How a Car Accident Lawyer Helps After a Wreck in Colorado

May 29, 2024
  • After a car accident, you will face the challenges that come with navigating Colorado’s legal system and handling insurance companies. However, you don’t have to face this alone. An experienced personal injury lawyer can significantly ease the aftermath of such an event.

    At Boesen Law, with decades of experience in handling personal injury cases in Colorado, we are here to provide expert assistance. In this blog post, we’ll outline how an attorney can help you manage a car accident’s legal and financial challenges, ensuring you successfully and confidently file a claim and secure the compensation you deserve.

    Initial Consultation and Case Evaluation

    After a car accident, the step that initiates the legal process is often an initial consultation with a car accident lawyer. At Boesen Law, we offer a free consultation to help you understand the viability of your case without any financial burden.

    During this meeting, we’ll listen to your account of the accident, review any initial evidence, and provide an overview of your legal rights and options under Colorado law. We’ll also estimate the value of the case and the potential for recovering damages.

    This thorough assessment of the case allows us to start thinking about the best legal strategy to achieve your goals, hold the responsible parties accountable, and get a compensation amount that covers all your needs.

    Investigation of the Accident

    Armed with a strong legal strategy and a clear understanding of the case and how to move forward, we’ll start to thoroughly investigate the accident.

    The goal here is to gather as much evidence as possible to substantiate your claim for damages and prove the at-fault party’s liability. We work to collect police reports, witness statements, and photographic evidence, as well as any other relevant documentation to reconstruct the events leading up to the collision.

    After investigating the case, we’ll calculate both your economic and non-economic damages, and substantiate them with evidence. To correctly interpret the evidence, we consult with accident reconstruction experts and medical or financial professionals when necessary. This way, we can demonstrate the severity of your losses and make a compelling case for maximum compensation.

    Handling Communication with Insurance Companies

    After constructing a compelling case, your lawyer will handle all communications with the involved insurance companies to secure a fair settlement, acting as your advocate to negotiate with insurers on your behalf.

    This ensures you don’t make any statements that could harm your case. Additionally, having legal representation in negotiations helps level the playing field, protects your interests, and avoids lowball offers often made by insurers.

    Calculating and Pursuing Compensation

    The investigative process we outlined earlier is vital to gather evidence that supports the full extent of your damages, and thus pursuing appropriate compensation. In car accident cases, you can typically recover damages like medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.

    To ensure no aspect of your loss is overlooked, the lawyers at Boesen Law meticulously calculate these damages, as well as less apparent expenses, such as future medical treatments or loss of earning capacity. 

    By working with us, you can rest assured we’ll pursue all available avenues for compensation, securing compensation even in cases of uninsured/underinsured motorists. We strive to secure the maximum compensation possible for you under Colorado’s law.

    Legal Representation and Advocacy

    If your case proceeds to court, having a lawyer represent you will make a significant difference. On the one hand, a lawyer will make sure you present and file all the necessary legal documents within the deadlines and requirements stipulated by law.

    On the other hand, a lawyer will help you prepare a compelling case with solid arguments, backed by evidence and expert testimony. 

    Then, they will defend your case in court proceedings, presenting it in front of a judge and jury and fighting for your best interests through the process. A lawyer will also represent you in related legal proceedings, such as mediation, arbitration, the discovery process, and appeals if necessary.

    Navigating Colorado’s Legal Landscape

    When dealing with a car accident claim, you must know about the specific laws and statutes in Colorado that directly apply to your case.

    For example, according to C.R.S. § 13-21-111, Colorado follows a comparative negligence rule, which means you may still be eligible for compensation even if you were partially at fault for the accident, as long as your percentage of fault is less than 50%. As your percentage of fault will reduce your compensation, our lawyers work to prove the other party’s 100% fault.

    Additionally, remember that the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in Colorado is generally three years from the date of the accident, as stated in C.R.S. § 13-80-101. However, there are certain exceptions to this rule depending on your case’s circumstances. 

    In any case, prompt legal action is paramount. Seeking legal help as soon as possible after the accident will help you understand your rights and legal options. Also, our lawyers can clearly break down the next steps and important deadlines to keep in mind.

    We Can Help You After a Car Accident Resulting in Injury or Property Damage – Our Experience is the Difference

    After a car accident in Colorado that resulted in injury or property damage, we can help you seek justice through the legal system and claim compensation when it was caused by someone else’s negligence. Our lawyers at Boesen Law are equipped with the necessary knowledge and resources to handle your case, no matter its complexity or the severity of your injuries.

    From start to finish, we can help you at every stage of building the case, filing a claim, and securing rightful compensation through negotiations or in court. Plus, there are no financial risks to you, as we don’t charge any fees unless we successfully recover compensation for you. To schedule a free consultation and take the first step to recovery, please contact us today.