A car crash can turn a person’s life upside down in a heartbeat. The injuries, expenses and other related trauma often severely disrupt the injured person’s life, and the life of their family. Over the past 32 years Dan Caplis and his firm have helped thousands of good people navigate the difficult path injured people face after a car wreck, from making sure they get all of the top medical care they need to recover as well as possible, to insuring they receive maximum financial compensation.
Making an Insurance Claim
In a perfect world, it would be easy for car accident victims to be reimbursed by insurance companies for medical bills and car repairs. However, the reality is that insurance companies are in business to bring in more money than they pay out. As a result, if you file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company, you may find that they will try to pay you less than your claim is worth. 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 lawyer first. It may be necessary to bring a lawsuit against the insurance company for you to get the compensation you deserve.
Types of Damages That Can Be Claimed after a Car Accident
We vigorously pursue all economic and non-economic damages available to our clients under Colorado law. Economic damages include all types of economic loss, Including past and future medical expenses and lost wages. We often use expert witnesses to project out the full amount of those losses. Non-economic losses include pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and physical impairment. We have been very 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.