Longmont Personal Injury Lawyers
With its tech, breweries, and location close to the mountains and the big cities, Longmont is booming. Whether you have been hurt in a car accident, slip and fall, dog bite, or any number of scenarios, a good Longmont personal injury attorney can help you recover the most money for your claim. In choosing an attorney, it is important to do your research and, most importantly, make sure that you feel a connection with whom you will work. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, our lawyers have decades of success fighting against some of the largest insurance companies and corporations in the world. We invite you to meet us and decide for yourself whether we would be a good fit to work together. Call us today at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation.Car Accidents
While we are able to help you regardless of how you were injured, far and away, most of our clients have been hurt in car accidents. Our attorneys know that there are several notorious intersections within the City. A recent Times-Call article points out that from 2011-2015 over 1000 crashes happened at only five city 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.
Our team of attorneys has successfully resolved hundreds of car accident cases, meaning that we have made the insurance company of the at-fault driver pay for their driver’s negligence. With each case we examine all of the important facts and develop a strategy to negotiate the largest possible settlement with the insurance company. All you need to do is ask us and we can give you an example of how we worked up and satisfied a client with a case similar to yours.Bicycle Accidents
The trend in Colorado cities is more biking and less driving. When a bicycle accident happens, it is critical that you have an experienced lawyer to protect your interests. Our lawyers have helped dozens of injured cyclists throughout Colorado, ranging from recreational cyclists to nationally-ranked triathletes. Because collisions between cars or trucks and bicycles can leave a cyclist seriously injured, it is essential that your attorney scour all of the parties involved for insurance policies that might apply to your claim. Otherwise, you may find yourself in a situation where your damages exceed the amount of money that is available from which you can recover. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, whether it is looking for insurance or helping prove that it was the driver who was negligent – and not the bicyclist – we are experienced lawyers you can count on.Slip & Falls
When a business, or even another homeowner, does not fix safety problems on their property they can be liable when someone gets hurt. When it comes to holding negligent property-owners accountable, the Longmont slip and fall lawyers at Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC have a proven track-record of success. We have helped clients with serious injuries such as fractured hips, wrists, and ankles, as well as back injuries, who were hurt because a property owner failed to fix a safety issue. Many of the responsible parties include the largest corporations in America such as 7-11, Home Depot, Jimmy John’s, and large hotel chains. If you have been hurt in a slip and fall, especially if you have required surgery from your injury, we encourage you to call us today to discuss your case.Dog Bites
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog bite, we encourage you to call our team of experienced dog bite lawyers. Dog owners in Colorado have a responsibility to keep others safe from the dangerous behavior of their dogs. This is especially true – but not a deal-breaker to your case – if the dog owner had previous knowledge that the dog had dangerous tendencies. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, we have helped victims of dog bites throughout Colorado in cases involving children, the elderly, as well as adults.
We work with law enforcement to get the documentation of your dog bite incident and then find the applicable insurance policy – often a home insurance or renter’s insurance policy – to cover your claim. We have also helped those who have been hurt by dogs in restaurants or other public places where a dog was not properly restrained or was leashed in a way that posed a trip and fall hazard. If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, call us today for a free consultation about your case.Truck Accidents
Semis and large trucks such as tractor-trailers, cement trucks, and delivery trucks like UPS or Fed Ex are dangerous if not driven properly. Our lawyers have represented dozens of people who have been hurt by these massive vehicles, which often cause serious injury requiring hospitalization or surgery. We know the ins-and-outs of the trucking industry, and how to properly build a truck-accident case so that it settles for maximum value. If you have been hurt in a truck accident we invite you to call us today to discuss how we might be able to help you.Ski Accidents
In 2019 Colorado broke its previous record of the number of annual skier visits. Unfortunately, out of control and reckless skiers or snowboarders pose a hazard to others who are enjoying the mountain. If you have been hit by another skier or snowboarder while on the mountain, you may be able to bring a claim against that person. Our team of ski accident lawyers can help you navigate your claim and get financial compensation for your injuries. We are avid skiers and snowboarders ourselves, and we are ready to fight for you and pursue your claim.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, a Longmont personal injury lawyer 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 attorney 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 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 can help you.