What Should I Do if I was Injured in a Car Accident While on Vacation in Denver?
Denver is a great place to visit any time of year. From hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park to skiing in Boulder, the Denver area offers something for nearly everyone. In fact, according to Denver.org, more than 31 million visitors come to Denver every year.
Unfortunately, Denver’s popularity as a vacation destination and a place to live full-time means that the roads are busy; and, particularly in the winter, road conditions can be hazardous at times. Both of these factors contribute to a significant number of auto accidents every year involving residents and visitors alike.
Were you injured in an auto accident while visiting the Denver area? If so, here’s what you need to know:
What to Do After an Auto Accident in Denver
1. Seek Prompt Medical Attention
First and foremost, you need to seek prompt medical attention. If you are still in Denver, you can visit one of the many hospital’s downtowns, or our firm can provide you with a recommendation. If you have flown home, go to your local hospital or see your primary care physician as soon as possible, and be sure to explain that your injuries are accident-related.
2. Report the Accident to Your Insurance Company
Regardless of who was at fault and whether you were driving a rental car or your personal vehicle, you should report the accident to your insurance company (assuming your insurer provides coverage for rental vehicles). Not only is this likely a requirement under the terms of your policy, but it will also help to establish a record of the accident.
3. Report the Accident to the Rental Car Company
If you were driving a rental car at the time of the accident, be sure to report the accident to the rental car company as well. While it may be obvious that you were in an accident from the damage to the vehicle, you want to have as much documentation as possible just in case you have a claim against the rental car company.
4. Keep Any Photos and Information Safe
When you travel home, make sure you keep any photos and information from the accident in a safe place. If you took photos and recorded the other driver’s insurance information on your phone, make sure everything is backed up (or email it to yourself) just in case you lose your phone during your travels.
5. Choose a Local Personal Injury Lawyer in Denver
When dealing with an auto accident in the Denver area, you want to hire a personal injury law firm locally, not in your home city or state. A local law firm will be able to investigate the scene of the accident, will be familiar with the local roads and the local courts, and will be able to efficiently help you seek just compensation.
Speak With a Denver Personal Injury Lawyer at Levine Law
Levine Law is a Denver personal injury law firm that represents individuals who have been injured in vehicle collisions and other accidents. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, and our team of attorneys and professionals is committed to maximizing our clients’ financial recoveries. To discuss your case in a free and confidential consultation, please call 303-333-8000 or tell us what happened online today.