Colorado Springs Car Accident Lawyer
1755 Telstar Drive, Suite 300
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80920
Thanks to the substantial number of companies that do contract work for the Department of Defense or do subcontractor business with the defense industry, Colorado Springs managed to survive the recent downturn in the economy and was even able to show an actual increase in the number of families that relocated to the Front Range area. This has led, of course, to an ever-increasing number of vehicles using the area's streets and roads which means, in turn, that it is almost inevitable that car accidents will occur.
When you are involved in an auto accident, it is necessary to retain the services of a car accident lawyer to advise you on the legal remedies that are available to you such as negotiating a settlement with an insurance company or identifying other parties whose negligence was possibly a factor in your accident.
Under Colorado law, you have the right to receive compensation for your injuries and any damages to your personal property that are a direct result of a car accident.
Such compensation can include:
- Medical expenses, including short- and long-term care (if necessary) for all parties that were injured the accident
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Repair or replacement of any personal property damaged in the accident
- Payment for lost wages or other income while you are medically unable to work
- Legal expenses that are related to the accident and its aftermath
You can learn more about the different forms of compensation that you might be entitled to by contacting the Colorado Springs car accident lawyer at the Doan Law Firm at (719) 822-0000.
Time Limits for Filing an Injury Lawsuit in Colorado
The Colorado Revised Statutes, which set the rules and procedures for filing lawsuits in personal injury cases, set time limits ("Statutes of Limitations") under which lawsuits must be filed.
As they specifically relate to car accident injuries, these time limits are:
- For personal injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident, 3 years from the date of the date the injury occurred
- In cases where a motor vehicle accident is responsible for fatal injuries ("wrongful death"), 2 years from the date of death, regardless of the date of the accident itself
- For claims related to motor vehicle accidents that damage or destroy personal property, 3 years from the date of the accident
Although these time limits are strictly enforced by the courts, there are exceptions that could allow an extension to the statutes of limitations. These extensions apply only to a very small subset of accidental injuries and must be discussed with a Colorado personal injury if you think that they might apply in your car accident injury case.
Why You Need a Colorado Springs Car Accident Lawyer
The days and weeks after an auto accident can be very stressful time. During this period an accident victim must find an alternate form of transportation until their car is either repaired or replaced and must deal with accident investigators, insurance adjusters, and even the courts if there are legal issues that must be resolve. Having a car accident lawyer to advise you can often make your life much easier when dealing with various law enforcement agencies and insurance carriers.
If you or a family member were involved in a car accident, you must be aware of the fact that car accidents are notorious for causing injuries that may not be immediately obvious but can produce symptoms days or even months after the accident. Injuries to the neck and spine are among the most common types of such "late symptoms" injuries. These injuries can be very difficult to diagnose because they may not be easily seen on a CT ("CAT") or MRI scans. A car accident lawyer will take this and other factors into consideration when negotiating a settlement of your injury claim with an insurance company.
When you contact the Colorado Springs car accident lawyer at the Doan Law Firm, your initial consultation is always free and will not create an obligation for you to use our firm. Should you decide for us to represent you in your car accident case, we will assume monetary responsibility for every aspect of your case, including all fees and charges related to the filing of a lawsuit and preparation of your case for trial in exchange for an agreed-upon percentage of your final settlement.
If you were injured in a car accident, your first step in protecting your legal rights to compensation for your injuries is to contact the Doan Law Firm in Colorado Springs for a free review of your case and your potential injury claim.
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