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We seldom have a second thought when we climb into our car for a daily drive to work, a community destination, or even a road trip, but 40,940 people died in car accidents in 2023, and far more sustained significant injuries requiring hospital care. Suffering serious injuries that impact the ability to work and accomplish daily routines is traumatic, but it’s even more distressing when a car accident results from another driver’s careless or reckless action behind the wheel.

When a car accident occurs because a driver failed to take reasonable care and the result is serious economic and non-economic consequences—known as “damages” in a car accident claim. If you’ve been involved in a more severe collision, consider consulting our truck accident lawyers for specialized assistance.

Why Choose the Aurora Car Accident Lawyers at Daniels & Scriven, P.C. for Your Car Accident Claim?

No one ever forgets the terror and trauma of a car accident. Sadly, the distress often continues when an injury victim takes on the insurance system to recover damages. Despite their compassionate tones, insurance companies are not on the victim’s side but exist to make profits. Letting Daniels & Scriven, P.C. navigate the exacting legal requirements of your Colorado car accident claim maximizes your chances of full compensation through the following:

  • Free case consultations and legal fees are paid only after we secure your compensation—because we know no one keeps a legal fund set aside in case of an accident
  • Our law firm founders are Colorado natives, Brad Scriven and Nicole C. Daniels, who are well-versed in Colorado traffic laws and insurance systems after decades of combined experience
  • Skilled personal injury legal experts who will document evidence of liability and make a compelling claim for your compensation
  • A results-oriented approach with creative solutions to maximize your compensation

At Daniels & Scriven, P.C. we believe in getting to know our clients because seeing the impacts of the car accident on their lives helps us make a more empathetic case to present during negotiations for a settlement or in court. We care about achieving the best possible outcome for you and your family.

What Are Some of the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents in Colorado?

Most car accidents result from driver error, carelessness, or egregious actions like intoxication or reckless driving. In less common cases, the at-fault party in a car accident case could be a negligent road maintenance agency or the manufacturer of a defective auto part. Common causes of car accident claims in Aurora or the surrounding area include the following:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Aggressive driving
  • Tailgating
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Drunk driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Left turns in intersections
  • Road hazards
  • Brake or steering system failure

If your accident occurred due to someone else’s driving error, reckless driving, or wrongful actions, you shouldn’t be left with the undue burden of expenses while also dealing with painful injuries with as-yet-unknown impacts on your future.

What If I Contributed to the Cause of the Accident?

Colorado is a comparison negligence insurance state that allows car accident victims to recover a portion of their damages even if they contributed to the cause of the accident as long as they weren’t more than 51% at fault. Colorado code § 13-21-111. states the following:

“Contributory negligence shall not bar recovery in any action by any person or his legal representative to recover damages for negligence resulting in death or in injury to person or property, if such negligence was not as great as the negligence of the person against whom recovery is sought, but any damages allowed shall be diminished in proportion to the amount of negligence attributable to the person…”

To simplify, suppose the insurance adjuster finds that you contributed 20% of the fault in your accident because you were exceeding the speed limit by eight miles per hour, but the other driver caused the accident by pulling out in front of you when you had the right of way. The insurer reduces your compensation by 20%. If your damages amount to a $100,000 claim, they only have to pay $80,000.

Unfortunately, the Colorado comparative fault system incentivizes insurance companies to assign an undue percentage of fault to injury victims. Your insurance attorney from Daniels & Scriven will safeguard your rights against these and other insurance company tactics such as delaying, devaluing, or wrongfully denying your claim.

Injuries Victims of Car Accidents Often Experience

The crash force of a vehicle in a collision puts an enormous strain on the body. Even though seatbelts save lives, they cannot prevent all injuries as the force of a collision thrusts the body against the seatbelt and then snaps it back against the seat. In addition, the interior structures of a vehicle collapse inward at high impact. Common car accident injuries range in severity from mild to catastrophic, including the following:

  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Soft tissue injuries to knees, shoulders, wrists, and ankles
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Burns
  • Facial injuries
  • Lacerations, bruises, and abrasions

What Damages Can I Recover for My Car Accident Claim?

Car accidents are expensive as well as frightening, often causing far more than simple property damage. Common compensation in Aurora car accident claims include the following:

  • Property damage
  • Medical expenses
  • Future injury-related medical expenses 
  • Lowered future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Any other non-economic damages that apply in unique cases such as disfigurement or traumatic limb loss compensation, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional trauma, or loss of consortium (the ability to enjoy a full physical and emotional relationship with a loved one)
  • Wrongful death

If a loved one died in a car accident through no fault of their own, a wrongful death claim brings additional compensation for funeral expenses, grief, and emotional anguish.

Contact the Aurora Car Accident Attorneys at Daniels & Scriven, P.C. for Legal Representation

You shouldn’t have to untangle the meticulous details required for a successful car accident claim while your focus should be on your recovery and your family. Let the experienced car accident lawyers at Daniels & Scriven, P.C. take on this side of your accident recovery while you work on moving forward. Call our Aurora law office today so you can recover under the best possible circumstances.