Denver Car Accident Lawyer

Car accidents can cause serious and even fatal injuries, property damage, and cause injured drivers to miss time at work. When a car accident happens because of a driver’s negligence, the injured parties can secure compensation for their losses through personal injury claims. At Bryan & Terrill Law, we want to help drivers in the Denver area who have suffered losses due to the negligent actions of others on the road. It’s vital to know what to do after a car accident and your options for legal recourse against a negligent driver.

Negligence in Auto Accident Lawsuits

The first step an injured driver will need to take in securing compensation is to establish fault for the accident. Personal injury law revolves around the legal concept of negligence, and proving negligence hinges on four factors:

If the plaintiff can prove these four things as facts in a personal injury case, he or she will likely succeed in the claim. However, Colorado operates under a contributory negligence law, meaning that plaintiffs may still sue if they are partially at fault for their damages, but they will lose a percentage of their case award, equivalent to their percentage of fault in causing the damages. For example, if a judge finds a plaintiff 25% at fault for a $100,000 case, the plaintiff will only receive $75,000.

Damages in Car Accident Claims

Plaintiffs who succeed in their personal injury claims can secure several types of compensation, including:

Securing compensation for a personal injury claim starts with hiring the right attorney. Reach out to the team at Bryan & Terrill to learn more about our firm and how we can help. If you want to get started building your case, schedule a consultation to meet with one of our attorneys.