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If not at fault for an auto accident . . . should the person not at fault file a claim with his/her insurance carrier?

2 Answers. Asked on Oct 06th, 2017 on Personal Injury - Colorado
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Grand Daughter had injuries (and her car was totaled) in auto accident on 10/4/17 in Durango Colorado. I believe other driver is being cited for having caused the accident.Should Grand Daughter file a claim with her ins carrier or get a lawyer to sue person at fault? Grand Daughter does not have health insurance.
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Answered on Oct 09th, 2017 at 8:39 AM

Your daughter should contact a Colorado personal injury firm.  Unless her injuries are minor, it makes sense to hire a lawyer in these situations for several reasons.  For one, she is unlikely to be treated fairly by the insurance company for the at-fault driver.  Second, there are a lot of other issues beyond simply settling the case that will need to be addressed by a lawyer.  She should not delay in calling a lawyer and should not give any statements to any insurance company.

Chris Hoffman

Hoffman, Sheffield, Sauseda & Hoffman, PLLC

600 Grant, Ste. 450

Denver, CO  80203



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Answered on Oct 09th, 2017 at 6:54 AM

It is absolutely worth consulting a lawyer about this - and it should not cost anything to do so, as if they take the case they likely will offer to do it for a percentage of whatever is recovered.  From what you describe it is definitley worth making a claim against the at fault drivers insurance. 

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