Preguntas Frecuentes sobre Lesiones Personales

Accidentes Automovilísticos

Que debo de hacer después de un accidente automovilistico?

En Colorado, después de un accidente automovilístico es requirido por ley que se detenga lo mas pronto posible y se permanesca en la escena.

Los dos conductores deben intercambiar información de contacto y de sus asegruanzas. Si el accidente es severo, debe permanecer en la escena hasta que un oficial de policía llegue, investigue el accidente, y lo despida.

La ley también requiere que usted proveeré asistencia razonable a cualquier persona lesionada en el accidente. Esto significa que usted debe hablar al 9-1-1 por una ambulancia y esperar que llegue los paramédicos.

Si usted tiene un accidente automovilístico y no se detiene, usted puede ser arrestado por dejar la escena del accidente.

Quien es responsable en un accidente automovilístico?

Varios factores dependerán en quien es responsable, o quien tuvo la culpa en el accidente automovilístico. El individuo responsable se hara cargo de los daños o lesiones personales del accidente.

La decisión de quien pagara por los daños o las lesiones causadas por el accidente, dependerá específicamente de la ley de los motores y vehículos.

En la forma mas pura “culpa” por causar un accidente es calificado por ley o por la ley común.

La ley común reconoce 4 niveles básicos de culpa:

  • Negligencia
  • Conducto imprudente o sin sentido
  • Mala conducta intencional
  • Responsbilidad objetiva (independiente de culpa)

Nuestros abogados de Denver, con experiencia de lesiones personales lo ayudara establecer la culpa en el accidente automovilístico, y asegurar que el responsable pague para que usted siga adelante.

How is fault determined in a car accident claim?

There tend to be many factors and interpretations surrounding a motor vehicle accident. This subjectivity is why fault in a car accident is usually determined based on a compilation of all the facts. In order to determine who is at fault, there will be an investigation of the accident scene and the damaged property, eye-witness testimonies will be collected, and, in some cases, there may even be expert witnesses like accident reconstructionists.

Que sucede si los dos conductores son responsables en un accidente automovilistico?

Hay veces que mas de un conductor es culpable por el accidente automovilístico.

Sometimes more than one driver may be found at least partially responsible for a motor vehicle accident.

Si este es el caso en su accidente, la ley de Colorado dictara quien debe pagar por los daños a la propiedad y las lesiones de los involucrados.

Un abogado calificado lo puede ayudar a peliar su caso si usted es acusado injustamente y para entender su opciones mientras usted lidea con la compañía de seguro.

If I was partially at fault for a car accident, can I still claim damages from the other driver?

Yes, even if you were partially at fault for a car accident, you can still claim damages.

Here in Colorado, comparative fault exists, which a rule is stating that an individual cannot claim the percentage of damages that they were at fault for causing. When put into practice, this rule makes it so that a percentage of fault will be assigned to both the plaintiff and the defendant. Once the percentages are established, the plaintiff in the car accident claim will be responsible for covering the percentage of damage he or she was at fault for, while the defendant will pay the plaintiff the remaining percentage.

What kind of damages can I claim from a car accident?

In general, damages to your property or person that can be quantified in a monetary amount can be claimed in a car accident insurance claim.
Damages in an insurance claim can be divided into two categories, special damages and general damages.

  • Special damages: These types of damages are expenses and losses that are a direct resulted from the car accident. Any money lost due to the incident falls into the category of special damages.
    This categorization also applies to emergency medical response costs (like an ambulance ride to the hospital from the accident scene), medical treatment, cost of surgery, cost of prescription medications and the predicted future costs of treatment and care, as well as any money that is lost by your inability to work.
  • General damages: These types of damages aren’t tangible financial losses, but can still be compensated with financial awards. General damages claims can include damages for the experience of past, current, or future pain and suffering, for the loss of quality or enjoyment of life (due to severe or permanent injuries), and the loss of independence resulting from a permanent disability. Financial compensation for general damages is an attempt to compensate the victim fairly for what they’ve endured due to another’s recklessness or negligence.
If I am injured in a car accident, can I sue the driver of the vehicle if I was a passenger?

The short answer is yes, an injured passenger can sue the driver of a vehicle when they’re involved in a car accident. Here in Colorado, there is no law barring injured passengers from making insurance claims against the driver of their vehicle.

As a passenger, your safety and that of those on the road should be the driver’s priority.

If the driver acted negligently and it resulted in injury to you, you have the right to seek compensation. Contact the Denver personal injury lawyers here at the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara to learn more about passenger rights, to discover if you have a claim, and to strategize how you can recover damages as a passenger of a vehicle involved in a car accident.

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What if my motorcycle accident involved a speeding ticket or other traffic violation?

Oftentimes a police officer or state trooper will ticket both parties involved in a motorcycle accident or car accident. These individuals try to find fault anywhere it may or may not exist.

If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident and were not only injured, but also cited with a ticket, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side. Our attorneys focus on injury-related motorcycle accidents and are able to approach a speeding ticket or other traffic violation from a motorcyclist’s perspective.

We can defend your license by creating a concrete case that demonstrates how, in certain situations, a rider’s safety may depend on taking actions that could violate traffic laws. For example, if a motorcyclist is speeding but the other driver fails to stop at a stop sign and consequently hits the motorcyclist, the “violation” is justified.

Our experienced attorneys are often able to demonstrate that a motorcyclist may still be able to collect for injuries and property damage, despite having violated a particular traffic law.

Do motorcycle accident laws differ from state to state?

Yes, motorcycle accident laws do vary from state to state. Our Denver motorcycle attorneys have the extensive experience and knowledge to address the complexities of the motorcycle accident laws here in Colorado in order to get you the best possible outcome for your motorcycle accident personal injury case.

If I live elsewhere, but was involved in a motorcycle accident in Colorado, do I need to hire an attorney in Colorado?

If you were involved in a motorcycle accident here in Colorado, but live elsewhere, we still recommend you hire or consult local Colorado representation.  A Colorado personal attorney lawyer will be familiar with the intricacies of motorcycle law here in Denver, and can help you to form the best legal strategy.

How long after a motorcycle accident occurs do I have to file a lawsuit?

In Colorado, an individual who was involved in a motorcycle accident has up to two years after the date of accident to file a lawsuit against any negligent parties who caused the accident.

After these two years have passed, you cannot legally file a lawsuit to seek compensation for your motorcycle accident injuries.  As you can tell, it’s important you seek representation right away if you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident. Our personal injury lawyers will fight aggressively to get you the compensation you deserve.

What should I do if a loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident and he or she was not at fault?

Unfortunately, many motorcycle accidents are fatal to the rider. If the other driver involved in the accident was found to be at-fault, the motorcyclist’s immediate family may be able to file a wrongful death claim.

A wrongful death claim can help provide financial support and closure to a grieving family. This claim would provide compensation for medical treatments and funeral arrangements, and could also result in financial compensation for loss of income and companionship.

How soon should I meet with a lawyer after a motorcycle accident occurs?

If you’ve sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident, your first step should be to get emergency medical care for those injuries.

Your immediate next step should be to meet with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer, as the sooner you consult with a lawyer after the accident, the stronger your case will likely be, meaning the chances of you obtaining greater compensation are also higher.

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Que es exactamente un accidente y darse a lu fuga?

Un accidente y darse a la fuga es cualquier accidente autmovilistico en cual el conductor intencionalmente huye la escena del accidente sin suministrar su onformacio de contacto o de aseguranza de carro.

Huir la escena de un accidente ocurre cuando un carro choca a otro y se acelerar y da a la fuga, o si el conductor choca a su carro estacionada y huye sin dejar su información de contacto.

Cuales son las multas por un accidente y darse a la fuga?

Si usted ha sido acusado con un accidente de darse a la fuga, hay varias multas severas que usted puede tener. Las multas dependerán en los detalles de su caso único de darse a la fuga.

En Colorado, la ley reconoce cuatro categorías de darse a la fuga de un accidente automovilístico:

  • Class-2 misdemeanor: Si el accidente solamente causa daños de propiedad, usted puede ser condenado a un delito menor en el segundo grado, subjeto hasta un ano de cárcel, y multas hasta $1,000. 
  • Class-1 misdemeanor: Si el accidente causa lesiones, usted puede ser condenado a un delito menor en el primer grado, subjeto hasta 18 meses de cárcel, y multas hasta $5,000. 
  • Class-5 felony: Si el accidente causa lesiones severas, y deja la escena del accidente, usted puede ser condenado a un felonía en el quinto grado, subjeto a 3 anos de prisión y multas hasta $500,000.
  • Class-3 felony: Si el accidente causa una muerte, y deja la escena del accidente, usted puede ser condenado a una felonía en el tercer grado. La seriedad de este delito puede condenarlo hasta 12 anos de prisión y multas de hasta $750,000.
Que sucede si soy condenado en dejar la escena del accidente?

Sus consequencias dependerán de su situación tras dejar la escena del accidente y la severidad de los daños y las lesiones. Penalidades pueden incluir, licencia suspendida, una revocaciones inmediata de su licencia de conducir, tiempo en la cárcel, o multas.

Por estas consequencias severas usted necesita un abogado a su lado.

Adicionalment, usted puede ser demadado legalmente si la victima de accidente automovilístico decide presentar la demanda de lesiones personales. Ellos podrán pedir compensación por los daños y las lesiones. Una abogado calificado de lesiones personales le puede ayudar navegar este proceso estresante.

Contactanos hoy si necesita asesoría legal a su lado.

Que podría suceder si deje la escena del accidente donde hubo un fallecido?

Si usted a sido involucrado en dejar la escena del accidente donde hubo un fallecido, usted podría ser condenado a una Felonia en el tercer grado. Muchas cosas podrían suceder con este dipo de cargos. Por eso es importante tener un abogado a su lado para defender su futuro.

Si usted es condenado por estos cargos, usted podría durar 12 anos en prisión. Tambien podría ser condenado a un demanda de muerte injusta, donde usted tendría que compensar a la familia de la victima por perdidas financieras, compañía, dolor y sufrimiento.

Que es negligencia?

Negligencia es la theoria legal usada en casos de accidentes automovilísticos. Negligencia occure cuando un persona se comporta en una manera desconsiderada, o sin cuidado ocasionando daños o lesiones hacia otra persona.

Una persona es considerada negligente si comete in acto que no se debio haber cometido, por ejemplo correr una luz roja en el semáforo, o velocidad alta. Tambien es considerada negligente cuando falla en hacer algo que debe, por ejemplo detenerse y dar el pase al los peatones, prender su focos cuandp maneja en la noche, o detenrse cuando debe

Si una conductor no tiene cuidado razonable en la carretera y por resultado causa lesiones a una persona, el conductor será responsable por lesionar a la victima en el accidente, y es considerado negligente.

Si usted piensa que otro conductor fue responsable por su accidente automovilístico o accidente de motocicleta contacta uno de nuestros abogados hoy mismo.

Pelear o Huir? Vamos a Peliar su caso.

Si usted a sido involucrado en un accidente y huir la escena del accidente automovilístico, contacta uno de nuestros abogados de lesiones personales de la Oficina de Andres R. Guevara por una consulta gratitua para hablar sobre la estrategia jurídica.

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