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Vehicle accidents can be terrifying experiences, particularly for those who sustained injuries as a result of the collision. Unfortunately, vehicle accidents are not uncommon in and around the Aurora, Colorado area. At The O’Sullivan Law Firm, we understand that car accident injury victims suffer from significant setbacks, and they need help securing compensation for their losses. Our Aurora personal injury attorneys are standing by to help investigate your claim and ensure that you are treated fairly by insurance carriers and at-fault parties.
The role of an Aurora car accident attorney is multifaceted. First, an attorney will immediately begin gathering and preserving all evidence needed to prove liability. For car accident claims, this can include eyewitness statements, damaged vehicles, video or photo surveillance from the scene, vehicle “black box” data, mobile device data, and more.
While the evidence is being gathered to determine liability, an attorney will make sure that their client is evaluated by trusted medical and economic experts who can help determine the total expected losses the client is expected to incur. Using all of this information, an attorney will vigorously negotiate to reach an out-of-court settlement with insurance carriers. However, an attorney will also fully prepare a case to go to trial, if necessary to ensure their client is treated fairly.
During the latest reporting year in this state, there were more than 121,000 total vehicle collisions, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Out of these incidents, there were 544 fatal collisions and 29,638 injury collisions.
At The O’Sullivan Law Firm, our attorneys regularly help clients who have sustained various types of injuries caused by a vehicle collision, including the following:
Any severe injury in the aftermath of a vehicle collision will require that the victim receive immediate and ongoing medical care. This can become incredibly costly. However, even seemingly “minor” injuries can also lead to significant setbacks for a victim. We recommend that any vehicle accident victim goes to a doctor or hospital after a collision occurs, even if they do not feel much pain at all. Often, the signs and symptoms of vehicle accident injuries do not appear until hours or even days after the collision occurs. Victims need to be evaluated by a doctor who can determine whether or not there are any delayed or hidden injuries before they become a major problem.
Aurora car accident victims need to be aware that they have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit in these cases. The Colorado personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the date an injury occurs. This means that car accident victims have a two-year window with which to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent driver in their case.
However, please note that insurance carriers have very strict reporting deadlines. Failing to report an incident to an insurance carrier within a day or two after the collision occurs could result in the insurance carrier delaying or denying the claim. We strongly recommend working with a skilled vehicle accident lawyer in Aurora as soon as possible so that these claims can get filed on time.
Car accident victims in Aurora may be entitled to various types of compensation for their losses. At The O’Sullivan Law Firm, our goal is to help ensure clients receive compensation for their economic and non-economic losses. This can include, but is not limited to, the following:
The total amount of compensation available in these cases will vary depending on factors related to each specific claim. Some of the factors that help determine how much compensation should be paid include the severity of the crash and the injuries, the total amount of property damage, whether or not a victim is able to work while they recover, the level of the victim’s pain and suffering, and more.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a car accident caused by the negligent actions of another driver in the Aurora area, turn to the team at The O’Sullivan Law Firm for help with your case as soon as possible. Our attorneys have a track record of success handling complex vehicle accident claims throughout Colorado, and we know what it takes to ensure that victims recover full compensation for their losses. We refuse to back down to aggresive insurance carriers or at-fault parties, so let us get to work on your claim today. When you need an Aurora car accident attorney, you can contact us online for a free consultation of your case or call us at (303) 388-5304.