Personal Injury

Broomfield Car Accident Attorneys

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At Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., we know car accidents are rarely “accidents” in every sense of the word. Instead, the negligence or recklessness of another motorist can be found at the center of a collision, which means the crash should have never happened in the first place had the liable party been more careful. Our passion as a team of Broomfield car accident lawyers is to make certain that injured motorists are capable of getting the compensation they deserve after being in a wreck that someone else caused.

For decades, we have been going head-to-head with auto insurance companies, so our clients don’t have to. Thanks to our insight and skill, we can anticipate insurance company tactics that are commonly used to lessen the damages paid to claimants. At every step they take against you, we will be ready and waiting to counter it in pursuit of the best possible outcome for you.

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Important Car Accident Statistics

There are millions of car accidents across the country each year, resulting in millions of serious injuries. 2018 crash statistics – as examined by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) – approximately 33,650 people died in auto accidents that year. That number has steadily climbed across the last decade. In the same year, there were more than 630 traffic fatalities in Colorado alone.

What is Causing So Many Car Accidents?

With serious car accidents on the rise, the question must be asked: “What is the average crash caused by?” The answers are as concerning as they are varied. With the increasing popularity of smartphones, it has been assumed by numerous safety groups that there is an increased amount of driver distraction. There have also been concerns about the legalization of recreational marijuana contributing to more crashes involving impaired drivers. Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, and there has already been some evidence to suggest that the legislation has contributed to a measurable uptick in crashes statewide.

Car accidents can be caused by:

  • Distracted driving
  • Defective auto parts
  • Reckless driving and speeding
  • Intoxicated or drug-impaired driving
  • Running red lights and breaking other traffic rules
  • Teenage driving without proper supervision

Damages in Car Accident Claims

Regardless of why another driver crashed into you while driving through Broomfield, there remains the truth that you should have the option to demand compensation from them and their insurer. Colorado allows you to seek both noneconomic and economic damages from the liable party after a crash. Noneconomic damages are related to your pain and suffering, as well as other abstract hardships that cannot be easily recorded on a bill or receipt. Economic damages are related to tangible costs and expenses experienced due to your injuries.

A few common damages sought in car accident claims include:

  • Past, current, and future medical treatment costs
  • Vehicle repair costs in a vehicle damage claim
  • Lost or missing wages
  • Pain, suffering, and PTSD damages

It will be our goal as your Broomfield car accident attorneys to calculate your damages with utmost accuracy. We will consider all sorts of damages, so we can ensure that you are given as much compensation as possible. In some cases, it is possible to file against more than one insurance policy held by the liable driver, which is useful when pursuing a damage amount greater than their auto insurance policy’s damage cap. Importantly, you won’t have to navigate these complexities alone, not when you let our team represent you.

What to Do After a Car Accident

When it comes to the aftermath of a car accident, your nerves and fear will likely produce a brain fog that may prevent you from taking proper action. That is why it is helpful to have a step-by-step guide on what to do and not to do after the crash.

Stay put

It will be essential that you remain at the scene and do not attempt to leave, even if the accident is just a fender bender.

Call 911

Make sure that you get police to the scene of the accident to file a report. This is especially important if anyone has suffered injuries.

Provide an accurate record

Make sure to report any injuries, pain, discomfort, and damage done by the accident. You may feel that they are minor, but in the case that injuries get worse, it is important that they are recorded.

Take pictures & document

While at the scene, make sure to take photos on a camera phone or another device. This should include photos of the location and the damage.

Collect information

Exchange contact and insurance information with all other parties involved. If available, collect witness information as well.

Get medical attention

Even if you believe that your injuries are relatively minor, you should seek medical attention for a thorough examination that can be documented as evidence if needed.

Protect your rights

Get legal help to protect your rights. Working with an attorney is an essential step in ensuring that evidence is properly utilized and that someone is pursuing the full compensation you deserve.

No Need to Wait – Call Today

The details of your auto accident might be fresh in your mind today, but you could start to forget important details in the coming days or weeks. You should contact our firm as soon as possible to get your claim moving while you can still confidently recall everything. Taking this initiative will allow us to build a stronger, more convincing case on your behalf.

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I would like to give a big thank you to Matthew Crowther and his paralegal, Nicolas Allen, for doing a great job on my case. They settled for more than I expected and were always available when I had questions. I would highly recommend them and would go back to them if needed. Thank you again.
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