With an average of six million traffic accidents occurring across the country every year, statistics show that most people will be involved in a car accident at some time in their life. Fortunately, only three million people on average, are injured in accidents annually. That means most people will never be seriously injured in a car wreck. But of those three million injured, two million will experience permanent and serious injury.
Every day, more than 90 people die in car accidents in the U.S.. 40% of the time, the cause of those accidents is alcohol, and 33% of the time, it’s reckless driving, which includes distracted driving, or driving while using a cell phone. Despite the fact that texting and driving makes them more than 23 times more likely to get in a crash, one out of three people admit to texting while driving.
Obviously, car accidents are fairly common occurrences. It’s important that we all do our part to pay attention to the road and recognize that, when we drive, we have a moral responsibility to protect against actions that might endanger the lives of the other drivers on the road.
Dealing with the Insurance Company After an Accident
Generally speaking, most people will probably have relatively good experiences with insurance companies when dealing with the aftermath of a car accident. However, if you have trouble with an insurance company, you need to know that you are not alone. You are not the first to feel like you’re not getting what is right and fair, and you won’t be the last. In many cases, car accident claims go right through the insurance claim process with no problem, you get your check, and you move on. But when there is a problem, you need to know how to respond.
When you have been in a car wreck, the bills can mount quickly. Broken bones, concussions, lacerations, and spinal cord injuries are all common injuries in traffic accidents. The bills that mount up, and in some cases continue to mount for months or even years into the future, can become unmanageable in a hurry. Many car accident victims have suddenly had debt problems, needing help to get the bills under control. When the insurance company decides not to pay your claim, or to try to settle it for a lowball offer, you need to turn to someone for help.
Contact the Gold Law Firm
Speak with a dedicated Denver car accident lawyer immediately to discuss your options if your insurance company is trying to avoid its obligation to you. When you pay your premiums, the company is responsible to pay out the full, fair value of claims that you file. In some cases, insurance companies may deny large claims, or they may try to offer you an amount of money that is nowhere near enough to pay all of your bills.
The Gold Law Firm can handle insurance disputes on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay them a fee only after they successfully recover compensation for your. At the Gold Law Firm, we work hard to achieve the maximum compensation for all of our clients. Contact attorney Gregory A. Gold or Sommer Luther of the Gold Law Firm today for a free consultation at (303) 694-4653, or by filling out the contact form on this page.