Denver Car Accident Attorney
Curtis Law Firm Helps Victims of Car Accidents in Colorado
Have you been in a car accident? If so, you are probably feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. At Curtis Law Firm, we understand how difficult this time can be. That is why we are here to help you get your life back on track. We will guide you through the legal process, allowing you to focus on healing.
Our Denver car accident attorneys are ready to fight for you. We know how to effectively navigate the insurance system and hold negligent parties accountable. We have a proven track record to back up our claims and the compassion to fight for you.
Contact us online or call (720) 408-7726 today.
What Is Considered a "Car Accident" in Colorado?
In Colorado, the term "car accident" is a bit of a misnomer. While many people think of a car accident as a traffic collision, Colorado law defines a car accident as any incident that occurs while someone is in a car. This means that car accidents can occur while you are driving, riding as a passenger, or even when you are not in the car but it is being driven by someone else.
Examples of car accidents include:
- Traffic collisions
- Falls from a car
- Being struck by a car door
- Being struck by a car window
- Being hit by a car's blind spot
- Being rear-ended
In many situations, the injured party is not in the car when the accident occurs. For example, if a car window shatters and injures someone, or if a car door is opened into a pedestrian, the victim can still hold the driver liable for the accident. Our firm knows how to investigate these cases and build a strong case.
How Is Car Accident Liability Determined in Colorado?
In Colorado, car accident liability is based on negligence. This means that you will need to prove that the other party acted carelessly and that this carelessness directly caused your injuries. If you are able to prove this, you will likely be able to hold the negligent party liable for your damages.
In a car accident case, you will need to prove that:
- The other party owed you a duty of care
- The other party breached that duty of care
- That breach caused your injuries
- You were harmed
In car accident cases, the "duty of care" owed to you by the other party is the same duty owed to any driver on the road. In Colorado, drivers are required to drive reasonably and safely. If they fail to do so, they breach this duty and can be held liable for the accident and resulting injuries.
Types of Car Accidents We Handle
Our attorneys are experienced in handling all types of car accident cases, including:
- Car accidents with children
- Car accidents with seniors
- Car accidents with police officers
- Car accidents with motorcyclists
- Car accidents with bicyclists
- Car accidents with pedestrians
How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Lawsuit in Colorado?
Under Colorado law, you only have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, if you are filing a car accident lawsuit, you will generally have four years to file your claim. This is because car accidents often result in "catastrophic" injuries, which are defined as injuries that permanently prevent you from working. If you suffer from catastrophic injuries, you will have four years from the date of your last surgery to file a claim.
If you have been involved in a car accident, contact our car accident attorneys at (720) 408-7726.
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Cory Curtis, JD, LL.M (Tax)AttorneyProud to call Dinosaurland his birthplace (that’s Vernal, UT to the uninitiated), Cory grew up in Utah. There he graduated from Brigham Young University in 2004 and double majored in Business and Russian. After graduation from BYU, Cory attended the New ...
Carl Miller, CPA, JD, LL.M (Tax)Of Counsel AttorneyCarl practices in the areas of Business and Tax, Estate Planning, Real Estate, and SBA Lending. El habla español
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