Englewood Personal Injury Lawyer
Serving Englewood & the Greater Colorado Area for Three Decades
My name is Dan Rosen, and I’ve been an accident and personal injury lawyer handling cases in Englewood and across Colorado for three decades. I handle accident and injury cases exclusively, and have settled more than $100 million in accident claims for my clients.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Englewood due to someone else’s negligence, contact me today at (720) 489-2029 or (800) ROSEN-911 for a free consultation about your case.
Consultations are always free, no exceptions!
If you’ve been injured in Englewood, it’s essential to contact an attorney as soon as possible after an accident has occurred, and, more importantly, before you talk to anyone at an insurance company.
Insurance companies are generally not on your side, and are always looking out for their own company interests. This usually means rushing you to make an uninformed decision that could cost you dearly in the end. It’s my job to protect Colorado accident and injury victims from insurance companies looking to save money by denying or diminishing legitimate claims.
Englewood Office & Hours
8310 South Valley Highway
Englewood, Colorado 80112
Phone: (720) 489-2029
Open Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
Traffic Safety in Englewood, Colorado
Learn more about auto, bike, and pedestrian safety throughout Englewood in the tabs below.
Englewood Facts & Figures
Englewood is part of the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area, located in the South Platte River Valley east of the Front Range and directly south of central Denver. Northeast Englewood is home to one of the largest hospital complexes in the metro area, and with its central location, the city has a strong employer base and business-friendly government. Our population is estimated to be 32,671.
According to the city’s Community Profile 2016, Englewood has long been the location of choice for successful businesses. The city has more jobs than resident workers, and hosts an influx of workers daily from surrounding communities. Many of us also commute from Englewood to jobs elsewhere in the Denver-Aurora metro area.
A U.S. census report on commuting for 2013 estimated how residents in the Denver metro area (excluding Boulder) traveled to work and how long it took, on the average:
- By car: 75.4 percent (26 minutes)
- By carpool: 8.9 percent (29 minutes)
- By public transit: 4.4 percent (47 minutes)
Surveys by the Downtown Denver Partnership indicate that far more downtown workers – roughly 40 percent in the 2015 survey – commute most days using public transit.
Englewood gets 16 inches of rain and 66 inches of snow each year, and the number of days with any measurable precipitation is 71.
Roadways in Englewood, CO
Englewood is centered on South Broadway and US 285/Hampden Avenue. US 85/Santa Fe provides direct north-south access, and is within minutes of C-470 and I-25.
According to City-data.com, in 2014 Englewood had two fatal accidents involving 4 vehicles; two fatal accidents involving drunken persons; two accidents that resulted in fatalities; six persons involved in fatal accidents; and one pedestrian involved in a fatal accident.
Car accidents are an unfortunate reality. Here is a listing of some of the most dangerous intersections in our area:
- University Blvd. and Hampden Avenue. This area, near the Wellshire Golf Course, is experiencing increasing traffic volume and has become a bottleneck at certain times of the day, when fender benders and rear-end collisions are common. In July 2016, a wrong-way driver was killed while driving at a high rate of speed southbound near this intersection.
- Hampden and Clarkson. The roadway was closed for hours after a 2013 crash involving 12 cars and a semi truck occurred at this intersection.
- Monaco Parkway and Hampden Avenue. Several strip malls and a popular I-25 exit make this intersection extremely congested, even on weekends.
Our area has a variety of ongoing street projects and closures that are subject to change, based primarily on the weather. Xcel Energy continues to replace natural gas pipelines in the city, and this work may require occasional or intermittent lane restrictions or street closures while the work progresses.
The Colorado Department of Transportation provides a variety of street maintenance and cleaning services on designated state highways that pass through Englewood and the surrounding communities, including:
- Santa Fe Drive
- Highway 283 (at Hampden Avenue)
- Federal Boulevard
- Belleview Avenue, east of Federal
The City of Englewood takes an active role in solving traffic problems, and receives many requests for traffic control devices from citizens each year. These inquiries are responded to as quickly as possible.
Bicycle Paths in Englewood, CO
We have over 20 miles of bike paths that connect to regional trail systems, and neighborhood bicycle routes have been added to provide connections to local schools, along with new signage to clearly identify bike routes.
Communities Putting Prevention to Work program
The City of Englewood participates in the “Communities Putting Prevention to Work” program, which aims to help prevent obesity. The program’s grant funding allowed the city to expand bicycle routes, improve regional trail connections, and add new signage throughout the city.
Pedestrian signals are installed in Englewood for two reasons:
- A high pedestrian volume at an intersection
- The signals directing motorists do not meet the needs of pedestrians
If existing traffic signals are easy to see and provide adequate time for pedestrians to cross safely, there is no immediate need for pedestrian signals. However, it is generally the city’s policy to install pedestrian signals with all new traffic signals, where pedestrians are permitted to cross the street.
While the signals assign pedestrians legal rights in the intersection, officials stress that it is important to be cautious when crossing busy intersections in Englewood and offer the following tips:
- Cross intersections defensively
- Cross the street as quickly as possible, regardless of the availability of signals, to minimize your time in the roadway.
- Always watch for turning vehicles. Although you have the legal right to be in the intersection, that does not protect you from a careless or inattentive motorist.