In Colorado, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) reports that in 2022 there was a drop in auto accidents to 65,697 auto accidents within the state as of December 2022.
You can check the real-time chart here:
In Colorado, the statute of limitations varies depending on the type of damages, or losses, from the auto accident. Really, you’ll want to have a team working on behalf of your claim to your insurance company.
There are many systems in place to manage the flow of information on your insurance claim. Wouldn’t it be better if you had your time spent on recovery from your accident, than having to deal with your insurance company?
Car accidents cause more than just damage to your vehicle. They can result in significant physical and emotional pain. If you have been injured in a car crash due to the negligence of another, you should seek assistance from a qualified auto accident attorney. If you live in the Denver area, the Roth Group is here to help you with your claim and civil suit.
When filing your lawsuit, you can generally seek compensation for the following:
Generally speaking, if you have been injured in a car accident or suffered property damage due to the negligence of another, you have the right to seek legal action. The experienced auto accident attorney at the Roth Group can help you determine if you have a valid auto accident case.
If you’re involved in car crash,
First, be aware of your surroundings and make quick decisions to stay safe!
Assess the situation and check yourself and those in the vehicle you’re in for injury. Remember you may be in a state of shock.
Do not get out of your vehicle unless it is safe to do so. Do not move your car unless it is necessary to protect your safety and those in your vehicle.
Call 911. Follow the directions of the operator on the line and do not disconnect unless they direct you to.
Assess the situation. Ask those involved if they were injured. If someone was injured in the accident be sure to communicate that to the 911 operator.
When safe to do so…
Take pictures. Take Photographs of the scene of the accident, look for damage to your vehicle, and any injuries. If safe to do so, take photos of what led up to the accident. Document everything you think is important and take notes of what you remember.
Exchange insurance information. Take pictures of the other drivers insurance information, their driver’s licenses, and their license plates.
Seek medical attention. From a recent auto accident, some injuries may be delayed or your body is in a form of shock. You may not exhibit symptoms right away.
If you start to feel pain later in the day or wake up in pain the following day, make sure you seek treatment with your primary care physician, at an urgent care center, or in the emergency room.
Speak with an experienced auto accident lawyer in Denver, Colorado. The at-fault driver will most likely have an insurance company protecting their interests. And many times at the time of the accident, everyone will be in a state of shock and will say they are willing to work towards getting everyone whole.
This changes often.
It is important to contact an experienced lawyer as soon as you can after the accident. You should not give a statement to the insurance company or accept a settlement offer until you have retained a skilled Denver personal injury lawyer to protect your interests.
Short answer, if you feel pain you should seek medical treatment from a licensed physician.
If you’ve been involved in any sort of motor vehicle accident, it is important to assess the situation multiple times afterward.
Base on an article from the medical journal Pain from 2014, yes a rather old article, a study was done to establish the length of time the body may take on average in America to feel the pain from an accident. Among those not seeking litigation the time frame was 6-10 weeks from an auto accident, or as they describe it MVC.
Everyones body has their own ways of managing pain and recovery. Therefore, it is important you monitor your own levels of pain and take action when things seem wrong.
After you go to the doctor, it is important to contact an experienced lawyer having years of experience, and having a strong voice for the insured to get what is owed by your insurance company.
In order to win a case like this, the claimant must be able to prove three main factors:
You must prove that the driver who caused the injuries and property damage was driving recklessly/negligently.
You must prove that the damages sustained were directly caused by the auto accident
You must prove what damages occurred as a result of this accident, including medical bills, loss of income, property damage, pain and suffering, etc.
While you are legally allowed to represent yourself in any civil suit in Colorado, it is generally not advisable. The sheer amount of technical research, documentation, and negotiation required in a civil suit can be daunting for those without experience. An accident attorney is better able to help you meet all the requirements for proving your case and thus obtain a higher settlement amount.
Furthermore, there are often time constraints when filing a civil suit. An attorney can shoulder the burden of deadlines, paperwork and proof while you focus on your family and recovery.
If you should have an auto accident in and around Denver Colorado, there are a few resources for you to reference should you need them.
Colorado Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles: (Also known as the DMV) The DMV provides educational tools that help drivers stay in compliance with Colorado law. The DMV also is where you register vehicles, pay your vehicle tax, update information on your driver’s license etc.
Colorado Department of Transportation: CDOT, which we reference above, handles some of the more technical aspects of the general transportation through Colorado. They also manage information about accidents through the state.
Report a Traffic Accident: If you have been involved in an accident, you can report it using the Colorado DMV website.
CDOT Colorado Accident report: If you’re interested in seeing the stats of auto accidents throughout Colorado, this workbook contains up-to-date traffic accident data the city and county of Denver, as well as all of Colorado. It’s rather nifty too, as you can cycle through different data reported to the state.
United States Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Crash Overview: What’s interesting is that NHTSA, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, provides statistics on car accidents that occur in the United States every year. These are mind boggling numbers to say the least.
News stories about recent crashes: The Denver Post will occasionally publish stories about auto accidents that occur throughout the state. It will focus its attention to the more spectacular ones, as there are more than 170 average accidents per day in Colorado.
Another source of News articles related to car accidents: CBS Denver/Channel 4 News will share news and write articles focusing its attention on Denver County car accidents. You may also see current traffic conditions in the area as well.