A car accident can change your life but a Colorado personal injury attorney at Burg Simpson can help. In the first 9 months of 2016 there were 27,875 fatalities from car wrecks reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Medical bills and other expenses from these major car crashes can be burdensome to you and your loved ones. If someone close to you was killed or injured in an accident, the distress from this emotionally and financially is overwhelming but our Colorado Personal Injury Lawyers are here for you.
Did you know that in Colorado, an insurance company is limited by statute ruling when it can take your recorded statement if you are under the care of a health care provider? If an insurance company has contacted you after you have been injured to take your recorded statement or to obtain information about your accident, you should contact our knowledgeable Colorado personal injury attorneys immediately to help you understand and protect your rights. Don’t let the insurance company take advantage of you! Whether it is your own insurance company or the at-fault driver’s insurance company calling, we recommend you contact an attorney at law, right away.
Insurance companies typically want to pay as little as they can for claims against their insured drivers. They are likely to offer you amounts to settle that are far below what your claim is worth. Contact an experienced injury lawyer Denver that has handled thousands of motor vehicle accidents so we can help advise you on your rights. While no lawyer can guarantee a specific result in any particular case, Burg Simpson Attorneys have years of experience evaluating injuries and damages. We have the resources to fight for your rights before, during, and after trial.
There is a list of things that can result in a dangerous car wreck, which can cause a need for a lawyer, including:
- Careless/reckless driving
- Distracted driving (cell phone usage, etc.)
- Drug/alcohol use
- Hazardous weather
- Failure to obey traffic signals
- Obstacles in the road
- Defective roadways
- Defective vehicle
Burg Simpson's lawyers can assist you on next steps immediately following an auto accident for your claim, contact us now.
Under Colorado law, the person who causes an accident is financially responsible for all of the provable damages related to the crash. This includes both economic and non-economic damages. In addition, corrective damages may be ordered as punishment for parties who intentionally or knowingly endangered and injured others.
‘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; and
- Non-economic Damages: pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional trauma, and other similar losses.
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Uninsured motorist (UM) automobile insurance coverage protects drivers when the other driver in an automobile 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.
Drunk driving is responsible for nearly a third of traffic fatalities, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control. In Colorado, that percentage jumps to nearly 40 percent. 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 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 damage they leave behind. When handling auto accident claims for our clients, we may seek to impose punitive damages on impaired drivers who cause our clients injury or death. There’s just no excuse for getting behind the wheel while you’re drunk and those who do should be punished.
Burg Simpson is dedicated to helping seriously injured people seek compensation after a car accident injury caused by the fault or negligence of another. Our experienced trial 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 that surround motor vehicle accidents, including accident investigation, insurance claims, settlement negotiations, and litigating in court against persons and companies who won’t take responsibility. Fill out our Free Case Evaluation form before it’s too late .