Cook, Bradford & Levy, lawyers love our neighbors and our greater community here in Boulder County. The town of Louisville, Colorado is a thriving community with approximately 20,000 residents and we frequently spend time there with our families and friends. Downtown Louisville has so much to offer residents and visitors alike, with weekly music shows at its famous Street Faire, a bicycle friendly environment in summer and an ice rink in the winter months, and even Colorado’s oldest operating tavern. Louisville planners had an active lifestyle in mind when they created over 32 miles of trails throughout the town. Indeed, Louisville’s world class community has been recognized by Money magazine as one of the top places to live in America for several years running.
Even the best communities, however, must deal with careless drivers who hit and injure pedestrians, bicyclists, and other drivers. If you are the victim of such an accident we recommend that you contact an experienced Louisville CO car accident attorney. We encourage you to reach out to us at 303-543-1000, where one of our experienced Louisville CO accident attorneys will be happy to answer your questions about what to do after an accident.
As to the first point, if you are a pedestrian, bicyclist, or driver who has been involved in a car accident an experienced Louisville CO car accident attorney will recommend that you do several things to protect your rights. Generally speaking, the two most important things to consider after a car crash are 1) your safety; and 2) protecting evidence of the crash.
First and foremost, make sure that you receive the proper medical attention. If you are seriously injured this may mean taking an ambulance or having someone drive you to the emergency room. If your injury is not urgent, getting checked out by a medical provider after you leave the accident scene it critical so that you can begin to recover and document your injuries. An experienced Louisville CO car accident attorney will also recommend that you call 911 so that the police can investigate the accident and issue a report. This is generally the best way to initially make sure that basic evidence is preserved. A basic police report will include all the contact information of everyone involved, their insurance companies (if any), details of how the accident happened, and where it happened. An experienced Louisville CO car accident attorney such as Cook, Bradford & Levy will know that as long as this basic information has been preserved, the rest of the details can usually be learned later on in the process after the “dust has settled.”
If you have not called 911, or for some reason the police are unable to respond to your crash, at a minimum we recommend to make sure that you get the contact information of the person who hit you, their vehicle information, their insurance company and policy number, and if it is safe to do so, take some photographs of the scene – preferably with the at fault driver’s vehicle in the picture. If any witnesses are present, we recommend you get their name and contact information. This way, should the at fault driver change his or her story about how the crash happened you will have at least some evidence to support the truth. As a general rule, the more evidence you can get after a car accident, the better off you will be down the road should an issue arise. At Cook, Bradford & Levy we are experienced Louisville CO car accident attorneys who can lead or assist in an accident investigation. We work with an experienced team of investigators ranging from former police officers, engineers, and journalists to world-class cyclists and coaches, and experts of every kind including human factors, accident reconstruction, trucking, and biomechanical physicians. An experienced Louisville CO car accident attorney will select which experts to use according to and depending on the nature of each case.
If you have been in a pedestrian, bicycle, or car accident we suggest that you contact an experienced Louisville CO accident attorney such as our legal team here at Cook, Bradford & Levy. Please call us at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation about your case.