As a Colorado Springs personal injury attorney I help my clients put their lives back together after a serious injury.
My work focuses on getting them the compensation and resources they need and deserve.
But it also involves answering the many questions they have after a sudden event like a car accident turns their world upside down.
Here are some of the questions I am often asked by clients who have suffered a car accident injury:
Why should I call a Colorado Springs personal injury attorney?
The time immediately following a car accident can be chaotic and nerve-racking. Even if lawyers and lawsuits are the last things on your mind, you should still call a Colorado Springs car accident lawyer as soon as possible.
You may not know the extent of your injuries or the medical bills or lost wages that lay ahead of you.
If you fail to act in a prompt fashion, you could hurt or lose your ability to get money for your losses altogether.
You should look for a Colorado Springs personal injury attorney that offers a free initial personal consultation. This means there is no risk or obligation involved in discussing your case with a lawyer.
Meeting with a lawyer does not mean you will be filing a lawsuit. Rather, it is your best first step toward compensation for your injuries.
What if I don’t think I’m hurt?
After an accident, you may not know the full extent of your injuries. Sometimes, health problems don’t reveal themselves until weeks, months, or years after the accident.
If you don’t seek medical attention you could be out of luck when serious medical issues arise later.
The same problem occurs if you agree to a settlement with an insurance company based on the belief that you’re not that hurt. You could be stuck with huge medical bills for an injury that was not your fault.
How much will it cost to hire a Colorado Springs personal injury attorney?
It’s this simple: unless we get money in your pocket – you pay nothing in attorney’s fees.
You’ve seen TV commercials, billboards, or other ads featuring personal injury attorneys saying something like: “You pay nothing unless we recover damages for you” or “If we don’t get you compensation, our services are free.”
This arrangement is called a contingency fee. In other words, payment to the Colorado Springs personal injury attorney is contingent on the attorney getting compensation for the client.
Almost all personal injury lawyers work on a contingent fee basis.
How long will my case take?
Even “simple” car accident cases can take longer than you would expect.
The courts have overcrowded schedules. The insurance companies want to drag their heels as much as they can.
I do everything I can to get money in my clients’ pockets as fast as possible. But, injury lawsuits can take months or even years depending on the nature of the accident or the severity of the injuries.
The other driver’s insurance company offered me a settlement. Should I take it?
Lawyers hired by the insurance company will represent the person that caused your injury.
Never forget that insurance companies are in the business of making money.
Every dollar an insurer pays out in claims to an injury victim reduces their profits. That’s why the insurer wants to pay you little or nothing and will do everything it can to make that happen.
Right after your accident, the insurer may want to try to settle your case by making you an offer way lower than what you deserve or what you could get at trial.
They know you have bills that need to be paid and wages that may be lost.
The insurance company will try to take advantage of your vulnerability. That is why you should never negotiate with an insurance company without a lawyer.
In fact, a study by the Insurance Research Council (IRC) found that settlements for auto accident injury victims who had an attorney were 40 percent higher than those negotiated by the victims themselves.
You could cost yourself thousands of dollars by not hiring an experienced Colorado Springs personal injury attorney.
Get your free consultation with a personal injury attorney
To find the best Colorado Springs personal injury attorney for your case you need to meet the attorneys. The King and Beaty injury law firm offers free consultations to Colorado Springs residents injured due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness.
Our office is located at Woodman Rd just a mile or so east of I-25. We have plenty of free parking and a friendly, relaxing office where you can share your story and we can make recommendations for your next steps.
Call us at (719) 505-9999 to schedule your free consultation.