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In 2019, there were 36,096 fatalities in car accidents, according to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation. A vehicle wreck can quickly change your life and leave you with substantial medical bills, and it can be challenging to secure the compensation you need. Insurance companies typically want to pay as little as they can for claims against their insured drivers, and they are likely to offer you settlements that are far below what your claim is worth.

Contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Burg Simpson for assistance with your claim. We have handled thousands of motor vehicle accidents and are ready to help and advise you on your rights. While no lawyer can guarantee a specific result in any particular case, Burg Simpson’s car accident lawyers have decades of experience evaluating injuries and damages to obtain any fair compensation. We have the resources to fight for your rights before, during, and after the trial with unparalleled service throughout the legal process. Call us at (720) 500-5995 or fill out a FREE case evaluation form to get started.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents can happen at nearly any time. Some of the most common causes of wrecks are:

  • Careless/reckless driving
  • Distracted driving (cell phone usage, etc.)
  • Speeding
  • Negligence
  • Drug/alcohol use
  • Hazardous weather
  • Failure to obey traffic signals
  • Obstacles in the road
  • Defective roadways
  • Defective vehicle

Types of Damages Recovered in Auto Accidents

Damages include property damage (the vehicle itself) and bodily injury (the vehicle’s occupants). Bodily injury claims are divided into two separate categories, including:

  • Economic damages: Medical expenses, wage loss, expenses related to impairment or disability, and future medical expenses related to those injuries caused by the accident
  • Non-economic damages: Pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional trauma, and other similar losses

Vehicle Accidents Caused by Drivers Without Car Insurance

Uninsured motorist (UM) automobile insurance coverage protects drivers when the other driver in a car accident does not have auto insurance coverage or if you are involved in a hit and run.

Under-insured motorist (UIM) automobile insurance coverage pays for your injuries and property damage when you are involved in an accident with a person who is at fault and has minimal insurance coverage, or has insurance coverage that is insufficient to compensate you for your injuries and damages.

Additional Punitive Damages in Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk driving is responsible for nearly one-third of traffic fatalities, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control. Despite the ongoing passage of stricter laws with increasingly harsher penalties for driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs, people still get behind the wheel while impaired, injuring and killing thousands of innocent victims annually.

When it comes to bringing claims against a drunk driver, you also could be entitled to punitive damages at trial. Punitive damages serve as punishment and enforcement of liability for a person’s willful and wanton conduct, such as driving under the influence of alcohol. Burg Simpson is committed to holding drunk drivers responsible for the damages they leave behind. When handling auto accidents claims for our clients, we may seek to impose punitive damages on impaired drivers who cause our clients injury or death.

Contact a Burg Simpson Car Accident Lawyer Now

Burg Simpson is dedicated to helping seriously injured people seek compensation and obtain justice after a car accident injury caused by the fault or negligence of another. Our experienced personal injury lawyers have helped many drivers, passengers, and pedestrians rebuild their lives after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. We have the experience and resources to help injury victims navigate the many legal issues surrounding motor vehicle accidents, including accident investigation, insurance claims, settlement negotiations, and litigating in court against person and companies that won’t take responsibility.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, contact us as soon as possible. Call us today at (720) 500-5995 or fill out our FREE case evaluation form.

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