Lakewood Auto Accident Lawyers Assist Victims
Respected Colorado firm takes on careless drivers
Motor vehicle accidents can cause substantial physical damage, and they’re often the result of someone’s negligence or irresponsible actions. If you’re dealing with injuries in the aftermath of a car crash, speak with an experienced lawyer at Silvern & Bulger, P.C. Located in Lakewood, our attorneys have been serving injured Coloradans since 1977. We represent automobile accident victims throughout the state and are familiar with the pertinent legal standards as well as the tactics used by insurance companies in these matters. Our attorneys give you the personal attention and sound legal guidance you need when seeking compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. To meet with an established lawyer who is truly committed to protecting your rights, call on our respected team.
What are common causes of car accidents?
There are numerous factors that cause car and truck accidents. To succeed in a collision claim, it is critical to determine who or what was at fault for the crash. We have extensive experience handling cases arising from:
- Distracted driving — With the widespread use of cell phones and sophisticated dashboard technology, texting while driving and other motorist distractions have become major problems across the country. It takes an average of about five seconds to respond to a text message, which is enough time to travel the length of a football field at 55 miles per hour.
- Fatigued driving — When drivers are tired, they may not be able to react quickly enough to avoid a car accident. In the most serious cases, motorists may fall asleep at the wheel — especially when driving early in the morning or late at night.
- Drunk driving — It is incredibly irresponsible to operate a motor vehicle while intoxicated, as it reduces a driver’s alertness and makes it more difficult to notice other vehicles and pedestrians.
- Reckless driving — Aggressive driving, such as tailgating, swerving between lanes and speeding, increases the risk of a crash. We will examine physical evidence and witness statements to determine if reckless driving or road rage led to the accident.
- Inclement weather — Snowy, rainy and foggy conditions may make it difficult for drivers to see, and slick roads could make it easier for a motorist to lose control of a vehicle. Drivers must make the necessary adjustments when operating in these weather conditions.
- Poor road conditions — Government agencies in charge of road upkeep may be at fault for a crash if they have failed to maintain adequate conditions for motorists.
There may be a number of parties or conditions that contribute to a crash. Our attorneys thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your auto accident, helping to determine fault and taking swift legal action on your behalf. This may include seeking compensation from the responsible parties and their insurance companies. We go the extra mile to ensure that all possible claims are explored, including liability insurance, umbrella insurance, uninsured motorist insurance and underinsured motorist insurance.
What should you do following a car accident?
From the moment your car is in a crash, the actions you take are important. First, you should contact the police and request medical attention for yourself and anyone else injured. If the scene is secure and you are able to do so, you can collect information that might eventually bolster your legal claim. Taking photos of the accident scene, recording your real-time impressions of what occurred and collecting contact information of witnesses will accelerate the legal investigation process.
What are common car accident injuries?
Auto accidents cause a wide range of impact and rapid motion injuries to victims. The harm can be especially severe in pedestrian, bicycle and motorcycle accidents. Medical conditions frequently associated with vehicle collisions include:
- Broken bones
- Muscle and ligament damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal injuries
- Spinal damage
- Loss of body function
No matter the specific harm in your case, we can assemble the necessary medical and factual evidence to support your claim effectively.
How long do you have to file a claim in Colorado?
You have two years from the date of your car accident to file a lawsuit, but acting quickly can accelerate your financial recovery and make it easier to determine a cause. Many cases settle, but if the case goes to trial, we will fight to maximize damages for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, disfigurement and permanent disability.
Contact an aggressive Colorado auto accident lawyer to set up a free consultation
If you or someone close to you has been seriously injured in an auto accident, the attorneys at Silvern & Bulger, P.C. can help. From our office in Lakewood, we proudly represent clients in Jefferson, Adams, Denver, Arapahoe, Douglas, Boulder and Broomfield counties. For a free initial consultation, please call 303-292-0044 or contact us online.