Colorado has long been a destination for tourists in the winter and in the summer. However, with tourism comes many risks in terms of car accidents, bike accidents and any other type of injury on the road.
The dangers to tourists
Sustainable tourism is a growing trend in Colorado. This marketing push aims to build a tourism sector that attracts people to Colorado’s many beautiful outdoor options. They want to attract:
- Mountain bikers
- Horseback riders
Additionally, Colorado attracts normal wintertime tourists of skiers, snowboarders and other winter sports enthusiasts.
However, the activities of tourists are often only one part of their vacations. They spend time at restaurants, bars, and stores. They fill up the roads. These tourists get injured at roughly the same rates as any resident of the state.
Dangers to residents
Not every driver is as skilled with a wintertime storm as a Coloradan. Not every camper is especially responsible for their driving safety. They bring extra congestion – and therefore risks – on roads that don’t normally serve such large groups.
Additionally, there is a “vacation effect.” People vacationing appear to take more chances and be more aggressive than they would at home. This makes tourism season a more difficult season to drive in.
Regardless of where you live, you deserve compensation
While it can be more difficult to pursue compensation when you live in a different state than the accident, it is absolutely possible. Likewise, if the person that hurt you is not a resident of Colorado, you can still pursue them for compensation.
You have every opportunity to recover damages after an accident that wasn’t your fault.