Every year, about 30,000 people in the United States are killed in car accidents. The causes are numerous: bad weather conditions, blind spots, mechanical failure, and more.
However, when car accidents are caused by the negligence of a driver, a personal injury claim can be filed with a Denver auto accident attorney.
If you were involved in a car accident that you did not cause, you may be able to get compensation for your injuries. A legal representative can help you put together your case and deal with the liable insurance company. Some common types of car accident injuries include:
- Back Injuries: Depending on the severity of your car crash, back injuries can cause minor pain or they can be debilitating. Common back injuries involve sprains, hernias, and fractures. Back injuries can keep you out of work and require bed rest or even surgery to repair the damage.
- Whiplash: This is the most common type of car accident injury and it occurs when the neck is stretched beyond its normal range of motion. People who suffer from whiplash after a car accident tend to feel pain in their neck and back and may also suffer from headaches. Whiplash can be difficult to diagnose because many times a victim does not feel the pain until more than a day after the incident.
- Brain and Head Injuries: Brain injury, such as concussion, caused by trauma is very serious and sometimes leads to death if it is not treated properly. The impact of a car crash sometimes cause tissue or nerve damage that requires immediate medical attention. Because brain and head injuries aren’t always visible, they may be overlooked, which can be extremely dangerous.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder:PTSD is a very real psychological injury that those injured in car accidents may face. After a car accident or injury, you may experience severe anxiety that may make you feel like it is impossible to deal with every day activities.
If you have been involved in an auto accident and suffered any one of these injuries or a similar injury, you may be entitled to compensation.
The most common cause of car crashes is human error. If you didn’t cause your accident, or at least were not primarily responsible, then you may be compensated from your insurance company.
Unfortunately, the initial settlement offer may be less than what you actually deserve. In this case, you should seek the help of a trusted attorney who will evaluate your case and determine what kind of compensation you are entitled to for your injuries.
How Can A Car Accident Attorney Help?
At Fisher & Associates, we know car accidents. A lawyer from our firm can help you if you have suffered injuries after being involved in a car accident. You may be facing insurance costs, medical expenses, rehabilitation, and possibly even lost wages because time you had to take off of work. All of these are expenses for which you may be able to receive compensation. Whatever the situation, we want to work with you to help you in your individual case so that we can best determine the type of recovery you deserve. Whether we can settle a case out of court or have to go to trial, our goal is to do whatever it takes to get our clients the justice that they deserve!
Contact your Colorado lawyers at Fisher & Associates PC. (303) 779-5300