Accidents can strike at any time, as many who have been injured during recreational events can attest. For those attending the upcoming MLB All-Star Game at Coors Field, the risk of suffering injuries due to distracted drivers and other dangers is worth considering. Two major reasons you should exercise heightened caution at this event are:
- Many drivers from outside the Denver area will be operating a motor vehicle here for the first time. Denver ranks on some lists as one of the most difficult places in the U.S. to drive. An out-of-town driver who is not familiar with local congestion, dangerous intersections, construction zones and other factors could pose a risk to other drivers and pedestrians.
- Sports events such as the MLB All-Star game are typically accompanied by drinking at the game itself as well as in local bars, brewpubs and other establishments before and after. Police plan increased DUI checkpoints during such events for a reason. Drunk drivers on Denver roads are a serious source of concern for locals and tourists alike.
We want everyone to plan for a safe and festive All-Star game. By being especially attentive on the road and while walking or biking in busy areas, you can limit your chances of getting hurt in an accident or causing one.
Get local help for your injury claim
Tourists visiting Denver for the All-Star game may not know where to turn if an accident leaves them with legal and financial problems arising from an injury. If your injury was caused by a distracted, drunk or otherwise negligent driver, you have rights under Colorado law. If you are from out of town, your legal issues will be handled in local jurisdictions. Make sure you consult with an attorney who knows how to handle motor vehicle accident claims in Denver.