Answering Your Personal Injury Questions
As an experienced personal injury law firm, the attorneys at Wick & Trautwein, LLC, want to take a few moments to discuss some of the most common questions that we receive from our clients. This is just general information and is not to be considered legal advice. For a more detailed discussion of your potential case, we invite you to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers.
What happens in a personal injury case?
The process of a personal injury case in both Colorado and Wyoming is somewhat similar. Basically, when you come in and talk to us about being injured in a motor vehicle accident, we take several steps to help you protect your claim.
First, we make sure that you have the medical care you need to effectively treat the injuries suffered in the crash. Next, we review the facts of the accident to establish the parties responsible for those injuries. We contact witnesses and review accident reports to help put together our strategy for your case.
After we have taken the initial steps, we begin negotiations with insurance companies to potentially settle your case. Many cases settle outside of the courtroom, but, if the insurance companies do not want to make a reasonable offer, we are ready for trial.
What is my case worth?
This may be the most common question that we receive during our free consultations. Without knowing the specific details of what happened in your situation, we really cannot say for certain what your claim is worth. It truly depends on several different factors, including:
- The injuries that you suffered in the accident
- The costs of any long-term care that may be necessary
- The damages to your vehicle
- The amount of insurance available under the policies of the drivers involved in the crash
- The other motorists or entities who may be responsible for the accident
Once we have had the opportunity to review this information, we will have a much better idea of the potential value of your case. We will walk you through your options and help you decide the right approach to take as things move forward.
Why do you need a personal injury attorney for your case?
The insurance companies spend every single day reviewing these types of claims. They have assigned value to your case before you are even done getting treatment. In some situations, these companies might even call soon after the accident with an offer that they tell you is fair.
Do not listen to them. You should never talk to an insurance company before you have an attorney on your side. An attorney can help you understand if the offer you receive is in your best interests, or whether there are other options available to you. In many cases, insurance companies want you to settle for an amount that is substantially less than your claim is worth. If you decide to accept their offer, you will be unable to recover additional compensation once you learn the real value of your case.
Schedule Your Free Consultation
We can help you get the compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation with a member of our team, please call 970-482-4011 or send us an email. We have offices conveniently located in Fort Collins and Windsor. We can also meet at your home or hospital if you are unable to travel to us.