Car accidents happen every day in Colorado. While some of these are minor fender benders, others result in serious injuries. Take one recent case where three people, including two juveniles, suffered intense injuries following a collision.
Following an auto accident, you should consider pursuing a claim. You also need to see a doctor immediately to determine the full extent of your injuries. You do not want to leave anything to chance, so here are some common myths about these claims you do not want to believe.
1. You should still pursue a personal injury case even if you have no injuries
When your doctor diagnoses you with any medical problem, you should make sure you receive compensation to cover those damages. However, it is possible you will not have any wounds. Some people think they can still go through with a claim, but the truth of the matter is that you probably will not get anything out of a trial. Schedule a doctor's appointment immediately after the crash, so you know what damages you can potentially file claims for.
2. Cases will not take long to settle when it is straightforward
Some crashes are fairly straightforward. It may be abundantly clear the other driver is at fault. It may still take a while before you get any monetary compensation for your claim. It can take months or even years to settle even a simple claim, so you need to be ready.
3. You do not have to pay any accident-related expenses if you did not cause the crash
The other driver and his or her insurance company do not have to pay for any expenses you have unless a court orders them to. In many cases, you will need to pay for everything, including medical bills and auto repairs, out of your own pocket. You can then pursue compensation for those expenses later.