Seeking Compensation for the Injuries You Sustained in a Car Accident

 Seeking Compensation for the Injuries You Sustained in a Car Accident

A car accident is often a traumatic event that can leave you with devastating injuries and mounting medical bills. If your life changes because of somebody else’s negligence, you deserve justice. If you were in a car accident that resulted from the reckless action of another driver, you must not pay your injuries out-of-pocket. Personal Injury Lawyers Grand Junction can help you determine the best court of action for pursuing compensation. 

Your injury attorney will estimate your damages or the amount the insurance company of the at-fault drive owes you. Then, they will reach out to the liable company and start to negotiate with them. In general, it can benefit you to settle the case out of court since a trial can become expensive. However, insurance companies may take your claim lightly and offer a lowball settlement. Fortunately, your attorney will convince the company this tactic will cost it more than a reasonable settlement offer. 

Reasons You Deserve Compensation

Because of your accident injuries, you may not be able to return to work or return to a career you dearly loved. Depending on how serious your injuries are, you may need a lifetime of medical and personal care. This is especially true if you experience any of the following catastrophic injuries that can change your life forever:

  • Spinal cord injuries. When the accident paralyzed your spinal cord, you can feel little or no sensation or control movement below the point of injury. Because of this, you may need a power chair for mobility, accessible transportation, and home modifications for the chair. You will need to change the chair and accessible van throughout your lifetime. Your other expenses can include hospital bills, medications, therapies, doctor visits, and personal care at home or in a facility. The costs of a spinal cord injury can reach millions of dollars. 
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI). a serious TBI from a car accident can leave you with damage that impacts your cognition, motor function, behavior or emotion, and sensation. You may need more care than what your loved ones can provide. 

Filing an Injury Claim on Time

In Colorado, you have two years from the date of the injury to file an injury claim. So, do not miss your chance to hold the other party responsible for your injuries. Recovering from the trauma that comes with the accident and your injuries takes time. You may have to live with a new reality of an injury, which is not fair. 

Laura Daniel