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A car accident can be a terrifying and even life-threatening experience. It can cause physical, emotional, and financial burdens that are hard to bear, as well as leave you with uncertainty and many serious questions:
- How will I pay my medical bills?
- Can I recover lost wages?
- How much is my injury claim worth?
- Is the insurance company offering a fair settlement?
At Zinda Law Group, our experienced injury attorneys have helped thousands of car accident victims get their lives back on track after a wreck. We have the experience and resources necessary to help you build the strongest case possible and pursue the maximum compensation you deserve. And as one of our clients, you will pay nothing unless we win your case. That’s our No Win, No Fee Guarantee.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car wreck, call Zinda Law Group today at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with a Colorado Springs car accident lawyer.
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COLORADO AUTO ACCIDENT STATISTICS
According to the Colorado Department of Transportation:
- 253 people were killed in car accidents in 2019
- 316 people were killed in car accidents in 2018
As for the most dangerous roadway conditions in Colorado, the Colorado Department of Transportation reported that out of the 119,373 car crashes that occurred in 2017:
- 102,235 occurred on dry roads
- 8,417 occurred on wet roadways
- 2,690 occurred on snowy roads
- 4,227 occurred on icy roadways
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Car Accident Types
Below is a list of the common car accident claims that people have sought compensation for in the past.
If you have been involved in any of the following accidents, or if you don’t see your accident on the list, call Zinda Law Group today to find out how you can seek compensation:
- Accident in an Uber
- Commercial Vehicle Accident
- Hit by a Delivery Driver
- Hit by a Drunk Driver
- Hit and Run Accidents
- Hit by a Car while on a Scooter
- Hit by Uninsured Driver
- Injured by Texting Driver
- Pedestrian Accidents
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What to do after a Colorado Springs Car Accident
While still on the scene of the accident you should gather the following to ensure that you will have everything you need when making a claim:
- Other driver’s contact and insurance information
- Contact details for any witnesses to the accident
- Contact details for any Colorado Springs law enforcement officers at the scene. Did they assign fault to the other driver?
- Details of the accident such as date, time, location, cause, etc.
- Photographs of the scene showing the damage
- Photographs of your injuries
- Expenses related to the accident such as medical bills, car rental expenses
- Record last wages
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Filing a Car Accident Claim
Many car accident victims are unaware of how to negotiate with insurance companies or what steps are involved in filing a car accident lawsuit against the party at fault.
Most of the time they are left wondering how to successfully pursue a car accident claim to recover compensation for medical bills, loss of income, property damage, and more.
The attorneys at Zinda Law Group may be able to help in many ways during this process. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, a car accident attorney may:
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Assist You In Determining Liability
An experienced lawyer may assist you in determining how much you may be entitled to for your injuries based upon each party’s percentage of fault. A lawyer may also help you determine who or what may be responsible for your injuries.
Assist You In Collecting And Organizing Evidence
An attorney may help you collect as much evidence as possible, which includes: names of witnesses and other parties involved in the accident, medical records and costs of treatment, and any photos of the accident scene.
Negotiate A Fair Settlement With The Insurance Adjuster
A lawyer may understand how much your case is worth and may assist you in conducting negotiations with the insurance company in order to help you seek a fair settlement amount.
Assist You In Proving A Driver’s Negligence At Trial
In a car accident lawsuit, you’ll have to show that the other driver was negligent. In order to prove negligence, the following must be proved:
- The other driver owed you a duty of care. All drivers owe others on the road a duty to exercise reasonable care and attention.
- The other driver breached their duty of care, meaning that the driver failed to exercise reasonable care.
- The breach caused your injuries.
- You were, in fact, injured.
Negotiations with the Insurance Company
In seeking car accident compensation, your attorney may negotiate with the other driver’s insurance company. Some of the insurance companies our attorneys are experienced in negotiations with are:
- American Family
- Liberty Mutual
- Mid Century
- State Farm
- And more
CAR ACCIDENT COMPENSATION
Typically, damages for personal injury claims fall under two categories: economic or non-economic damages.
The two main types of economic damages are medical expenses and lost wages. Medical expenses may include:
- Ambulance transportation
- Hospital fees
- Costs of rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Costs for possible future medical treatment
- Lost wages represent the time you are off from work due to your injuries from the accident
Non-economic damages are losses or injuries that are suffered by an accident victim, but are not defined in monetary terms. Non-economic damages may cover:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Physical impairment
- Physical disfigurement
- A lowered quality of life
- Mental anguish
COMPENSATION FOR MINORS
In Colorado, personal injury claims involving minors require court approval of the final settlement. The court must approve of a guardian to act on behalf of the minor in court. This guardian acts with an attorney that represents the minor. The court reviews all the details of the case and the proposed settlement. The court must approve of a plan for handling the funds in the child’s best interests after the case ends. Personal injury claims involving minors require court oversight to ensure that the minor’s interests are represented and that justice is done on their behalf. If a minor wins their lawsuit, the guardian that acts on their behalf receives the funds. Sometimes, the funds are placed in a guardianship or a conservatorship. Parents or family members may manage the funds, or the court may appoint a professional third party to manage the funds.
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
For car accidents in Colorado, the standard statute of limitations is 3 years, meaning that a victim must file their personal injury claim within 3 years after the date of the accident. In car accidents involving minors, the 3-year statute of limitations begins to run on the minor’s 18th birthday. For example, if the victim was 10 years old at the time of the accident, and the statute of limitations for car accidents is 3 years, then the victim would have 11 years to file a lawsuit before being barred by the statute of limitations.
Get Help from a Colorado Springs Auto Accident Attorney Today
At Zinda Law Group, our Colorado Springs car wreck lawyers can investigate your accident, establish negligence, negotiate with the insurance companies, and handle the entire legal process on your behalf. In addition, our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means you will pay absolutely nothing unless we win your case. If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident, call Zinda Law Group today at (800) 863-5312 to receive your free consultation with one of our skilled Colorado Springs car accident lawyers. Meetings with attorneys by appointment only.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MUCH DOES A LAWYER CHARGE AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT?
At Zinda Law Group, our firm believes that an injured victim should never have to worry about their ability to afford excellent legal representation. That is why we offer 100% free consultations, and why you pay nothing unless we achieve a favorable settlement, judgment, or verdict for your personal injury claim. That’s our No Fee Guarantee.
HOW MUCH DO YOU GET FOR PAIN AND SUFFERING IN A CAR ACCIDENT?
There are two methods commonly used to calculate damages for pain and suffering: the per diem method and the multiple methods. The per diem method calculates the dollar amount the victim makes in a day multiplied by the number of days the victim continues to suffer after the car accident. The multiple method is more commonly used and is made by totaling the victim’s economic damages and applying a multiple from 1 to 5.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE SETTLEMENT FOR A CAR ACCIDENT?
Every car accident is different, so the value of your case is based on the circumstances of your accident and injuries. Typically, the total amount of a victim’s settlement is about three times the amount of their medical bills. A judge may also take into account the type of injury, the kind of treatment received, the length of therapy, and any loss of income sustained after the accident.