Three-car accident sends two to hospital

Photo courtesy Michael Pierce
A Pagosa Springs Police officer stands with his back to a damaged vehicle after an accident on Sunday, Dec. 18. 

A car accident involving three vehicles occurred in the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 18, at the intersection of U.S. 160 and Aspen Village Drive.

The accident involved three different vehicles, with a passenger of one of the vehicles requiring extrication and two people being transported to Pagosa Springs Medical Center.

A minor accident may cause minimal damage to your vehicle. However, it can still lead to severe injuries, leaving you with medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Injuries associated with minor auto accidents may include: Whiplash. Sprains, strains, bruising, and other damage to muscles, tendons, and ligaments (soft tissue injuries) are very common in automobile accidents. This type of injury can be painful and long-lasting.

In most cases, victims of car accidents who do not suffer injuries recover compensation through the insurance claims process. The process is generally the same whether you handle it on your own or if you enlist the help of an attorney who can protect your rights and help you prove your case.

For example, if a plaintiff incurs $3,000 in medical bills related to a broken arm, he might multiply that by three, and conclude that $9,000 represents a reasonable amount for pain and suffering. The multiplier method is used in a accident settlement calculator, to learn more about it just click the link and read here.

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