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Understanding the car accident settlement process in Colorado


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All states differ when it comes to reporting car accidents and going through the process of settling the damages. In Colorado, you will have the responsibility to report a car accident to the police when it results in any injuries or damages to property. If the other driver is injured, and you are not, you have the responsibility to offer aid or help them to receive medical attention.

Since 2003, Colorado has been an “at-fault” state when it comes to car accident claims. This means that you will need to seek damages from the at-fault driver’s insurance provider.

How is fault established?

Your insurance company will take action to investigate what happened after a car accident and seek to establish fault. You may be able to aid the investigation by taking pictures at the scene and getting the contact details of eyewitnesses.

What damages can I recoup?

You should be able to receive compensation for the repair of your car, as well as any medical expenses associated with the accident. You may also be entitled to compensation for lost wages and the pain and suffering that the accident caused.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit?

If you are unhappy with the compensation offered from insurance policies, you may want to file a lawsuit. In Colorado, those involved in car accidents have three years in which to file a claim.

If you have been involved in a car accident in Colorado, you should make sure that you have a good overview of the necessary steps that need to be taken to get the compensation that you deserve. An attorney can help you seek fair compensation.

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