Essential Steps to Take after a Personal Injury Accident

Although it can be difficult to know what to do after suffering a personal injury, taking the following steps can help you start to protect yourself and your rights while getting you on the path to justice and financial recovery.

Taking these steps after a personal injury accident can be the key to protecting yourself and your rights. Contact a Denver personal injury attorney at Bell & Pollock today for help.

Taking these steps after a personal injury accident can be the key to protecting yourself and your rights. Contact a Denver personal injury attorney at Bell & Pollock today for help.

Get medical treatment for your injuries ASAP

The shock of being in an accident can prevent you from sensing just how injured you may really be. Additionally, some injuries may be present without showing any immediate symptoms. By getting examined by a doctor as soon as possible after an accident, you can get any essential – potentially life-saving – treatments you may need. Taking this step can also ensure that there is an official doctor’s report regarding your injuries and the physical impacts of the accident you suffered.

Report the accident to the appropriate authorities

The appropriate authorities will depend on the type of accident sustained and may include (but may not be limited to) law enforcement officials, property managers or building owners, etc.Making sure that the proper authorities have been alerted about the accident is another way to have an official accident report developed. Such reports can serve as important evidence later when it is time to establish liability and the compensation you may deserve for your injuries and losses.

Document your account of the accident

The details of what occurred before, during and after an accident are also important to record, as they can get unclear with time – and because others may tell a different story about what happened. So, do your best to write down (or somehow document) the details of what took place. Include details about when and where the accident occurred, how the accident happened and what occurred immediately after it.

Collect any evidence you can

If and when possible, try to collect anything that you have that backs up your account of the accident. Such evidence can include pictures of the accident scene and your injuries. It may also include your damaged property, the clothing you wore during the accident, etc. This type of evidence can be pivotal to establishing your version of the events, as well as liability and the damages to which you may be entitled.

Consult an experienced lawyer as soon as you can

As you start to reclaim your life after an accident, one of the single most important steps to take will be to consult with an attorney to find out more about your rights and best options for pursuing compensation.The truth is that, following an accident, it can be difficult to know your options for seeking justice – let alone figuring out who may have been liable for harming you.With a lawyer on your side, you can be confident that your rights and interests will be protected moving forward.

A Denver Personal Injury Attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C. Can Help You after an Accident

At Bell & Pollock, P.C., our Denver lawyers have been champions of the people since 1984. This means that you can count on us to:

  • Vigorously advocate your rights
  • Provide you with superior representation and personalized legal services throughout the course of your case
  • Do what it takes to help you maximize your financial recovery.

Let our Denver attorneys put their skills, insight and resources to work helping you.

Let’s Discuss Your Options for Financial Recovery – Contact Us

To find out more about how we can help you, call us at (303) 795-5900 or email our firm using the contact form on this page. By contacting us and attending a free initial consultation, you can get clear, honest legal advice about your case and your best options for moving forward from an experienced attorney.

From our offices conveniently located in Denver, Greenwood Village, and Steamboat Springs, our lawyers provide the highest quality legal services to injured people throughout the Denver metro area, Arapahoe County, Routt County and the state of Colorado.

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Call a trusted attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C. at (303) 795-5900 to get on the road to recovery now. You can also email our firm via the contact firm on this page.

As proud champions of the people, our lawyers are ready to answer your questions, explain the law and your rights, and help you take whatever steps necessary to recover the compensation you’re entitled to. With us in your corner, you can be confident that you have the legal support and representation necessary to successfully resolve your claim.

Don’t delay your recovery for a second longer – and don’t be misguided into thinking that you have to go through the process alone. Our attorneys are here, ready to help – and you won’t have to pay us anything until (or unless) there is a recovery in your case.

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CASE: Client was injured by a drunk driver. As a result of the motor vehicle accident, client was rendered a quadriplegic and needed a life care plan.
Outcome: $9,600,000

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Outcome: $6,000,000

CASE: Client was in her car and was T-Boned by a commercial vehicle. Her cerebral spinal fluid leaked and she suffered a concussion and traumatic brain injury with neck and lumbar (low back) injuries. Her neck injury caused radiating pain, numbness and tingling in her arms.
Outcome: $3,400,000

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Outcome: $2,300,000

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Outcome: $950,000

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Outcome: $650,000

CASE: Client was rear-ended. The mechanism of injury from the forces in the collision caused her neck injury and at the same time, damaged her organs inside her throat. Client had swallowing and choking issues.
Outcome: $1,250,000

CASE: Client was in a motor vehicle accident. Both injections in the neck rendered some temporary relief. The Injections were transforaminal epidural steroid injections. Surgery was recommended on the lumbar (low back). The low back was injured by the forces in the collisions.
Outcome: $933,000

CASE: The client was driving in her car and was rear-ended thereby causing injuries to her lower back and neck. Client also suffered a concussion. Client had to undergo facet injections multiple times, through multiple procedures. Client also had cognitive issues which required cognitive training and therapy.
Outcome: $400,000

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Outcome: $750,000

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Outcome: $750,000

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Outcome: $350,000

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