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We rarely think twice before stepping into a car to head toward our daily destinations, but not all trips end in a safe arrival. Colorado saw 745 car accident fatalities in 2022 and thousands more serious injuries. Car accidents are painful and traumatic, but they are even more distressing when they result from someone else’s careless actions.

A car accident injury can change the course of a life in an instant, causing financial hardship and painful injuries. A successful car accident claim helps recover economic losses and puts an injury victim on a path toward the best possible outcome. Call the Broomfield personal injury lawyers  for a free consultation about your car accident so we can begin working on a plan for recovering your damages.”

Why Choose Daniels & Scriven, P.C. for your Broomfield Car Accident Claim?

Insurance companies are not on the victim’s side after a car accident. Their priority is to protect their profits, even if it comes at your expense. By choosing Broomfield litigators with over 40 years of experience in Colorado traffic laws and injury claims, you’ll have the legal counsel and representation you need for the best possible outcome. We are the Broomfield car accident law firm that has the following:

  • Skilled car accident lawyers with decades of experience
  • A history of representing thousands of injured clients and recovering millions of dollars in damages in Colorado car accident claims
  • A reputation of success with our clients and respect from peers in Colorado legal circles
  • A results-driven law firm offering creative solutions throughout the investigation
  • An attorney dedicated to your unique case with the goal of obtaining the maximum compensation available
  • Client advocacy from attorneys with a passion for assisting clients in holding negligent parties accountable for their actions

We offer case consultations at no charge so you pay nothing upfront. Instead, we take payment only after we secure compensation for your damages.

What Compensation Can I Recover in My Car Accident Claim in Colorado?

Car accidents are expensive, especially when they result in far more than just property damage. When one or more car accident victims suffer injuries due to another driver’s negligence, recklessness, or wrongdoing like drunk driving, a successful claim recovers compensation for common damages like some or all of the following:

  • Property damage
  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical care costs related to injury treatment
  • Lost wages
  • Future income loss
  • Diminished future earning capacity due to disability
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Any other applicable non-economic damages like emotional trauma, PTSD, or compensation for limb loss, loss of one of the senses, or disfigurement

An experienced attorney carefully calculates a car accident victim’s damages and seeks the maximum available compensation.

What If the Insurance Company Says I’m Partly at Fault for the Accident?

It’s always best to seek legal representation from an experienced car accident lawyer before speaking to insurance adjusters. Under Colorado’s modified comparative negligence insurance system, even victims who contributed to the cause of an accident may recover a portion of their damages as long as they are less than 50% at fault. Unfortunately, this incentivizes the insurance companies to assign car accident injury victims an undue percentage of fault for the accident to lower the amount of compensation by that percentage. For instance, if you were rear-ended by a distracted driver but it was dusk and you hadn’t turned your lights on yet, the insurance company could assign you 25% of fault in the accident. If your damages are $100,000 they’d only have to pay you $75,000. 

An assertive Broomfield insurance litigator can protect clients against these and other common insurance company tactics and argue for full compensation.

Common Injuries Car Accident Victims Experience

The crash force of an accident causes serious injuries, even when the motorists are wearing their seatbelts. Seatbelts save lives, but they cannot prevent all injuries. Common injuries in car accident claims in Broomfield and the surrounding area include the following:

  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Single or multiple fractures
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Thoracic injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Burns
  • Facial injuries
  • Loss of limb

Serious injuries cause financial hardship for the victim and their families in addition to pain, suffering, and an altered future if the injuries cause permanent partial or total disability. A successful car accident claim to recover compensation cannot erase the injury, but it opens doors to the best possible medical care and relieves the financial burdens caused by the accident.

What Do I Do After a Car Accident in Colorado?

After the crash, you may be too seriously injured to do little other than wait in place for emergency services to arrive, but if you are able to move to a safe location out of the road and use your phone, use your phone from your position, or hand your phone to an uninjured person to use for you, it helps to protect your physical recovery and financial future. Use a cell phone after a car accident to do the following:

  • Call 911 to report the accident
  • Take photos of the damaged vehicles in their positions before law enforcement moves them to restore traffic flow
  • Photograph the scene of the accident, including anything relevant like a signal light, an intersection, or skid marks
  • Photograph your visible injuries
  • Add the other driver’s contact information if possible
  • Add the contact information of any eyewitnesses

Go to the hospital directly from the scene—preferably in the ambulance. At the hospital ask for a complete medical exam as well as treatment for obvious injuries. This helps to catch injuries with delayed symptom onset. Ask for a detailed medical report and carefully follow your doctor’s treatment recommendations. Never accept a fast settlement offer. Instead, keep records of all expenditures and call the lawyers at Daniels & Scriven, P.C. for a consultation before you speak to the at-fault party’s insurance company.

Call the Car Accident Attorneys at Daniels & Scriven, P.C.

No one should have to navigate the Colorado car accident claim system without experienced legal representation, especially when trying to focus on recovering physical health after an accident. Contact the Broomfield car accident lawyers at Daniels & Scriven, P.C. today for the guidance and attention your case deserves.