Car Accident Attorney
In the State of Colorado there were 604 fatal car accidents in 2016 alone – a 24% increase since 2014. Many of these accidents were caused by distracted drivers, drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and drivers who were driving recklessly. Across the United States, the statistics are sobering: an estimated 2.44 million people are injured in car accidents every year. These accidents range from minor fender benders to horrific head on collisions and they can cause a lifetime of pain and suffering.
If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, it is important to contact an experienced Boulder car accident attorney immediately. Your attorney will need to review your case closely to clearly establish the negligent party and to negotiate aggressively with insurance companies on your behalf. Without an attorney on your side, insurance companies will only offer a low ball settlement that is designed to protect their own bottom-line. This is usually just a fraction of what injured accident victims need to recover.
Common Injuries Sustained in an Car Accident
Car accidents can cause horrific injuries to all parties involved. Even low-speed accidents can cause chronic and debilitating injuries, especially to the soft muscle tissues, tendons, and ligaments. Some of the most common injuries that occur in a car accident include:
- Broken bones
- Lacerations and abrasions
- Injuries to the spinal cord
- Traumatic brain injury
- Loss of limbs
- Loss of vision
- Any disability which is considered permanent
- Damage to joints such as the knee or hip, back, or neck
If you are entitled to economic damages as a result of injury or death from your auto accident, those damages may include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future wages
Non-economic damages can be more difficult to prove, and can include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
What If You are Involved in an Accident with an Uninsured Driver?
If you have been injured in an accident with an uninsured driver, there are still ways you can collect compensation. You can usually collect money from your own UM/UIM policy. This will cover you after an accident. However, insurance companies aren’t always eager to pay the money you deserve. That is why it is crucial to hire an experienced Boulder auto accident lawyer to represent you after an accident.
Contact Our Car Accident Lawyers
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident in Boulder, or anywhere in the state of Colorado, you need an aggressive and experienced law firm on your side. Boulder attorney Debbie Taussig has the experience and resources necessary to tackle large and complex auto accident cases. Contact us today for a free initial consultation and review of your case. Call 303.442.0176 or fill out our confidential contact form.