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How Do I Know I Need a Lawyer After My Car Accident?

by  on  Personal Injury

A car accident can be financial, emotional and physically devastating. If the other driver is at fault or your injuries are serious/permanent; a Denver personal injury attorney can work with you to access the financial compensation you may be entitled to. 

The Other Driver is At Fault

Sometimes car accidents just happen, other times a driver causes an accident. Colorado is an “at-fault” state. This means when a driver causes an accident,  they are held financially responsible. Their insurance company will cover all the costs of a victim’s injuries and property damage. The other driver may be at fault if the accident was caused due to their:

  • Drunk driving
  • Texting and driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Aggressive driving/road rage
  • Tailgating
  • Failure to yield

A Denver personal injury attorney can work with you to prove the other driver is “at-fault” and hold them financially accountable. Holding the other driver financially accountable isn’t as simple as it sounds, especially if you suffered serious or permanent injuries. 

Your Injuries are Serious or Permanent

Car accidents can cause serious or permanent injuries that have life-changing financial and physical impacts. Common long term car accident injuries include: 

  • Spinal cord damage
  • Brain injuries including concussions, brain damage or traumatic brain injury
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Neck or back injury
  • Whiplash
  • Amputation
  • Death

If your injuries are serious or permanent, the settlement offered may not be enough to cover the long term damages. A Denver personal injury attorney can work with you to ensure that your settlement covers all:

  • Future expected medical cost
  • Past and expected lost wages
  • Pain and suffering

Insurance companies are businesses, and that means they are looking out for the bottom line and are under no obligation to offer top dollar.

Work with a Denver Accident Attorney 

If you or a loved one were a victim of a car accident and think the other driver could be at-fault or sustained life-changing injuries, there are laws in place to protect you. A Denver personal injury attorney can help you during every step of the insurance claim process and if needed, take the matter to court. To get started with, please call (303) 333-8000 or request an appointment online today.