Single Car Accidents
A “single car accident” is a crash involving only one vehicle. Single car accidents can involve any type of vehicle ranging from a motorcycle to a car or truck. In Colorado, single car accidents are caused by factors including driver error or distraction, interference by a passenger, “phantom” or hit and run vehicles, poor road conditions, and others. In many cases, insurance covers your injuries and damages even in single-car accidents. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, our Boulder personal injury attorneys have over 60 years of combined experience representing car and motorcycle accident victims in Colorado, including those have been hurt or killed in single car accidents. If you have been injured in a single car accident in Colorado, we encourage you to call us today at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation about your case.Does Insurance Still Cover Me in a Single Car Accident?
In many cases our Boulder single car accident lawyers will tell you the answer is yes, depending on the circumstances of your crash and the type of insurance that you have. The most clear-cut example of insurance coverage for a single-car accident in Colorado is when a passenger is injured due to the driver’s negligence or carelessness. In that scenario, as long as the passenger and driver are not related, the passenger should be covered under the driver’s liability insurance policy. Additionally, if the passenger has his or her own uninsured/underinsured policy, our Boulder single car accident attorneys know that he or she will be covered under that policy as well. Please note, however, that there are many, many different ways a single car accident can happen, and depending on the circumstances of your crash, insurance coverage may still cover your harms and losses.
Our experienced Boulder single car accident lawyers understand there are many factors that determine whether you are covered by insurance in a single-car accident. This is one of the reasons why we value listening to our clients – so that we can identify facts that may have a positive outcome on your claim. For example, we need to fully learn about the driver/passenger relationship, who was in the vehicle at the time of the crash, the cause of the crash, the owners of the vehicle, the types of insurance policies you have, and others issues before we can determine whether, and how much, insurance covers your accident.Using Investigators and Experts in a Single Car Accident Case
In a Colorado single car accident our lawyers will work to identify the circumstances surrounding your crash, and we will often use the services of a professional accident investigator who can interview key witnesses and gather critical evidence. In addition, our Boulder single-car accident attorneys have worked with local and national experts who can reconstruct your accident and give opinions on the cause of the crash. Not only may this be necessary to establish insurance coverage for your claim, but even if we can establish insurance coverage, liability or fault may still be an issue.Who Pays for Investigating and Working Up My Single-Car Accident Claim?
When it comes to using the services of an investigator or hiring an expert, at Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, we have the financial resources to front the costs of one or more experts who we think are necessary to build your case. This means that you do not have to have the up-front money to pay for an investigation and work-up of your claim. What happens is that we keep an itemized ledger of the costs we incur in your case, and at the end of the case we will be reimbursed from the settlement or verdict that our Boulder single car accident lawyers were able to achieve for you. This is also how payment of our attorney fees works. Because we want everyone to have access to a skilled attorney, we only get paid our fees if we obtain a settlement or verdict in your case. When that happens, we get paid from the “new money” of the settlement or verdict – you will never need to pay our attorney fees directly out of your pocket.
Reaching out to us for a free consultation about your accident is risk free. Our Boulder single car accident attorneys are here to listen to you and hear what you have been through. Not only can talking about your accident help you understand its true impact on you, but we may be able to help you or a loved one obtain financial compensation for your losses. Give us a call today at 303-543-1000 to arrange a free appointment with one of our experienced and friendly Boulder personal injury attorneys.