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Cheyenne Car Accident Lawyer

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

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A Car Accident Attorney Can Help Your Case 

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may be feeling uncertain about the future. How will you make up the wages you are losing during your recovery? How will you pay your medical expenses? Will life ever return to normal? 
The Advocates personal injury law firm can help. Our experienced injury lawyers will be by your side throughout the entire claims process, answering your questions, helping you access the resources you need, and fighting to get you fair compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company. 
Contact our Cheyenne law office today for a free consultation.

The Next Steps in Your Wyoming Car Accident Case

Injury

Immediately after your accident, check for injuries

Hire Attorney

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

Treatment

Seek medical care as soon as you can

Property Damage

Get the damage on your car assessed and fixed

Treatment Completed

Once you’ve completed treatment, your attorney will compile your medical records

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‚ÄĒyou 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


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Wyoming state car accident statistics 

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

  • In 2022, there were 134 fatalities on Wyoming roads.¬†
  • Statewide, there are more than 13,000 car accidents each year.¬†
  • Crash data from 2018-2022 suggests that speed is a factor in around 42% of fatal accidents.¬†
  • On average, 20% of all Wyoming car accidents are caused by wildlife on the roadway.¬†
  • 62% of fatalities occur to drivers or passengers who are unrestrained or improperly restrained.
  • Laramie, Sweetwater, and Natrona counties have the highest number of fatal car accidents each year.¬†
  • In 2022, the city of Cheyenne had more than 1,500 car accidents, causing four fatalities and 415 injuries.

Common causes of car accidents 

  • Speeding: From 2018-2022, more than 14,000 Wyoming car accidents were speed-related.¬†
  • Distracted driving: Using a cell phone, eating, putting on makeup, and talking to passengers can all distract motorists from the task of driving.¬†
  • 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‚Äôs 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

Cheyenne 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 Cheyenne 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 Cheyenne 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 Cheyenne personal injury lawyer so they may begin working on your claim.

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When Should I Hire a Cheyenne Car Accident Attorney?


Many car accident victims are unsure whether they need an attorney after their accident. It’s true that not every car crash requires the assistance of a lawyer. If your accident resulted in serious injuries or fatalities, it’s a good idea to seek legal advice and explore your options.

The Wyoming Advocates’ auto accident lawyers have years of experience negotiating with insurance providers and fighting for our clients’ right to fair compensation under the law. We are ready to provide you with fierce legal representation and thoughtful, compassionate guidance throughout your entire recovery. 
 
If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Cheyenne or elsewhere in Wyoming, you deserve a legal team that is dedicated to your recovery and your well-being. You deserve an Advocate.

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