Few things are scarier than being struck by a vehicle in a car accident or truck accident, sustaining injuries and seeing your car become a crumpled pile of metal. When you are in shock and in pain, your mind doesn't always think clearly—which is why you need the seasoned legal advice and guidance of a Colorado car accident attorney so you know what to expect and what course of action you should take. Our legal team can take care of this headache for you and provide you with all of the information you need to navigate your claim.
After a car accident, we know that you have a lot of questions and we are prepared to help navigate you through the complexities of the legal system. Our experience and skill ensures that you receive the care you need when filing a car accident claim.
With more than 15 years of personal injury law experience behind us, we have the knowledge and insight you can count on. We will work tirelessly to obtain the compensation you deserve! Having secured more than $50 million in verdicts and settlements, our track record speaks loud and clear about our abilities.
Below, we have compiled answers to questions that should prove beneficial in the wake of a car accident.
Check out the answers below and for specific advice regarding your situation, contact our legal team today for a consultation!
Can I File a Car Accident Claim?
If you suffered damage to your vehicle or suffered injuries, it is usually a good idea to file a car accident claim. If the accident was caused by the other driver, you may be able to recover damages from the other driver's insurance company. You can always talk to our attorney during a free consultation to determine whether you should file a claim.
How Much is My Claim Worth?
It is impossible to tell how much a claim may be worth without reviewing the facts. Claims are determined by looking at the cost of injuries, vehicle damage, pain and suffering, lost wages, and many other factors. An attorney can help provide a rough estimate on what you can expect.
Should I Accept a Settlement Offer?
When determining whether to accept a settlement offer from insurers, make sure that it is a fair amount and that you are being fully compensated. The general rule is to never accept the first offer. There is usually room to negotiate the amount, especially if it is way below policy limits.
In Colorado, you have three years from the date of the car accident to take legal action, otherwise you may lose your rights to recover any type of compensation.
What Should I Do After a Car Accident?
The first thing you should do is check for injuries. If anyone needs medical attention, call for an ambulance.
You should also call the police to have a police report filed. Wait for the officer to arrive and they will evaluate the situation to determine who may be at fault.
Take photos of the scene, your car, your injuries, and gather contact information from witnesses at the scene.
See a doctor. Some injuries do not appear until hours or even days after the accident. Get a checkup to make sure that you are okay. If you have been injured, be sure to follow your doctor's instructions and continue treatment if necessary.
Talk to an attorney. An attorney may be able to help you file a claim, negotiate a settlement, and make sure that your rights are protected.
What Types of Damages Can I Recover?
You may be able to recover damages for vehicle repairs or replacement, medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages/lost earning capacity, and other accident-related expenses.
Who is Liable for My Accident?
Multiple parties may be liable, including the driver, the manufacturer or a defective part, or even the trucking company if you were hit by a negligent truck driver. The situation will vary, so have a car accident lawyer review your case to determine who is liable.
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