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Contact Us and Speak to a Car Accident Lawyer Today!
We Fight to Win Your Case or It Is FREE!
24 HOURS AVAILABLE 855.637.1268

You can also use the contact form below to request your free consultation.

Colorado Car Accident Lawyer

Serving Denver, Colorado Springs, Greenwood Village, Pueblo & Trinidad for Over 30 Years

 

At Franklin D. Azar & Associates, P.C., we understand how devastating and difficult a car accident can be. We want to ease your burden and we believe every car accident victim deserves a knowledgeable, tough, and personable attorney. For the past 30 years, our accident attorneys have recovered billions on behalf of injury victims.

 

We can take care of your car accident case so that you can start focusing on healing.

 

Contact us today for a FREE consultation. A car accident lawyer from our firm can personally review your case, help you understand the best steps to take, and guide you through your legal options. Our goal is to help you receive the maximum amount of compensation for the losses you have suffered and help you to get your life back on track.

Over $1.5 Billion Collected for Our Clients

$2,400,000

Large Truck Wreck

$508,705

Left Turn Collision

$500,000

Failure to Stop at Red Light

$500,000

Turned in Front of Oncoming Traffic

$500,000

Rear-Ended Pushed into Oncoming Traffic

$500,000

ATV Flipped End over End

$500,000

Hit by Drunk Driver

$500,000

Rear Ended

$500,000

Passenger in Single Vehicle Roll Over

Recent Car Accident Case Result: $500,000

What Are My Rights after Injured in an Accident?

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you may be wondering how to proceed to best protect your rights. To do so, the first step is knowing what exactly those rights are.

 

Call 911: You have the rights to call the police to file an official report about the accident. Colorado law requires that accidents must be reported if they result in personal injury or death or cause any property damage. The police report is usually a key evidence to support a personal injury claim.

 

Talking to witnesses: If you can, you should talk to any witnesses to the car accident and ask for their name and contact information. You can also ask them to write down what they saw or direct them to talk to the police directly.

 

Documenting the accident: If you can, take pictures of the accident scene, and the damage to your vehicle as well as the other vehicle(s) involved. If you are injured, take some photos of the injuries you suffered.

 

Remaining silent: You have the right to not to speak to the other party or any insurance investigators to protect yourself against adverse legal consequences.

 

Call 855.637.1268 for legal assistance and representation: You have the right to receive a free consultation by speaking with an experienced car accident attorney. We are available 24/7, and will fight hard on your behalf.

 

After an accident, remind yourself not to apologize to anyone. You may feel the need to express sympathy and say “I’m sorry”, but the other driver or the insurance company may use it as an admission of fault. You have no obligation to talk to an insurance company until you are ready. In case you are pressed to make a statement, you can say something like “Before I give any official statements, I need to speak with my personal injury attorney.”

After a Car Accident, Your Rights to Compensation are:

Payment of Medical Bills

Ongoing Medical / Care Expenses

Lost Income

Loss of Earning Capability

Pain and Suffering

Property Damage and Loss

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

AS YOUR CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER, WE can provide many services to you after a car accident, including:

Free telephone, home or hospital consultation that carries no obligation to you

Compiling evidence for your case

Negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf and setting up claims

Fighting for the best settlement for your injury claim

Assisting you to arrange temporary transportation and getting your car fixed

Assisting you to receive timely medical treatment for your accident injuries

Helping you understand every step throughout your case

Who Is at Fault in a Car Accident

When it comes to car accidents, it is common for one party to be held more responsible for causing the collision than another. The process of determining who is at fault in a car accident is an essential step in figuring out which driver might have to pay for any damages.

 

In many cases, a law enforcement officer will be dispatched to the scene of an accident to investigate and attempt to determine the person at fault. The police officer’s opinion of who was at fault will be accepted by the parties involved and their insurance companies.

 

But in other instances, the investigating police officer will be unable to reach a decision on fault or the officer’s decision will be questioned or even disregarded by one or more of the parties or insurance companies.

 

Too many times our Car Accident Lawyers see an accident where the police was never called.

 

In those situations, you could largely benefit from the assistance of a Denver-based car accident lawyer.

 

In Colorado, evidence of the particular traffic citation that anyone received in an auto accident is not admissible evidence at trial on the civil claim, although the investigating officer may still be allowed to express an opinion on who caused the accident.

 

The on-site investigation performed by the police officer, sheriff’s deputy or state trooper is not always exhaustive. It must be kept in mind that they have varying degrees of training and experience and their main job is to attempt to secure a criminal conviction of the person who they believe is primarily at fault.

 

The more serious auto accidents receive more attention from law enforcement, but even in those cases, there may be evidence that is not obtained or considered. If warranted, an outside accident reconstruction expert may be retained to provide a more thorough analysis and report.

 

Colorado has a comparative negligence law, which means that in a civil case a jury may be asked to consider whether more than one person was at fault for the accident. The injured person is not allowed to recover to the extent of their own fault or negligence.

 

For example, if the injured person is found to be 10% at fault, then he or she will not recover 10% of his or her damages or losses. If the injured person is found 50% or more at fault, he or she recovers nothing. Insurance companies often assert that the injured person does bear some of the faults for an auto accident and so refuse to pay the victim to that extent.

 

An experienced Denver car accident lawyer often can uncover evidence and argue effectively on your behalf should comparative negligence be asserted as a defense against you.

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IMPORTANCE OF HAVING AN EXPERIENCED CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER IN DENVER

After a car accident, you may want to handle everything yourself. You may feel ready to contact the insurance companies and follow their process to file a claim. You may even feel prepared to deal with the other driver’s or insurer’s lawyers…

 

However, it is a daunting task to evaluate and negotiate for the right amount of compensation you deserve. Insurance companies often have a team of lawyers who will work hard just to pay you nothing or as little as possible.

 

It is highly recommended to find an auto accident injury attorney with experience of dealing with many injury cases. When you speak with a lawyer, try to gather as much information related to the car accident as you can.

 

Below are five questions you should ask before hiring an accident lawyer:

 

  • What Experience do you have regarding my specific type of accident / injury?
  • How do you charge? Is there any upfront fee that I need to cover? What other expenses will I have to pay?
  • What percentage of my case will you be responsible for handling, and what responsibilities are they?
  • What is your opinion on settling a case vs. going to trial?
  • What is the best way to reach you? How quickly do you typically respond?

 

The majority of car accident injury cases are processed on a contingency basis, meaning that you will not have to pay the attorney if he or she cannot win the case on your behalf. If the case is won, you will pay the attorney a pre-set amount of the personal injury award. The average contingency fee is set between 30 and 40 percent, and is typically more expensive if a case goes to trial vs. settles before a lawsuit if filed.

 

Call us at (303) 900-5595 for a consultation and discuss all the questions you have with a top Denver truck accident lawyer at Franklin D. Azar. There is no charge for our consultation, and you won’t pay any legal fees until we win your case.

Types of Car Accidents that Cause Serious Injuries

 

According to Colorado Department of Transportation, traffic accident related fatalities began dropping in 2008 and reached the lowest point in the past few decades in 2011 (447 deaths). However, the traffic deaths started increasing again in 2015 and reached a new high record of 648 fatalities in 2017.

 

While serious injuries can happen to drivers and passengers in any car crash, some of the most serious types of injuries are caused in the following types of car accidents:

head on
Head-on Car Collision

Head-on collisions happen when two cars moving in opposite directions crash into each other. It can produce some of the worst injuries imaginable, as both vehicles contribute to it. Extreme physical trauma is common in a head-on car collision, such as head trauma, neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, internal injuries, severe lacerations, etc..

T-BONE
T-Bone (Side Impact) Car Accident

T-Bone collisions happen when one car crashes into the side of another vehicle. Due to the proximity of a driver or passenger to the side of the vehicle, T-bone accidents tend to have a devastating effect on the human body. The types of possible injuries in a T-bone car accident include head injuries, ear injuries, spinal cord damage, internal injuries, hip and leg injuries, etc.

roll over
Rollover Accident

Rollover accidents happen when a vehicle tips over onto its roof or side. As the car roofs may be crushed or collapse on the driver and the passenger(s), rollover accidents have a higher fatality rate than other types of motor accidents. Head trauma and traumatic brain injuries are common in a rollover accident.

Many times, people are injured in auto accidents but do not develop symptoms immediately afterward or seek medical attention at the scene, so the actual injury rate is higher than these statistics reflect. If you are in an auto accident, don’t hesitate to call a Denver car accident lawyer today.

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OUR PERSONAL APPROACH

 

Our car accident attorneys and staff offer a personal approach to winning your case. We know what a serious injury or death can mean to you and your family. As a client, we want to know how your car accident has affected your daily life. We will discuss all aspects of your case with you, advise you of your options and involve you in the decision-making process. Helping you through this difficult time is our commitment. We are always available to answer your questions and will always keep you informed. We will do everything to ensure that you receive the highest compensation for your injuries.

 

Our clients expect results, and we have the confidence to deliver. As a client of Franklin D. Azar & Associates, you will not only receive highly-skilled legal representation, you will also be given first-class treatment. Our results, spanning over three decades, are well recognized, and most of our clients come from client referrals. Further, numerous law firms, many of them accident law firms, refer their injured clients to us because of our reputation. Our goal is to do everything for you, so that you can focus on your recovery.

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It’s difficult for me to verbalize what Mathew Gizzi, from team Azar has meant to me over the better part of the last two years. Mathew’s natural drive and insight made him in-valuable to me and my family. Mathew’s leadership, patience and guidance made one of the most traumatic experiences of my life “do-able”. Mathew and staff, endured my emotional and often painful ride. I was never brushed aside. I was always the “most important call” coming through the switchboard. Azar doesn’t advertise the gentle and patient care afforded me when my world was sent upside down. Yeah, I got an attorney. I’ve got a friend of integrity at the Azar Team thanks to Mr. Mathew Gizzi, my attorney.

Gregory K. (Google Review)

When I hired Frank Azar to help with my car accident case, I was less stressed about not getting the help I needed. They handled pretty much everything. The attorney that represented my case was awesome. She has my case closed within a short time which helped out a lot…

James K. (Google Review)

I’m always able to speak with someone when I had questions. And if someone wasn’t available they still got back to me in a timely fashion. I would refer a friend most definitely and god forbid, but if I have to I will use them again. And my lawyer worked hard to get me a great settlement.

Kiah N. (Google Review)

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google reviews

It’s difficult for me to verbalize what Mathew Gizzi, from team Azar has meant to me over the better part of the last two years. Mathew’s natural drive and insight made him in-valuable to me and my family. Mathew’s leadership, patience and guidance made one of the most traumatic experiences of my life “do-able”. Mathew and staff, endured my emotional and often painful ride. I was never brushed aside. I was always the “most important call” coming through the switchboard. Azar doesn’t advertise the gentle and patient care afforded me when my world was sent upside down. Yeah, I got an attorney. I’ve got a friend of integrity at the Azar Team thanks to Mr. Mathew Gizzi, my attorney.

Gregory K. (Google Review)

When I hired Frank Azar to help with my car accident case, I was less stressed about not getting the help I needed. They handled pretty much everything. The attorney that represented my case was awesome. She has my case closed within a short time which helped out a lot…

James K. (Google Review)

I’m always able to speak with someone when I had questions. And if someone wasn’t available they still got back to me in a timely fashion. I would refer a friend most definitely and god forbid, but if I have to I will use them again. And my lawyer worked hard to get me a great settlement.

Kiah N. (Google Review)