Car accidents are common on Colorado Springs roads but can lead to severe, life-altering consequences. From mounting medical bills to lost wages to emotional anguish and anxiety, these collisions can result in serious damages — and under Colorado law, you may be able to claim compensation for these losses through a lawsuit or insurance claim.
Proving a car accident claim in Colorado can be difficult, but Jordan, Herington, & Rowley is here to help. With decades of experience and a strong record of success, we have the skills and knowledge necessary to represent your case.
Why Choose Us?
- Our firm has decades of experience in many personal injury practice areas, including car accident cases. We are familiar with the steps necessary to claim compensatory damages and will guide you through this process.
- We believe in open, consistent communication as a tool for case success. Our attorneys will take the time necessary to learn your story and answer any questions you may have.
- Our attorneys prepare each case as if it will enter the courtroom. If you do not receive an acceptable settlement offer during negotiation, we will not hesitate to move your case to trial.
Colorado’s Fault Insurance System
Colorado, like many states, operates on a traditional fault-based system when it comes to car accidents. This means the driver responsible for an accident must pay for the damages that the other victims suffer.
To uphold this financial responsibility, all drivers in the state must carry the following minimum amounts of car insurance coverage.
- $15,000 in property damage liability per accident
- $25,000 in bodily injury liability per person per accident
- $50,000 for total injury or death liability per accident
You can purchase higher amounts of coverage if you choose. You can also purchase additional coverage to cover your best interests in the case of an unexpected collision, such as underinsured/uninsured motorist protection.
What Damages Can You Claim After a Car Accident?
After a car crash, you may suffer a number of unexpected financial, physical, and emotional losses. To recover from your injuries, you can collect two types of damages in your car accident claim: economic and non-economic.
Economic damages compensate you for the financial losses you suffer due to the car accident. These damages can cover the costs of medical care, such as surgeries, medications, and hospital visits. They may also help you recover income, such as lost wages or loss of future earnings.
Non-economic damages, on the other hand, help you recover from the intangible losses you experience. They can provide remedies for loss of quality of life, disability and disfigurement, chronic pain and suffering, and other types of emotional distress. Non-economic damages can also compensate you for depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses.
In certain cases, you may qualify for punitive damages. Colorado courts assign punitive damages when the at-fault party behaved in a malicious, fraudulent, or willful and wanton manner, such as drinking and driving. Your total punitive damages cannot exceed the total of your actual damages.
Contact a Colorado Springs Car Accident Attorney
Are you suffering from physical, emotional, and financial damages as a result of a car accident in Colorado Springs? Jordan, Herington & Rowley can help. Our attorneys will work closely with you to understand your needs and begin filing your claims paperwork, allowing you to focus on recovery.
Contact Jordan, Herington & Rowley today to learn more about your legal options and to strategize your next steps.