After you have been injured in a car accident, it is natural to have many questions running through your mind. Who is responsible for my car accident? How will I pay my medical expenses? Who is going to get my car repaired? Who will pay for my missed time at work?
The answer to these questions depends on liability – and on proving liability.
In most cases, auto accidents are caused by negligent drivers. Perhaps the driver was distracted, fatigued, driving recklessly or aggressively, tailgating you, or was talking or texting instead of focusing on driving. If the weather was bad, another driver may have failed to lower his or her speed, or take the weather conditions into account. Far too many drivers exceed the speed limit, try to “beat” a yellow light, or simply ignore traffic signs and signals altogether. Or, perhaps your accident was due to a poor road design. If this is the case, then the governmental entity which built the road is responsible for your accident. This could also be true if the road was not properly maintained, and your accident was the result of an uneven surface, a pothole, or trees or bushes which were not properly trimmed. Whatever the cause of your accident, your Pueblo car accident attorney will investigate the accident in order to prove the other driver was at fault.
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Damages You May Be Entitled To
Once fault has been established, your attorney will determine the damages you are could be entitled to receive. If your injuries were serious enough to keep you from returning to your job, then you may be entitled to lost wages, both past, present, and future. You will be entitled to payment of your medical expenses for the injuries you received in the auto accident, and may also be entitled to pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and, in certain situations, punitive damages.
Punitive damages are awarded when the negligent party acted with clear malice, or intention. In some cases, there will be more than one person or entity responsible for your injuries, and your knowledgeable Pueblo personal injury attorney will investigate all possible causes of your accident.
Contact Our Pueblo Car Accident Lawyers
If you have been involved in a Pueblo auto accident, it is important that you contact an experienced attorney as quickly as possible. Your attorney will ensure your rights are protected, and will truly be concerned about your health, and your future. Call Pueblo attorneys at Smith & Smith, today for a FREE CONSULTATION – (719) 544-0062.