclists with a secure place to park their bicycles.
Pikes Peak Roadway Improvement
The Pikes Peak Roadway improvement project involves a reduction of travel lanes that will accommodate the addition of bicycle lanes. The intent of the project is to improve bicycle access from Shooks Run into the downtown area to create a more pedestrian-friendly environment.
Colorado Springs has installed a new type of pedestrian-crossing signal to increase pedestrian safety and improve traffic flow. Hybrid pedestrian beacons, used successfully in 20 states, have been installed near schools at 3125 N. Hancock Avenue, 1720 N. Weber Street, and 1810 Northgate Boulevard. These hybrid pedestrian beacons are being installed as part of a citywide evaluation of traffic signal placement and more beacons will be installed where traffic signals need replacement but only a pedestrian signal is required, or as needed.
Pedestrian Safety Tips:
- Check for traffic in all directions every time you enter a street.
- Always obey traffic signs, signals, and pavement markings.
- Wear bright-colored clothing and try to avoid walking after dark.
- Avoid crossing between parked cars.
- If there is no sidewalk, walk on the left side of the road to face traffic.
- At a signal, start crossing with the white pedestrian symbol after you have made sure the way is clear. If the hand is flashing red, do not proceed to cross the street. If you have already started to cross, finish crossing as quickly as you can, but do not run. Never cross when the red hand is steady.