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If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, Vaden Law Firm can help you get the compensation you deserve. Personal injury cases are tough, but with the right legal representation, you can get everything you’re entitled to so that you don’t have to pay medical expenses out of pocket.
One of the reasons that you need a personal injury lawyer is that liability laws are complicated. You are only entitled to compensation if you are not at fault for an accident. When it comes to auto accidents, insurance companies often find that both people are partially to blame, and you may think this means you are not entitled to compensation. However, the truth is that you’re entitled to partial compensation if you were partially at fault. For example, if you were 30 percent at fault for an accident, you’re entitled to 70 percent of the compensation you would get if you were not at fault at all.
Your accident attorney will go over the compensation you may be entitled to at your first meeting and discuss how best to proceed with your case. You’ll need to provide him or her with some basic information so that your attorney can give you the best possible advice:
* All the facts of the accident.
* Police reports and insurance paperwork so that your attorney can best determine fault and liability issues.
* Medical expenses
* Doctor’s notes stating that you could not work during a certain period of time. This is helpful for claiming compensation for lost wages.
* Ay photographs of the accident or of injuries resulting from the accident.
Your attorney will review all this information in order to determine how to proceed with your case.
As you can see, it’s best to have a personal injury attorney in Denver assist you with your personal injury case. Call Vaden Law Firm at 303-377-2933 to schedule a consultation, or contact us online today.
When you have been injured as the result of another party’s negligence, you are considered the victim of a personal injury. Personal injuries can manifest themselves in many ways, spanning everything from a car accident to medical malpractice, even wrongful death. No matter how common an occurrence a car accident may be, it is essential to rely on the experience and expertise of a personal injury attorney in Denver to best represent you when you have suffered a personal injury. The Vaden Law Firm can do just that.
Personal injuries can result in an extremely trying time for you, affecting your overall health, state-of-mind, and well-being. It is of utmost importance that you rely on a dedicated and efficient attorney in the area that will understand the intricacies of your case. When you hire the Vaden Law Firm, you are our sole focus. We will commit our extensive professional and financial resources to getting you the outcome you deserve. A fair and just settlement can be yours, simply with the assistance of the personal injury attorneys from the Vaden Law Firm. If we don’t win your case, you will not pay a dime. We will only collect our fees once you have been fully compensated, meaning you will never have to worry about retainer fees or unexpected costs associated with your case.
Whenever you have experienced a personal injury, our Denver attorneys can ensure you get the settlement you deserve. If you are not able to make it into our office, we will come to your home or hospital to meet with you personally. For additional information regarding personal injury assistance in Denver, give us a call at 303-377-2933 for a free consultation.
Motorcycles can be fun, exhilarating and freeing, but if you’re a rider in the Denver area, you also need to know that they can be dangerous, especially when ridden around other motorists. Unfortunately, each year, many motorcycle riders are injured or even killed due to the actions of other motorists in the Denver area, and as a result, riders and their families may end up with large medical bills and other expenses. In order to stay safe while still having fun, here are some motorcycle safety tips from the Denver personal injury attorneys at the Vaden Law Firm:
1.) Always Ride on the Side of the Lane
Unlike many four-wheeled motor vehicles, most of which are able to safely pass over debris in the center of a roadway, motorcycles are to be operated on the side of a lane. The reason behind this is that road debris, oil, brake fluid and other hazards tend to build up in the center of a lane, and since motorcycles don’t have the same stabilizing power of a car, it can be easy for these hazards to cause accidents.
2.) Don’t Follow Too Closely
While modern motorcycles have amazing stopping abilities, following too closely can be costly. In a car, a driver who rear-ends another vehicle often has the added protection of a steering wheel, dashboard, airbags and more, but on a motorcycle, a rider may be thrown many feet as the result of a rear-end collision. One of the best ways to avoid such a situation is to always allow adequate distance between yourself and the vehicle in front of you.
3.) Wear the Proper Gear
When riding a motorcycle, you should always wear proper protective gear, including leather jackets, pants, gloves and a DOT-approved helmet. Additionally, try to wear gear that involves light colors and reflective surfaces when possible.
As mentioned, some riders in the Denver area are injured or killed each year due to the actions of other motorists, even when following the above-listed precautions. If you or a loved one have found yourself in such a situation, you may be entitled to a personal injury claim and compensation for your injuries. In these situations, it’s important to reach out to a motorcycle accident attorney in Denver, such as the Vaden Law Firm, for help. The Vaden Law Firm is ready to assist you today, and it can be reached by calling 303-377-2933.
Auto accidents have life changing consequences and car wrecks are never a welcome circumstance. If you find yourself in a car accident, seek the advice of a Denver CO auto accident attorney from the Vaden Law Firm. An experienced car accident attorney will counsel you and help you choose the best course of action for the circumstances surrounding your auto accident.
Personal injury as the result of a car crash can result in loss of wages and a pile of medical bills. If a most tragic result of your car accident is the death of a loved one, you may be consulted for a wrongful death case. The Vaden Law Firm offers a free consultation to assess the situation surrounding the car accident and provide expert and considerate counsel regarding your litigation options.
The car accident lawyers at the Vaden Law Firm offer litigation in the following types of personal injury and auto wreck cases:
- Bicycle Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Car Accident Injury
- Construction Injuries
- Escalator Elevator Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Skiing Accident Injuries
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Truck Accident Injuries
The Vaden Law Firm recommends you seek immediate legal consultation after your wreck. In personal injury, wrongful death, and auto accident cases, time is important. The attorneys at the Vaden Law Firm know that assessing the circumstances surrounding the injury and your damaged property need not wait and will seek to meet with you on your terms and as soon as possible. Retainer fees or unexpected costs are of no concern as you will not pay anything until you are compensated for your injury and property damage. Set up a complimentary consultation with a Vaden Law Firm attorney in Denver at 303-377-2933.
As difficult as it might be, it is important for you to think clearly in the first chaotic moments following a car crash. From a strictly human perspective, the actions you take before the first-responders arrive on the scene can mean the difference between life and death for someone who is seriously injured in the crash. From a legal perspective, the decisive actions you take at the scene will protect your legal rights in any future legal action.
The first steps following a car crash are:
- DON’T PANIC: If your airbags deployed, the “smoke” that you are seeing, and smelling, is most likely NOT from a gasoline fire. Airbags are packed in a lubricating powder, and they are discharged by a chemical reaction.
- WARN OTHERS: Put on your emergency flashers so that other drivers will see you, and either go around the collision, or stop.
- CHECK FOR INJURIES IN YOUR CAR: Are you, or your, passengers injured? If so, call 911 immediately.
- GETTING OUT OF YOUR CAR: Check for on-coming traffic – from ALL DIRECTIONS. Then, if it’s safe, and you are physically able to do so, get out of your car.
- CHECK FOR INJURIES IN OTHER VEHICLES: Check to see if anyone in the other vehicle is hurt. If so, call 911 immediately.
- GET OUT OF THE ROAD: After you have checked for injuries, get out of the road completely. If you can’t get off the road completely, get on the shoulder of the road, as far from the traffic lanes, as is possible.
- CALL THE POLICE: You should ALWAYS call the police. It is impossible, at the scene, to tell whether a car has been damaged, or a person has been injured. It is almost impossible to successfully pursue a legal claim for a collision that is not reported to the police.
- GATHER YOUR OWN EVIDENCE: Do NOT assume that the Police will completely, or accurately, investigate the facts. If you are physically able, you should:
- Exchange insurance information with the other drivers.
- Get the names, addresses and telephone numbers of any witnesses who stopped at the scene.
- TAKE PICTURES: (If you don’t have a camera, ask one of the witnesses to take pictures for you): Take pictures of:
- the resting position of the vehicles before they are moved.
- Property damage to the vehicles.
- skid marks.
- If it is an intersection collision, all traffic control devices, such as stop lights and stop signs.
- DON’T DISCUSS WHO WAS AT FAULT: If you admit that the collision was your fault, to either a witness, or the other drivers, that will be used against you later. If you accuse the other driver of being at fault, it might lead to an argument, or to a violent confrontation.
- MAKE MENTAL NOTES: When the police arrive on the scene, you are going to be asked what happened. You are probably going to be asked to give a written statement, as well. So, as soon as possible after accident, make mental notes about the facts surrounding the accident, such as:
- the time, date, location of the accident.
- the weather conditions.
- the speed and directions of the vehicles involved.
- whether turn signals were used.
- Be sure to note any signs of intoxication – slurred speech, alcohol on breath, watery eyes, etc. – on the part of another driver.
- WAIT FOR THE POLICE: If the police have been called, stay at the scene of the accident until the responding police officer tells you can leave.
- COOPERATE WITH THE POLICE: Be polite, and cooperate with, the police officer(s) who respond to the scene. If the police give YOU the ticket, DON’T ARGUE. That’s what lawyers are for!
- CALL YOUR AUTO INSURANCE CARRIER: Here in Colorado, you are required by your insurance policy to promptly notify your carrier of any accidents. If you don’t report the collision in a timely manner, your insurance company might deny your claim for failure to notify them.
- GET THE MEDICAL CARE YOU NEED, ASAP: Get the medical care you need, as soon as possible. If you are injured, even if it doesn’t seem that bad, go to the emergency room to be checked out by a medical doctor, on the day of the accident. If pain develops later – as it often does – go to the emergency room, or to see your primary care doctor, as soon as possible. An unreasonable delay in getting medical care can be a huge problem in a legal case.
- DOCUMENT YOUR INJURIES: After you get home from the emergency room, have a family member, or friend, take pictures of all of your injuries, including:
- bruises (especially any bruises on chest, shoulders, waist and hips, caused by the seatbelt),
- bandages, crutches, or casts.
- DO NOT SPEAK TO THE OTHER DRIVER’S INSURANCE COMPANY: Insurance adjustors for the other driver may call and ask you to give them a recorded statement, or to sign medical records releases so that they can get your medical records. DO NOT DO IT! Don’t ever forget, as nice as that insurance adjuster might sound over the phone, that person has one goal in life – to find the evidence necessary to DEFEAT YOUR CLAIM.
After you have taken those “first steps,” the next step to take is to CALL US AT VADEN LAW at 303-377-2933. Car accidents can leave you reeling, suffering from damage to your vehicle and mounting medical bills, as well as pain and suffering and lost wages due to being unable to work. You need an experienced personal injury attorney fighting in your corner. Let us deal with the legal claims, so that you can focus your time, and attention, making a complete physical, emotional, and economic recovery from the accident.