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How Do I Know I Have An Auto Accident Injury Claim in Colorado?

Ft. Collins, Colorado Injury Attorneys for Car Accident Victims

If you are involved in a car accident, you will know you have a claim if someone else was at fault and if you were injured in the accident.

One of the most common types of cases that Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. handles are accidents in which our client was stopped at a stoplight or a stop sign and another driver who was not paying attention, rear-ends the stopped car. This sudden impact can cause whiplash, head trauma, spinal injuries, and more. Contact Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. for a free initial consultation and learn how we can help you. Call us before speaking with any insurance company, including your own.

Common Injuries in Rear-End Crashes

Based on the latest National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports, the most common type of motor vehicle accident is a rear-end collision. The majority of rear-end crashes do not involve fatalities or severe injuries, but many of these types of accidents create serious, long-term health issues for victims.

A rear-end collision is when any vehicle (car, motorcycle, truck) hits the back of the vehicle directly in front of it. The impact of this type of crash can harm the occupants by causing them to hit their heads on the dashboard or windshield. While some injuries are immediately noticeable, many victims feel back or neck pain later, even up to several months after the accident. Even if the crash occurs at low speeds, it can still cause significant injuries. A few of the typical types of injuries from rear-end collisions include concussions, traumatic brain injuries, whiplash, spinal cord injuries, and fractures.

Rear-End Accident Liability

At Hoggatt Law Office, P.C., we understand the liability for a rear-end collision is not always clear, especially when multiple vehicles are involved or if there are no witnesses. In high-impact collisions, the more damage that is done to your vehicle and/or the other person's vehicle, the easier it is to prove your injuries were caused by that collision.

In the majority of rear-end collision cases, the motorist who crashed into the back of the vehicle in front of him or her is usually held liable for causing the accident. This is the case even if the car ahead slowed down significantly or came to a complete stop. Typically, a motorist should leave two car lengths of space in front so there is enough room to stop if needed. Many drivers decline to do this because they are talking on cell phones, driving recklessly, or tailgating.

Our experienced personal injury lawyers will investigate the circumstances of your accident, finding any and all parties that may be held responsible. Our firm has helped clients in Colorado recover millions in verdicts and settlements, and we can prepare a case that will maximize your compensation so you can return to your life before the accident.

Contact Hoggatt Law Office, P.C.

If you were involved in a rear-end collision and suffered injuries as a result, you are entitled to compensation. Contact Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. 24-hours a day, seven days a week to help you with the process of filing a claim. Call 970-225-2190 for a free consultation today. Our firm serves clients throughout northern Colorado, including Boulder, Estes Park, Ft. Collins, and Windsor.

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Hoggatt Law Office, P.C.

970-225-2190 | 1-800-664-3151

123 North College Avenue, Suite 160,
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Greeley
3835 W. 10th Street
Greeley, Colorado 80634 |
970-460-2220
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353 Main Street, Suite A
Longmont, Colorado 80501 |
720-575-0509
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