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Casper Car Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash in Casper, WY, The Advocates are here for you.

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A Car Accident Attorney Can Help Your Case

Auto accidents often leave victims with serious injuries, emotional trauma, and property damage—even crashes at low speeds can be harmful. In the wake of an accident, many victims are left feeling helpless as they try to treat their injuries, get their medical bills paid, and understand the insurance claims process.
While no one ever wants to be involved in a car wreck, the good news is that you don’t have to handle it alone. The Advocates personal injury law firm is here to help. Our Wyoming attorneys are ready to answer your questions, negotiate with insurance companies, and help you obtain fair compensation for your damages.
Contact our law office in Casper today for a free consultation and to get started on the road to recovery.

The Next Steps in Your Casper Car Accident Case

Injury

Immediately after the accident, check for injuries

Hire Attorney

Contact The Advocates as soon as possible to begin the road to recovery

Treatment

Seek medical attention as soon as you can

Property Damage

Get the damage on your car assessed and fixed

Treatment Completed

Once you've completed treatment, your case can move forward

Demand

Your Advocate will send a demand letter to the other party

Frequently Asked Questions

You will pay nothing out-of-pocket when you hire an Advocate.
Your initial consultation with us is always 100% free. There are never any upfront costs or hidden fees.
Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means that our attorney fees are calculated as a percentage of your settlement. We don’t get paid unless we win your case and you receive a settlement.
For more information on how settlements and payment work, please see our contingency fee information page.

Not every accident requires an attorney. However, if the accident resulted in injuries or significant property damage, it is a good idea to contact a lawyer. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you navigate the claims process, which can be lengthy and complex.
Your attorney will build your case, keep track of your medical records, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary. Studies have shown that accident victims who hire a personal injury lawyer can receive settlements up to 3.5 times larger than if they settled on their own.

The best way to know if you have a case is to speak with an attorney. The Advocates offer free consultations—you can speak with a qualified legal team to understand what your case is worth without paying a dime. Once you have decided to hire an Advocate, we will investigate your accident to firmly establish liability.

Every personal injury case is different. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to accident claims. The length of the claims process will depend on the severity of your injuries, the willingness of the other party to settle, the court’s caseload, and more.
In general, personal injury cases can take anywhere from several months to a few years. It’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to get your case started. Each state has a statute of limitations for personal injury cases, after which you will lose your right of action.

When you hire The Advocates, we will begin investigating your accident immediately while you finish medical treatment. Once all evidence and medical records have been compiled, your attorney will send a demand letter to the other party’s insurance company. At this point, negotiations will begin.
In many cases, a settlement can be reached during negotiations. If the other party refuses to make a fair offer, you may choose to file a suit. In the litigation phase, your attorney will represent you in court in front of a judge, jury, and/or arbitrator.

A Team of Legal Professionals Assigned to Your Case  

For nearly 30 years, The Advocates have helped thousands of personal injury victims receive the compensation and care they deserve after their accidents, and we are prepared to do the same for you.  
We can help you: 

  • Understand the claims process 
  • Help you get your medical bills paid 
  • Investigate your accident 
  • Build your case 
  • Negotiate with insurance adjusters 

We only get paid if we win your case!


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Wyoming Car Accident Statistics


Wyoming state car accident statistics

Statistics come from the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s crash data.

  • In 2022, there were 1,827 car crashes in Casper. This accounts for 13% of the state’s traffic accidents that year.
  • Rural crashes account for 80% of all fatal crashes, despite only housing 31% of Wyoming’s population.
  • In urban areas like Casper, 63% of critical crashes involve a collision with a motor vehicle, person, or fixed object, while rural crashes are more likely to be rollovers or jackknifes. 
  • Wildlife-involved crashes are most likely to happen in summer and fall, between the hours of 5:00 pm and 11:00 pm.
  • From 2017-2021, more than 4,100 traffic accidents in Wyoming involved one or more motorists that were under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Laramie, Sweetwater, and Natrona counties have the highest number of fatal car accidents each year, with Cheyenne and Casper accounting for 6% of all traffic fatalities in 2022.

Common causes of car accidents

  • Speeding: From 2018-2022, 267 people died in speed-related crashes in Wyoming.
  • Distracted driving: More than 4,500 distracted driving accidents happened in Wyoming in the five-year period from 2017-2022.
  • Impaired driving: From 2017-2021, impairment was a factor in 27.4% of all critical crashes in Wyoming.
  • Adverse weather conditions: The months from November-January see the highest number of crashes each year, likely due to Wyoming’s snowy and icy conditions.
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Common car accident injuries 

Depending on the nature of your accident, car accident injuries can range from mild to life-threatening. Some common vehicle collision injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Broken bones
  • Whiplash
  • Lacerations and bruising

Casper Personal Injury Law FAQs


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How do I know who the at-fault driver is in my accident?

Wyoming is a modified comparative fault state. Under state law, there may be more than one liable party in your car accident case.
Depending on the nature of your accident, an investigation may be done by local or state police to determine how much fault each driver had in causing the accident.
As long as you are found to be no more than 50% responsible for your accident, you can recover damages from the other party. However, an award of damages will be reduced in proportion to the amount of fault attributed to you.

What damages can I receive financial compensation for in a personal injury claim?

Your potential settlement will be calculated based on the damages you incurred after your accident. It is impossible to know exactly what kinds of compensation you are entitled to without knowing the specific factual information of your case.
For reference purposes, some common personal injury damages include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages and loss of future earning capacity
  • Non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering
  • Funeral and burial expenses, in the case of wrongful death

For more specific information as it pertains to your case, contact a Casper car accident attorney. An experienced personal injury attorney with The Advocates can offer you a free initial consultation to determine how much your potential claim may be worth.

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What responsibilities do drivers have after an accident?

After any accident, the most important things you can do are stay calm and remain at the scene. If you panic, you may say or do something that damages your ability to file a claim. If you leave the scene, you may be charged with a hit-and-run.
If you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident, be sure to do the following:

  • Move your car out of traffic (if possible).
  • If anyone has serious injuries, call 911.
  • File a police report.
  • Exchange contact information and insurance information with the other driver.
  • Take pictures and videos of the cars, your injuries, and the scene as a whole.
  • Get contact information from any witnesses to the crash.
  • Seek medical attention.
  • File a car accident claim with your own car insurance provider.
  • Consider contacting an auto accident attorney.

After an accident, you should NOT:

  • Leave the scene before being cleared to do so.
  • Admit fault or apologize to the other party.
  • Speak to anyone about your accident, except for your attorney.
  • Post about your accident or injuries on social media.

Even if you do not decide to file a personal injury claim, these actions may help protect you in the event of legal action from the other party.

What is the statute of limitations for car accidents?

For any personal injury case, a plaintiff only has a certain amount of time to file their claim. After that time period is up, they lose their right of action. This is referred to as the statute of limitations.
In Casper and the rest of Wyoming, the statute of limitations for most car accident cases is 4 years from the date of the injury, however there are some exceptions to this and you may have less time to commence a claim. It is a good idea to file your claim much sooner than that.
Personal injury cases can take a long time to settle, so it is a good idea to give yourself as much time as possible before the statute of limitations has run. As soon as you think you may have a case, contact a Casper personal injury lawyer so they may begin working on your claim.

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When Should I Hire a Casper Car Accident Attorney?


You may not need legal representation after your car accident if there were no serious injuries or fatalities. Some accident victims choose to pursue legal action on their own without the assistance of an attorney. However, many decide to consult a lawyer to determine whether they have a case and find out how an attorney can help.
The claims process can be lengthy and complex. Insurance companies often try to avoid offering accident victims fair compensation for their damages. There are many documents to gather and deadlines to keep track of—it can quickly become overwhelming.

The Advocates’ legal team has more than 30 years of experience in helping car accident victims with their recovery. We will build your case, negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company, and fight to get you the settlement you deserve. We take on the stressful parts of the claims process so you can focus on feeling better.
Contact our Casper office today for a free case evaluation. You deserve a peaceful recovery. You deserve an Advocate.

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