If you or a loved one were hurt in an car accident due to a careless driver, it’s important to know you have rights. Don’t let the insurance company take advantage of you! Our Colorado car accident lawyers at Heuser & Heuser specialize in fighting for people injured in car accidents and have helped thousands of people just like you. Fill out our form or call us right now to find out how much your case is worth.
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As soon as you call us at 719-520-9909, we start working on your case right away. From then on, we handle everything. It really is just that easy!
You Deserve to Be Paid
Get every dollar you’re entitled to! Our team of experienced car accident lawyers will make sure you’re not taken advantage of by the insurance company.
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We work on a contingency basis, so you won’t owe us a dime unless we win your case. There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain!
We Know What You’re Going Through
Getting hurt in a car accident can be a life-altering experience. The questions and the stress and frustration keep piling up. Who’s going to pay for your car repairs and medical bills? What about the time you miss from work, your lost wages, and pain & suffering? You’re worried about where the money’s going to come from and all you want to do is take care of your family. You don’t know where to start.
That’s where we come in. We handle all the hassles so you don’t have to! You just focus on getting better — let us deal with all the paperwork and negotiating with the insurance company. Get organized and contact us right now for a free, one-on-one consultation. We’ll give you free, no-obligation advice on what to do next.
We’ve Helped Thousands of Car Accident Victims Get The Money They Deserve
What is a Car Accident Lawyer?
Car accident lawyers represent people who suffered injuries that were caused by the negligence of another person in an accident. This type of lawyer can review the different aspects of your case and determine your legal options. From detailed investigations to calculating a reasonable settlement on your behalf, an attorney will know how to handle your case
Types of Compensation
When you have been in an accident that was not your fault and you suffered injuries, you may be eligible to receive compensation for damages. You could be compensated for the following
Medical bills can include emergency room services, surgeries, rehabilitation, and other related costs. The type of medical treatment necessary for your recovery will depend on the severity of your injury and/or injuries.
Injuries from a car accident may prevent you from working. This means time away from work to go to doctor’s appointments, which leads to lost income. If your injuries limit your ability to work, you may be compensated for lost wages.
You’ve suffered not only physical pain from your injuries but emotional and mental suffering as well. Injuries seriously impact your quality of life, and while compensation can’t change what you’ve gone through, it can help you move forward a little more comfortably.
Depending on the type of accident, property damage can be minor to severe. A settlement can cover the damage done to your vehicle.
See What Our Clients Have to Say!
Heuser and Heuser were amazing in helping with my personal injury claim. From the first day, my attorney, Doug, was caring and understanding, as well informative.
Doug Price did an amazing job working on my case. Car accident from 2017 resolved quickly and efficiently.
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Heuser and Heuser law firm, was excellent and helped me every step of the way, from the day of my accident, to the day I was issued a check.
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This essential consumer guide from Heuser & Heuser LLP provides you with critical information that can help you:
- Avoid the key mistakes that can derail your claim.
- Know what to expect if an insurance adjustor contacts you and what you should and shouldn’t say to them.
- Understand the do’s and dont’s of social media.
- Position yourself to collect full and fair compensation for your injuries.
How to Prove Negligence
Auto accidents, like most personal injury cases, revolve around the legal concept of negligence. This means, that you’ll need to prove that someone else caused you to get hurt. Proving negligence requires three factors:
- You must prove that the defendant acted in an irresponsible manner; that they behaved in a way which runs counter to the way in which any reasonable person would behave under similar circumstances.
- You must prove that the other driver’s irresponsible behavior is what led to the accident.
- You must demonstrate that the accident was the direct cause of your injury and/or injuries.
Trying to prove the three factors mentioned above, is often complicated and time-consuming. For this reason, we highly recommend consulting an experienced attorney about your legal options.
Reasons Car Accidents Happen
Vehicle accidents occur for multiple reasons and happen more frequently than most people realize. Here are the most common reasons collisions occur:
Statute of Limitations in Colorado
Statute of limitations is a law set in place that gives an injured person a certain time to take legal action against the responsible party. Keep in mind that every state has different deadlines, which is why it’s important to know the law in Colorado.
For car accident cases, injured person have exactly three years to file a lawsuit, starting the day the accident occurred. If the claim is filed after the deadline, it can result in little to no compensation.
In most cases, a case is settled before court is necessary. However, if during the negotiation stage a settlement cannot be agreed upon between both parties, then a trial will then be necessary. If the case must go to trial, then hiring an attorney will be in your best interest.
Frequently Asked Questions
The moments after an automobile accident are scary, especially when you don’t know what to do next. Furthermore, the steps you take after a wreck can either help or damage your claim. For this reason, our team of Colorado Springs car accident lawyers has provided some steps you can take that can help protect your claim.
Step #1 – Remain at the scene of the accident- It’s important to remain at the scene of the accident until help arrives. Fleeing the scene of an accident can result in fines and you could potentially face criminal charges.
Step #2 – Check for injuries and call for help – After the accident, check to see if yourself or anyone else in the collision suffered injuries, and call for help. Once the responding officer and/or officers arrive, they will review the scene and write a report.
Step #3 – Seek medical treatment- It’s important to be evaluated by a medical professional, even if your injuries appear to be minor. Any delays in medical treatment could later impact any compensation you may be entitled to receive. Also, if you wait to seek medical care, the insurance company may believe your injuries are not serious and deny your claim.
Step #4- Collect evidence – Evidence is essential in order to support your case. If possible, take photos of the accident and your injuries, keep copies of medical bills, and have a record of lost wages.
Step #5- Contact an experienced lawyer- With the help of an attorney, you can learn what legal options are available for your unique case. If you’re eligible to receive compensation, we can assist you through the entire legal process, and ensure you receive every penny you are rightfully owed.
Yes. After an accident, it’s important to have a police report filed. The police report states important details about the accident, such as property damage, location, and the contributing factor and/or factors that caused the collision. This information and more can help support your claim and increase your chances of obtaining compensation for damages.
Car accident claims involve various details and are often complex. Furthermore, insurance companies are out to make a profit, so they will attempt to award you with a lesser settlement than you deserve. However, with an attorney, you don’t have to fight the insurance company alone. With our legal team, you can focus on your recovery while we collect the necessary information to help you build a strong case.
Yes. Even if the collision is not your fault, it’s in your best interest to inform your insurance company that you were involved in an accident. This may help protect your legal rights. In some cases, you may have to seek coverage from your personal insurance company, if the other driver is uninsured.
You don’t have to talk to the insurance adjuster if you don’t want to. You can direct this person to your Colorado Springs car accident lawyer at Heuser & Heuser, LLP. Insurance companies are for-profit businesses, so they make more money when they pay you less. Because of this, the insurance adjuster has one goal, and that’s to get away with paying as little as possible. Whatever you do, never sign any papers the adjuster gives you without calling your attorney first. If you do, you could be signing away your rights and agreeing to accept compensation that is less than what you truly deserve. If you have made a mistake in talking to an insurance adjuster, however, it doesn’t necessarily mean your only option is to accept a lowball offer. An experienced attorney can help you navigate your next steps, no matter where you are in the process of seeking compensation. Contact us today to learn more through a free case review.
The worth of your case will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. Factors such as the extent of your injuries, lost wages, and property damage will impact the amount of compensation you may receive. Every case is not worth the same amount. For this reason, our team will need to review the details of your accident to determine how much compensation you’re able to receive.
You may have heard of the term “statute of limitations”, which refers to the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit for your car accident in order to be considered for compensation. In Colorado, this statute of limitations is three years from the date of the accident. In the case of a wrongful death claim, however, the statute of limitations is only two years, and the clock begins ticking on the date of death. If you don’t file within this window of time, you can lose your rights to compensation. Because there are some exceptions to the above, we recommend contacting our team at Heuser & Heuser so you can file a lawsuit sooner rather than later.
Negligence is a legal term that describes the determination of who is at fault for an accident. To collect compensation for you, we need to prove three factors. First, we have to show that the person who caused your accident failed to take reasonable and proper care in driving their car. Second, we need to prove that this failure to take reasonable care is what led to the accident. Third, we must show that you got injured as a direct result of the accident.
States have set laws in place that govern car accident cases. In Colorado, we follow the comparative negligence law. This means that your compensation can be reduced by the same percentage that you are found to be responsible for the accident. If, for example, your claim is worth $250,000 but it is determined that you contributed 25% to the accident, your award will be reduced accordingly, so you’ll get only $187,500 (75% of the full value).
Many insurance companies will do everything they can to see to it that you’re found to be at least partially responsible. For this reason, you need someone in your corner who can help you prove negligence on the part of the other driver.
The length of time it takes for your claim to settle will depend on the details of the case. There are various phases that your claim will need to go through before it is resolved, which makes it difficult to set a time at which your case will be settled.
The procedure for negotiating a car accident case is fairly standard. First, you meet with us to discuss what happened, then gather all the necessary documents which we can then use to determine how much your case may be worth. We then issue a demand letter to the attorneys and insurance company for the defendant. They will then review our demands and issue a response, typically countering with a lowball offer. From there, we will continue to negotiate on your behalf until we reach an offer that is aligned with what you deserve. While the need to take a car accident case to court is rare, if it turns out that this is what is needed to fight for the compensation you’re owed, we will be ready to do so. Either way, we’ll do all of the hard work for you so you can focus your time and energy on recovering.
Not necessarily. Most personal injury cases settle before trial. During the negotiation stage, the parties involved will discuss offers to try and settle the case. If the parties are unable to agree upon a settlement amount, then the case will need to go trial.
There are a number of mistakes to avoid when you pursue your case. First, never apologize for anything at the accident scene. Even just uttering “I’m sorry” can be used against you. Second, signing any paperwork from the insurance adjuster could potentially cost you your right to the compensation you truly deserve. Third, failing to file your lawsuit in a timely fashion can result in missing the statute of limitations. Finally, failing to call a qualified and experienced Colorado Springs car accident lawyer can lead you to make critical errors that can cost you thousands of dollars.