F. Lee Maes Law serves Denver by focusing on Auto Collision cases. This area of law is highly specialized, and requires a knowledge and experience with injury claims to get injury victims the justice they deserve.
We have represented clients in the following areas of auto collision:
WHAT TO DO IF INVOLVED IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT
In the event of an automobile accident you should:
1. Stop immediately.
2. Check for injuries and render reasonable assistance, where practical.
3. Call the police and emergency personnel.
4. Exchange name, address, phone, registration and insurance information.
Once the Police have been called, you will have to deal with the Police Officer. In the event of a severe accident, you may have to deal with Fire Department Personnel and Emergency Ambulance personnel.
AT THE SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT
At the scene of the accident, get the names of witnesses to the accident. You should present the facts regarding the accident to the police officer who arrives at the scene of the accident. Always give the Police officer and medical providers a complete description of all symptoms that you feel.
If an automobile injury threatens your life or limbs, seek medical attention at the nearest emergency room. Remember, in Colorado, emergency services must be provided to all injury victims regardless of immigration status and without proof of citizenship. Non emergency care can be obtained at private hospitals.
DEALING WITH INSURANCE COMPANIES
It is always best to have an attorney assist you in dealing with insurance companies. Report your accident to your insurance company immediately. Failure to notify your insurance company within 30 days can result in a complete denial of your claim. An attorney can assist in dealing with your own insurance carrier to settle your automobile damages and medical bill payments.
Never give an insurance company a recorded statement without the advice of legal counsel. This office can contact the negligent driver’s insurance company. If the other driver was “at fault”, you may be entitled to the following payments:
· Payment for damages to you automobile
· Payment for pain and suffering
· Payment for disabilities
· Payment for economic losses such as lost wages
Your injury claims can be quite complex and require unique knowledge that lawyers are trained to provide. As such, you should never sign a release or settlement document with any Insurance Company or anyone else without the advise of legal counsel.
What If The At Fault Driver Has No Insurance?
When the at fault driver is uninsured, your Auto Insurance Policy may provide you compensation through what is known as Uninsured Motorist or Underinsured Motorist coverage. The Colorado County Courts can order the uninsured driver to pay you restitution if the driver admits fault or is declared to be at fault. For example, a County Court can order an uninsured driver to reimburse
you the insurance deductible you paid to get your automobile repaired.
As a Christian personal injury law firm, our goal is to get you the JUSTICE YOU DESERVE.
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NOTICE: The information contained herein is offered as a public service and is not intended to provide legal advice. Please consult an attorney licensed to practice in the state of Colorado for any accident or work injury having occurred in Colorado.