Every day, there are millions of miles logged on the speedometers as we all commute to and from work, school, meetings, vacation spots or picking the kids up from their friend’s house. You often drive the same routes every day, sometimes on “auto-pilot”, with every distraction you can possibly think of coming along for the ride. Even when you take the safest precautions, sometimes an accident just can’t be avoided.
Accidents are scary and often times insurance companies will do only what they have to do according to your policy. What happens after the accident? What happens if you have more injuries than the hospital initially assessed? What happens if someone you loves dies in the accident? These are all questions that can be answered by our Colorado Springs auto accident lawyers. The lawyers at Heuser & Heuser, LLP. have experience with helping those affected by auto accidents. There are several areas of injury we can help you with after the accident. Some of these are: Soft tissue injury, brain injuries, back and spinal injuries, amputations and wrongful death.
- Soft tissue injury– these are usually the injuries that often cause people to think twice about going to the hospital. They are perhaps just a bump or a bruise, with no other immediate symptoms that you might just ice and pray it goes away after a few days. However, if it’s still stiff and you’re having a difficult time moving the affected area after a few days, it’s more than just a bump or bruise and, unfortunately, dealing with the insurance company at this time is difficult.
- Brain injuries– brain injuries can have such varied symptoms and side effects. They can be physical, neurological, psychological and eventually relational and financial as it affects exterior aspects of your life. Sometimes, convincing a jury of this injury can be tricky.
- Back and spinal injuries– The biggest difference in these two is that a spinal injury is on the spinal column and can cause paralysis. A back injury can be to the bones of the spine, the muscles, discs or ligaments. However, they can both be life changing injuries.
- Amputations– No amount of money can be put on the life change an amputee goes through. There is a big adjustment not only in getting used to living without the lost limb, medically, but also in dealing with those medical bills, housing adjustments, and adjusting to the outside world.
- Wrongful death– the loss of a loved one is heart wrenching as we always wonder why it had to happen so soon. Although there is no amount of money you can put on a life, we will fight for those left with no primary earner to obtain compensation from the one who was at fault.
At Heuser & Heuser, we understand that an accident can leave you wondering what to do next. Contact us with any questions and we’ll help you figure it out.