Car Accidents

After being injured in a car accident, the last thing you want to do is fight with your insurance company. Unfortunately, that is usually what ends up happening, especially in Colorado. Colorado uses a tort legal system, which means if you are injured in an accident you must go through the at-fault driver's insurance company to receive compensation for damages. 

It is difficult to navigate the legal system on your own, which is why hiring an experienced Colorado personal injury attorney that you trust is highly suggested. Recovering from a car accident is difficult, but our attorneys at the Law Offices of Daniel T. Goodwin understand that and work to do what they can to relieve your stress.

What to Do after Your Wreck

There are many things to do after an accident, but it can often be difficult to remember them all, especially if you’ve been hurt. Even if you did not immediately take action, you still have options. 

The first thing you should always do is seek professional medical attention, even if it has been a few days since your accident. Some injuries can take time to appear, and you don’t want to get blindsided by a serious injury at an even more inconvenient time. Besides getting medical attention, there are a few other things you may have been told to do throughout your years as a driver. Here is a reminder of the best steps to follow after a car accident:

  • Take pictures
  • Exchange information
  • Talk to witnesses
  • File a police report

If you didn’t do any of these, don’t fret! This does not mean that your personal injury case is automatically ruined. Most of these things you or your attorney can take care of at a later date. Since we are in Colorado, the police are required to be called to the scene of an accident, no matter how minor it is. Their report should include your information, the other party’s information, and witnesses — all of which your attorney can use to strengthen your case.

While pictures can help a personal injury case, they do not make or break one. If you weren’t able to take any following the wreck, it is not the end of the world. However, you’ll want to make sure that the conditions of the road and accident are in the police report.

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Colorado Crash Statistics

The state of Colorado keeps extensive records on motor vehicle accidents and creates statistics from them to share publicly. Because of this, we are able to find out exactly how many injury-inducing crashes occur every year. According to those records, there were 3,668 injury crashes in Colorado in 2017 alone. 

These statistics show that far too many injury-inducing accidents happen yearly in this state. Too often, there are many victims that don’t receive the compensation they need from their insurance companies. Being able to cover your medical bills after an accident is important, and recovering compensation from the at-fault party is not something that you should have to fight for. If you need a fight, our attorneys are the ones for you. 

Broomfield Car Accident Attorneys

With two locations in Broomfield and Nederland, Colorado, our attorneys are here to help you. They have extensive experience in personal injury law and have seen the effects of life-changing car accidents. 

Don’t be fooled by insurance companies that take advantage of Colorado’s tort system. Get an experienced Colorado lawyer who will stand up for your rights. You should not have to worry about your medical expenses while you are trying to heal. Contact our offices today to get more information on how to proceed with your case. 

Nederland & Broomfield Personal Injury Lawyers

With a background in personal injury law ranging from auto accidents to slip and falls, our lawyers can help you. Located in Nederland and Broomfield, Colorado, our experienced lawyers will be able to guide you through your personal injury needs. The Law Offices of Daniel T. Goodwin will be able to fight for you while you recover from your injury.