Longmont Car Accident Lawyer
If you find yourself in a car accident, you should call a law firm that is invested in the Longmont community. We can help you with the aftermath of the crash, including advising you on how to handle your bills and seeking compensation for your losses.
At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, our Longmont car accident lawyers help our clients recover from serious automobile collisions. We want to meet you and talk about your case for free.Our Car Accident Lawyers Arm Our Clients With Knowledge
The insurance companies want you to believe recovering your damages after a car accident is easy. This simply isn’t true - especially for large cases with substantial injuries and losses.
At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, our Longmont car accident attorneys have advocated for our clients for decades. In our initial consultation, we will break things down for you, explain how insurance companies and juries value a car accident case, and give you the information you need to feel confident in our ability to handle your case successfully.You are Entitled to Compensation
Our car accident lawyers in Boulder County can help you seek compensation for your losses resulting from a crash that is not your fault. While you can recover financially for virtually any loss from the accident, we group crash expenses into three categories: economic and non-economic losses, as well as physical impairment and disability.
Economic losses are those expenses resulting from personal injuries with an inherent monetary value linked to them. These might include:
- Medical bills past and future
- Lost wages past and future
- Car repair costs
- Car replacement costs
- Intermediate transportation expenses (taxis, Ubers, etc.)
- In-home care costs
Our attorneys will take on the responsibility of compiling your economic losses and telling the insurance company what you are entitled to.
We can also recover non-economic losses for you. These are damages the car accident inflicted on your life and emotional state.
Generally, the more severe your physical injuries and losses, the more you can recover for your non-economic losses. For example, someone who had a limb amputated following a car accident has more non-economic losses than someone who suffered a broken bone. Some non-economic losses you might be entitled to include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of consortium
This is not an exhaustive list of the damages you might be able to recover. Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, will analyze your losses and tell you what you are entitled to.
Physical impairment and disability includes the loss of use of any part of your body or system.Statute of limitations on Longmont car accident cases
Each state has a different statute of limitations, or deadline, by which personal injury victims must file a lawsuit. In Longmont and throughout Colorado, we have to either settle your case or file your lawsuit within three years of your accident date.
If you miss this deadline, outlined in CO Rev Stat § 13-80-101, you generally lose your ability to recover compensation. However, there might be exceptions to this rule. For example, minor children have a longer time period to resolve their claims. A car accident lawyer from Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, can explain whether any apply to your case.Types of Negligence in Colorado Car Accidents
Driver error is most often the cause of car accidents in the U.S.—and Colorado is no exception.
Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, needs to prove the other driver caused your accident to recover compensation for you. We will do this by showing that the driver breached their duty of care to you. They might have done so through one of the following negligent driving behaviors:
According to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), drivers under the influence of marijuana caused 35 deaths in 2017.
The CDOT report indicates that speeding causes many fatalities in car accidents. It caused 230 in 2017 alone.
Drivers distracted by food, passengers, animals, radios, and cellphones caused 61 traffic deaths in 2017, according to the CDOT.
Drowsy driving—falling asleep at the wheel and driving fatigued—caused 10% of Colorado car accident injuries and deaths in 2017.
When someone injures you through their reckless disregard for others’ safety, we can hold them accountable. Aggressive driving caused 12% of injury and fatal crashes in 2017.Why You Should Hire Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC
When we represent you in your Longmont car accident claim, we methodically gather data for your case, preserve evidence, and prepare your claim so that we can get you a financial recovery.
Our team of Longmont car accident lawyers, including Brian Bradford, Jason Levy, and Steve Cook, has over 50 years of collective experience successfully resolving car accident claims across Colorado and other states. We immediately get to work with you, your doctors, and experts who can help us paint the strongest possible picture of what happened in your crash and how it has impacted your life.
We get to know our clients personally
As the preeminent Longmont car accident attorneys, one of the most critical aspects of helping car accident victims is to get to know our clients. We value communication, which usually takes place over the phone or in our law office.
In certain instances, when we feel a need to go deeper—or once a case appears headed for trial—we like to ask our clients if we can come over and meet them at their home and have a cup of coffee or tea at the kitchen table.
Over the years, our lawyers have found that guards come down around the kitchen table, and we can get to know the people behind our cases. Most law firms do not show this type of dedication to their clients. We have always believed that this willingness to go the extra mile is what sets Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, apart from other personal injury law firms in Longmont and beyond.
Longmont is different from Boulder—and we know it
People often lump Longmont and Boulder into the same metropolitan area, which makes sense from a geographical perspective. With that said, there are subtle differences between the people who live in Longmont and Boulder, and only a law firm who is a part of the Longmont community can grasp that difference.
While by no means is Longmont rural, there is more of a hometown “feel” to it that touches everything from the vehicles on the roads to what people do in their spare time. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, we do our best to capture our client’s essence when we tell their story to the insurance company or to the jury who hears their case.
We get great results for our Longmont clients
When choosing a Longmont car accident lawyer to represent you, you might consider more than one attorney. If you have recently been in a car accident and are wondering where to start, we would appreciate the opportunity to meet you and show you what we are all about.
We will handle all aspects of your personal injury case, including:
We are proud of our knowledge and experience. We have recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients with hard work and dedication.Call Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, Today
We invite you and your family to call us today at (303) 543-1000 for a free consultation with our team. We can meet you at our office in Longmont or Lafayette, your home, or a neutral location like one of the coffee shops on Main Street. We look forward to meeting you!
Our Longmont office is located at 535 3rd Ave. #118, Longmont, CO, 80501.