In a Car Accident and Need a Lawyer? We Can Help
What Do Our Clients Say?
I got involved in an accident. I did not know what to do it was on Friday and it was after 5. So I called Steve Roberts and he took my call and it was really him no answering service, and it was after business hours he explained everything to me. And he won the case for me God blessed you, Steve, always professional, and always ask how I was doing. Very awesome lawyer once again thank you very much. – D. Ramos
As anyone who has ever driven on Interstate 25 during rush hour can attest, one has to always pay attention while driving. Cars are one of the greatest inventions of man. However, no matter how careful we drive car accidents seem to be a part of life. In the United States, there are close to 17,000 car accidents reported each day.
Car accidents often cause injuries that require medical attention. In these cases, contacting a car accident lawyer is crucial. While injured victims are entitled to full compensation from the negligent party, the big insurance companies are known to fight aggressively, trying to pay out as little as possible.
Any injury is serious if it hurts and keeps you from the things you enjoy or need to do (i.e., work, activities with family and friends, household upkeep). The speed at which the crash occurred is irrelevant. Victims need full and fair financial compensation for their damages. Compensation should be paid for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
If you have any injuries from a car accident, seek medical help right away. After you receive treatment for your injuries, contact an experienced car accident lawyer. Do not speak with the insurance company on your own regarding the facts of the case.
Why Do Car Accidents Occur in Colorado?
Auto accidents occur for a wide range of different reasons. While car crashes are all unique, most do share one common characteristic: human error. Very few traffic accidents are truly unavoidable. According to research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), driver error casues approximately 95 percent of U.S. car accidents. Negligent drivers can are legally responsible for damages that occur as a result of their of preventable mistakes. According to data provided by the Colorado Department of Public Safety, the most common examples of driver errors include
- A driver improperly takes the right of way;
- A driver follows another vehicle to close (tailgating);
- Lane violations;
- Inattentive driving;
- Driving while distracted (using a cellphone, operating a stereo); and
- Driving under the influence (DUI).
Car Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Transportation Administration traffic accidents were the leading cause of death in the US in 2015. These car accidents often cause personal injuries such as whiplash, back injuries, neck injuries, and even death.
In 2010, 118,021 people passed away due to an accident, according to the Center for Disease Control’s fatality statistics. These statistics underline the importance of safe driving. Throughout most of the 2000s, car accident fatalities were on the decline. However, in the last few years, there’s been a sharp increase:
The best way to avoid a car accident is to be a safe driver.
Compensation Available to Car Accident Victims
An auto accident can cause serious damage to the victim and their family. In Colorado, car wreck victims can seek full and fair compensation from the at-fault driver or vehicle manufacturer. Unfortunately, the large insurance providers do not make financial recovery easy. At the Law Office of Steve Roberts, LLC, our top-rated Denver car accident lawyer fully understands the challenges that injured victims face in the claims process. Our legal team fights to hold big insurance companies accountable so that injured victims can get the compensation that they desperately need to pay for their medical treatment and to support their families. Depending on the facts of your case, you may be able to recover money for:
- Vehicle repairs or replacement;
- Emergency room fees;
- Ongoing medical treatment;
- Physical therapy;
- Psychological counseling;
- Lost current and future income;
- Pain and suffering;
- Severe physical disfigurement; and
- Wrongful death damages.
TIPS FOR DEALING WITH INSURANCE ADJUSTERS
Unfortunately, insurance companies do not make things easy on injured victims. If you are the victim of a crash in Colorado, prepare to deal with insurance adjusters. Remember, insurance adjusters are representatives of their employer. They try to find ways to save the company money. You cannot rely on an insurance adjuster for guidance through the complex Colorado car accident injury claims process. Instead, you should work through your own lawyer. To help you, our law firm has put together a list of five important tips for dealing with insurance companies after a car accident:
- Never admit fault for the accident. It is not your responsibility to determine whether or not you bear partial blame for a crash.
- Avoid giving a statement. You do not have a legal duty to provide an on-the-record statement to the opposing insurance company.
- Be wary of the fast settlement. In some cases, insurance carriers attempt to push victims into fast, but wholly unfair settlement offers. Before you agree to a settlement, get it reviewed by an attorney.
- Work with a lawyer. Insurance companies employ trained professionals. You need a legal professional on your side so that you can focus on getting yourself healthy and supporting your loved ones.
Tips to avoid a car accident:
- Avoid tailgating
- Stay at least three seconds behind the vehicle in front of you
- Follow the speed limit
- Use proper turn signals when changing lanes and making turns
- Use your rearview and side mirrors to plan your next move and watch other vehicles
- If you have the desire to become a better driver, look into enrolling in and taking a driving safety course.
Every automobile accident in Colorado is different. Every set of damages, injuries, and losses is unique. At the Law Office of Steve Roberts, LLC we treat each client like an individual . . . and not like just another case. When you call our law firm, you can expect to speak with an attorney. If one is not available, we’ll give you a call back as soon as possible.
Car Accident Case Results
We have represented all types individuals involved in car accidents, from those who suffered whiplash injuries, spinal cord and brain injuries, to families of those who have lost someone in a car accident.
One Client we represented, was a hardworking, great family man who was hit by a drunk driver, going 50 miles per hour. The accident was so severe our client had to be cut out of the vehicle with the jaws-of-life.
Our client was severely injured, affecting his ability to work and necessitating back surgery. We worked diligently and fought through litigation to obtain a substantial amount of money for our client – not only getting every dime we could from the at-fault party but then working to negotiate outstanding medical bills down to enable our client to walk away with the most amount of money possible in his pocket.
Contact Us Today
The Law Office of Steve Roberts, LLC, represents individuals involved in car accidents across the State of Colorado. call us even if the driver who hit you did not have insurance, or if you think your injuries and accident are minor; we will hear your case and give you our opinion so that you may decide how to proceed.
We work on a contingency, so you don’t have to pay out pocket. That means we don’t get paid unless we recover for you.