Personal Injury FAQ
A personal injury experience can be frightening and leave you feeling unsure of what to do. The following personal injury FAQ from the Boulder injury law firm of Debbie Taussig Law, LLC can provide you with answers to some of the questions you may be asking:
How do personal injury claims work in Colorado?
The State of Colorado is a tort liability state. This means that accident victims must prove fault before insurance companies will pay claims. The individual who is responsible for the accident will ultimately be responsible for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
How do you prove fault?
After an accident, it is important that you contact the police immediately. Filing a police report is one way to prove fault after an accident and it is a critical component. Without a police report it may be your word versus theirs. You should also contact our law firm immediately. Our lawyers will go to work immediately to gather evidence and build a case to prove fault.
What else should I do after an accident?
The first thing you should always do is to call 911. Seek medical attention even if you do not believe that you have been badly injured. Wait at the accident scene until the police arrive and do not panic. If you are able, snap photos of the accident scene, damage to your vehicle and any other evidence you see. Gather the names and numbers of any eye witnesses as well. Once you have been treated for your injuries, contact our law firm immediately.
What if the other driver didn’t have insurance?
If you are injured by an uninsured driver or a driver without adequate insurance coverage, there may still be ways to collect compensation. Drivers can seek compensation from their own UM/UIM policies. An experienced car accident attorney will be able to help you during this time.
How long do I have to file a claim in Colorado?
In the state of Colorado, you only have between 2 and 3 years from the accident to file a claim. This is known as the statute of limitations and if you miss this deadline, you could be barred from ever being able to file a claim.
What is my injury claim worth?
There are numerous factors that go into determining what your personal injury case is truly worth. Some of those factors include:
- The extent of your injuries
- The liability of the negligent party
- The level of fault
- Economic losses sustained
- Long-term injury vs disability
- Pre-existing medical conditions
What type of damages can I recover?
Injured accident victims can often recover both economic and non-economic damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- Long-term care expenses
- Future medical
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
Contact Our Boulder Personal Injury Lawyers
If you or someone you love has been injured because of another person’s negligence in Boulder, or anywhere in the state of Colorado, you need an aggressive and experienced law firm on your side. Boulder personal injury attorney Debbie Taussig has the experience and resources needed to win your case. Call today for a free initial consultation and review of your case. Call 303.442.0176 or fill out our confidential contact form.