Colorado Springs Car Accident and Truck Accident Attorneys
Auto accidents can be scary, tragic, and life-altering events. In addition to getting your car or truck fixed, you may be dealing with the resulting injuries for some time. This can be a frustrating experience, as you try to fight the other driver’s insurance company, pay medical bills, possibly miss work, and balance all this with your personal life and responsibilities.
You need a personal injury attorney on your side that cares out keeping your life on track, despite an auto accident injury. The attorneys at Sears & Associates, P.C. have 40 years of experience handling personal injury cases in Colorado Springs, Vail, Boulder, Pueblo, Denver, and across the Front Range.
We care about you and want to do everything possible to fight for the compensation you need and deserve.
An auto accident can be scary and frustrating, especially if you did not cause it. You are likely wondering how you will possibly pay for your medical bills, fix your car, and feed your family while your injury keeps you out of work. If another driver caused your accident, you can file a claim with his or her insurer, but dealing with an insurance company alone can be a nightmare.
You need a car crash attorney that sees you as a person, not just a paycheck. The attorneys at Sears & Associates, P.C. are the ones you are looking for. We have 40 years of experience handling personal injury cases in Colorado and want to use that experience to help you.
Give us a call to schedule a free consultation today: 719-471-1984
What steps should I take after a car accident?
Seek Medical Attention
The first thing you should do after an accident is visit a doctor. Even if you feel fine, you want to make sure that you are not suffering from any hidden injuries. In many cases, the symptoms for serious injuries do not show up for several days or weeks. Treatment will be easier and more effective if you seek medical attention as soon as possible.
It is also important to visit a doctor because your medical paperwork will serve as proof of your injuries in your car collision claim. Without such evidence, the other driver’s insurance company may refuse to pay for your injuries.
(For more information on how to pay for medical treatment, check out our FAQ.)
Gather Information and Evidence
In addition to the medical paperwork detailing your injuries from the car accident, you should gather the following pieces of evidence:
- The other driver’s contact information and insurance information
- Photographs from the car crash, including proof of damage to vehicles
- Eyewitness testimony and contact information
- A copy of the police report
- Surveillance footage or photographs from traffic cameras
Notify the Insurance Companies
Make sure that your own insurance company and the company of the other driver know about the accident. However, you must know what to say — and what not to say — before calling.
Before speaking with either insurance company, read our post about what you should know if you are in an accident.
Speak With Sears & Associates, Colorado Springs Car Accident Attorney
The attorneys at Sears & Associates, P.C. have spent the last 40 years helping accident innocent victims get the compensation they deserve. We regularly work with accident reconstructionists and medical and financial experts to establish accident liability, prove negligence, and determine the value of the damages victims suffer.
Come speak to us to learn more about the results that people in your situation have been able to achieve in the past with our help. We will give you an honest and thorough legal assessment of your case, including your chances of success if you decide to file a claim.
Decide Whether to Accept a Settlement or File a Claim in Court
An attorney can give you advice on what full and fair compensation will look like in an accident like yours, but only you can decide whether or not to accept an insurance company’s offer.
If the offered amount does not come close to covering your medical expenses and other losses, you can file a claim in court. This process is complicated, but with the help of an experienced car accident attorney, you can get the compensation you deserve.
How can I prove the other driver was at fault?
In order to win your case, you will need to prove that the other driver’s negligence caused the accident. Common examples of negligent actions that contribute to accidents include:
- The other driver failed to yield when another driver had right-of-way
- The other driver ran a red light or was speeding
- The other driver operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol or was texting
Even if you were partially to blame, you may still be able to recover partial compensation if you prove that the other driver’s actions contributed more to the accident than your own.
What is full and fair compensation for a car accident?
Compensation for your injuries should be full and fair. Before you accept a settlement offer from an insurance company or the party at fault make sure that you are getting the full amount that you deserve. Compensation should cover:
- The cost of repairs to your vehicle
- Car rental or taxi fees while your car is in the shop
- Your medical bills and prescription costs
- The cost of future medical procedures, surgeries, or physical therapy
- Your lost wages or compensation for your decreased earning ability
- Your loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering and inconvenience
Contact the personal injury attorneys at Sears & Associates, P.C. today for a free consultation. We promise to do all we can to ease the burdens of your auto accident injury and help get your life back to normal: 719-471-1984.