Injuries from car accidents can include physical and emotional pain that lasts for months or years. A Greeley car accident lawyer from Allen Accident Law can help you recover the maximum available compensation from your accident claim.
About Greeley, Colorado
The City of Greeley is one of the first planned communities in the country and is home to many popular events. Located just 49 miles north/north-northeast of Denver, Greeley began as an agricultural development. The city continues to rank in the top 10 agricultural producing counties in the country.
Greeley is also home to the University of Northern Colorado, which attracts locals and visitors from around the world. The university serves as home to one of the largest annual jazz festivals in the country.
In addition to the historical museum tours, agricultural events, and other signature events, Greeley is growing quickly. In 2019, the population grew to over 108,000, passing that of Boulder. With that growth comes an increase in the number of vehicles and pedestrians on and along the city’s roadways. As in many cities, more traffic means a larger number of accidents and injuries.
Common Car Accident Injuries
Any car accident can result in serious injury to one or more passengers. Those involving pedestrians, bicycles, and motorcycles might be even more severe. The resulting injuries might require extensive medical care that can cost many thousands of dollars. They might even cause death immediately after the accident or after extensive medical treatment.
As experienced Greeley car accident lawyers, we often help clients who are suffering from:
- Internal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Head wounds
- Spinal cord trauma
- Severe lacerations
- Broken bones
Some injuries are psychological or emotional, and they sometimes have a long-lasting impact on one’s life. Often, these injuries result from other drivers’ negligence on our roadways.
Most Common Reasons for Car Accidents in Greeley
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents. Texting while driving is the most common type of distracted driving today. Texting and cell phone use causes more than 80 percent of car accidents.
Other types of distracted driving include talking with passengers, putting on makeup, fiddling with the radio or other electronic device, or even changing clothes. If you are injured in a car accident, your Greeley car accident attorney will investigate whether the at-fault driver was texting while driving.
A driver who is under the influence of alcohol or legal or illegal drugs is guilty of impaired driving. But the impairment can also come from fatigue, sleepiness, or certain medical conditions.
Disobeying Traffic Laws
Speeding, running traffic lights, or making an improper turn might be minor traffic violations under normal circumstances. When they result in an accident that hurts another person, they make the driver liable for all of the damages and injuries.
A driver is negligent when they fail to act in a responsible manner in a specific situation. That means any of the reasons listed above or making poor decisions such as:
- Driving aggressively
- Failing to yield
- Driving recklessly
- Failure to signal
- Failing to yield to pedestrians
- Rolling stops
You might not realize that the other driver was guilty of distracted or negligent driving at the time the accident occurred. Our team of personal injury attorneys will look at the evidence in your case. We know the common causes of car accidents, as well as the signs that the other driver caused your injuries.
Why You Need a Greeley Car Accident Lawyer After an Accident
If you are in a car accident, will you know what to do? Assessing injuries and getting help for anyone who needs it is always the first priority. After that, everything you say and do matters.
It’s easy to let emotions take over and keep you from thinking clearly. The attorneys at Allen Accident Law provide a clear guideline on what you should say and do after an accident.
Accident victims often assume they aren’t injured when there aren’t any obvious signs or symptoms immediately after the accident occurred. Some injuries don’t appear until later — hours, days, or even weeks after you’ve assured everyone that you’re “okay.” That makes it more difficult to prove your case when you pursue a personal injury claim later on.
Colorado is a fault insurance state, meaning that the driver who causes the accident is responsible for any damages or injuries caused. Drivers who disobey the driving laws intentionally or out of negligence are at fault. When you file an initial claim for compensation, it is usually with the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
Insurance companies do not pay out for claims readily. They use a variety of tactics to challenge their clients’ role in causing the accident. If you’ve never dealt directly with an insurance claim adjuster, your odds of getting the compensation you deserve aren’t good.
A Greeley car accident lawyer from Allen Accident Law has decades of experience negotiating settlements. We’ve proven time and time again that we know how to get results for our clients.
Types of Compensation You Can Get After a Greeley Accident
If your injures occurred due to the careless actions of another driver, you have several options available to you. Depending on your specific needs, you might receive compensation for:
- Medical bills related to your injuries from the crash, including current and long-term treatment
- Lost wages due to an inability to work
- Damages for loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Property damages
Punitive damages are sometimes awarded in addition to the other types of damage if your case involves gross negligence or intentional actions.
Why Choose Allen Accident Law as Your Greeley Car Accident Lawyer?
Our attorneys have a great deal of understanding and sympathy for victims of auto accidents. We know that the extent of their injuries can impact every aspect of their lives.Greeley is a wonderful place to live and an interesting city that draws many visitors each year. If you or a loved one experiences an injury-causing accident while driving on the city’s roads, give us a call. You don’t pay any fees unless we get you the recovery you deserve. Contact us to schedule your free consultation today.