Mintz Law Firm
Car Accident Attorney in Boulder, CO
In the United States, car accidents occur every day, resulting in fatalities, injuries, financial challenges, and other losses for those injured. Unfortunately, many accidents occur due to negligent acts and other causes of preventable collisions. In Boulder, many residents and visitors share roads and highways daily.
If you have experienced a car accident due to a negligent driver's actions behind the wheel, a lawyer may help you alleviate your challenges. At Mintz Law Firm, our Boulder car accident lawyer is eager to represent injured individuals and provide the resources and skills to help recover total compensable damages.
An Experienced Boulder Lawyer at Mintz Law Firm May Represent You in an Auto Injury Case
Different factors can impact the severity of a car accident. Additionally, the particular acts of negligence a driver has in a collision can add to the severity of the injury or be the direct cause of a fatal event. When these accident cases arise, injured individuals benefit from understanding their rights and partnering with a specialized car accident lawyer. Regardless of the negligent acts of a liable driver, your attorney may help ensure you are rightfully compensated for your losses.
Types of car accidents cases we handle in Boulder, CO, include:
- Drunk driving accidents
- Reckless driving cases
- Improper lane change
- Failure to yield to the right of way
- Poor car maintenance or negligence
- Excessive speeding
- Inclement weather accidents
- Road hazard collisions
Depending on the cause of an accident, an injured individual's life may be altered entirely or stressed financially, emotionally, and physically. When catastrophic events and accidents such as car collisions occur, Colorado permits the injured to pursue compensation to try and alleviate the damages. However, when recovering from injuries and trying to stay afloat financially after an accident, it may not be easy to navigate all the necessities of a claim. With the help of our attorney, our clients have felt more at ease while understanding the process and entrusting us with their claims.
Understanding Modified Comparative Negligence and Fault in Boulder Car Accident Cases
An essential aspect of every car accident case when pursuing compensation and filing a claim is proving negligence and determining who is at fault. Insurance adjusters and the negligent party's representatives may try to shift the blame on other drivers or claim the injured played a role in their sustaining harm. In Colorado, multiple parties may share fault in a car accident, and determining who is at fault and how much liability they have is pertinent in determining compensable damages and claim eligibility.
Under Colorado's pure comparative negligence law, multiple parties may be liable for an accident. However, the percentage of negligence involved for each party affects compensation and eligibility to pursue legal action by filing a claim. Regardless of the level of injury, if one party holds 49% percent liability and the other has 51% percent liability, the party that is 49% percent liable can recover damages for the other's negligence.
Determining liability may become more complex if multiple drivers are involved in a collision. Despite this, as long as your liability in a collision is proven less than the other party involved, you may be eligible to recover damages for non-economic and economic damages. With the help of a skilled and knowledgeable lawyer, you may obtain an honest review of your case and determine the next best steps to recovering the compensation you qualify to receive.
Damages You May Recover by Filing a Colorado Injury Claim
Traumatic accidents and events, such as car collisions, may lead to severe damage. The car's size, weight, and speed often play a significant role in the injuries one sustains. At times, cars roll over, passengers and drivers are ejected from the vehicle, or severe circumstances arise from a collision.
A driver's or passenger's body may become seriously injured in varying areas of the body by having to endure the impact. Although we cannot erase or eliminate the damage and injury Boulder residents and Colorado's visitors endure in unfortunate car accidents, our legal team is dedicated to helping those eligible for a claim to recover compensation.
Common types of injuries sustained in car collisions include:
- Broken bones or fractures
- Head, neck and back trauma
- Contusions and soft tissue injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Mental health challenges
- Emotional distress
Compensable damages in a Colorado personal injury case include:
- Non-economic Damages: Compensation for any non-monetary damages. Damage such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of companionship, loss of quality of life, and other challenges are calculated and valued based on severity and recovery.
- Economic Damages: Any monetary losses, including loss of wages, employment, medical bills, costs of future medical treatments, mental health treatment, rehabilitation services, permanent disfigurement, disability, and other financial hardships.
- Punitive Damages: Only awarded in a small number of cases regarding extreme negligence and misconduct as a monetary fine and punishment on the negligent party.
Facing the effects of losses and damage in the days, weeks, months, or years after a car accident, many injured parties find some alleviation for their challenges. Compensation helps the injured for the long term when a skilled attorney helps protect their rights and recover the total amount they deserve. Our experienced attorneys at Mintz Law Firm provide a trustworthy standard of legal services for our clients, and we are eager to evaluate your case to help you in any way possible.
Consult With a Boulder Car Accident Lawyer at Mintz Law Firm for Valuable Legal Advice
Car collisions affect many people's lives, and those injured experience varying challenges in the short and long term. At Mintz Law Firm, our skilled attorneys are dedicated to helping injured individuals in the Boulder community. With the knowledgeable background of our Boulder personal injury lawyers and specialized experience in navigating injury claims, you may obtain the compensation that aids your long-term recovery needs.
No two cases are alike, and the extent of damage varies amongst car accident victims. However, our legal team has built a valuable rapport with the Boulder community, and our legal representation may benefit your case. To schedule a free case review, complete a contact form or call (303) 462-2999.