Have You Been Hurt in an Auto Accident?
Too many good people find out the hard way that dealing with problems that follow a car accident is next to impossible without the help of an experienced lawyer. The odds are stacked against the average person who doesn’t know the “rules of the game” and is playing against the insurance company with a “home field advantage”.
The Heuser & Heuser law firm levels the playing field for clients in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Alamosa, along the Arkansas Valley, Pikes Peak and elsewhere on the Front Range. We have 25 years experience helping people cope with the uncertainty and fear that can follow a car accident. We’ve handled thousands of personal injury cases and recover millions of dollars for our clients every year.
What To Do After a Car Accident
First of all, make sure you receive proper medical attention. Even if you seem to have escaped the crash with only minor injuries, you need to consult a doctor to rule out any major complications that may arise.
Go see a doctor right away! Don’t put it off for even one or two days because:
1) you need to be sure you haven’t suffered a more serious injury than you realize. Life-threatening internal injuries may not be immediately apparent and medical professionals need to examine you.
2) Delaying medical attention runs the risk of the insurance company trying to claim that your injuries did not come from the car wreck, but occurred during the time between the accident and when you visited the doctor.
Secondly, do not say anything or sign anything with the insurance company before you have spoken with your attorney. Insurance adjusters will try anything to manipulate a low settlement, including trying to take a statement from you at the accident site while you may still be in shock, or calling you at home shortly after the accident.
It may be hard to believe the insurer would stoop to such tactics, but they will try just about anything to get out of paying a settlement. If you’ve been in a car wreck, you should learn about insurance adjusters.
Vehicle Rollover Accidents
Some types of vehicles are more prone to rollover crashes than others. This is usually because of the way these vehicles were designed. A driver swerving sharply to avoid something in the road has a greater risk of rolling over in vehicles with a higher center of gravity and/or a narrow wheel base. Rollovers often occur if a driver drifts partway off the road and then corrects the car’s direction too much or too quickly.
Rollover crashes are most prevalent in sport utility vehicles, minivans and trucks. Drivers of those vehicles face deadly risks as injuries in rollover accidents tend to be more severe than other auto accidents. Even safety features in the vehicle prove less effective when it rolls over after the accident.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that more than 10,000 people are killed each year as the result of more than 280,000 rollover accidents.
Let Your Attorney Speak for You
Nearly anyone who’s been hurt in an auto accident can attest to how it turned their world upside down and presented frightening questions about the future.
You likely have a poor chance to succeed against the insurance companies that try to operate by their own sets of rules.
Gordon and Barkley Heuser help even the odds for our clients. We know just what you’re facing and do all we can to help you cope with the wreck’s aftermath. Our team has handled thousands of auto accident claims and we can usually tell you what to expect during each stage of your case.
You don’t have to allow a serious injury from an auto accident to wreck your life. The Heuser brothers will take care of all of the hassles for you. We will deal with the insurance company, gather all the necessary reports, help you deal with all your medical bills, and help you get through this.
Let Heuser & Heuser help you get your life back to normal. Contact us today for free and get started on your case!