The last thing you want to do to begin or finish your day is to end up involved in a car accident. Car accidents can range in severity from a minor fender-bender to a catastrophic accident that ends with fatalities. If you sustain any injuries in a car accident, you probably have questions. Most of these questions are going to deal with the monetary aspect of the accident. How are you going to pay the medical bills? What are you going to do if you can’t get your car fixed? How will you get to work?
These are all valid questions – questions that can be answered by an experienced Denver car accident lawyer. Firouzbahkt Law Firm in Colorado understands the urgency of handling your car accident injury claim. If you are the primary breadwinner in your family, the need is even more urgent to get back to work or gain compensation for the losses attributed to the accident.
Our experienced Colorado legal team has the skills required to get your case handled quickly and efficiently. The medical expenses of accident victims are taken care of in an expedited manner. No one should have to wait to recover financial losses from personal injury claims.
The foundation of a personal injury lawsuit in civil matters is to prove negligence by the at-fault party. The vast majority of car accidents are caused by carelessness and human error on a driver's part. Sometimes there are even intentional actions taken by the negligent driver. Proving negligence can be easier if the driver broke a traffic law. The driver owed a duty of care while operating their vehicle on the road. When they broke that traffic law, they breached their duty of reasonable care. If the injury resulted from that driver's breach of duty, it is considered negligent.
There are some circumstances on the road that may result in the injury of a party in a car accident.
There are numerous personal injuries that can result from being in a car crash. Some of these crash injuries can have a serious impact on the daily life of a person, requiring them to seek compensation for medical expenses or to retain some quality of life.
The most common mental and physical injuries seen in a Denver, Colorado car accident lawsuit are:
Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries – whiplash is used to describe muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries that may be sustained in a car accident. When you are in a car accident, the motion of the car going forward interrupted by the unexpected stop forces the body to move suddenly (faster than you would ever move on your own). This movement causes strain on your muscles and soft tissues but results in no broken bones in most situations. The healing time is often long and painful.
Cuts and scrapes – most cuts and scrapes can range from superficial to fatal. In a car accident, these result from flying debris or projectiles, like glass, inside of the car.
Head injuries – Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and other head trauma, like concussions, can cause complications immediately or into the future. When not treated properly, these brain injuries could result in permanent disabilities and other long-term medical problems.
Broken ribs and other broken bones – your rib cage is fragile, and it isn’t a part of the body that is easily mended like a broken arm or leg. When ribs are broken, it can be caused by the seatbelt or the body being thrust into the steering wheel. Other broken bones, while painful, it may be fixed through surgical procedures and casting. In both cases, you are looking at a decent amount of rest and healing following bone fractures or breaks.
Internal bleeding and internal organ injury – even though the body does a great job at protecting your internal organs, there are still instances when internal bleeding or organ injury cannot be avoided. There are often very few outward signs of internal injuries, which can make them hard to diagnose. If they aren’t taken care of quickly, they can turn fatal. Many car accident fatalities result from head injuries or internal traumas.
Spinal cord injuries – like breaking a bone, your spine is also exposed and vulnerable in a car accident. With enough force, it is possible to break the spinal column or even herniate discs. When problems occur with the back, it can require a lot of physical therapy and rehabilitation.
Psychological trauma – depending on the severity of the accident, it is possible that a victim may suffer from psychological traumas like PTSD from the accident. Other mental illnesses may result from experiences that are extremely devastating following fatal or catastrophic crashes.
Death - in most wrecks, when death results from someone else's negligence, it is considered a wrongful death. Colorado personal injury attorneys are skilled in handling wrongful death claims after fatal crashes.
One of the questions that a person always wants to know is what their personal injury claim is worth. Every car accident claim that comes through Firouzbakht Law Firm has different circumstances and factors that influence the amount of recoverable damages. There are three primary financial compensations that we work toward with each case for fair compensation:
A settlement is often the first negotiation that an insurance company will submit on behalf of the at-fault party. Settlements are a tool used to try to get the civil lawsuit against the defendant dropped without going to trial. The insurance company has a maximum amount that they will pay out for any accident, which is based upon the at-fault party’s insurance coverage. In most circumstances, they will offer only the economic damages or just below it, which often results in a counteroffer by your legal team.
Once a fair settlement agreement has been reached, it often negates the necessity to go to trial. The judge still has to sign off on the settlement that has been drawn up by both parties, but they will likely receive confirmation that it was approved.
Firouzbahkt Law Firm always fights for justice for our Colorado clients. As an accident attorney, we understand the urgency to handle the matter of compensation quickly and to mitigate your financial losses.
When you are involved in a motor vehicle collision, the first thing you need to do is assess the situation. See if you are injured or if anyone else is injured If there are injuries, you need to get them out of the way of traffic (if possible) and call 911.
When police and other emergency services arrive, it is important to cooperate with them. This includes being examined at the scene of the accident for injuries. Give all of your information to the officer handling the police report so that it can be included. If you are able, you can also take pictures and gather evidence at the accident scene should you have trouble getting compensation. Make sure you keep a copy of the accident reports and your medical records for your attorney.
It is advisable to call on experienced Denver car accident lawyers as soon as possible following the accident. Having an experienced attorney on your side can change how the insurance company approaches your claim against their client. You should also never speak to insurance adjusters or allow them to record a conversation without legal representation present. Do not agree to anything without consulting your auto accident attorney first.
After an insurance claim, the insurance adjusters like to try an approach victims who do not have representation. This allows them to influence the injured party, pressuring them into a statement or implicating themselves in some fashion.
Like other Denver personal injury lawyers, Firouzbakht Law Firm works on a contingency fee basis. What is a contingency fee? A contingency fee is a type of contract. This contract states that if we don't win your car accident claims, we don't get paid. That's right! We don't get a payment if we don't get you compensated for your accident injuries. Our only concerns are to ensure we get you the fair compensation needed in the time limit you need it in.
At Firouzbakht Law Firm, we believe in holding the person responsible for your injuries accountable for their actions. We understand the physical pain and mental pain that the negligent party has caused by their actions. This is a difficult time for you and your family, which is why we are here to make sure that compensatory damages are awarded to you as a result of your injury.
You are in a situation that requires payout of money damages now, not in the time frame set by the insurer of the negligent party. We know that the anxiety and stress you feel is causing you more strain because everything feels like it is out of your control. Let us take care of you and your family.
We offer a free, no-obligation consultation on your case. You can set up an appointment or use our convenient contact form to discuss your case. We know you don't have weeks or months to wait for funds, which is why we begin working as soon as you give us the green light after the evaluation.