For many of us, being involved in a serious motor-vehicle accident will be among the most traumatic experiences of our lives.
People often ask us: “What should I do after an accident?”
The best answer is to seek immediate advice from an experienced Denver car accident lawyer. We know that might sound like an obvious response from a personal injury law firm. But the reality is that, from the moment your crash is reported to an insurance company, a team of adjusters, investigators and legal and medical experts are assigned with one goal: To limit the cost of your claim.
The more serious the accident, the more senior and experienced the team arrayed against you. This is even true when dealing with your own insurance company. Insurance companies will make an independent determination of fault, regardless of the opinion of law enforcement at the scene - even if citations were issued. Additionally, you may be faced with making a claim against your own insurance company, particularly if you carry optional uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage and an at-fault driver does not have insurance or lacks sufficient insurance coverage to compensate you for all damages.
Additionally, Colorado is a modified comparative negligence state. That means your ability to recover damages will be proportionally reduced if you are found partially at-fault for causing a collision and you will be barred from collecting damages at all if you are found over 50 percent at fault.
At Ken Fiedler Injury Law, we believe anyone dealing with a serious motor-vehicle accident in Denver or the surrounding areas deserves immediate access to experienced legal help. That’s why we offer free and confidential consultations to discuss your rights and set fees on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid based on a portion of damages we are successful in obtaining on your behalf. In other words, our representation costs you nothing, unless we win.
With all that said, here are a few steps you should take following a collision:
Not even the nation’s largest insurance companies handle these cases alone. Each relies upon internal and external legal, medical and investigative professionals in a wide range of disciplines. Contacting an experienced Denver car accident attorney in the immediate aftermath of a collision is the best thing you can do to protect your rights and the financial wellbeing of you and your family.
Ken Fiedler Injury Law provides passionate, principled and proven representation to victims and families looking for an experienced personal injury lawyer in Denver or the surrounding areas, including Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Ken Caryl, Columbine, Golden, Lakewood, Broomfield, and Arvada.
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.