At Cook, Bradford & Levy personal injury attorneys we insist that insurance companies fully and fairly compensate our clients, and we use our skilled negotiation or litigation experience to achieve that goal. Cook, Bradford & Levy Boulder personal injury lawyers work personally with each of our clients to select the best game plan for their case, because each client and each case is unique. We have achieved a remarkable record of success for our clients over the past 60 years in which Cook, Bradford & Levy lawyers have been practicing law. Cook, Bradford & Levy’s personal injury lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in settlements without our clients ever stepping foot near a courthouse. On the other hand, when necessary, over the last four decades our lawyers have filed and litigated hundreds of lawsuits to achieve justice for our clients where insurance companies have failed to accept responsibility. Collectively, Cook, Bradford & Levy’s personal injury attorneys have successfully completed over 100 jury trials in America’s courtrooms, helping to level the playing field in favor of the “little guy.” Cook, Bradford & Levy personal injury attorneys never have – and never will – represent an insurance company.Why Is It Important that We Are Willing to File a Lawsuit and Litigate When Needed?
Not all cases should be litigated. But when our law firm demonstrates a willingness to file suit and litigate, it puts insurance companies on notice that we are serious in our demand that our clients get fully compensated. In other words, it shows that we mean business and the insurance company can either pay now, or it can pay later. Accessing the American justice system allows a jury, rather than an insurance company, to decide what is fair compensation. For this reason, Cook, Bradford & Levy personal injury attorneys only take cases where we believe our clients are eligible for compensation.
If you have a question about your case, or are wondering if you should hire a Boulder personal injury lawyer, we encourage you to contact us at 303-543-1000 and speak to one of Cook, Bradford & Levy’s experienced lawyers for a free consultation.
Selecting the right personal injury attorneys to represent you after you have been injured in an accident is an important decision. When you are choosing a Boulder personal injury lawyer, we recommend that you look for a law firm with experience in pursuing personal injury claims through both skilled negotiation and in the courtroom, because you never know which path will be needed for your case. Generally speaking, the more experience the better, both in terms of years practicing law and familiarity with litigation and jury trials. In addition, you should also consider the depth of knowledge in a particular practice area. For example, if your case involves a slip and fall against a public entity, does your potential lawyer have a track record in that area? Another important consideration is how do you feel about your potential lawyer? Are you comfortable with the firm? How easy is it to actually speak with the lawyers at the firm you are considering? Will your potential lawyer be handling your case or will a staff member? Will your lawyer give you a cell phone number for ease of access? At the end of the day, communication is critical to a fruitful attorney/client relationship, and you should be able communicate easily and effectively with your lawyer. At Cook, Bradford & Levy personal injury attorneys we are confident that we are the best Boulder personal injury lawyers for you in the practice areas that we serve, and we pride ourselves on our ability to connect with our clients. If you are looking for a Boulder personal injury lawyer with whom you can actually communicate, we encourage you to reach out to us for a free consultation at 303-543-1000.Our Practice Areas
We focus our practice on the below areas (click on each practice area to learn more):Car Accidents
We are experienced Boulder car accident attorneys who regularly get full compensation for our clients against insurance companies and bad drivers. Our law firm understands that car crashes happen for many reasons, but distracted driving and texting and driving are increasingly common. We are familiar with the insurance carriers, many of their adjusters, and how they value a car accident claim so that we can effectively present your claim and maximize recovery. We will always give the insurance company a chance to do the right thing and resolve your claim fairly, whether that is through negotiations or the litigation process.Personal Injury
If you or a loved one has been injured because someone was careless or reckless, you may have questions about what to do next. The Lafayette personal injury attorneys at Cook, Bradford & Levy are here to help you. We can explain how get compensated for your damages like past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, and emotional injuries. Over the years our personal injury lawyers have handled many unique cases across Colorado, and we have achieved some remarkable results. We encourage you to not stay in the dark about the questions you have but to reach out and make the call to us. We are friendly and professional Lafayette personal injury lawyers and give each case our personal attention. Our approach has a proven track record of maximizing financial recoveries for our clients.Bicycle Accidents
Our lawyers are avid cyclists with a personal and professional commitment to holding careless drivers accountable when they injure cyclists. We regularly represent injured cyclists and have achieved remarkable results both by effectively presenting claims to insurance adjusters and in the litigation process. Our personal experiences as cyclists and lawyers help us build a strong bicycle injury or death claim by leveraging technology, experts, Colorado’s traffic laws, and the general pro-cyclist sentiment in Boulder County. As Boulder bicycle accident attorneys, we understand that the nature of a bicycle/car crash means cyclists are often seriously hurt. Because the injuries can be so bad, drivers often deny fault. We are prepared to investigate and establish liability regardless of how the crash happened, as well as make sure that your claim is built to optimize your financial recovery.Slip and Fall Accidents and Premises Liability
Coloradoans have a reasonable expectation that the places where we shop, eat, enjoy entertainment and do business will be safe from danger. If you have been hurt because a property owner has failed to take reasonable steps to keep its property safe, you may be able to bring a premises liability claim. In determining whether the property owner was operating safely, our established Boulder premises liability attorneys will look at building codes, maintenance and operation manuals, and talk with experts in the industry. It is also important to establish that the landowner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition on its property, and it becomes important to look at maintenance logs, work orders, and statements made by employees who may have seen the condition. Our lawyers have handled a broad variety of premises liability claims against negligent property owners and managers of hotels, convenience stores, apartment complexes, big-box stores, as well as clubs, restaurants, and concert facilities. We encourage you to take comfort in the fact that we can help prosecute your premises liability claim and maximize your financial recovery.Dog Bites
Cook, Bradford & Levy lawyers represent victims of dog bites and attacks across Colorado. We understand that even though medical expenses may seem relatively low (often times characterized by an ER visit, stiches, and follow up visits with a physician), a dog bite can leave lifelong scars and emotional damage. Our Lafayette dog bite attorneys know this is especially true when children have been attacked. Dog bites usually happen at the home of a friend or relative, in which case it is important to know that most homeowner insurance policies cover these claims. In other words, you may be relieved to know that it is usually the insurance company, and not the dog owner, who will be paying your claim. If you have questions about a dog bite or attack, please reach out to our experienced Boulder dog bite lawyers for answers.Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse
Nursing homes owe the highest duty of care to the elderly living in their facilities. So long as Colorado and Federal rules and standards are followed, nobody should be getting hurt or while in a nursing home. An established Lafayette nursing home abuse attorney will help you identify whether your loved one’s injury or death should have been avoided had the proper standards of care had been followed. Our nursing home abuse attorneys know that the proper protocol depends on the unique health issues facing the resident patient. For example, if the injured nursing home resident has dementia, were proper procedures such as alarms and monitors being followed by the nursing home? At Cook, Bradford & Levy we use the help of experts in nursing home standards of care including nurses, doctors, and administrators, to help us identify and develop rule violations that prove the nursing home was negligent. If your loved one was injured or killed due to the negligence of a nursing home’s staff, we can help you get full compensation for your family’s claim.Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents often result in serious injuries or death. At Cook, Bradford & Levy we are aggressive in our approach toward getting you and your family fully compensated for medical expenses, lost wages, and the lasting physical and emotional damages caused by a motorcycle crash. We are Lafayette motorcycle accident lawyers who understand the dynamic between cars, trucks and motorcycles, and that often times the motorcyclist will be blamed for his or her injuries. By working with doctors and liability experts such as human factors experts and accident reconstructionists, our Lafayette motorcycle accident attorneys will put together the strongest argument to convince the insurance adjuster to pay your claim. If you have questions following a motorcycle accident, we encourage you to reach out to us to get help.Distracted Driving Accidents
In every accident we handle, we first ask whether distracted driving was a factor in causing the crash. We are experienced Lafayette distracted driving accident attorneys who understand how much mobile technology has become a part of our daily lives. Our attorneys use investigators to gather all information about a crash to determine whether the driver who caused the collision was on their cellphone, GPS unit, eating, or doing any number of behaviors other than focusing on the road. The best case scenario is when the at-fault driver admits to the police officer on scene that they were driving distracted. When the answer is not clear, however, the litigation process allows us ask detailed questions under oath, get phone records, and investigate what was happening with the driver. When distracted driving is a cause of the crash we can ask a court to permit recovery of punitive damages, thereby increasing the value of your claim. Each case is unique, and we have a team who is ready to get to work on your behalf to protect your claim.Ski and Snowboard Collisions
In Colorado each skier or snowboarder is responsible from whatever ski traffic is downhill from them. Where a skier fails to slow down or take precaution to avoid colliding with another skier or snowboarder, you may be able to bring a claim against them. Our ski collision attorneys at Cook, Bradford & Levy are experienced in representing injured skiers and snowboarders and know how to work with doctors and investigators to protect your claim. We have dealt with several unique circumstances on Colorado mountains and stand by ready to help you with your ski collision claim.Catastrophic Injury
The severity of an injury is judged by the amount of impact on your life. A catastrophic injury dramatically alters your way of life from your most basic activities of daily living to your most cherished hobbies. If you have been catastrophically injured because someone else was negligence, the established personal injury lawyers at Cook, Bradford & Levy are here to help you put your life back together. Because a catastrophic injury is severe, you may need years of future treatment and help with your home care. These claims can be substantial and the insurance companies will not pull any punches in defending them. We have prosecuting catastrophic injury claims and are well versed in the insurance companies’ defense tactics. Cook, Bradford & Levy attorneys are here to help you and your family and guide to you to the best resolution possible in securing your financial future.Trucking Accidents
Trucks on Colorado highways present a clear danger when they are not following state and federal safety regulations. Our Lafayette trucking accident lawyers have a successful track record of handling trucking accidents and understanding the rules of the road that apply to commercial vehicles such as tractor-trailers and semis, cement trucks, and industrial vehicles. Our knowledge of the rules of the road, coupled with our ability to work with your doctors and other experts, mean that we will put you in the best position to maximize your trucking accident claim.Not Sure You Need a Lawyer? Call Us Anyway
Our job is to help people, plain and simple. We get satisfaction in helping people stand up against an insurance company who is likely taking advantage of its industry and legal knowledge to pay as little as possible to an accident victim. Don’t let this happen to you. If you are unsure about whether an offer is fair, or if you should participate in a recorded statement, for example, reach out to us and let experienced Boulder personal injury attorneys discuss it with you. While our experience has convinced us that an attorney will almost always help an accident victim making an insurance claim, there are many instances in which you may be better off without a lawyer. Experienced personal injury attorneys may be able to help point you to public resources that can help you navigate your claim and improve your outcome. Along these same lines, if you are considering a different personal injury attorney and are concerned about the amount of fees or compensation, we are willing to share our thoughts with you about what is – and is not – reasonable compensation for a proposed scope of work. Should you have any questions about these topics we encourage you to reach out to Cook, Bradford & Levy’s Boulder personal injury lawyers at 303-543-1000, for a free consultation.