One minute, you’re on a pleasant drive, a commute, or just a grocery run. The next—bam!—you’ve been hit by another driver, and now you’re injured.
You need compensation, but you may also need help to understand the Colorado car accident claim process. Fortunately, your attorney at Justice for Colorado can help you seek compensation for your injuries and your losses.
Notifying the Authorities
When your car accident first happens, you may need help right away. If anyone is injured or if the damage is severe, you may need to call the police and paramedics to the scene to deal with the damage. You may also be expected to file a report about the accident.
You’ll also need to notify the insurance company that an accident happened. While you may not ultimately settle your claim with them, your policy may provide coverage that helps you in the aftermath of an accident, like coverage for a rental car.
The Settlement Process
Once you’ve suffered through a car accident, it can be tough to recover financially. The good news is, you may be able to settle your claim quickly after an accident.
The insurance adjuster will first determine whether you were actually harmed in the crash and, if so, who was at fault. Then, they’ll focus on how much your claim could be worth.
This amount depends on the costs of your losses. Your car repairs, medical costs, and lost wages should all be considered for your settlement. However, the settlement process doesn’t always end at their offer.
Instead of providing a fair offer, they may lowball your settlement, or worse, refuse to settle with you. In these cases, you may need to file a lawsuit against the liable party or the insurance company for your compensation in Colorado.
Gathering Evidence for Your Claim
When you’re hurt in a Colorado car accident, proving you were injured and that another driver or party was responsible is key. If your claim is going to court, you may need help seeking out the compensation you need for your accident.
Fortunately, your car accident lawyer can help you with this. Your lawyer can help you seek the compensation you need with evidence. That evidence may include eyewitnesses, expert witnesses, photos, videos, and other types of proof. If you’re struggling to prove you weren’t at fault, any of these types of evidence can help you.
Take Your Claim to Court with a Colorado Car Accident Lawyer
When you’re injured in a Colorado car accident, your claim process may not be so straightforward. You may struggle to get compensation, and you may try to settle with the insurance company, only to find they won’t offer you a fair settlement.
That’s why you may need a lawyer from Justice for Colorado. Our attorneys understand the suffering you’ve experienced, and we want to help you get compensated, starting with a free consultation. Give us a call at 303-647-9691, or fill out the following online contact form.