Continuing from Car Accident Lawsuit FAQs (Part 1), here are some more commonly asked questions when it comes to compensation and people’s rights after car accidents. If you would like additional information that is more specific to your case, you are encouraged to contact the Greenwood Village car accident attorneys at the Law Office of Mike Hulen, PC.
Q: How long will it take to resolve my car accident lawsuit?
A: The unique circumstances of a car accident case will determine who long it may take to resolve the case, with some cases taking weeks or months to be resolved. Factors like how many other drivers may have been involved in the accident, whether multiple insurers are involved and/or whether there is a problem tracking down one of the at-fault motorists can also play a role in how long it takes to resolve these cases.
The good news for injured people is that:
- Most of these cases are resolved before trial.
- Working with a skilled attorney can be pivotal to getting the most favorable outcome to a case in the most efficient manner possible.
Q: How much compensation should I expect from my case?
A: The amount of compensation that injured people can expect from car accident lawsuits will depend on:
- How severe their injuries are
- Whether their injuries will prevent them from working
- Whether their injuries have resulted in disfigurement, irreversible damage and/or impacts to their future quality of life
- How extensive the damage to their vehicles is
- Other factors.
Given that compensation will vary from case to case, accident victims are urged to meet with a lawyer for a more specific evaluation of their potential entitlements.
Q: How soon after the accident do I have to file a lawsuit?
A: As soon as you are able to do so, meeting with an attorney is a good idea. The fact is that there is a statute of limitations associated with these cases, meaning that there is a legal deadline by which injured people have to file their case (or they lose their rights to compensation). In Colorado, this statute of limitations is two years.
However, the sooner injured people get their cases started, the better. This is because the longer people wait to file car accident lawsuits, the more likely it is that:
- Evidence in their case (such as photographs of the accident) will get lost or damaged.
- Witnesses to the accident will move, change their phone numbers or be otherwise unreachable.
- Their case will be weaker, and their compensation may be affected.
Be sure to look for the final installment of this blog for some additional information regarding car accident lawsuits and settlements.
Greenwood Village 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 Greenwood Village personal injury and accident attorneys at the Law Office of Mike Hulen, PC.
Our trusted lawyers have a proven track record of successfully handling car accident cases, wrongful death suits and other types of personal injury lawsuits, and we are experienced at helping victims and their families secure the maximum possible settlement for their losses. 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.