After motor vehicle accidents, injured people will likely have many questions about what they should do next, what their rights are and what they may need to do in order to get the full amount of compensation to which they are entitled.
Here and in a few upcoming parts of this blog, we will discuss some FAQs regarding car accident lawsuits. If you have additional questions that aren’t answered in this three-part blog or you would like more specific information pertaining to your case, contact the Englewood car accident attorneys at the Law Office of Mike Hulen, PC.
Q: How do I know if I’m entitled to compensation?
A: If any type of negligence or recklessness has contributed to your car accident, you will likely be entitled to compensation. Some common forms of negligence that cause car accidents (and that can serve as the basis of claims in car accident lawsuits) can include (but are not limited to):
- Driver negligence, such as driver intoxication, driver distraction or drive fatigue
- Vehicle manufacturer negligence, which may come into play if a defective piece of vehicle equipment (like, for example, the vehicle’s ignition systems, brakes or tires) cause the accident
- Other negligence, such as the negligence of the entity responsible for keeping the roadways safe (if, for example, dangerous road conditions contribute to car accidents).
An experienced car accident attorney will be skilled at pinpointing when negligence has caused a car accident and proving such negligence in a legal setting in order to help accident victims obtain the compensation they deserve.
Q: Another driver hit me and fled. Can I still get compensation for the damages and my injuries?
A: In some cases, yes. If law enforcement officials (or your attorney) are able to track down the negligent driver, you can sue this driver for compensation. If, however, the driver is never identified or tracked down, then you still may be able to get compensation for your injuries and losses if you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage as part of your auto insurance policy.
In such cases, it’s crucial to work with an experienced attorney to ensure you are able to obtain the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled (as insurers are notorious for trying to undercut these settlements).
Q: I may have been partially at fault in the accident. Am I still entitled to compensation?
A: This will depend on the specific circumstances of the accident; however, in many cases, drivers who may have been partially to blame for an accident may still be entitled to compensation.
Stay posted for the upcoming second and third installments of this blog for some further crucial information related to pursing car accident lawsuits in Colorado.
Englewood Car Accident Attorneys at the Law Office of Mike Hulen, PC
If you have been injured in or have lost a loved one in a truck accident, car accident or in any type of traffic accident, you are encouraged to consult with the motor vehicle accident lawyers at the Law Office of Mike Hulen, PC. Meeting with one of our esteemed attorneys as soon as your health is stabilized can ensure that you ultimately have the strongest case possible, as waiting will start immediately running out the statute of limitations for your case and could even result in the loss of critical evidence.
Our trusted Englewood personal injury and accident attorneys have a proven track record of successfully handling car accident cases. We encourage those who think they may have a claim to meet with us for a free initial consult to learn more about their legal rights and to receive a thorough evaluation of their case. Call us at (303) 932-8666 to get your case started at no upfront cost.