Even though you prioritize your safety and the safety of others when you get behind the wheel of a car, there are lots of other people who do not do the same thing. What do you need to do if you are involved in an auto accident in Colorado? At Ridder Law, we have a tremendous amount of experience helping people who have been in auto accidents, car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents. Always call 911 after an auto accident, but learn more about what you should do next.

How Do Auto Accidents Happen?

Auto accidents tend to happen when you least expect them. There are several reasons why auto accidents may happen in Colorado. They include:

  • Someone may have been distracted while changing the radio or talking on the phone.
  • A driver may be tired and could fall asleep behind the wheel of a car.
  • Some drivers continue to drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • The Colorado weather could play a role in auto accidents.
  • Poor vehicle maintenance could also be a contributing factor to auto accidents in Colorado.

You need to work with an auto accident attorney who can review your accident and see what the major contributing factors were.

What Should You Do After a Colorado Auto Accident?

Even though you may have a lot of thoughts going through your head following an auto accident, there are several steps that you need to follow. They include:

  • Call 911 and ask for all emergency personnel to come to the scene.
  • If there are any witnesses to the accident, get their names and contact information.
  • Take pictures of all the vehicles involved in the collision.
  • Do not leave the scene of the accident until the police tell you to do so. Get a copy of the report from the police officers.
  • Always collect the insurance information of all drivers involved. It should be included in the police report.

It is important to take a deep breath and make sure you complete these steps if you are involved in a collision.

What Are You Entitled To as a Victim of an Auto Accident

Colorado has one of the highest per capita auto accidents in the country. If the accident was not your fault, you could be entitled to different types of damages. For example, the insurance policy of the other driver should cover the cost to repair or replace your vehicle. If you have been injured in an auto accident, you could be entitled to compensation to cover your medical bills. You might also be entitled to compensation to replace lost income if you are unable to return to work. At Ridder Law, it would be our honor to represent you.

Call Ridder Law Today for a Free Case Review

At Ridder Law, we have developed a sterling reputation in the local community because we relentlessly and vigorously advocate for the needs and rights of our clients. We will walk through your case with you and we don’t charge any fee’s for your case unless you win. A member of our team is always available to assist you, and you will always have personal access to Ted Ridder himself. Contact us today for a free case review, and let us help you get on the road to recovery.