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Car Accident FAQ
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After a car accident, it can be difficult to know what to do. In these critical moments after the accident, you can greatly strengthen your case by taking notes of all the details and even pictures of the scene following the incident. Get in touch with our Denver personal injury attorneys as soon as possible after the accident so that we can conduct a detailed investigation on your behalf and prepare your case.
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What Should I Do Immediately After an Accident Has Occurred?
If someone has been injured, immediately call 911. Even if there are no injuries that require medical assistance, you should still contact the police.
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What Information Should I Obtain Immediately After a Car Accident?
- You should write down the following information:
- Drivers’ names & contact information
- Drivers’ insurance information
- License plate numbers of all cars involved
- Passengers’ names & contact information
- Witnesses’ names & contact information
Should I Talk to The Police After the Accident?
Yes, you should explain how the accident occurred but you should not incriminate yourself or take any fault for the accident.
Should I Contact My Insurance Company?
Most insurance companies require their policyholders to immediately report a car accident and they will most likely want to know general information on how the accident occurred. You have the legal right to speak with an attorney if you feel you will be better served.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Colorado?
For car accidents, the statute of limitations in Colorado is 3 years from the day of the accident. These time limits are often strict and if you fail to take legal action before the statute of limitations is up, there’s a high possibility your case will not be heard.