It is easy to become confused and disoriented after a car accident. The best thing you can do is to remain calm and keep your emotions at bay. Letting feelings get the better of you can result in your making statements that may come back to haunt you later.
Besides becoming overly emotional, some other mistakes to avoid include the following:
Thinking an insurance company is on your side
Insurance companies are in business to make profits. They are looking to minimize payments to you. The first offer they make is likely to be far below what they are willing to pay. Hiring an attorney may enable you to recover more for your injuries, your lost wages and medical expenses.
Accepting a settlement as soon as it is offered
You are not required to accept the first settlement offer from the insurance company. Knowledgeable auto accident attorneys know that they can negotiate for a better settlement for you.
Thinking that by hiring an attorney you are in for a long trial
The majority of lawsuits for auto accidents in the Boulder-Denver metro area settle before trial. A skilled attorney knows how to negotiate effectively with an insurance company until a fair settlement is reached. Trial occurs only if settlement efforts fail and you have a strong case.
Thinking a lawyer is too expensive
Good law firms represent people injured in auto accident cases on what is called a contingency basis. This means that you do not pay your attorney until you receive a monetary settlement or a judgment.
Failing to contact the police
It is important that you report a car accident to the police as soon as possible.
Auto Accident Attorneys In Boulder And Denver, Colorado, Can Provide The Representation You Need
If you have been seriously injured in a Colorado auto accident, contact Purvis Gray Thomson, LLP. Our law firm is ready to resolve your legal problems. We are willing to schedule a consultation at no charge to you with an experienced attorney.