Colorado Auto Accident Q&A: Will I Have To Appear In Court?
If you are injured in an automobile accident in the state of Colorado, you have to prove that the other party involved was more at fault than you for the accident in order to collect compensation for your damages and losses. That’s where we at McDivitt Law Firm come in. Our experienced Colorado auto accident lawyers will expertly guide you through what is a complicated process to ensure you receive compensation for your injuries and loss.
Generally, for auto accidents in Colorado, a lawsuit will have to be filed within three years of the accident, unless you are able to settle your claim before the end of this three-year period. You should consult an experienced lawyer, however, to determine the actual period of time within which your claim must be filed. Also, if the at-fault party is a government entity, such as the state or city, there is a special “notice of claim” that must be filed within 180 days of making your claim.
If McDivitt Law Firm takes your case, we must be able to prove damages in order to prevail in your fight for just compensation. In a personal injury case, damages often include medical bills, as well as damages for pain and suffering caused by the injury.
Many times, insurance companies do not want to deal with fighting against your attorney, so they will settle the case outside of court. However, if your insurance company is not willing to settle, McDivitt Law Firm will take them to court.
At that time, due to the injuries you sustained, you must be present in court to testify to these injuries and how your life has been affected due to the accident.
There are things you can do to help your attorneys build a good case on your behalf:
- The accident must be thoroughly documented
- Witness information must be collected
- Photographs of the accident scene and involved vehicles should be taken
- Do not discuss your case with anyone except for the police, your doctor, your loved ones and your attorney
- Accept medical assistance at the scene if offered
- Follow your doctor’s orders
If you have been involved in an auto accident, contact one of our experienced Colorado auto accident lawyers at McDivitt Law Firm today. Call toll free 877-846-4878, or click here for a consultation firm. The first consultation is free, and you won’t owe us anything until we collect money for you.Back to the Blog