Personal Injury FAQ
When you are injured because of another person, company, or entity’s negligence, it is important to understand your legal rights. Immediately following an accident, insurance companies often put pressure on accident victims to sign a quick and easy settlement. This settlement is usually far less than what the injured party actually needs – and deserves – after the accident. Your first step towards collecting the compensation you need to recover from your injuries – is to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately. Your attorney can answer your questions and fight for your rights throughout the legal process.
Commonly Asked Questions
Q: Do I need to hire a specific attorney for my accident?
A: YES! The attorney you choose should be dedicated to personal injury law and have experience handling your specific type of case and injury. For example, if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you want an attorney who has experience resolving motorcycle accident cases.
Q: How much does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer
A: All personal injury cases are different, but most are handled on a contingency basis. This means that you only pay your attorney IF your attorney is able to successfully collect compensation for you. You will then pay your attorney a percentage of the recovery. If you have questions about fees and payments, it is important to ask the attorney about his or her fee structure prior to choosing their law firm.
Q: What am I allowed to collect compensation for?
A: If you have been injured because of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to collect compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Long term care costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings
- Vehicle or property damage
- Loss of consortium or companionship
- Pain and suffering
- And more
Q: Will my case go to trial?
A: There are numerous factors that will determine if your case goes to trial. Most cases are settled well before trial, but your personal injury attorney should always build your case as if you were going to trial. If a settlement offer is inadequate in relation to the severity of your injuries, you will want a law firm that is dedicated to representing you throughout the trial process.
Q: Should I talk to the insurance company?
A: It is never a good idea to talk to an insurance company adjuster without having consulted your attorney first. Your attorney can advise you of your rights and can prevent you from being taken advantage of by the insurance companies. It is best to avoid speaking to the insurance company at all without first consulting a lawyer. Insurance companies will often use innocent statements against you to reduce or deny your claim all together.
Contact a Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of another person, contact a Colorado Springs personal injury attorney at Patrick Collins ESQ, LLC right away. One of our experienced attorneys may be able to recover fair compensation for your injuries. Call (719) 622-1352, or fill out the confidential contact form on our website to schedule a free consultation today.