Car Accident Lawyer FAQs

At Kim Welch Law, we understand how scary it is to be involved in a car accident. Our team is here to support you, answer all your questions and fight for you to get the compensation you deserve! As the number of people on the road increases, so does the number of car accidents. In 2015, the CDC conducted research and found that motor vehicle crashes took the lives of over 35,000 people that year. One of the most important parts of being a knowledgeable driver is understanding your rights as they pertain to car accidents. To help you better understand your rights, our team has answered some of the most common questions we receive regarding personal injury claims and car accidents.

What Should I Do After A Car Accident?
To ensure your financial and physical well-being after a car accident, take the following steps:

  1. DO NOT admit any fault.
  2. Call the police.
    • Remember to ask the police for a copy of the accident report. If for any reason they’re unable to give you an accident report, make sure to at least get a reference number for the accident.
  3. Take photos of the accident.
    • If you’re able to do so safely, take photos of the accident as well as any conditions that may have caused the accident. It’s important to have substantial evidence when fighting a personal injury claim, including any damage done to your vehicle and the other vehicle, pictures of road conditions, and faulty traffic signs.
  4. Call an experienced personal injury lawyer.
    • Having a lawyer who’s dealt with car accident victims means they’ll understand the laws concerning car accidents. They’ll also be equipped to gather evidence, conduct interviews, build your case, and represent you in court.
Is It Okay To Continue Driving My Car After A Car Accident?
An important component of car accident claims is inspections. Make sure you have your car thoroughly inspected and reviewed before driving it again, regardless of how much damage was done to it.
What Are The Most Common Causes Of Car Accidents?

Car accidents are frequently caused by distracted driving, poor road conditions or manufacturer errors.

What Should I Do If The Other Driver’s Insurance Company Contacts Me?
Once an accident is reported, insurance representatives will most likely contact you in the hopes of getting you to sign a settlement. Do your best to avoid speaking with them, and have your lawyer handle any communication with the insurance company.
How Do I File An Insurance Claim?
It’s important to file an insurance claim as soon as possible after a car accident. Your lawyer will be able to file your insurance claim for you.
What Kind Of Damages Are Covered In A Car Accident?
Every personal injury claim is unique, but some damages you may receive coverage for include lost wages, medical bills, and permanent damage.
How Long Do I Have To File A Car Accident Claim?
In Colorado, the statute of limitations for car accidents is three years, beginning on the date of the accident. In Nevada, it is only two years. However, there are certain instances where this date may be different, so it’s best to check with your personal injury lawyer to make sure you file your claim within the allotted time period.
If I Feel Fine After A Car Accident, Should I Still See A Doctor?
Even if you don’t feel hurt, it’s important to see a doctor following a car accident. You could have internal injuries, and be more hurt than you realize. Whenever you see a doctor, make sure to ask for a copy of your medical reports. These reports are a crucial part of building your personal injury case.
Is It Difficult To Prove That The Other Driver Was At Fault?
Proving the fault of a car accident can be a difficult process. That’s why it’s important to hire an experienced lawyer who’s dealt with car accident cases before. These lawyers will understand exactly what to look for, and what the court wants to see when it comes to proving someone’s negligence.
How Long Will It Take To Receive Compensation?

Every personal injury claim is different; therefore, every timeline is different. While there’s no set time limit for a personal injury case outside of the statute of limitations or other deadlines, your lawyer should be able to give you an estimate depending on your situation. Most cases take several months to a year; and some take over a year if serious injuries are suffered.

Hire An Experienced Car Accident Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, it’s important to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Kim Welch Law is ready to fight for you and help you get the compensation you deserve. After you’ve been involved in a car accident, the last thing on your mind is hiring a personal injury lawyer. Although this may not seem like a priority, hiring a car accident lawyer will help you receive the compensation you deserve. If you’re ready to fight your personal injury claim, contact Kim Welch Law today!

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