Injured in a Car Accident? How Long You Have to Sue, According to the Colorado Statute of Limitations

  • Personal Injury
April 7, 2022

Getting injured in a car accident is painful, disruptive, and can have a long-term impact on your life and the lives of your loved ones. When you’re hurt, you can file a lawsuit to obtain compensation to help you pay expenses while you recover. But how long do you have to sue? The answer is three years, according to the Colorado statute of limitations.

After that, the courts will typically deny your claim, which means it’s important to begin the process quickly to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Expenses from an injury car accident can include medical bills and vehicle repairs, plus you may be out of work and need help paying your bills.

It can be an overwhelming situation, but the personal injury attorneys at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., offer the guidance you need. We’re committed to protecting your rights and fighting for fair compensation so you can focus on the important part—recovering.

What Should I Do if I’m Injured in a Car Accident?

Here are the important steps to take if you’re involved in a car accident and are hurt:

Check Injuries, Move to Safety and Call 911

First, make sure everyone in your vehicle is okay. Then check on the other driver and their passengers when it's safe. Finally, move to safety and call 911.

Get Medical Care

Obtain medical care as soon as possible, even if you don’t immediately feel hurt. You may have an injury that doesn’t present symptoms until much later, like whiplash.

Share Information, Carefully

Make statements only to the police. Anything you say to the other driver or others at the scene can potentially be used against you. Exchange only your contact and insurance information with the other driver, nothing else.

Obtain Information

Take videos and/or photos of the accident scene, vehicle damage, and any visible injuries you have (if you’re feeling well enough to do so). Also, try to get names and contact information from witnesses.

Seek Legal Advice

The final step is to contact Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., to talk to a lawyer about your legal right to compensation.

Related: Can Your Lawyer Get Video Camera Footage of Your Car Accident?

We’re Here To Help

At Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., we are passionate about protecting the rights of those injured in a crash and work diligently to hold those who are negligent accountable. Our proven litigators and skilled negotiators have recovered millions for victims and families.

And if you’re worried about paying, we want you to know that we accept personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. That means we don’t get paid unless you do—we have to win your case to collect.

Contact us if you’ve been injured—you can schedule a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney. If you hire us following the initial consultation, we’ll investigate the crash's circumstances, the individuals involved, the cause, and your injuries. We’ll then pursue the responsible parties and seek compensation on your behalf.

Get The Help You Need

Get JBP Legal’s experience on your side. Contact us for questions or a consultation.