If you or a loved one has been in a serious car crash, you know the emotional distress and the financial burdens that come with it. This is a stressful time and you may be reluctant to take legal steps, but claiming compensation can be just what you need to start rebuilding your life.
Many accident victims and their families hesitate to consult an attorney, thinking that a legal claim would only give them additional stress. But with Goldman Law, you would not have to worry about your case. We are a Denver-based law firm known for our unique approach to legal service, where you become an important partner whose success and peace of mind are of high priority.
What You Are Entitled To Under Colorado Law
In an injurious or fatal car collision caused by another party’s negligence, you or your family may be entitled to more than just medical compensation. The law provides for two types of compensation (called damages) in an accident where bodily injuries are involved:
- Economic damages – These refer to material losses such as medical bills, lost income, future medical and rehabilitation costs, lost capacity to earn, and even expenses related to impairment or disfigurement.
- Non-economic damages – These are less countable but may be assigned a dollar amount. Examples are pain and suffering, mental distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of companionship (in the case of wrongful death).
To know what you truly deserve, a knowledgeable and thorough assessment of your case is vital. It is best to have the legal assistance of a personal injury or wrongful death lawyer to correctly determining the value of your case.
Should You Hire A Car Accident Attorney?
It is not always necessary to hire a lawyer for your accident case. In fact, filing an auto insurance claim does not require an attorney at all. Unfortunately, accident victims who go it alone are highly vulnerable to being undermined or outright dismissed by insurance companies. Without a lawyer protecting them, these victims end up settling for much less than they deserve.
Perhaps you are still wondering if your case is big enough to call for an attorney. The best way to answer this is simply to talk to one. Don’t worry about fees and stress – you can call Goldman Law for an initial consultation absolutely free of charge or obligation. This way, you can get competent legal advice without expenses or hassle.
You don’t even have to worry about money should you decide to pursue your case. Goldman Law handles accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you would not have to pay legal fees unless and until we get you your compensation.
Facts About Colorado Car Crashes
Colorado, particularly the Denver area, is prime for car collisions. In fact, statistics from the Colorado State Patrol show that a total of 27,187 traffic crashes occurred in the state in 2016 alone.
Common causes of such accidents include distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and violating traffic rules. Many are also a result of defective car parts and poor road conditions. Additionally, Colorado’s high altitudes and fickle weather make it home to many risky highways. These are some of the most dangerous roads in Colorado:
- The Million Dollar Highway (US 550) – This stretch has, in fact, been named among the world’s most dangerous roads.
- I-70 (from Eagle to Vail)
- I-25 (between Erie and Johnstown)
- Interstate 25 (between Johnstown and Fort Collins)
- C-470 along Front Range (shared by Alameda, Santa Fe, and Jewell)
Zooming in to the Denver area, some of the most accident-prone intersections are along Colorado Blvd., University Blvd., and I-25.
Knowing these notorious thoroughfares, it is paramount for Colorado drivers to practice utmost care while on the road. Sadly, this is not always the case and accidents frequently happen, hurting many Coloradans and their families.
Talk To Us About Your Case
You should not have to worry about what or how much it would cost to get professional legal service for your accident. Talk to us at Goldman Law for free, and we can provide the answers you need. Call us today at (303) 656-9529.