Denver Auto Accident Lawyer

Whether it’s a simple a single vehicle accident or a complicated collision involving multiple vehicles and parties, Kidneigh & Kaufman has the experience necessary to help you. Our Denver auto accident lawyers have over 30 years of experience in successfully handling all types of car accident and motor vehicle collision cases, including:

            •  Auto accidents

            •  Motorcycle accidents

            •  Truck accidents

            •  Cargo Van accidents

            •  RV collisions 

            •  Any Pedestrian or Bicyclist Involved in a Collision with a Motor Vehicle

With over 100 million people driving a car in the United States every day, it’s no coincidence that auto injury accidents involving motor vehicles occur at an alarmingly high rate.  These types of collisions most often occur when a motor vehicle collides with another motor vehicle, pedestrian, bicyclist, animal, or even some type of inanimate object, such as debris on the road, a guardrail, tree, or light pole.  Not only are accidents caused by mere carelessness and drivers impaired by alcohol and drugs, but with the addition of technology in today’s world, accidents involving the use of cell phones and while texting are becoming more commonplace.

That’s why the lawyers at Kidneigh & Kaufman are here to help you when you need it most.   While not every accident involving a motor vehicle will lead to injury for those involved, unfortunately, many times they do.  These injuries can range from the minor to the catastrophic and we are here to help you get through the legal maze standing between you and fair compensation for your injuries.

Call our Denver Auto Accident  Lawyers today to set up an appointment at (303) 393-6666 or contact us online now.

What You Can Do to Avoid an Auto Accident:

Even though our job is to be here to help you should you have the misfortune of being in an accident, we know that you would rather not have had the auto accident in the first place.  With this in mind, it is important to remember that while you can’t control other drivers’ behavior, you can take certain precautions to better protect yourself while on the road.  Some of these precautions include:

• Always be aware of surrounding vehicles and make note of any drivers who appear to be distracted or driving in a hazardous manner.  These drivers are typically easy to spot.  While some may be obviously speeding or recklessly weaving in and out of lanes, others are likely to be consistently veering out of their lane, following other vehicles too closely.  Others you may notice are on their cell phones or trying to “multi-task” while driving.  If you notice drivers like this, steer your vehicle away from theirs.  The further your vehicle is from a reckless or distracted driver, the less likely you will be involved in an accident.

• Wait an extra few seconds before entering traffic after a stoplight changes from red to green.  Most drivers are rushed and trying to get from one place to another as quickly as possible.  Because of this, it’s common for drivers to hit the gas as soon as they see the light change from red to green, or even start slowly inching into the intersection in anticipation of the green light.  Don’t do this!  A large amount of motor vehicle accidents occur as a result of drivers who are trying to beat the light or think they can still make it through after the light has turned red.  Often the driver trying to go through on red ends up colliding with the driver who accelerated the instant the light turned green.  You can avoid this if you simply take an extra few seconds to check and make sure all traffic has stopped and the intersection truly is clear.

• Know where you are going before you get on the road.  Many accidents occur because drivers are unfamiliar with where they are and are not paying attention to the road, but rather their printed directions, GPS, or abruptly stopping and slowing to check road and street signs.  If you are traveling to somewhere unfamiliar, be sure to print your directions ahead of time and make sure you are comfortable with your route.  Knowing where you’re heading and feeling confident while driving will allow you to pay attention to the road and those dangerous drivers around you who you want to steer clear of.

• Take driving seriously.  An average car weighs around 3,000 pounds and is not a toy.  Keep your eyes on the road, obey the speed limits, and respect other drivers.  Appreciating the seriousness of operating a motor vehicle and following the rules of the road will help reduce your risk while driving.

If you are on a motorcycle or bike, always wear a helmet.  We’ve just seen too many cases where the driver of the car never sees the motorcycle, even the one’s that have their lights on, and the injuries are always really bad.

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Testimonials

“I had an excellent experience at Kidneigh and Kaufman. I was in an auto accident and had severe injuries. Kidneigh and Kaufman helped me get the medical treatment I needed, as well as a wonderful settlement with the insurance company. Everyone at Kidneigh and Kaufman was very caring and understanding of my situation, and especially supportive when my husband passed away during the case. Attorney Charlie Crichton was particularly wonderful and I would give him and the Kidneigh and Kaufman firm 5+ stars.”

Grace Collier - Former Client

“After I was injured in a serious auto accident, I was in a lot of pain and didn’t know what to do. Having been involved in her own accident several years earlier and hired Kidneigh & Kaufman to help her, my girlfriend told me I needed to speak with attorney Jennifer Crichton. I’m so glad I did. I had a great experience with Kidneigh & Kaufman and Jenny was there by my side all the way. Kidneigh & Kaufman is definitely a 5 star law firm. I certainly got my money’s worth by going to Kidneigh & Kaufman.”

Joel Fisher - Former Client

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The K&K Difference

  • Over 30 Years in Business

    For over 30 years, Kidneigh & Kaufman has been dedicated to helping personal injury victims, which means we have a proven track record of success.

  • We Only Represent Personal Injury Victims

    Kidneigh & Kaufman only represents injured victims, never insurance companies or corporations. For over 30 years, we have been wholly devoted to helping individuals.

  • Trial Experience

    In 1982, Steve Kaufman had the honor of trying the first Toxic Shock Syndrome case to go to trial in the country against Procter & Gamble and its Rely tampon, obtaining a verdict in favor of a teenage girl who had almost died. Since then, Kidneigh & Kaufman has taken on corporations and insurance companies in courtrooms throughout Colorado as well as the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court, and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. All told, the attorneys at Kidneigh & Kaufman have tried nearly 100 cases to verdict.

  • We Only Get Paid if You Get Paid

    Kidneigh & Kaufman handles all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if you get paid. We will never ask you for a retainer and you never have to worry about us sending you a bill for our time. You can rest assured knowing that we will do everything to obtain fair compensation since we only get paid when you do.

  • Committed to Our Clients

    Kidneigh & Kaufman is totally devoted to its client. We get back to all clients within 24 hours and our attorneys can even be available by cell phone on nights and weekends when necessary. If you ever want to know what's going on with your case, feel free to just give us a call, send us an email, or text us. We are always available for our clients.

  • We Handle It All

    Kidneigh & Kaufman handles all aspects of your personal injury claim. If you are in a car accident, we can help you with your property damage and medical payments coverage at no additional charge to you. Not only we will negotiate a settlement, but we will also help you with your medical bills and health insurance as part of our representation of you.

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Firm Overview

What to Expect for Your Case

You Are Involved in an Accident

You are stopped at a red light, waiting for the light to change and you get rear-ended.

You are walking toward the deli counter at the grocery store, and you slip and fall in the beverage aisle.

Your insurance company denies your claim for the hail damage from the storm in your neighborhood.

What do you do when an accident happens? First, check to see if you are injured. If you are injured, be sure to seek immediate medical attention. You also want to be sure to document everything. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, then be sure to take photos, obtain the other driver’s insurance information, and contact the police. If you slip and fall at a grocery store, make sure you complete an incident report, obtain witness information, and take photos. If you have a dispute with your insurance company, make sure you document all of your correspondence and communication.

Contact An Attorney

Be sure to contact an attorney about your accident as soon as possible following your accident.

An attorney can help guide you through the process of making a claim with an insurance company, which is an unfamiliar process for most people. An attorney can makes sure that the correct parties and entities are notified and that your accident and injuries are well documented. Not only can an attorney help you with this process, but hiring an attorney gives you the peace of mind knowing that things are being done the right way.

Accept a Settlement or Proceed to Litigation

Does it make sense to accept a settlement or file a lawsuit?

You have completed your medical treatment and your attorney has submitted a demand to the insurance company. At this time, the insurance company may be willing to make a settlement offer to resolve the case. Your attorney will help you decide whether to accept a settlement or proceed with a lawsuit against the opposing party.

Litigation

You filed a lawsuit against the opposing party so what happens now?

When you file a lawsuit against another party, then the litigation process begins. The insurance company will likely hire a well-qualified attorney to represent its Defendant and the case will be assigned to a judge and courtroom. Attorneys will send written discovery, obtain documents, and take depositions. The attorneys are doing everything they can to prepare the case for trial and to find out more about the other side’s case. The parties may still try to resolve the case either informally or with a mediator.

Trial

What happens in a trial?

The parties are unable to resolve the case so they go to trial. The attorneys and the judge pick a jury to decide the case. Then each attorney makes an opening statement. Next, the injured party’s attorney presents his case, which usually includes testimony from the injured party, any witnesses, medical providers, and hired experts. Then the Defendant’s attorney has the opportunity to present his case and call his own witnesses and present his own evidence. After jury instructions, each side makes a closing argument, trying to convince the jury to find for their side. Finally, the jury must agree on a verdict.

  • 1You Are Involved in an Accident

    You Are Involved in an Accident

    You are stopped at a red light, waiting for the light to change and you get rear-ended.

    You are walking toward the deli counter at the grocery store, and you slip and fall in the beverage aisle.

    Your insurance company denies your claim for the hail damage from the storm in your neighborhood.

    What do you do when an accident happens? First, check to see if you are injured. If you are injured, be sure to seek immediate medical attention. You also want to be sure to document everything. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, then be sure to take photos, obtain the other driver’s insurance information, and contact the police. If you slip and fall at a grocery store, make sure you complete an incident report, obtain witness information, and take photos. If you have a dispute with your insurance company, make sure you document all of your correspondence and communication.

  • 2Contact An Attorney

    Contact An Attorney

    Be sure to contact an attorney about your accident as soon as possible following your accident.

    An attorney can help guide you through the process of making a claim with an insurance company, which is an unfamiliar process for most people. An attorney can makes sure that the correct parties and entities are notified and that your accident and injuries are well documented. Not only can an attorney help you with this process, but hiring an attorney gives you the peace of mind knowing that things are being done the right way.

  • 3Accept a Settlement or Proceed to Litigation

    Accept a Settlement or Proceed to Litigation

    Does it make sense to accept a settlement or file a lawsuit?

    You have completed your medical treatment and your attorney has submitted a demand to the insurance company. At this time, the insurance company may be willing to make a settlement offer to resolve the case. Your attorney will help you decide whether to accept a settlement or proceed with a lawsuit against the opposing party.

  • 4Litigation

    Litigation

    You filed a lawsuit against the opposing party so what happens now?

    When you file a lawsuit against another party, then the litigation process begins. The insurance company will likely hire a well-qualified attorney to represent its Defendant and the case will be assigned to a judge and courtroom. Attorneys will send written discovery, obtain documents, and take depositions. The attorneys are doing everything they can to prepare the case for trial and to find out more about the other side’s case. The parties may still try to resolve the case either informally or with a mediator.

  • 5Trial

    Trial

    What happens in a trial?

    The parties are unable to resolve the case so they go to trial. The attorneys and the judge pick a jury to decide the case. Then each attorney makes an opening statement. Next, the injured party’s attorney presents his case, which usually includes testimony from the injured party, any witnesses, medical providers, and hired experts. Then the Defendant’s attorney has the opportunity to present his case and call his own witnesses and present his own evidence. After jury instructions, each side makes a closing argument, trying to convince the jury to find for their side. Finally, the jury must agree on a verdict.