Hit-and-run traffic collisions can devastate victims and families, and make it more difficult to win the compensation necessary to cover the cost of medical treatment, lost wages and other compensatory losses.
These types of collisions are also more likely to impact vulnerable road users, such as cyclists, pedestrians and motorcycle riders, who are also more likely to be seriously injured or killed as a result of a collision.
If you or a loved one is dealing with a hit-and-run collision, there are steps you can take to protect your rights. Preserving evidence is vital to preserving your ability to collect damages throughout the process, but particularly if the at-fault driver is later identified and brought to justice.
Ken Fiedler Injury Law is a Denver car accident law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims and families. We offer free and confidential consultations to discuss your rights.We believe those struggling in the aftermath of a serious traffic collision deserve experienced legal help. That’s why we represent victims and families on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay us nothing up front and we only charge a fee if we are successful in winning a damage award on your behalf.
Colorado Revised Statute CRS 13–80–101 provides three years for victims to file an injury claim against an at-fault driver after a car accident. In cases involving death, the statute of limitations is increased in accordance with state law based on a number of factors.
It’s vital that your Denver car accident lawyer thoroughly investigates your case and works to preserve evidence on your behalf. Too often, a lengthy delay in identifying a defendant means such evidence of civil fault is not preserved. It’s important to note that even if the driver is later identified, preserving evidence and pursuing a civil damage claim is your responsibility. Even if the state seeks to charge a driver, it will focus only on the criminal case.
Additionally, there may be other avenues of compensation available today for those who are struck by a hit-and-run driver. Even if a driver cannot be identified, there are many ways to determine the owner of an involved vehicle. If insured, the vehicle’s insurance company may be held responsible. However, there is no guarantee that law enforcement will expend the resources to resolve these cases. An experienced car accident law firm in Denver may be able to help.
You may also be able to make a claim for damages against your own insurance carrier or against insurance coverage on other vehicles in your household that carry optional uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. The important first step is to reach out for experienced legal help.
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.