Denver Car Accident Lawyers
Car Accident Injuries Caused by Negligence Can Be Life-Changing
It only takes a moment for a car crash to cause devastating consequences. The injuries, expenses, and other related trauma often severely disrupt the injured person’s life and the lives of their family members. Over the past 34 years, Denver car accident lawyer Dan Caplis has helped thousands of good people navigate the difficult path that injured people face after a wreck, from making sure they get the top medical care they need to recover as well as possible, to ensuring they receive maximum financial compensation.
Trust Dan Caplis Law for the help you need. Call us today at (303) 770-5551 to learn how you can benefit from our nationally recognized representation.
Steps to Take Following a Car Accident
- Get to safety - pull off to the side of the road out of traffic
- Call 911 to report the accident
- Seek medical attention
- Exchange information with other drivers - name, address, phone number, insurance information, drivers license number, license plate number
- Ask for information from witnesses
- Take pictures of accident scene & damages
- Report the accident to your Insurance Company
- Contact our Denver car accident attorneys
Making an Insurance Claim
In a perfect world, it would be easy for car accident victims to be compensated by insurance companies for medical bills, car repairs, wage loss, pain and suffering, physical impairment, and other damages caused by a car accident. However, the reality is that insurance companies are in business to bring in much more money than they pay out.
The best way to avoid receiving an insufficient settlement from an insurance company is to seek legal advice at an early stage. Do not accept a check or other form of settlement from the other party’s insurance company without speaking to a Denver car accident lawyer first. It may be necessary to bring a lawsuit against the insurance company for you to get the compensation you deserve.
Colorado Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases
The State of Colorado has legislation outlining the statute of limitations for personal injury cases. In most instances the injured party has up to three years from the date of the accident to file their personal injury claim. There are a few exceptions to this statute including accidents resulting in fatalities. If the accident was fatal and resulted in the wrongful death of a loved one, you have up to two years to file your claim.
Types of Damages That Can Be Claimed after a Car Accident
Dan Caplis Law vigorously pursues all economic and non-economic damages available to our clients under Colorado law.
Economic damages include all types of economic loss, such as:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Rehabilitation costs
- Compensation for property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Physical impairment
- Loss of quality of life
Our Denver car accident attorneys often use expert witnesses to project out the full amount of the economic losses. Non-economic losses include physical impairment, loss of quality of life, andpain and suffering. Our team has been successful in documenting and presenting the extent of these losses and therefore maximizing the amount of compensation paid to our clients in both of these categories of damages. In addition, in cases where the at-fault party acts recklessly, such as drunk or drugged driving, our client may also have a claim for additional damages known as punitive damages.
Call (303) 770-5551 or contact our firm online to schedule your free initial case consultation.