Denver Car Accident Attorneys
Car Accidents in Colorado
A car accident can affect you in many ways. You may need immediate medical attention for serious injuries, you could be out of work for weeks or months, and you might need to have your vehicle repaired or if it was totaled in the crash, replaced altogether. Many victims of severe car accidents are also left with significant emotional distress and trauma, making it difficult to move forward with their lives.
At Boesen Law, we understand the impact a serious motor vehicle collision can have on your life, and we want to help. Our Denver car accident attorneys have decades of experience representing injured Coloradoans and the families of those killed in fatal accidents. In every case, we strive to minimize the effects of the accident and help our clients recover the maximum compensation they are owed. Our team is dedicated to holding the negligent driver or liable party accountable and seeking the justice you deserve.
For personal attention and compassionate legal representation after a car accident, call Boesen Law at (303) 327-9988. We offer free, in-person consultations.
Is Colorado a No-Fault Car Insurance State?
Since 2003, Colorado has not been a no-fault car insurance state. This means that motorists can no longer turn to their no-fault insurance after an accident and receive compensation for specific damages through their personal injury protection (PIP) or medical payments (MedPay). Instead, injured accident victims must typically bring claims against the other person or party’s insurance provider to receive compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
This means that, if you were involved in an accident with someone else, you will have to prove that they were at least partly at fault for the crash. Under Colorado’s rule of modified comparative negligence, you can file a claim for damages if you were partly at fault as long as you were less at fault than the other party. However, if you are found to share some of the blame, your total recovery will be reduced by your at-fault percentage. So, for example, if the insurance adjuster finds you 25 percent at fault for the accident, you would only be able to recover up to 75 percent of the total amount you are seeking in damages.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
One of the key elements of determining liability for a car accident is identifying the cause of the crash. By analyzing how the accident occurred, one can reasonably determine who caused it and, therefore, who is liable for the victim’s damages.
Some of the most common causes of car accidents include:
- Aggressive/reckless driving
- Distracted driving, including texting
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Following too closely/tailgating
- Making unsafe or illegal turns
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Unlawful passing
- Road rage
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Violating traffic laws
- Stopping suddenly for no reason
- Driving erratically
- Unsafe merging or lane changes
- Cutting off other drivers
- Fatigued driving
One thing most car accidents have in common is the element of negligence. When other people are careless or reckless, they can cause serious accidents that may result in catastrophic injury or death. These individuals should be held accountable. Our Denver car accident attorneys can help you take legal action against the liable party and seek the full, fair compensation you are owed.
What Compensation Can You Recover After a Car Accident?
The exact type of compensation you can recover, as well as the overall value of your case, depends on several things, including the severity of your injuries, the cost of your medical care, your degree of fault (if any), and more.
That being said, many car accident victims are entitled to compensation for the following economic and non-economic damages:
- All reasonable and necessary medical care related to the accident
- Ongoing and future medical costs
- Rehabilitation, surgery, and other treatments
- Prescription medications, medical equipment, and related devices
- Lost income, wages, or employment benefits
- Loss of future expected income
- Lost or diminished earning capacity due to disability or impairment
- Pain and suffering, including emotional distress and trauma
- Lost or diminished enjoyment of life/quality of life
- Therapy and/or counseling costs
- Post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and related conditions
- Significant and/or permanent disfigurement
At Boesen Law, we are committed to helping you recover every penny you are owed. Our Denver car accident lawyers work with accident reconstructionists, medical professionals, and expert witnesses who help us analyze the evidence and provide expert witness testimony on behalf of our clients. We work directly with our clients to develop personalized and innovative legal strategies tailored to their unique situations.
How Long Do You Have to File a Car Accident Lawsuit in Colorado?
In Colorado, the statute of limitations (or filing deadline) for car accident claims is three years from the date of the accident. This is different from the standard two-year statute of limitations that applies to most personal injury lawsuits. However, it is still important that you take immediate action if you wish to sue the liable party for damages. If you wait too long, and the statute of limitations expires, the court will almost certainly dismiss your case.
It is important to note that the three-year statute of limitations does not apply to insurance claims. In fact, you likely have much less time to file an insurance claim after an accident. Most policies require you to file a claim within a “reasonable” time, which could mean several days or a couple of weeks. Additionally, if your loved one died due to a car accident, you only have two years from the date of their death to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
The sooner you reach out to our Denver car accident attorneys, the sooner we can begin gathering evidence, preparing your claim, and communicating with the insurance company on your behalf. Don’t wait until it’s too late—contact Boesen Law today to discuss your legal rights and options with a member of our team.
No Legal Fees Unless We Win
Many people are understandably concerned about the cost of hiring a personal injury lawyer. After all, when you are already dealing with expensive medical bills and lost income, paying for an attorney can seem like just another expense.
However, at Boesen Law, we offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means that our attorneys’ fees are contingent on them winning your case. In other words, you pay nothing upfront or out-of-pocket when you work with our firm, and our attorneys only collect legal fees if they recover a settlement or verdict for you.
We encourage you to reach out to our team today to learn more. Our multilingual staff can assist you in English, Russian or Spanish, and we offer same-day appointments by request. We always try to meet potential clients in person to better understand who they are, what they have been through, and how we can help. However, we can also discuss your case over the phone at no cost if you are unable to make it into our office.
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