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What to Do After an Auto Accident

The majority of personal injury cases that AGG Law handles involve some form of vehicular negligence. Since we see a lot of car accident cases in Colorado Springs (and all over Colorado, frankly), we’ve compiled the most critical information about what you need to do following a car accident.

Perhaps the most important thing that you need to know immediately is that both your insurance company and the insurance company of the person responsible for the accident want to pay you the lowest possible amount to settle. There’s a variety of ways that insurance companies go about this, but perhaps the most common is by encouraging quick settlements. This allows them to avoid responsibility before the full extent of your injuries are fully realized.

Insurance companies also attempt to get you to make statements or take actions that will harm your chances at receiving a fair settlement. Take the following steps to avoid these tricks and ultimately receive the compensation you deserve:

  1. Get the necessary medical attention

    Before consulting an attorney or doing anything else, ensure that you are tending to any injuries by getting the proper medical attention and care.

  2. Report the accident to the police

    After an accident you should call the police to have the come out and do an investigation, issue citations to the responsible party, and write a police report. This will help later on document the accident and what occurred. You deserve an opportunity to report the accident from your perspective. If you are incapable of filing a police report at the time of the accident, contact the police as soon as you can afterwards so that you have an official account of your side of the story.

  3. Document Critical Information at The Site of The Accident

    The more information you can document from the site of the accident, the better your car accident attorney will be able to achieve a fair settlement. Always get the insurance information from involved parties, take photos, get the names and contact information of any witnesses.

  4. Talk to your car accident lawyer, not insurance reps

    It is the job of insurance reps to minimize the amount that they actually pay out to victims. The best way to ensure you receive a fair settlement is to talk to an attorney before you make any statements to anyone involved with insurance companies on both sides. Insurance companies are not on your side. Contact our office today to discuss your case to see how we can help.

  5. The Statute of Limitations in Colorado is 3 Years

    From the moment your accident in Colorado Springs or anywhere in Colorado occurs, you have 3 years to file a lawsuit. It’s crucial that you consult with an attorney soon after your accident to ensure that your time to file doesn’t expire and you don’t miss out on a fair settlement.

What Kind of Damages Are Recoverable in An Auto Accident Injury Case?

In the state of Colorado, the justice system allows auto accident victims to recover financial compensation for a variety of different losses that may occur as a result of an auto accident.

The skilled and experienced car accident lawyers at AGG Law will be able to help you win fair compensation for the following losses:

  • Loss of Wages (past and future)
  • Expenses for Assisted Living in the case of serious injury
  • Cost of medical bills (past and future)
  • Pain and suffering and other non-economic damages resulting from the accident

When a car accident results in a fatality, surviving family members of the victim are able to file wrongful death claims to recover compensation associated with a wrongful death accident.

Whether you were injured in an accident or a loved one died as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact the attorneys of Alhasoon, Glidden & Glidden to get the support you need today. The consultation is free, and we don’t get paid until we recover money for you!

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