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Car Accident Attorneys

The United States is unquestionably an automobile-friendly country. Compared to the rest of the world, the US has an unrivaled number of motor vehicles on the road. American drivers flood the highways and rural routes daily, whether to get to work or other important destinations. Even with stand-out public transportation systems found in many larger US cities, private vehicles are our go-to for getting around.

Denver is known for its user-friendly and efficient public transportation systems; however, with an array of outdoor activities to choose from, owning a car is a must to travel to the ski slopes, hiking trails, national parks, various camping spots, and more.

Because of this, it should come as no surprise that the number of vehicles on the road leads to numerous driving hazards, with driving mistakes consistently made. Auto accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in Colorado due to everything from driving under the influence to bad road conditions to texting while driving.

To learn more about your legal options in the event of a car accident in which another driver was at fault, contact North Denver vehicle accident attorneys, Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., today at (303) 423-1770 for a free initial consultation.


Colorado Traffic Accident Statistics
According to CDOT

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has stated that motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of death in Colorado.

Below are recent vehicle accident statistics:

  • In Denver, 84 people died due to traffic accidents in 2021–its highest record to date
  • In 2021, traffic-related fatalities in Colorado were at their highest since 2002, with over 672 deaths and counting
  • Fatalities involving impaired drivers jumped from 212 in 2020 to 246 in 2021
  • Seatbelt usage in Colorado lags behind the national average, and in 2017, over 50% of the reported traffic deaths could have been avoided had drivers and passengers been wearing their seatbelt
  • In 2017 there were 103 motorcycle fatalities in Colorado; about 70% were not wearing a helmet
  • A study from 2019 says that over 85% of Colorado car crashes are preventable
  • Auto accident fatalities in both urban and rural areas continue to increase annually
  • In 2020, there were 92 pedestrian-related deaths (those on foot being hit by a vehicle), often due to speeding, drunk driving or distracted driving

 

Denver Car Accident FAQs

What are the most common car accident-related injuries?

What are the most common kinds of auto accidents?

  • Rear-end collision
    Head-on collision
    Sideswipe
    Rollover accident
    Multi-vehicle
    Motorcycle or bicycle accident
    Semi-truck accident

What is the statute of limitations for filing an accident claim?

  • You must file any motor vehicle claim within three years of the accident date. This means that if you’re a driver, passenger, pedestrian, motorcycle driver, or cyclist, you have three years to do so if you are involved in an accident with a motor vehicle and want to file a claim.

Do I have to call the police if I’m involved in a vehicle accident in Colorado?

  • You should always call the police after a car accident. Not only will this ensure you’re following the law, but the police report can be used should your matter need litigating.

Do I have to talk to the other party’s insurance company?

  • No. In fact, at Hull & Zimmerman, we advise you not to. Both your insurance company and theirs will try to minimize the amount they need to pay, so the information you provide may impact your payment negatively.

Receiving Compensation

Auto accidents are always a stressful scenario. Not only are our clients often injured, but in many cases, they miss work and social outings, have newfound financial burdens, can’t perform their daily activities, suffer from depression, and more.

A lawyer experienced in helping car accident victims, will help you fight for the compensation you’re entitled to.

 

Economic Damages

Economic damages refer to the amount of money you are awarded after your accident and are based on tangible financial evidence.

  • Past and current medical expenses–the money needed to ensure you’re properly cared for, this can be ambulance transportation, doctors’ bills, surgery, hospital stays, in-home care, transportation to and from doctor appointments, and more
  • Ongoing medical care–the cost of future health care, including physical therapy and therapy for mental disorders such as depression and PTSD
  • Lost income–your lost wages due to the accident will be taken into consideration
  • Loss of future earnings–if you are unable to support yourself or your family at the same rate as before the accident, an amount will be determined to compensate you
  • Loss of complete support–if the accident caused death to a family member who provided financial support, an amount would be determined to compensate you

 

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are often trickier to prove; however, an established car accident lawyer knows how to determine a reasonable financial amount and prove these damages are necessary.

  • Pain and suffering–this encompasses physical, mental, and emotional trauma caused by the accident
  • Loss of consortium–the loss of enjoying family relationships and intimacy

Hire an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer

You have a lot on your plate after an auto accident, and we’d like to take on your legal responsibilities so you can focus on more important matters. If your case requires the use of an attorney, we’re prepared to get you the help and compensation you deserve.

You don’t have to figure out the legal system in this trying time. Let a lawyer support you at every step and help you make the correct choices.

A legal team has the experience necessary to give you the best representation for your car accident claim. They will find and talk with witnesses, pull from our vast resources of previous cases, speak with experts and insurance handlers, collect evidence, file all paperwork, and take your case to trial if needed.

At Hull & Zimmerman, we provide legal representation to those who have been injured or lost property due to another’s negligence. Don’t handle these time-sensitive, challenging matters on your own.

We have the resources and knowledge to get you justice. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Causes of Car Accidents

Although most car crashes do not occur intentionally, there are many scenarios in which someone may have willfully made a mistake prior to getting behind the wheel or while on the road. In these situations, the recklessness of these individuals can have profoundly destructive consequences. The following are some of the major issues associated with car accidents:

Following a car accident, there can be a fog of confusion and uncertainty about how to move forward. With the costs of medical treatment and vehicle repairs looming, accident victims may find themselves in financial jeopardy. Fortunately, victims may be eligible to receive compensation for these expenses.

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Matter

At Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., we are honored to help accident victims in their time of need, and take our responsibility as personal injury lawyers incredibly seriously. We know how important it is for victims to secure the full and fair compensation they need following a serious accident, and that is why we take a hands-on, personalized approach to every case we handle.

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