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3 Ways to Help Maximize Your Settlement After a Car Crash

 Posted on July 02, 2024 in Car Accident

Fort Collins, CO car accident lawyerCar accidents are traumatic experiences. Even if a car crash victim suffers little to no injuries or damage, it can still be a jarring ordeal. Drivers who are involved in car accidents often suffer confusion, disorientation, and anxiety. This is why some drivers who are involved in car accidents fail to take immediate measures that can help them recover compensation for injury-related damages.

Usually, compensation is recovered by settling with the victim’s car insurance company or the other driver’s car insurance company. However, it is best to first consult with a Colorado car accident attorney who can guide you on what steps to take to increase your chances of an attractive settlement offer.

Here are three ways you can help maximize your settlement after a car accident.

Report the Accident

In Colorado, you must report  any car accidents resulting in bodily injury or death to the police. However, you should report all accidents, even if not required.

A police report can be used as supporting evidence in your insurance claim.

Seek Medical Attention

It is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible if you sustained any injuries, even if you think the injuries are minor. When your attorney negotiates a settlement with the insurance company, the settlement will typically be for a higher sum where there has been prompt and consistent medical treatment.  Getting medical attention is not only important for your health but can also provide further evidence to support your claim for damages.

If your injuries are more serious, then they will take more time to heal. This will mean higher medical expenses and perhaps other damages such as lost wages. Keep in mind, however, that Colorado has a statute of limitations of three years. This means that you have a three-year window from the date of the accident to claim damages, so you should try to get your injuries treated and claim compensation for them within that time frame.

Contact a Fort Collins, CO Car Accident Lawyer

Another important way to maximize your chances of getting a higher settlement offer is to hire a Larimer County, CO car accident attorney. Unlike your car insurance company, whose objective is to pay you as little as possible, your lawyer will try to get you the highest possible sum. Furthermore, once you hire an attorney, the insurance company has to communicate with him or her. You are more likely to get a larger payout if you have a sharp attorney doing the negotiating.

At Hoggatt Law Office, P.C., our lawyers are known for being fierce negotiators for our clients. If you were injured or suffered property damage in a car accident, you deserve to have your interests well-represented and to receive the highest compensation possible. Start building your case today by calling 970-225-2190 for a free consultation.

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