Traffic collisions are rarely “accidents.” They are almost always caused by one or more acts of negligence by one or more liable parties who should be held responsible for resulting damages.
Victims are entitled to compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, pain and suffering and other costs associated with recovering from a crash. Typical liable parties include at-fault drivers and their insurance companies.
At Ken Fiedler Injury Law, we believe anyone involved in a serious or fatal traffic collision deserves immediate access to an experienced car accident lawyer. We offer legal help in Denver and throughout the metro area, including Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Ken Caryl, Columbine, Golden, Lakewood, Broomfield, and Arvada.
To prevail in a Colorado car accident claim, victims must show:
We all have a duty to drive safely and know that many common dangerous driving behaviors increase the chances of causing a collision, including distracted driving, driving under the influence, aggressive driving behaviors like speeding and following too closely, and operating an unsafe vehicle.
In addition to thoroughly investigating all of the factors of causation, your Denver car accident attorney must also determine the full extent of your losses. This includes economic losses like medical bills and property damage, but also non-economic losses like pain and suffering and, in some cases, punitive damages for the willful or malicious behavior of an at-fault party.
Equally important is identifying all responsible parties. Colorado’s mandatory minimum insurance law requires only $25,000 bodily injury coverage per person. In many cases, this may be inadequate to cover the full extent of a victim’s losses. Thorough investigation may identify other avenues of compensation, including your own insurance carrier through optional uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
In many cases, victims may still be entitled to compensation even if they are found partially at fault. Colorado’s modified comparative negligence law allows victims to pursue damages from other at-fault parties provided victims are not found at more than 50 percent fault.
Ken Fiedler Injury Law provides passionate, principled and proven representation to victims and families. We are here to answer your questions and provide you with experienced legal help while you focus on recovery. Early consultation is critical as it allows for a thorough, independent investigation of your claim.
Many collision victims are surprised to learn that an insurance company will determine fault independent of law enforcement. Just because you or another driver is cited or blamed at the scene, does not mean a claim can or cannot be made. However, insurance adjusters and their attorneys are always focused on limiting losses. This is true even when dealing with your own insurance company. Consulting with an experienced car accident lawyer in Denver is the best thing you can do to protect your rights and the financial wellbeing of you and your family.
If you’ve been injured in a Colorado or Illinois truck accident, contact Ken Fiedler Injury Law to discuss your options in a free initial consultation. You can send us an email by filling up the form below or call our Denver office at 720-996-0871 and our Chicago office at 312-788-2600.
If you or a loved one is injured, contact Ken Fiedler Injury Law at 720-706-6039 for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights.