Colorado Springs Car Accident Attorney
If you’re involved in a car accident in Colorado, knowledge of the state’s laws is critical to getting a successful resolution and diminishing the cost and anguish of these events. Having an aggressive and experienced Colorado Springs car accident attorney on your team will ensure you get the representation you deserve when dealing with car insurance companies and the courts.
3 Years To File A Personal Injury Lawsuit
In Colorado, you have a three-year time window in which to file a personal injury lawsuit from the date of the accident. This statute does not apply to how long you have to file with your insurance company, however, filing a claim through your own insurance (in case of an uninsured motorist accident) or through the other party’s insurance (known as a third-party claim), is a lengthy and complicated process. It can use up the time given in the statute of limitations, leaving you without options if you’re offered a fraction of the damages you are entitled to by the insurance adjustor, who only has his employer’s best interest at heart. It is always best to consult with an experienced Colorado Springs personal injury attorney before speaking to an insurance adjuster, in order to avoid damaging your claim through unintentional comments you may regret later.
The statute of limitations differs if you were injured by a government entity, such as a city bus. In this case, the time limit is more like six months. A knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney is an invaluable asset in handling claims against government bodies.
Colorado Is A “Fault” State
Colorado became a “fault” state in 2003. This means monetary awards are reduced by whatever percentage of the “fault” the judge or jury believes is yours. In case of multiple defendants, as in the case of a chain reaction accident involving more than two vehicles, Colorado provides that fault should be “apportioned” appropriately. The insurance adjustors, and the court and jury, if the case goes to trial, all have a say in determining degree of fault between the plaintiff and the defendant or defendants after studying police evidence, witness reports, and opposing arguments by the parties involved.
Aggressive and experienced legal representation is needed to protect your rights involving car accidents under many circumstances, such as when “fault” is being disputed, where there is any question of past injuries, when you are unsure of evaluating your own claim, when a settlement is too low, or when the other party involved in the accident has served you with a lawsuit.
We can find money that the insurance company knows you are entitled to, but you do not.
Individual Personalized Care
Let an expert personal injury attorney help you and guide you when negotiating a settlement or filing a lawsuit after a car accident. Jeremy Loew tailors his strategy to address your specific legal needs and provides you with individual, personalized care. At Loew Law, you won’t be given the run-around common at large, impersonal law firms.
Make your first call to Jeremy Loew at Loew Law and he will help you secure your rights. Call (719) 387-4111 today or click HERE to contact Jeremy Loew.