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Car Accident FAQ

Do I need to hire an auto accident attorney?

Fortunately, most car accidents involve no injuries, or very minor injuries. In most cases, drivers take responsibility for their actions, insurance pays out on claims, and people get the medical care that they need, as well as the work that their car needs to move on with life. When all that is involved is property damage or very minor injuries, this is good news.

Unfortunately, there are still a significant number of car accidents that result in serious injury or death. There are also many cases in which negligent drivers don’t accept responsibility for their actions. In these cases, a Denver auto accident law firm can help ensure proper medical care, as well as seeking compensation for damages that are non-economic, or to cover issues such as permanent impairment. If you are seriously injured in an auto crash, you should contact a Denver car collision lawyer to discuss your options.

What should I do if insurance won’t cover my medical bills after a car crash?

First of all, know that you are not alone. Many insurance companies operate under what Fuicelli and Lee, PC calls the 3 D’s: Delay, Deny, Defend. It is, unfortunately, not unusual to have problems with an insurance company after you have been seriously hurt in an auto crash.

Certainly, you can try to jump through the hoops that the insurance company sets up for you to receive fair payment of your claim, but they may be counting on you to become frustrated and confused, and just give up. You might be surprised by how many people do exactly that when it comes to insurance claims.

However, the dedicated Denver car accident lawyers at Fuicelli & Lee, PC understand the 3 D’s, and how to work around them. They will not get frustrated, and they will not give up. Some insurance companies will pay out your claim once they know that you have spoken to an attorney with a reputation for taking cases to trial to get what is fair their clients. Whether this happens or not, Fuicelli and Lee will take cases to trial for their clients, and will work hard to get fair compensation for clients’ injuries.

I was in a hit-and-run accident. What should I do?

There are a number of things that you should do as soon as possible if you are involved in a a hit-and-run accident. Of course, if you are injured, medical attention is the most important step. You should call the police, who will open an investigation into the accident. At the time of the accident, as you see that the other vehicle is fleeing, try to make a note of any detail you can. Obviously, license plate numbers are great, but even color, vehicle type, make, model, general details can be very helpful to police. Finally, your uninsured/underinsured motorist policy may cover damage caused by hit-and-run drivers. Essentially, the policy treats a hit-and-run driver as an uninsured motorist. If you are injured in a hit-and-run accident, speak with an experienced Denver hit-and-run accident lawyer right away. If the driver is identified, they can help you file a claim against them to recover compensation for your injury.

I have had medical problems some time after a car accident. Can I still get help?

One of the problems with car accidents is that the extremely aggressive, jarring nature of the collision can cause serious spinal cord injuries or brain injuries. Unfortunately, these injuries can take time to present themselves. It is not unusual for a person to feel fine at the time of a car accident, but have symptoms begin to present some time later. In some cases, this may be because you were actually in shock at the time of the accident, which caused you not to feel the pain or discomfort. It may also be because the pain or discomfort just didn’t settle in until later.

When it comes to spinal injuries and brain injuries, symptoms can be long-lasting, and difficult to do anything about. Because our understanding of the brain is still limited, brain injuries can be devastating in their long-term effects. Unfortunately, there is a tendency, when symptoms present after the fact, for insurance companies to deny benefits, claiming that the symptoms are unrelated to the accident. In these cases, it is important to speak with an experienced Denver car crash lawyer immediately to protect your rights.

If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, speak with an experienced, dedicated Denver car accident lawyer immediately to discuss your options. Dealing with insurance companies, police, and other drivers can become extremely stressful, and in fact may not result in getting the compensation your need to get on with your life. The experienced Denver auto collision attorneys at Fuicelli & Lee, PC can help recover that compensation. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION contact Fuicelli & Lee today at (303) 355-7202.

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