Denver’s Premier Car Accident Attorneys

Have you been injured in a car accident? Do you live in Denver, Colorado Springs, or anywhere in between? Our car accident lawyers will fight for you.

Why You Need A Car Accident Attorney

Our attorneys understand an auto accident can change your life. Medical bills and other resulting expenses can be a huge burden on you and those you care about. Similarly, if someone you love is killed or injured in a car crash, the emotional and financial distress can be overwhelming. Let our attorneys help you get the money and support you deserve.

At Bachus & Schanker, LLC, our lawyers stand ready to consider the potential cases of car accident victims and their families. We help victims recover their losses, whether it is to compensate for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering or other harm and losses. We serve all of Colorado, so whether you live in Denver or Fort Collins, we can help.

In Colorado, car accidents result from a number of common factors: speeding, texting, and cell phone usage, careless driving, reckless driving, negligence, failing to obey traffic signals, drugs, alcohol, Defective Products, and other factors.

Consider that, nationwide, in 2007 there were 6.2 million police-reported motor vehicle crashes. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 41,000 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes. That’s an average of 112 lives lost every day in 2007. Someone died in a motor vehicle crash every 13 minutes.

According to statistics compiled by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), 554 people were killed in car accidents in Colorado in 2007, and thousands more suffered serious injuries.

Car accident cases are our specialty. When our lawyers take on an auto accident case, they strive to understand the unique challenges presented in each case to better assist our clients with questions they may have and ensure their legal rights are protected.

Colorado Car Accident Laws

Under Colorado law, the person who causes a car accident is financially responsible for all of the provable damages related to the accident. Typical damages following an accident may include damages to property (such as a car), and bodily injury (damage to the vehicle occupants themselves). For legal purposes, a bodily injury claim is generally sub-divided into two categories:

  1. Economic Damages: past and future medical expenses, wage loss, and additional expenses related to physical impairment and disfigurement
  2. Non-Economic Damages: pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, inconvenience, physical impairment, and other similar losses

The dollar value of these categories of damages can add up quickly. Thankfully, Colorado law requires every owner of an automobile in the State of Colorado to buy a minimum amount of car insurance to pay for these categories of damages. There are two types of mandatory car insurance in Colorado:

  1. PROPERTY DAMAGE LIABILITY COVERAGE- this coverage pays for the damage to the automobile involved in the accident and is paid out on behalf of the at-fault driver.
  2. BODILY INJURY LIABILITY COVERAGE- this coverage pays on behalf of the at-fault driver for bodily injuries sustained in a motor vehicle collision. The State of Colorado requires that every owner of an automobile have at least $25,000.00 in bodily injury liability insurance coverage.

In Colorado, the person who caused the accident (the at-fault driver) and/or their insurance company is financially responsible for all of your accident-related injuries, damages, and losses.