A car accident case that has captured local headlines has finally been brought to a close, as a settlement has reportedly been accepted. The case, which involved a rollover accident caused by a minor, was filed in May 2015.
According to court documents, the rollover auto accident occurred in 2014 and resulted in the plaintiff – a young woman – being partially ejected from her vehicle. While the plaintiff was reportedly not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the collision, the other motorist (i.e., the minor) was cited for careless driving resulting in injury following the wreck.
The plaintiff, who has spent more than a year recovering, suffered traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and bone fractures in the crash. She is now paralyzed from the waist down and will have to use a wheelchair for the rest of her life.
As the Aspen Times reported, the plaintiff’s parents had been opposed to accepting a settlement offer. However, when District Judge Chris Seldin stopped the court proceedings to allow the family to discuss the offer privately, the rollover victim reportedly said the following:
Enough…I don’t want this to go on. I don’t care about the money. I’m going to be productive I’m going to make my own life. I mostly want this to be over. I’m planning on making my own living.
The terms of the settlement remain confidential.
Financial Recoveries for Car Accident Survivors
After a catastrophic crash like this rollover accident, the path to recovery can be as daunting as it may be complicated. And the above case demonstrates how important it can be to have the representation of an experienced car accident lawyer who can facilitate efficient resolutions and fair settlements/awards.
While no amount of money may be able to compensate for the permanent, profound losses – like a serious, irreversible injury or the loss of a loved one – caused by an auto accident, pursuing financial recovery can empower survivors, providing them with some justice and compensation for:
- Medical Expenses – For physical and cognitive therapy (if you suffer a traumatic brain injury), ambulance fees, doctor’s fees, equipment costs (e.g., crutches, hospital bed, and leg braces), etc.
- Pain and Suffering – For physical pain and mental/emotional distress
- Lost Wages – For both temporary and permanent inability to work due to the car accident injuries (For a permanent inability to earn a living, several factors are important to consider, such as the survivor’s age, type of work, experience, and life expectancy.)
- Loss of Consortium – For quality of life and relationship losses.
Contact a Denver Car Accident Lawyer at the Klibaner Law Firm
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident – or if you have lost a loved one to a deadly crash, contact a Denver car accident lawyer at the Klibaner Law Firm for clear answers about your recovery options.
You can call us at (303) 863-1445 or email us using the contact form on this page to schedule a free, no obligations initial consultation with one of our lawyers. From our offices based in Denver, our attorneys provide superior representation to injured people throughout the Denver metro area and Colorado.