Summit County Car Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident in Summit County, Colorado, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for expenses related to your injuries. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, we want to help you hold the at-fault driver or a related party liable for the damages they caused you.
We offer free case evaluations, which can be a great opportunity for you to learn how a car accident lawyer serving Summit County from our firm can help you. Don’t let your car accident continue to cause harm in your life. We could start taking legal action on your behalf today.Our legal team can manage your car accident case every step of the way
Our law firm helps car accident victims throughout Colorado, including residents or visitors of Summit County. When you become our client, we guide you throughout the litigation process, answering every question you have. We can offer to handle the legal duties your case requires so that you can focus on your recovery instead.
Working with one of our car accident lawyers serving Summit County means:
You do not have to pay any attorney’s fees unless we win
At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, our lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis. This means we do not charge any upfront fees for our legal services. Instead, we take our percentage out of your compensation award, which we will agree upon before working on your case.
No surprises; no obligations. If we do not win your case, you owe us nothing.
We handle the technical work involved in building your claim or lawsuit
Working with our team may help you pursue damages or legal routes you didn't know were available to you. Our experience with car accident cases can help you ensure that:
- Your legal paperwork is accurate.
- You pursue enough compensation to cover both your current and future damages.
- You do not make faulty claims to the insurance company, jeopardizing your ability to receive compensation.
- Your case does not get dismissed on legal technicalities, such as late filing.
We aim to represent you in court and throughout your case in general. If possible, we may be able to negotiate an out-of-court settlement, helping you avoid court fees.You May Be Able To Receive Compensation For More Than Medical Expenses
Some car accident victims assume that any compensation they receive is only for medical expenses or property damage from the accident. However, this is not true. You may be able to recover financial awards for other damages you experienced.
Our team can help you account for every related damage you have faced since the collision. We may be able to help you pursue compensation for:
- Medical treatment costs, e.g., emergency room care, surgeries, doctor’s appointments, X-rays, and physical therapy
- Property damage costs, e.g., vehicle repairs or replacement
- Income loss, e.g., losing wages due to taking unpaid time off, having to take a lower-paying job due to your injuries, having to quit your job due to your injuries
- Pain and suffering, e.g., physical pain or emotional anguish
- Costs for other care services, e.g., at-home care or childcare services
- Permanent disability or loss of bodily function
You may also be able to receive compensation for how your lifestyle and relationships changed after the car accident. Our team can discuss how we measure and prove these damages in a future consultation.You Have A Limited Amount Of Time To File A Lawsuit For Your Car Accident
Many people choose to file an insurance claim to recover their damages, as this can be a faster route to receiving compensation—though it is not guaranteed. In some cases, settlement negotiations can come to a standstill if the insurance company does not believe their client is at fault for the accident or the injured party’s damages are worth the amount they are pursuing.
Whether you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit now or after attempting to negotiate an insurance settlement, one of your main concerns should be the statute of limitations. Per CO Rev Stat § 13-80-101, you generally have no more than three years from the date of injury to file your lawsuit.
Filing late could jeopardize your ability to pursue compensation
If you do not file your lawsuit by its statutory deadline, a judge can dismiss your case upon request from the opposing party. Once your case gets dismissed, you will not be able to compel the liable party to compensate you for your damages, forcing you to cover those expenses.
Note that other factors might affect your case’s actual filing deadline as well, such as whether a municipality or child is involved. Our team can review your case and inform you about how long you have to file. However, we recommend you take action as soon as possible.You May Still Have Legal Options Even If The Other Driver Was Uninsured
If you were in a car accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver, the stress of figuring out how to cover your damages will be high. However, you may still have legal options to pursue compensation even if the other driver does not have auto insurance.
These options include:
- Filing a claim with your own auto insurance company if you have UM or UIM coverage
- Filing a claim with the other driver’s home insurance or other liability insurance
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit against the uninsured or underinsured driver
You may be able to recover damages through your own insurance
According to the Colorado General Assembly, all auto insurance companies must offer uninsured motorist (UM) or underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage as part of their policy plans. However, it is optional for policyholders to purchase it.
We can review your policy to determine whether filing a claim with your auto insurance is a viable option or if we should take other routes to pursue compensation. In some cases, we may be able to recover damages if you also have comprehensive and collision coverage or if your health insurance covers accident-related injuries.Call Now To Work With A Car Accident Lawyer From Cook, Bradford & Levy, Llc
If you were the victim of a car accident in Summit County, a car accident lawyer from Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, wants to represent you. Call (303) 543-1000 to receive a complimentary consultation with one of our team members and learn more about your legal options for pursuing financial compensation. We can start your legal journey as soon as today.