If you were injured in a slip and fall, motor vehicle wreck, or any other incident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have what is called a personal injury claim. The law recognizes your right to pursue compensation from the negligent party who caused your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage.
When you file a personal injury claim in Colorado, there are several important laws and state regulations that could affect your ability to recover compensation. The Colorado personal injury law firm of Geiger Legal Group, LLC, can help. To learn more about how we can support your personal injury claim and help maximize the compensation you are owed, contact us today to discuss your case in a free initial consultation.
How Can Our Colorado Personal Injury Lawyers Help You?
The injury lawyers at Geiger Legal Group, LLC, can help you by:
- Explaining your legal rights and options – After a significant injury, it can be difficult to figure out whether you’re entitled to compensation and how to begin a claim. An attorney can help you understand your rights and outline the options available to you.
- Conducting an independent investigation – Insurance companies, law enforcement agencies, and other attorneys will likely conduct or oversee investigations of their own. An attorney on your side can conduct a thorough, independent investigation to identify important evidence that may boost your claim.
- Preserving critical evidence – Certain types of evidence, such as biological evidence, can degrade over time. Electronic data stored in vehicles can be wiped out. An attorney can help you issue a spoliation letter, which is a formal request to preserve relevant evidence, to other parties involved in the case.
- Interviewing eyewitnesses – Depending on the nature of your injury, testimony from eyewitnesses who saw what happened may be vital to your claim. Your lawyer can track down and interview eyewitnesses for statements that will support your claim for compensation.
- Consulting with expert witnesses – An expert witness is someone with specialized knowledge or skills who can provide valuable insight into a case. An attorney can work with expert witnesses such as medical professionals or accident reconstruction specialists to obtain useful information for your claim.
- Identifying who is at fault for your injuries – By investigating your case, gathering evidence, and speaking with witnesses, your lawyer can identify which parties may be financially liable for your injuries. This is an important step of any personal injury claim because you cannot sue for compensation unless you name the persons or parties who are at fault.
- Managing your important deadlines and documents – Insurance claims and legal filings require a significant amount of paperwork, which must be submitted promptly and correctly. Your lawyer can help you manage these important documents and timelines related to your case.
- Communicating with others on your behalf – It’s incredibly easy to damage your claim with a few innocent, off-handed statements. With an attorney in your corner, you can avoid making potentially harmful statements by allowing your lawyer to communicate with other parties, insurers, and lawyers on your behalf.
- Negotiating with insurance providers – Insurance companies typically try to protect their bottom lines by paying out as little compensation as possible. Your attorney can help you estimate the true value of the money you are owed and negotiate aggressively to demand everything you deserve.
- Representing you in court, if necessary – If the at-fault party is not insured or their insurance provider refuses to make a reasonable settlement offer, you may be forced to sue. A lawyer can represent you in court and argue your case in front of a judge or jury.