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Longmont Personal Injury Lawyers

With its tech, breweries, and location close to the mountains and the big cities, Longmont is booming. An experienced personal injury attorney also understands that Longmont has numerous dangerous intersections where people get hurt. A recent Times-Call article points out that from 2011-2015 over 1000 crashes happened at only five Longmont intersections. If you or a loved one has been injured at one of these or other intersections, we encourage you to reach out to an experienced Longmont personal injury lawyer who can protect and defend your interests regardless of whether a car, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian is involved. Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC knows Longmont and we can help you if you have been hurt.

What Can I Recover if I was Injured?

In Colorado, an accident victim can recover three main categories of damages: economic damages, general damages, and physical impairment and disfigurement. Experienced Longmont personal injury attorneys understand and work with these three areas of damages on a routine basis and are well-versed in how to prove these damages.

Economic damages are those things that can be assigned a specific dollar amount such as past medical bills, missed work (or having to use PTO or vacation), out of pocket expenses, and medical bills or home healthcare bills that you expect to get in the future. General damages are more difficult to put a hard number on, such as pain and suffering for going through the crash and recovery, loss of enjoyment of life because you cannot do a hobby, or the inconvenience of having to attend medical appointments. As the name implies, physical impairment and disfigurement include effects of injuries such as a scar, a missing limb, or even walking with a limp.

Who Pays for My Damages?

At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, our Rule of Thumb is that an injured person must be fully compensated by whoever caused the injury. When a private person is at fault, an experienced injury attorney knows to investigate the assets and insurance available for that person. Similarly, when an at-fault driver is on the job or in a company vehicle at the time of the crash, the business’s assets and insurance will be examined. With some exceptions, this is generally true also when a driver is working for the government at the time of the crash.

Unfortunately, most of the time the insurance company or assets of the at-fault driver will not be paid until after the claim is resolved, and in many cases, this means the victim must find a way to pay for their medical bills and otherwise make it through the tough times until a settlement or verdict is reached. This is why a knowledgeable Longmont injury lawyer will generally recommend that a victim use his or her health insurance (if it is available) to pay as many medical bills as possible. If the victim has “medical payments” coverage on their automobile insurance policy, this coverage should also be used.

Where Does My Insurance Fit In?

When the at-fault driver has no insurance or assets, or does not have enough insurance, then an experienced Longmont personal injury lawyer will know that the victim’s own insurance policies will be in play. Please click here for an in-depth discussion on Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage (UM/UIM). Many people wonder whether their car insurance rates will go up if they open a UM/UIM claim under their own car insurance policy. Colorado law (Colorado Revised Statute §10-4-416 (2017)) appears to state that so long as the victim is not at fault for the crash, the insurance company cannot raise rates or reduce coverage during the policy period.

Call Today for a Free Consultation

If you were injured in an accident and have questions about what to do, we encourage you to call Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation. We know Longmont, and we can help.

Client Reviews
“I was rear ended by a driver on his cell phone. I started with another attorney, but was not receiving adequate attention to my case. I switched to Brian and everything changed. He was attentive to my situation, listened to all I had to say, and worked to resolve my case in a timely fashion. He continued to communicate and touch base even during slow parts of the process. After the settlement was resolved, he has still reached out to check in on my health and well being. I would highly recommend Brian Bradford as a lawyer.” Randy
“A driver trying to get away from the police ran a red light and broadsided my car. My injuries affected me physically, emotionally and organizationally. Hiring Steve Cook allowed me to focus on healing while ALL the legal Issues were effectively handled by his firm. Steve's patience, honest, determination. competence and experienced evaluation of my case resulted in a great settlement without having to go to trial.” Shirley
“I was injured in a car accident and I was having a hard time getting much of a response from the insurance companies. I never thought I would resort to calling an attorney, but I am so happy that I did, and that Jason Levy was that attorney. He was respectful, knowledgeable, and kind. When I was healing from major surgery, he arranged for my deposition to take place all the way out in Harford County, at a library near my home, rather than having me come into the city. He was also very persistent with the other driver's insurance company, finally negotiating an excellent settlement” Kate