Residents in Denver understand a car accident can affect a person's life at any time even if they're not driving. It can happen to a bicyclist, a pedestrian or a person who is simply sitting in his or her home. Car accidents can result in serious injuries and medical expenses to those involved and significantly influence their lives for a long time.
An early morning two-vehicle accident resulted in one of the cars crashing into an apartment building. The woman in one apartment stated that she had been sleeping when she heard a loud crash. When she entered her living room to investigate, she saw one of the cars had crashed into her home. Police are still trying to sort out what caused the accident and whether there were extenuating circumstances such as a drunk driver that led to the car accident. There were three people hurt in the accident, one seriously.
When there is a car accident, there is a very real possibility of severe injuries or death. Injuries might lead to hefty medical expenses for hospitalization, rehabilitation and after care. That doesn't mention lost wages and the possibility that the victim will no longer be able to function as before. Liability is a key factor when something like this occurs and the details of the accident must be investigated as quickly as possible to ensure that the facts are straight and those responsible are known.
In this accident, it's still unclear as to whether there was a drunk driver or if it was just a matter of circumstance. Those who have been hurt should consider the possibility of filing a personal injury claim. This could result in compensation that could help offset the costs associated with the accident.
Those affect by a serious accident should discuss with a professional about their next steps and the liability for those responsible in dealing with the aftermath of this incident. This could help protect their rights and interests int eh situation.
Source: Denver.CBSLocal.com, "Car crashes into apartment building, injuring 3," Nov. 24, 2013