A car accident injury can cause a series of issues in the life of a victim. Beyond the physical pain an accident victim experiences, they also face the stress over medical bills and lost income from time away from work. Adding to this, car crash survivors continue to endure the emotional trauma of their accident while they adapt to lifestyle changes brought on by their injuries.
If you suffered injuries in a car accident, you should not have to experience any additional hardship. A Colorado Springs car accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC will take the financial worries off your plate as we fight on your behalf for compensation from the person responsible for your injury.
Call us today for a free consultation by dialing (800) 598-7557.
How a Car Accident Lawyer Can Help You
Understandably, many car accident victims want nothing more than for the whole matter to simply go away. This is why, the moment an insurance company calls with a settlement offer, the temptation to accept whatever the insurer suggests can prompt you into accepting their first offer. Be aware that it may not fairly compensate you for the rough road ahead.
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we will not let an insurance company intimidate us into accepting a penny less than what our clients deserve.
We do not back down from tough cases. When you hire us to represent you, we will negotiate to get you a fair settlement, so you need not worry about covering your losses, even years from now when you still suffer the effects of your accident injuries. Furthermore, unlike some law firms, we will not hesitate to take your matter to court if we find the insurance company refuses to offer you a reasonable settlement.
For a free legal consultation with a car accidents lawyer serving Colorado Springs, call 800-598-7557
How Car Accidents Commonly Occur
Car accidents can result from a wide variety of negligent behaviors—not only from other drivers but also from car parts manufacturers, construction companies, and even government entities.
Some of the most common causes of car accidents include:
- Driving while intoxicated
- Driving under the influence
- Driving while distracted
- Driving at excessive speeds for the conditions
- Driver fatigue
- Failing to yield right of way
- Driving aggressively
- Road rage
- Improper turns
- Running stop signs/red lights
- Substandard road conditions
- Poor lighting on the road
- Debris or obstacles on the road
- Roadway construction
- Defective motor vehicle components
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Who You Can Hold Accountable for Your Injuries
Many people lack the understanding of potential sources they can tap in an effort to recover losses for their car accident injuries. If a brakes manufacturer sells defective brakes that cause a car to crash into you, you can pursue damages from the manufacturer of the parts—and every entity in the supply chain that put those brakes on that car, causing you to suffer injury.
If a construction company carelessly leaves debris on a road that causes you to lose control of your vehicle, you can pursue compensation from that organization. If a municipality fails to properly maintain the road, resulting in your collision, you can even demand that this entity cover your losses.
Duty of Care
From a legal standpoint, you can pursue compensation from any party who meets all the criteria that make up the “duty of care” doctrine of personal injury law. To establish a duty of care in your case, your lawyer will need to prove the following:
- The defendant owed you a duty to behave in a way that would keep you free from harm.
- The defendant failed to fulfill this duty of care.
- The defendant’s failure to uphold their duty of care to you caused you to suffer an injury.
- You suffered losses—physical, financial, and emotional—as a result of your injury.
Without convincing a jury that the above arguments hold true in your car accident, you will not win a court award or insurance settlement.
This makes gathering evidence critical.
Investigating Your Car Accident
When you hire Ben Crump Law, PLLC, our legal team will start investigating your car accident to gather all the evidence we need to support your case of duty, negligence, causation, and damages. We will seek and uncover evidence from a broad range of sources, including:
- The scene of your accident
- Witness testimonies
- Accident reconstruction specialists
- Videos from nearby surveillance cameras
- Police accident reports
Our lawyers will also find evidence to support your claim of damages. Toward this end, we shall:
- Gather all your injury-related medical records
- Obtain wage statements from your employer
- Get expert opinions from professionals in the fields of medicine, economics, occupational therapy, and psychology
The results of our investigation will serve as the foundation for our case. The sooner you hire us to handle your case, the sooner we can begin collecting evidence while it remains accessible and fresh.
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No two car accident victims share the exact same losses from their collision injuries. When our lawyers review your case, they will better know the types of damages you might recover.
Common types of recoverable damages in a car accident case include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Pain and suffering
These represent just some broad categories of damage types one might expect in a car accident case. Your attorney can give you specific amounts they will demand from the defendant’s insurer after investigating your case.
If your loved one died from injuries they suffered in a car accident, you might consider pursuing a wrongful death action. The wrongful death lawyers at Ben Crump Law, PLLC can handle this action for you. Call us today to learn more by dialing (800) 598-7557.
It Takes Time to Build a Case
Gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, working with insurers—all these steps take time. You should know that Colorado limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit against the negligent party in a car accident. You have two years, according to Colorado law, in which to take this action.
Granted, most car accident cases settle with the insurance company without ever having to go to court. However, if the insurer fails to agree to a reasonable settlement, we will want to take the matter to court, and starting earlier, rather than later, helps to ensure we do not miss important deadlines.
If your lawsuit involves a municipality, we face even shorter deadlines. Better to start the process early and leave plenty of time for the unexpected.
Let a Colorado Springs Car Accident Lawyer Help You
Let the lawyers at Ben Crump Law, PLLC take the burden of compensation off your hands and off your mind. We charge you no legal fees unless and until we win your case.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC, today at (800) 598-7557 for a free consultation.