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If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident due to the negligence of someone else, you don't need to be worrying about the legal logistics of your case. You need to focus on healing and recovering so that you can put your life back together to some semblance of normalcy. The attorneys at accidentdenver.com exclusively work with those who have been injured in auto accidents in the Denver, Boulder, and greater Denver metropolitan areas, and they have years of experience in obtaining the compensation their clients deserve. Don't hesitate to call their office attoday or fill out a contact form to schedule a free consultation of your case.
One thing hasn't changed much since Denver's early Gold Rush days—people are continuing to flock to the Mile High City in record numbers. Denver has been ranked one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States for the last several years, with some estimates showing that around 15,000 people move to the area every year. The greater metropolitan statistical area of Denver-Aurora-Lakewood alone boasts a population of 2.9 million, making it the 19th largest metropolitan statistical area in the country. Since 2010, Denver has grown by just under 20% since 2010.
And the only proof you need of this growth is to drive in and around Denver and witness the increased traffic. Between interstate highways 1-70 and I-25 and major arterial roads such as Broadway, Alameda Avenue, and South Santa Fe Drive, there are millions of cars, trucks, and motorcycles traveling in and throughout Denver on any given day, and they are all competing with other vehicles such as commercial trucks, buses, and emergency vehicles. With these sheer numbers of people driving in and around Denver and its many suburbs, there are bound to be auto accidents.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration calculated that there were over 36,000 motor vehicle accident fatalities across the United States in 2018, and according to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), 632 auto accident fatalities were here in the Centennial State. It's a hard matter of fact, but if you drive every day, you risk being involved in some kind of accident every day. If you or a loved one were hurt in some kind of auto accident and the accident was caused by either the other driver's negligence or other circumstances that were out of your control, you deserve the seasoned and experienced attorneys at accidentdenver.com to help you recover from your accident.
Types of Accidents
Here at accidentdenver.com, we primarily focus on six areas that make up motor vehicle accidents.
Car Accidents Car accidents are all too common in the Denver metropolitan area. First of all, it seems like there's always some sort of construction going on no matter where you drive around the city, and Denver can also be subjected to unstable and severe weather patterns. Combined with the number of people driving in and around the Denver area, car accidents happen daily.
Truck Accidents Large, commercial trucks are a necessary evil on our roads and highways to transport goods in and across the country. The Denver area has two major interstate highways, I-25 and I-70, which are heavily used by commercial trucks on a daily basis. Smaller cars are no match against large trucks when they are not operated in a safe manner.
Motorcycle Accidents Motorcycles are very popular on Denver metropolitan roads and highways. Whether it's a rider who just enjoys a certain model of motorcycle and rides for recreation, or it's a person who depends on a motorcycle to get to where they need to go, motorcycle riders are more likely to be injured in a motor vehicle accident because they are less protected than someone riding in a car.
Uber/Lyft Accidents Using a rideshare vehicle such as a Lyft or Uber has exploded in popularity in recent years. Rideshare users enjoy easy access to a vehicle that can take them anywhere they need to go, but users are especially vulnerable to the driver who picks them up. That driver could have a traffic record, be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, or have a total disregard for safety and traffic laws, all of which expose the user to being involved in an accident.
Pedestrian Accidents Auto accidents involving pedestrians can be absolutely tragic. When a pedestrian is hit by a car or truck, they are instantly either seriously injured, maimed, or even killed. It may be surprising, but pedestrian accidents have been on the rise over the last few years, possibly because more people are driving distracted or walking distracted because of their cellphones.
Cycling Accidents Colorado, in general, has a pretty good reputation of having a health-mindful population. Bicycling is very popular in and around Denver, but sharing the roads with vehicles that weigh thousands of pounds is very dangerous. A bicyclist has little to no protection against a car in any kind of auto accident, and the results can be life-changing.
Types of Injuries
If you have been injured in an auto accident in the Denver metropolitan area, you might be considering filing a legal or insurance claim to seek compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and recovery time. At accidentdenver.com, we can help you calculate not only your immediate costs after an accident but your long-term costs as well. There are many types of common injuries associated with auto accidents.
Back Injuries Spines are crucial to supporting the entire body. The spinal column is protected and supported by muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the back. When the back gets injured or traumatized in an auto accident, the pain can last for weeks or months and can cause a chronic condition that lasts for years.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Often in a car accident, a person's head is severely jolted from the impact, which can cause the brain to slosh against the inside of the skull, causing bleeding or bruising. TBI is a general term for a variety of medical conditions that can cause neurologic issues and even death.
Broken Bones Fractures to bones are the most common type of injuries sustained in car accidents, and they can cause a temporary or even permanent loss of mobility, depending on which bones were fractured. Broken collarbones, legs, arms, and spinal cords are the most common fractures to happen in auto accidents.
Chronic Pain Nerve damage can cause false signals to the pain centers in the brain or body, which leads to a condition of chronic pain. Chronic pain is defined as any pain that lasts longer than six months, and it is incredibly difficult to treat due to the complex nervous system of the human body. Chronic pain is a common and frequent complaint after a car accident.
Paralysis Becoming paralyzed after an auto accident is a truly devastating experience. The loss of function or control over your muscles means you will face a lifetime of challenges, related medical conditions, and long-term care and treatment.
Loss of Limb or Vision Severe trauma suffered to an arm or leg in a car accident can lead to amputation. Whether a limb is amputated immediately after an accident or months later when poor blood circulation to the damaged limb is irreversible, losing a limb is psychologically and physically hard to overcome. Traumatic injury can also lead to vision loss, either temporary or permanent. If your optic nerve is damaged in an auto accident, you may experience temporary or permanent vision loss.
Accident Claims Process
Immediately after any kind of motor vehicle accident, you may be overwhelmed with all you have to do. You will have to first and foremost, focus on your recovery if you were injured. Meanwhile, there are insurance companies to deal with and time constraints on when you can file an insurance or legal claim. That's why accidentdenver.com is here: to assist you with receiving the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses while you focus on healing.
Most people first try to seek assistance from their own insurance company to help pay for any medical bills or property damage/loss. And depending on how severe the injuries were or the damage sustained, you may also have to deal with the opposing party's insurance company.
The attorneys at accidentdenver.com can represent you every step of the insurance claims process. They know the ins and outs of the statute of limitations for filing claims, and whether it's best to settle or go to trial, depending on the discovery process and investigation into who was at fault for your accident. Accidentdenver.com attorneys will never settle a case unless it is in your best interest, and they will not hesitate to take a case to trial if settlement negotiations between all parties cannot be reached to everyone's satisfaction.
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