The drivers involved in a three-car crash on a Colorado highway were lucky to come away with only minor injuries, despite an accident scene that looked rather serious. Just after 11:30 a.m. on Friday, police were called to the scene of an accident on Highway 287 by mile post 131 in Cheyenne County.
A sedan had clipped a semi-truck going northbound, which caused the sedan to spin around on the highway. At that point, another semi-truck hit the car, pushing it to the side of the road. The collision caused the first semi-truck to veer off the side of the highway, as well, ending up upside down in a riverbed. The other semi-truck stopped on the highway.
The driver of the semi-truck that had flipped over suffered a broken arm and broken ribs. The driver of the sedan also had minor injuries despite his car looking rather crushed after the accident. First responders mentioned that this driver's seatbelt likely saved him from more serious injuries. Highway 287 was closed while police investigated the crash and a HAZMAT team cleaned up the wreckage.
Possible Damages in Colorado Auto Accidents
This accident involved one passenger vehicle and two semi-trucks. In many cases, accidents that involve semi-trucks are the fault of the truck driver. They also often cause more serious injuries to the people in the passenger car than in the truck. However, in the case reported above, it appears this accident may have been caused by the driver of the car, with all the drivers involved ending up with minor injuries.
This means the truck drivers who were injured may be able to make a claim against the auto insurance provider of the driver who caused the accident. Of course, determining fault will depend on a few factors, but the party that can prove fault can pursue compensation for a range of damages, including the following:
- Hospital expenses
- Follow-up doctor appointments
- Physical therapy
- Future medical care for crash-related injuries
- Car repairs or replacement
- Loss of income
- Loss of future income
- Loss of support
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
Basically, you deserve to be able to go on with life after the car accident, without having to keep paying bills that stem from the collision. So if the Colorado auto accident you were involved in has left you with debt from medical bills, car repairs, and more, it's time to pursue compensation from the at-fault driver.
Hire a Colorado Car Accident Attorney
Before you can get the money you need to pay your accident-related bills, you'll need someone on your side from the beginning to the end of your case. Otherwise, you might miss important deadlines, incorrectly fill out crucial legal documents, or simply settle for less money than you deserve.
This is why you need to hire a Colorado car accident attorney who will fight for you the whole way. An experienced legal professional will help you prove fault, stay in contact with the insurance provider, and negotiate a settlement that's fair to you, so contact a lawyer today to get started.