The aftermath of a car accident is greater than some people realize. When the crash was serious, you might have to deal with the physical effects of an injury and possible damage to your vehicle. All of this can make the days and weeks after the accident difficult.
Obviously, you can deal with the insurance companies about the damage to your vehicle and some of the medical costs. But, make sure that you don’t fall into the habit of thinking that the insurance company is here to help you. Instead, the insurance company has to protect itself. This means that you might not get the settlement that you actually need.
You do have options here. First, you can work with an attorney to ensure that you aren’t being railroaded by the insurance company. This might help you get a settlement from them that can actually help you.
Second, you should look into seeking compensation from the driver who hit you. This is done through a civil lawsuit. It might help you get money to pay off medical bills and other bills that are behind because you had to take off of work. This might be a better option than trying to live off of credit cards until you can go back to work and earn an income.
We understand that you might want to ask a few questions about all of this. We can help you get those answers so that you can move forward with a good understanding of the process of seeking compensation entails. Don’t take too long to get this going because you do have time limits in Colorado.