A Colorado woman has been found alive, after being trapped in her car for at least 5 days. Kristin Hopkins, a single mom of four, was found upside down in her Chevrolet Malibu, after it skidded off a winding mountain road and crashed near Fairplay, Colorado five days earlier. The person who found Hopkins’ car reported that there was a dead body inside; however, when first responders arrived, Hopkins put her hand up against the window and signaled to everyone that she was indeed alive. Once rescued, Hopkins was taken to a nearby hospital where she was treated for serious internal and external injuries, including having both of her feet amputated.
Like Kristin Hopkins, every year, thousands of people are involved in devastating and life changing car accidents. The loss of limbs, crushed bones, disfiguration, and brain damage are all common and life-threatening injuries that can occur in the blink of an eye because of a severe accident. The road to recovery can be long and grueling, and physical and occupational therapy is often needed for months and even years as injury victims attempt to recover. Sadly, many accident victims will never recover fully from their injuries—leading to a lifetime of pain, suffering, and disability.
Car accidents don’t always involve colliding with another car, however, and often times, a single-car accident can occur. When this happens, it is natural for police officials, insurance companies, and even accident victims to assume that there is no one to blame for the accident—or worse, that the driver of the car is to blame. This isn’t necessarily the case. There may be a third party responsible for your accident and your injuries. Some of the most common reasons why a single-car accident could occur, include:
Faulty or defective car parts, such as brakes failing or a defective steering wheel, or airbag system;
Poorly maintained roads;
Bushes or trees blocking traffic signs or signals;
Inadequate shoulder or guardrail;
A hit and run accident
No matter what the reasoning for your car accident, it is always best to speak with an experienced Denver personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Insurance companies are often reluctant to pay accident victims the maximum compensation—even when they are entitled to it. As a result, they often look to reach settlements quickly and easily; the less money they have to pay the better. Unfortunately, this is usually only a fraction of what accident victims need to recover from serious injuries.
Compassionate Colorado Personal Injury Attorneys
If you or someone you love is injured in a car accident in Westminster, Arvada, Northglenn, Denver, or anywhere in the State of Colorado, you are not alone. The experienced Colorado car accident lawyers at Reisch Law Firm can help you obtain the compensation you need. Call the Colorado injury lawyers at Reisch Law Firm today at 1-303-291-0555 for a Free Consultation.
The personal injury attorneys at Reisch Law Firm have successfully represented injured individuals and their families in Westminster, Arvada, Boulder, Commerce City, Northglenn, Broomfield, Berkley, Wheat Ridge, Brighton, Thornton, Denver, Lakewood, and throughout the State of Colorado.