Car accidents can happen for a wide range of reasons, and the results are often catastrophic. Collisions frequently result in serious injuries, such as broken bones, cuts, whiplash, and even paralysis. In a fraction of a second, a person’s life can change dramatically due to another’s mistake.
If you were injured in a car accident, you might be struggling to cope with the fallout. Medical bills and lost wages may be just the tip of the iceberg. You may be dealing with chronic pain that makes it difficult or impossible to work, care for your family, enjoy life, or even get a good night’s sleep. You may fear that you will never recover and be able to return to the life you had before the collision.
A Colorado car accident lawyer might be able to help you seek financial compensation. While that might not be able to take away the pain and allow you to get back to the life you once enjoyed, a financial settlement could give you and your family some peace of mind since you and your spouse would not have to worry about paying medical bills and covering essential expenses, such as your mortgage, utilities, and groceries. That could ease the mental and emotional burden and allow you to focus on your recovery.
Contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to discuss your case with a member of our staff.
Top Causes of Car Accidents
Collisions often occur because drivers get distracted. Using a cellphone, changing the radio station, or reaching for something on the floor or in the backseat can cause a driver to miss a turn, swerve unintentionally, or fail to see another vehicle that has slowed down or stopped.
Driving while intoxicated is another cause of many serious collisions. Alcohol and drugs can slow a driver’s reflexes and can make it difficult for a person to stop or move quickly to avoid colliding with another vehicle or an obstacle. Blurred vision can cause a driver to veer into the wrong lane and hit oncoming traffic. Even though marijuana use has been legalized in Colorado, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation, it is illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana.
Weather is a factor in a large number of car accidents. Colorado tends to get a lot of snow in the winter, which can make driving treacherous, especially for people who are not used to operating a vehicle in those types of conditions. In addition, Colorado is a mountainous state.
Drivers in Colorado, therefore, have a higher risk of being involved in a serious accident in inclement weather than drivers in many other parts of the country. If a driver loses control of a vehicle while traveling in bad weather, it may result in a multi-car pileup that can endanger the lives of drivers and passengers in numerous other vehicles.
Reasons to Hire a Lawyer
People who were hurt in a car accident sometimes think that they could not afford to have an attorney represent them and, therefore, accept a settlement that the other driver’s insurance company offers. Since insurers want to minimize losses, they generally offer settlements for low amounts in an effort to close cases as quickly as possible.
Victims of car accidents often have no idea how much their medical bills will total, how much income they will lose, and how much their quality of life will be affected. They may think the insurance company’s initial offer is fair and may not realize that they may be entitled to a much larger settlement.
A Colorado car accident attorney can help you seek fair compensation. Pintas & Mullins Law Firm has been representing clients in personal injury cases for decades. We can accurately assess how much compensation you may be entitled to and work to pursue justice on your behalf. Call our office to get the process started.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Could Help You
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit and pursue a financial award to compensate you for what you have been forced to endure. For more than 30 years, we have been seeking justice on behalf of people across the United States who were harmed by the actions or negligence of others.
We can review all the facts surrounding your case to figure out what led to the accident and who was liable. We can work to understand how your injuries have affected your qualify of life and how they may continue to impact you in the future so we can seek a financial settlement that will fairly compensate you for your past and future medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.
As for the cost of legal representation, you should not be concerned about that. Pintas & Mullins Law Firm operates on a contingency model. That means that we do not charge any fees up front. Our firm pays for expenses related to litigation. Clients do not have to pay us any money unless we reach a settlement or go to court and secure a verdict in their favor.
Hire a Colorado Accident Lawyer
When seeking compensation for personal injuries related to a motor vehicle crash, time is of the essence. According to Colorado Revised Statutes § 13-80-101(1)(n), the statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit related to a car accident is three years. That may seem like a lot of time, but investigating what caused the collision may be a long and difficult process since numerous factors could have been at work. After we have figured out what happened and who was liable, our team will need time to build a case.
Once a personal injury lawsuit has been filed, it can take months or years to reach a conclusion. In the meantime, you may continue to receive bills for medical care, and your other bills may pile up since you are unable to work. The sooner you get in touch, the sooner we will be able to begin working to ease the burden on your family. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444.