Boulder Car Accident Attorneys

Auto accidents happen even to the safest drivers. You can’t control what careless motorists do.  But you can take control of your life after a crash.

When someone else’s mistake causes you physical and mental harm, financial problems and life complications, you may be wondering where to turn for help overcoming the challenges brought about by the accident. 

The personal injury lawyers of Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, P.C. have decades of experience helping injured victims and their families in Boulder and throughout Colorado.

Clients know they can trust us with their case while they focus on getting better. We have extensive experience in all types of motor vehicle accidents, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, and more.

While a car accident case may seem straightforward, resolving these cases is rarely clear-cut.

Negligent parties and their insurance companies will go to great lengths to pay out as little as possible. Motor vehicle accident cases require an in-depth understanding of complex Colorado personal injury laws and complicated health insurance reimbursement rules.

At Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, P.C., our attorneys can help you understand your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve following a Colorado auto accident.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents almost always happen because of driver negligence. Some of the common causes of auto accidents include:

After a collision, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries and property damages. It is best to discuss your case with a qualified Boulder car accident attorney as soon as possible after your accident.

Injuries After Car Accidents

Depending on the cause and type of collision, injuries after a car accident can range in severity. Common types of injuries after car accidents can include:

Unfortunately, suffering a personal injury or injuries after an auto accident can leave you facing not only a long road to recovery but also mounting medical bills and financial distress.

A Boulder car accident lawyer can help you recover financially to help relieve some of the burdens.

Car Accident Compensation

After sustaining injuries in a car accident, you may be entitled to recover damages. Damages can be either economic or non-economic. 

Economic damages serve to compensate you after suffering financial losses due to your accident. They include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages

Non-economic damages provide compensation for intangible losses. They can include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental and emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Permanent disability and disfigurement.

Certain factors will help determine how much your case is worth. These factors include:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • Total medical expenses
  • Amount of lost wages
  • Whether you contributed to the accident

Your Boulder car accident attorney will consider these and other details when calculating the value of your case. You can trust your lawyer will work diligently to help get you the fairest possible settlement.

Colorado Statute of Limitations for Car Accidents

Statutes of limitations are laws that impose a specific time limit on a person’s ability to file a lawsuit. In Colorado, the statute of limitations for car accidents is three years from the date of the accident.  If you are involved in a claim against a city or state, there are much shorter time limits to provide notice of your claim. 

The time limitation set forth by a statute of limitations is strict. In certain circumstances you may still be able to file your claim after the three years have passed, but if you delay, you could lose your right to make a claim.  

Do not lose your right to recover compensation after your car accident. Discuss your case with a Boulder car accident lawyer as soon as possible to protect your rights.

How a Car Accident Lawyer Can Help

After a car accident, you may be interested in handling your claim on your own—you have every right to do so. You are not legally required to have a car accident attorney represent you in a claim.

However, there are many benefits to having a lawyer on your side and studies have shown that having an attorney represent you in a Colorado car accident claim will result in a better recovery. 

Most victims of car accidents are completely unaware of where to start and what steps to take to successfully handle a claim. Insurance companies know the law and complexity involved and may try to take advantage of you if they know you’re handling your claim unrepresented.

It is not uncommon for car accident victims to accept extremely low and unfair settlement offers, because they are unsure of how much their claim is truly worth.

When you entrust your claim to an experienced car accident lawyer, you can expect them to handle every aspect of your case, including:

  • Thoroughly investigating your accident
  • Closely looking at all insurance policies involved in your case
  • Consulting with experts from different fields, including accident reconstruction, engineering, medical care and life-care planning experts. 
  • Timely communicating with insurance companies
  • Collecting documentation of your medical treatment, medical expenses, wage/income losses and how your injuries have affected your life
  • Aggressively negotiating with the auto insurance company
  • Presenting a persuasive case on your behalf in court 
  • Resolving health care and health insurance liens attached to your recovery to help you move on in life with financial security 

Having a skilled Boulder car accident attorney on your side will help give you peace of mind during difficult and stressful time. After a car accident, do not hesitate to consult with a lawyer and begin working on your claim.

Contact an Experienced Boulder Car Accident Attorney

After a car accident, personal injury victims and their families may face a series of unexpected financial losses related to medical expenses, lost time at work, and rehabilitation. A Boulder accident and injury lawyer can make the process much easier for you and your family. 

At Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, P.C., our experienced attorneys understand the need for compassion and zealous advocacy for our clients.

Our lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience successfully resolving injury cases and consistently provide our clients with individualized attention and strategic case preparation to ensure that they recover the compensation they deserve. 

Contact the accident attorneys at Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, P.C. today at 303-447-1144 to schedule your free initial consultation. You can also reach us through our online contact form.