April 22, 2014
A car accident takes place about every 10 seconds in the U.S., and on average, a motorist will be in at least one collision every 5 or so years, according to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The bottom line is that it’s highly likely that every driver will be involved in at least one traffic accident at some point when he’s behind the wheel – whether that be a minor fender bender or a more serious car accident.
While this may be distressing, there are some steps you can take in the immediate aftermath of these accidents to protect your rights to compensation and hold the negligent drivers who may have caused the collision responsible.
Here and in a few upcoming parts of this blog, we will discuss some of the most frequently asked questions associated with car accident lawsuits. If you have questions not answered in this blog or you are ready to get your case started, contact the Denver car accident attorneys at the Bisset Law Firm.
Q – How do I know if I have a case?
A – While the best way to find out if you have a case is to contact the Bisset Law Firm, some signs that another party’s negligence contributed to the accident (and that you, therefore, have a case) can include that:
- Another motorist was arrested after the accident (because, for instance, he was drunk)
- Another motorist was ticketed after the accident (because, for example, he violated traffic laws by running a red light, speeding, etc. and caused the accident)
There are a number of forms of negligence that can cause car accidents, so let the skilled attorneys at the Bisset Law Firm evaluate your case and help you figure out if your best route to obtaining compensation is filing a lawsuit.
Q – When should I call my insurer?
A – As soon as you can after the collision. Many auto insurance policies have very specific time frames within which motorists have to report accidents, so make that you don’t inadvertently negate your claim by waiting weeks or even months to report it to your insurer.
Q – Should I claim fault in the accident even if I only may have partially caused it?
A – NO! It is extremely important that you NEVER admit any fault in causing car accidents even if you may have partially contributed to the accident. This is because any admission of fault in the collision can cause insurers to deny you payment of your claim or to significantly reduce your payout.
Instead, as you talk to your insurer, just focus on talking about the facts of the car accident – specifically:
- The location of the accident
- The date and time when the accident occurred
- The other motorists involved in the collision
- Whether you received emergency medical care.
Don’t answer anything that you are unsure about, and remember that you can always refer insurers to your lawyer.
Don’t miss the upcoming second and third parts of this blog for some additional information about car accident lawsuits.
The Trusted Denver Car Accident Lawyers at the Bisset Law Firm
Have you been injured in a car accident? If so, the skilled Denver car accident attorneys at the Bisset Law Firm want you to know that we are here to aggressively advocate your rights and help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve. Our experienced legal professionals are committed to:
- Providing each of our clients with the highest quality legal representation
- Keeping each of our clients informed at every stage of their cases
- Helping them obtain the best possible results for their cases.
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Contact the Denver car accident lawyers at the Bisset Law Firm by calling (303) 894-8900 to learn more about your rights and receive a professional evaluation of your case.
While we offer knowledgeable, superior counsel to anyone seriously injured on the job, some of our additional key strengths include our fierce negotiating skills, our extensive trial experience and our readiness to take decisive action when the denial or delay of a workers’ compensation claim is finally overruled.