Car accidents are a leading cause of serious injuries in Denver, with traffic deaths reaching the highest number in more than a decade, according to the Denver Post. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a car collision, the Denver car accident lawyers at The Fang Law Firm can help you seek justice and full compensation.
The Fang Law Firm is comprised of experienced trial attorneys who have established a different kind of personal injury law firm. At our firm, you can expect hands-on case management. The large injury law firms you see advertised on TV typically employ paralegals or case managers to deal with their clients. These employees rarely see or speak with their attorney, or can wait days, or even weeks for a return call.
When you are represented by our team at The Fang Law Firm, our Denver car accident lawyers are your point of contact. We ensure you are kept fully informed of the progress of your case. The benefits of working with our team include:
In a case of serious, catastrophic, or fatal injuries, a car accident case can be incredibly complex to navigate. While it may appear to be clear who was at fault for the accident, the insurance company representing the at-fault party is focused upon how to pay out as little as possible. Without an experienced Denver trial lawyer protecting your rights and interests, your ability to recover fair and full compensation is at risk.
There are countless details to manage in a car accident injury case, including gathering and preserving all evidence to support your claim or lawsuit, as well as accessing professional resources such as accident investigators, accident reconstruction experts, financial experts, and medical experts. Our Denver personal injury attorneys provide our clients with the full scope of resources, enabling us to craft a case that can be successful in settlement negotiations or subsequently at trial.
The most common causes of car accidents in Denver include:
When another driver violates traffic laws and causes an accident, that person must held accountable for their actions. At The Fang Law Firm, our team of Denver car collision lawyers will protect your right to seek to recover the maximum compensation possible, based upon the facts in your case.
A car accident can lead to very serious injuries, including:
In Colorado, after a car accident that resulted in serious or fatal injuries, you have limited time in which to file a lawsuit. The Colorado statute of limitations allows three years from the time of the accident in which to file a lawsuit.
In filing an insurance claim, the injured party is required to file a claim within a reasonable time, considered to be within just a few weeks from the date of the accident. Under Colorado Revised Statute 13-21-102.5, financial limitations have been set by lawmakers for non-economic losses suffered in an auto accident. Non-economic losses, under state law, include:
Law firms vary in how they charge their clients. At The Fang Law Firm, we operate on a strict policy: our clients owe no legal fees unless we win. When our Denver auto accident lawyers take on a case, we are dedicated to developing a case that is fully supported by evidence.
Our years in practice and our experience working with insurance companies can be of great benefit to you. We understand the various strategies they employ to try to reduce the value of a claim. The legal fees are paid out of an agreed-upon percentage of the financial recovery we achieve for you.
The actions you take directly after an auto accident can impact your ability to recover fair compensation for damages. In a minor accident which damaged only your vehicle, your auto insurance company can help you get compensation to repair or replace your vehicle. When serious injuries occur, follow these basic steps so your right to full compensation is protected:
Colorado is an “at-fault” state. To file a lawsuit or claim to recover damages, you must be less than fifty percent responsible for the crash. The amount of compensation is reduced by your percentage of fault. Fault for a car accident is determined through the following:
As experienced trial lawyers, our approach is different. We approach cases differently than what you may find at many larger law firms you see promoted on television. Rather than taking on a huge number of cases and running our firm like a “mill,” every person we represent gets the full focus of our attorneys. We work long hours in case development so when the claim or lawsuit is filed, it is presented professionally, fully supported by evidence. If the case cannot be settled outside of court, we move forward with a lawsuit to seek justice. Your case will be thoroughly evaluated to determine the financial value of the damages, including:
Car accidents are a common occurrence in the Denver area throughout Colorado. The Colorado State Patrol released a safety plan in 2017 detailing a few statistics related to motor vehicle accidents in the state. This report includes the following statistics on the state of vehicle crashes in Colorado.
Certain actions increase the likelihood of car accidents, such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, engaging in distracted driving behaviors, or driving while sleep-deprived. The Colorado State Patrol released information detailing the primary causes of car accidents in Colorado from 2011 to 2014.
These behaviors are completely preventable, but lead to hundreds of crash injuries and deaths every year.
In addition to statewide statistics, the Denver Region Council of Governments released a 2017 report on the state of car accidents in the Denver area. From 2011 to 2013, the report analyzed the behavior of 98,694 drivers involved in crashes in the Denver area.
Many car accidents are completely preventable with safe driving behaviors and certain precautions. Following these tips can help you drive yourself and your passengers to your destination safely.
Maintaining safe driving behaviors can significantly reduce your risk of an accident and increase your response time in an unexpected occurrence. You should maintain a safe distance between yourself and other vehicles on the road, drive at the speed limit, and keep aware of your surroundings.
You should always wear a seatbelt and encourage your passengers to do the same. Make sure all children who need to be in a car seat have a safe and effective car seat. You should also make sure that your vehicle is in good condition and receives regular maintenance.
Never get behind the wheel after drinking or using drugs. Instead of driving home, call a taxi, call rideshare such as Uber or Lyft, ride with a designated driver, or spend the night at your location. If you notice a potentially drunk driver who is driving erratically, alert the Colorado State Patrol.
Put away all electronic devices and do not text, talk, or look at your phone while driving. Make sure to keep your eyes on the road at all times.
Driving while fatigued can be just as dangerous as driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Falling asleep at the wheel can lead to disastrous consequences – you can hit a pedestrian, swerve off the road, crash into another vehicle, the list goes on. If you feel yourself nodding off, pull over in a safe location and take a nap.
Our Denver car accident attorneys can help. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Colorado car accident, then contact us. Call The Fang Law Firm today for a free case evaluation.