Denver Car Accident Lawyer

The Last Person You Want to Call, but the First Person You Should

Car accident lawyerWhenever you are in an auto accident, a car accident lawyer is the last person you want to call.  Your life has been turned upside down. Your car’s bashed up. You have to hassle with car insurance companies.  You’re taking phone calls from doctors’ offices and hospitals calling to collect past due medical bills.  And your boss is never excited about you going to your doctor’s appointments. The entire process is a nightmare. Luckily, Denver personal injury attorney Jeffry Dougan is here to help.

Here to help you recover everything you’ve lost.

As your car accident lawyer, Jeffry Dougan is here to help you recover lost wages, see to it that your medical bills are paid for, and make sure that the person who hurt you pays what’s fair.

Let’s face it: After a serious car accident, no one is really ever the same.  But as your car accident lawyer, Jeffry Dougan is to see to it that the insurance companies pay you everything you have coming to you.  And the best part is that if you don’t get paid, Mr. Dougan doesn’t get paid.  It’s that simple.  And the more money your car accident lawyer is able to get you, the more money his firm earns.  So, your car accident lawyer’s goal is to get you as much money as possible.

Experience matters.

In Colorado, almost anything can cause a car wreck: speeding, DUI, texting-while-driving, drugs, marijuana, defective vehicle equipment, and just plain ol’ driver negligence. This is why you need the experience of car accident lawyer like Jeffry Dougan who’s seen almost everything and can guide you through the murky waters of car wreck litigation.

In 2012 alone, there were 472 traffic-related fatalities in Colorado. Think about that. That is nearly 4 traffic fatalities in Colorado every 3 days. And those are only car wrecks that involved at least one driver dying. It’s hard to know how many people were injured in auto accidents at any give time in Colorado, but you can guess it’s a lot.  That means there are also a lot of lawyers trying to handle car accident cases.  Therefore, make sure that the car accident lawyer you’re looking for matches your needs.

If they’re at fault, they’re going to pay.

Under Colorado law, the person who causes a car accident is financially responsible for all of the damages related to the accident. Damages are typically broken down into property damage and bodily injury. From there, bodily injury breaks down further into two categories: economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages, of course, mean things that you can count: medical bills, lost wages, and expenses related to future medical care. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of one’s life, physical impairment, etc.

Whatever you call them, the expenses start building up pretty quickly and, as your car accident lawyer, I am here to make sure that the at-fault driver and/or his insurance company pays you every last cent that you deserve.

Don’t worry about your medical expenses.

When you work with car accident lawyer Jeffry Dougan, you are working with an attorney who has tapped into the local medical community and knows exactly where to send you to ensure that you get the treatment that you deserve. Most if not all of these medical providers work on a “lien basis” so that you are not accountable for paying them until your case has reached its legal conclusion.

Car accident lawyer Jeffry Dougan takes all types of car accident cases.

Denver personal injury attorney Jeffry Dougan handles all types of motor vehicle accidents, including:

  • Head-on collisions
  • Intersection collisions
  • Rear-end collisions
  • T-bone or side-impact collisions
  • Left-hand turn collisions
  • Bus accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Uninsured motorist accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents

Not afraid of a fight.

As an experienced car accident attorney, Jeffry Dougan is not afraid of a fight. If you have been in an auto accident, you are going to need a Denver personal injury attorney.  Jeffry Dougan is here to fight for you and make sure that no stone goes unturned when it comes to your case.

Handling Insurance Companies

One of the most stressful things about being in an accident is having to deal with the insurance company in order to get reimbursed for your medical bills and the pain and suffering you’ve been through. Sometimes there is only one insurance company to deal with, but there very well may be more than one. How do you know who to trust? What if you say the wrong thing to the insurance adjustor? And how do you know whether what the insurance company offers you is fair compensation?

These are all valid questions, and the first thing you should know is that the insurance company is not on your side, despite what you may think.

When you talk to an insurance adjustor, they will sound as if they have your best interest at heart, but in reality, they are trained and skilled in the art of negotiation. Their main job is to make sure that they pay out as little in insurance claims as possible for the insurance company they work for, and this is directly opposed to your goal of receiving the fair amount of compensation you deserve. That’s why it’s a good idea to have an attorney on your side who is well-versed in dealing with insurance companies and will make sure that you receive every dollar you’re entitled to. Not only will this help reduce the stress you’re under, but it will also help you recover faster when this load is taken off your back.

The compensation that you’re entitled to depends on the injuries you’ve sustained, how severe they are, how long it will take you to heal, as well as how much damage was done to your vehicle in the accident.

At Marathon Law, we know you just want to get your life back – the life you had before the accident happened. That’s why we’ll research your accident and the situation surrounding it, file all the necessary paperwork for the insurance claim, talk to witnesses, obtain your police report, and ultimately negotiate with the insurance companies involved to make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. And if we can’t come to an agreement with the insurance company, we’ll go to trial to defend your right to compensation.

Common injuries we can help with

There are several injuries that are a common result of being involved in a car accident. The injuries can range from minor to severe, or even life-threatening. When you consider the extreme forces that are involved in an accident, especially at high speeds, it’s no wonder that the human body ends up with injuries that take a lot of time, energy, and medical treatments to heal properly.

Some of the more common auto accident injuries include:

  • Concussions and traumatic brain injuries – A concussion can be very minor and not cause much of a problem, or they can be extremely severe, and result in changes in personality, balance, proprioception, sexual function, and mobility. There could be internal bleeding inside the skull, or complete skull fractures, depending on the severity of the accident. Some of these catastrophic injuries may not ever heal completely.
  • Broken bones – A simple broken bone may not require anything more than setting the bone, and wearing a cast. On the other end of the spectrum, multiple breaks, breaks that open the skin, or crushed bones can occur in the worst of accidents. These types of injuries may take surgery – or multiple surgeries – to restore function to the affected limbs.
  • Back and spinal injuries – Anyone who has ever suffered a bulging disc knows the excruciating pain it can cause. Some back injuries are treatable, but for many people with car-accident-related back injuries, they never regain full mobility, and they may never be pain-free. Spinal cord injuries can result in partial or full paralysis, or death.
  • Internal injuries – When an accident occurs, your body is flung around the vehicle at incredible force. This can cause internal injuries such as bleeding, organ damage, and soft tissue damage. Exploratory surgery is often necessary in emergency situations to locate the source of the bleeding and attempt to stop it.

Free Consultations.

If you’ve been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, and you’re in pain and stressed out, we encourage you to call us for a free, confidential consultation.

If you hire Marathon Law to represent your case against the negligent driver or company, you won’t have to pay us upfront, because we work on contingency. That means that we will receive a percentage of the compensation we are able to recover for you from the at-fault party. You won’t have to pay anything to us out of your own pocket, and we can get you the most compensation that you’re entitled to for your injuries and property damage.

Call 303-704-1222 today to schedule your FREE consultation or fill out the contact form and we’ll contact you as soon as possible.

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