Frequently Asked Questions

Auto Accident Claims

The majority of the claims we deal with include:

  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Commercial Vehicle Accidents
  • Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Work-Related Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents

Is my personal injury settlement or verdict taxable?

This depends on varibles such as:

  • Punitive damafes are taxable as "other means of income"
  • Interest income comes form Judgment nterest.
  • Compensation for non-economic and economic dameages are not taxed by the IRS.

* The settlement or verdict agreement will be clearly stated, so the IRS will tax you fairly.

accident claims colorado

What is the required minimum auto insurance in Colorado?

The Legal Auto Insurance coverage is:

  • 25,000 per victim that was injured.
  • 15,000 minimun in property damage.
  • 50,000 per accident, no matter how many victims have been affected.

Since Colorado is a "fault" state, this means you can file a claim against the defendant driver's insurance carrier.

If the accident was somewhat my fault, can I win my case?

Yes, under Colorado's fault principles, your damages will be decreased in proportion to your fault. So if 30 percent was your fault than that would be reduced in the claims. Keep in mind that the court determines fault.

car accident claims

How much time do I have to file an auto accident lawsuit?

In most cases, you have around three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. The deadline can be prolonged if you discovered the injury later. If you are planning to sue a goverment establishment, you may be required to file a claim within a few months after the accident.

Call Doehling Law at 970-628-3907 today!