A Car Accident Attorney Can Help You Pick Up the Pieces
Car accidents can leave you with long-term, debilitating injuries that can impact your income and quality of life. At Vigil & Alford in Denver and Colorado Springs, CO, we believe you deserve to be compensated justly for injuries caused by the negligence of another driver. At our firm, you will find a car accident attorney who is ready to work to help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
If you have been hurt in a serious car accident, or a loved one was injured or killed, please contact us today. We have offices in Colorado Springs and Edgewater, and we offer mobile assistance at your location or accident scene.
About Car Accidents
Automobile accidents have long been a leading cause of serious injury. Most catastrophic injuries⏤such as spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries⏤occur in serious car accidents, particularly when a vehicle overturns or leaves the road. Car accidents are also a leading cause of accidental death, with casualties including many pedestrians and bicycle riders.
There are a number of reasons car accidents can occur, but impaired or distracted driving is most often to blame. Alcohol and drugs can play a significant role in traffic accidents, and the number accidents caused by texting and driving is on the rise. Cell phone use continues to gain ground as a primary catalyst for serious and deadly roadway crashes.
If you are the victim of another party’s negligence or reckless driving, you are entitled to collect monetary compensation⏤in most cases, from the at-fault party’s insurance carrier. If the party is uninsured or underinsured, your own insurance coverage may be responsible for paying the claim.
If you can place a call immediately to our firm, a lawyer will meet you at the scene to help you and to begin securing evidence.
However, insurance adjusters can be tricky to deal with. It is their job to minimize a claimant’s payout, and one way to do this is to deflect blame. Colorado civil laws place an emphasis on comparative negligence, following a “50 percent bar rule.” This means a damaged party can collect compensation if another party is at least 50 percent at fault for an accident, but the collectible amount is reduced if there is shared negligence.
Because the degree of fault is important to any car accident case, it is crucial to enlist the help of an attorney who will thoroughly investigate the incident and remain dedicated to your interests.
Help from Vigil & Alford
Through many years in local practice, our firm has represented plaintiffs in all types of motor vehicle accidents. We understand insurance tactics and how to prove liability, placing blame where it belongs.
If needed, we call on experts to help with accident reconstruction, as well as forensic accounting, which assesses the long-term financial repercussions of a serious injury. In wrongful death cases, we fight hard for the families left behind, whose damages might include loss of companionship, parenting, and financial support.
After an Accident
At the scene of an accident, your primary concern should always be obtaining medical care for any injured parties. It is imperative to seek medical assistance as soon as possible even if you think your injuries are minor. Though injuries like whiplash may not cause permanent damage, they could result in significant pain and costly medical bills. It is also important to exchange contact and insurance information, and the police should be called.
It is best to avoid making formal statements, in which you might inadvertently admit fault. If you can place a call immediately to our firm, a lawyer will meet you at the scene to help and to begin securing evidence.
Secure Your Interests
You can count on Vigil & Alford to help you secure the compensation you deserve following a car accident. Please call us in Colorado Springs at (719) 632-4333 or in Edgewater at (303) 756-9935 to speak to a lawyer or schedule a consultation. You can also contact us online. Se habla español.
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