Boulder Car Accident Attorney
Seek medical attention
Collect information from the accident
Avoid admitting fault or discussing your matter with an insurance company representative before you have a chance to talk with an attorney
Retain a qualified Boulder car accident attorney as soon as possible
Bart Costello has represented over 1,500 people injured in motor vehicle collisions. We know the law and the medicine and can help you and your family. For over thirty years, we have stood up for those who were injured in car crashes, and have collected millions for them.
You need to focus on yourself and your family after a collision, and not worry about medical bills and insurance company tactics. Insurance companies are not on your side, but are responsible to their shareholders. They are in the business of making a profit and they are excellent at that goal. They know the attorneys who will try a case when necessary and those who just always settle.
You don’t pay us unless we get the money you deserve for your case. Clients work directly with Bart Costello, not legal assistant or associates.
Whether a trucker ran through a red light and T-boned your vehicle at an intersection, or a DUI driver caused a hit and run on the highway, you may be confused about your rights. How can you seek compensation for your injuries, lost time at work, pain and suffering, vehicle damage and other damages?
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), over 30,000 people die in auto accidents on U.S. roads every year, and hundreds of thousands suffer serious injuries. Believe it or not, though, when adjusted for population increases, car travel has become significant safer over the past 30 years. Technologies like antilock brakes and collision avoidance systems along with campaigns to promote better seatbelt use and DUI awareness have made our roads safer, on average.
However, if you personally suffered damages or injuries, you probably want to know how to organize your life and pursue fair and effective compensation. Here are four steps to take:
Seek medical attention.
If the accident caused broken boned or serious lacerations, you’ve probably already been to the doctor or the emergency room. But even if you’re only suffering something like “minor” pain in your neck, seek medical attention anyway, not only to hedge against the hopefully unlikely possibility it’s something more serious (such as a concussion) but also to protect your ability to take legal action later. Document what your doctors and caregivers tell you.
Collect information from the accident.
Exchange information with all drivers and witnesses to the accident, such as contact information, driver’s license and insurance numbers and email addresses. Take pictures of the crash scene and any injuries with a cellphone camera. Fill out a police report and get a copy of the report. If you’re too injured to collect information, have a friend or passenger help you.
Avoid admitting fault or discussing your matter with an insurance company representative before you have a chance to talk with an attorney.
An insurance adjuster working on behalf of the other driver’s insurance company might call you up a few days later to ask you to sign broad medical, psychiatric, employment, medical insurance, and academic records, past, present and future. Such releases often allow the insurer to send all of your records to just about anyone they see fit, including credit agencies and other insurers and agencies.
Retain a qualified Boulder Car Accident Attorney as soon as possible.
Time may be of the essence. For instance, you may need to act swiftly to preserve evidence from the scene, photograph the vehicles before they are scrapped, engage in essential forensic work, and talk to witnesses. Please contact Bart Costello, a Boulder Personal Injury Attorney, to discuss your potential car accident case at no charge. Call us now at 303-442-7200.