Colorado Car Accident Attorney
Nationally-recognized auto collision lawyers providing legal services for car accident injury claims for a 20% contingency fee.
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Most Colorado car accident lawyers charge a 33-40% contingency fee for representation. Our fee is 20%. There are no upfront costs or hourly fees. We don’t get paid until you settle.
Take care of your legal matter from anywhere. Our online platform saves you time, eliminates hassle, and puts you at ease by making the legal stuff convenient and simple to understand.
We manage all of the legal aspects of your motor vehicle accident injury case, from the paperwork to dealing with insurance adjusters to handling critical negotiations so you receive a full, fair settlement.
Our clients expect results, and we know how to deliver.
From minor fender benders to serious head-on collisions, motor vehicle accidents injure Colorado drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists every day. The time period immediately following a car accident often leaves victims feeling frightened, confused, and overwhelmed.
SettleUp was created to provide greater access to high-quality lawyers and to put more money back into your pocket after a settlement has been reached. That’s why we represent clients for a 20% contingency fee, compared to the 33-40% fee most other Colorado auto collision lawyers charge.
Our team of top-rated attorneys has more than 75 years of combined experience holding negligent parties and insurance companies responsible. We represent people injured in vehicle collisions caused by negligence and draw on years of experience to help you get the best results possible.
Why Do We Only Charge a 20% Contingency Fee?
Trusted and Here for you.
You’re hurt, you’re facing missed time from work and a stack of medical bills. Perhaps the insurance adjuster keeps putting pressure on you and you’re not sure what to do, or you are struggling to keep up with your day-to-day responsibilities due to your injury. Our job is to help with all of these things. Call (303) 399-3235 today and learn how we can assist you. We offer free, no-obligation consultations to discuss your case and your legal rights and options. There is absolutely no charge to consult with our legal team, and there are no upfront costs or hourly fees. You only pay legal fees if your case is successful.
First, during an initial consultation, we will help you understand your rights and your legal options. An attorney will explain the process and also evaluate your situation and determine if and how we can help. Our car accident lawyers in the Denver metro area have a reputation for our honest, straightforward approach to helping clients. If we can help you, we will. If we can’t, we will tell you. You can also count on us to tell you if we think you’re better off handling your claim on your own.
Car Accident Cases We Handle
Our experienced attorneys handle any type of accident involving a motor vehicle in Denver and across the state of Colorado. Including but not limited to:
- Auto accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Bike accident
- Truck accident
- Electronic scooter accident
- Electronic bike accident
- Bus accident
- RTD accident
- Rideshare/Uber/Lyft accident
- Distracted Driving
- Drunk Driving/Impaired Driving
- Passenger Injury
- Rear-End Collisions
- Reckless Driving
- Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist
How Our Denver Auto Collision Attorneys Can Help
Most clients do not want to be involved in a lengthy, expensive, time-demanding legal battle. Our attorneys make the legal process convenient, efficient, and affordable. We will guide you, tackle the complexity, and protect your rights so you obtain the money you are rightfully owed. Our goal is to take on the burden that comes from dealing with the at-fault driver’s insurer so you focus on more important things, like healing.
Here are the number of ways our team of award-winning attorneys can help you:
- Offer a no-cost, comprehensive initial consultation
- Explain your rights, the legal process and answer your questions
- Take over all communication and serve as the direct point of contact with the insurance companies and the at-fault party
- Ensure you meet the necessary deadlines
- Collect documentation to support your claim
- Closely examine the terms of all insurance policies applicable to your case
- Identify all possible sources of compensation of your Denver personal injury claim
- Build a strong demand according to Colorado accident laws and facts of your case
- Aggressively negotiate a fair car accident settlement
Do I Need a Denver Car Accident Lawyer?
Whether or not you need an attorney will depend on the facts of your case and how comfortable you are negotiating and navigating the claims process alone. While it is always an option to settle a motor vehicle accident claim without an attorney, there are certain circumstances when it is highly advisable that you consult with a personal injury attorney before contacting any insurance company. Including:
- If you suffer any injury in a crash, even if they are minor
- If you incur significant expenses as a result of your wreck
- If fault for the accident is contested
- If more than two parties are involved
Remember, talking to a personal injury lawyer does not mean you have to hire a personal injury lawyer. And, hiring a lawyer does not mean going to court. In fact, the majority of personal injury cases settle without going to trial. After some research and conversations, you might find that handling your Denver personal injury claim on your own is the best option for you.
How Do I Know If I Have a Personal Injury Case?
You might have the basis of a personal injury claim if the injuries you sustained were caused by carelessness or negligence on the part of the at-fault person or entity. In order to recover monetary compensation, you must be able to prove that the at-fault party:
- Owed you duty of care: By law in the U.S., it is everyone’s duty to act in a reasonable manner to prevent causing injury to others. If one fails to meet this duty, he or she can be held liable for the injury their actions or inactions may have caused. For example, a driver’s duty of care means he or she must obey the rules of the road, keep focused on their driving, and pay attention to other motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
- Breached duty of care: A breach of duty occurs when the defendant violates the accepted standard of care. For example, if a truck driver crashed into a law-abiding cyclist after he or she ran a stop sign, the truck driver, under the law, would be considered negligent.
- Led to your physical injuries: In the above example, if the innocent cyclist sustained a broken leg as a result of the crash, the truck driver’s negligence would be considered to have caused the personal injury.
- Led to your financial damages: In the above example, if the injured cyclist’s broken leg resulted in medical bills, missed time from work, and/or lost wages, the injury would be considered to have resulted in financial losses (also known as damages).
How Much Is My Car Accident Injury Claim Worth?
The total amount of compensation a victim of a Colorado car accident can recover varies depending on the facts and circumstances of the case. Since no two car accident cases are ever exactly the same, the most effective way to determine the value of your case is to contact an experienced Colorado car accident lawyer to discuss your specific situation. However, for a ball-park estimate of what your case might be worth, our car accident settlement calculator tool can help give you an idea.
Some of the factors that affect the amount of compensation you can receive include the following:
- The severity of the injuries
- The level of the victim’s pain and suffering
- The amount of missed time from work
- Whether a victim can work at all after the crash
- Total property damage costs
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Is it Worth it to Get a Lawyer for a Car Accident?
A study from the insurance industry itself reported that injury claims settle for an average of 3.5x more when a claimant is represented by a reputable personal injury attorney.
Not working with a lawyer after a car accident can put you at a huge disadvantage, especially when the other party is working with a lawyer. Insurance companies take advantage of the fact that most non-personal injury lawyers are not fully aware of their rights, aren’t proficient in the laws that pertain to their case, and don’t understand how to properly calculate losses. An attorney is not only more likely to succeed in obtaining compensation for your losses but also more likely to identify compensation you may have overlooked. Without the support of a car accident lawyer, you will likely leave thousands of dollars on the table. Even after attorney fees are considered.
Compensation aside, a car accident attorney can save an incredible amount of hassle and frustration. On top of getting dealing with exploitative insurance companies, there are doctor’s appointments, paperwork, phone tag with all parties involved, your day-to-day responsibilities, and other demands that often take their toll. Simply the time and energy-saving benefits alone are why so many seek the help of an experienced Denver injury lawyer.
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The Realities of Dealing with Insurance After a Car Wreck in Denver, CO
While it’s true that insurance companies will pay out claims to compensate parties after an accident, an insurance company, above all else, is in the business of making money. And, while it’s also true insurance companies are obligated by law to handle and investigate your claim in good faith, these organizations have armies of well-paid, trained lawyers and adjusters whose primary job is to protect their company’s profit. And they are very good at it.
Insurance companies are notorious for finding any and all ways to minimize the amount of money they pay out, making the settlement process difficult, time-consuming, frustrating and trying to get you to settle for much less than you deserve. And in some cases, refusing to pay you anything at all. Unfortunately, your interests are not their concern.
Insurance companies often refrain from employing these defense tactics used to deny or undervalue claims when a reputable Denver personal injury attorney is handling the case. They know that attorneys are familiar with these tactics and know how to apply the law. In most cases, having a reputable Denver car accident attorney draft, sign, and submit your demand package to the insurer significantly reduces the likelihood that the insurer will delay, reduce, or otherwise interfere with your claim.
What Compensation Can Be Recovered in a Denver Car Accident Claim?
Anyone who has been injured in a car accident that was caused by the carelessness or negligence of another has the legal right to pursue compensation for any harms or losses that were incurred as a result of the wreck. In a personal injury claim, harms and losses are known as damages. Damages are subdivided into two categories: economic damages and non-economic damages. The easiest way to remember the difference between the two is that economic damages are concrete and measurable. Whereas non-economic damages are subjective and personal, and therefore much more difficult to quantify.
In more serious injury disputes, a plaintiff is typically entitled to recover both economic and non-economic damages. In more minor auto collision cases, where injuries will heal, recoverable compensation is typically only applicable to economic damages.
Economic damages are tangible, measurable financial expenses and losses that can be calculated and proven with receipts, bills, and invoices. Such as:
- Medical bills related to the incident
- Cost of physical therapy or rehabilitation
- Compensation for any in-home care
- Lost wages and benefits due to missed time from work
- Loss of future earnings, in cases of permanent injury or disability
Unlike economic damages, non-economic damages are much more difficult to calculate because they aren’t considered monetary. Non-economic damages are the intangible harms and losses that result from the injury. These types of damages are sometimes referred to as “pain and suffering” damages, and include:
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Permanent disfigurement
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium for a spouse
How Much Do Car Accident Attorneys Charge?
As a practical matter, any concerns about attorney fees should not stop you from contacting a car accident attorney if you have been injured in an accident.
Not only will an attorney help you secure a better settlement and put more money back into your pocket (yes, even after attorneys fees are paid), nearly all Colorado personal injury attorneys, including us, represent clients on a contingency fee basis. This means there are no upfront costs, no hourly fees, and more importantly, you do not pay anything until your attorney recovers compensation on your behalf. Moreover, the attorney fee is taken directly from the settlement, after a successful resolution. This means clients never have to worry about tapping into their checking or savings accounts to pay their injury lawyer.
There are many benefits to a contingency fee arrangement. Because a Colorado personal injury attorney who is paid on contingency only earns money if there is a successful outcome, this type of fee structure provides extra incentive for the attorney to maximize the financial recovery for the client. In addition, this type of payment structure allows more people access to a lawyer without needing to pay for anything upfront, or being stuck with an out-of-pocket expense after a case has settled.
In Colorado, most car accident attorneys typically take 33-40% of your settlement amount to represent you as a client. At SettleUp, our fee is only 20% (nearly half of what the others charge).
Our lower fee doesn’t mean discounted services. You will receive legal representation from some of the most highly-qualified car accident attorneys in Colorado; we just want you to keep more of your money. In fact, we are so confident you will like SettleUp that our guarantee to you is:
- Put SettleUp to the test. See what we can do for you. If you try our services, and don’t like the settlement offer, you are free to walk away without paying anything.
Importance of Having an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer in Colorado
After an accident, you will receive a lot of paperwork and other communication from the insurance companies involved. You will be asked to sign forms and releases, make statements, and provide medical records as part of the insurance companies’ investigations. What you say and do, or don’t do, following a crash could have a huge impact on the amount of compensation you receive. Having an attorney guide you, deal with the insurer, and take care of settlement negotiations protects you from saying or doing anything that could harm your claim.
Not only are there countless details to manage in an auto accident injury case, but for any non-lawyer, it can be a daunting, and sometimes impossible, task to evaluate and negotiate the proper amount of money you are rightfully owed. Knowing what fair compensation looks like requires experience and understanding of the law.
At the end of the day, a car accident lawyer is there to help you with all aspects of your claim so you are not left footing the bill for someone else’s negligence. We are skilled negotiators who know how to fight insurance companies, ensuring they honor their obligation to pay for your medical bills and your time away from work.
Contact SettleUp Today
If you or a loved one has been injured, call us today at (303) 399-3235 or contact us online. Your consultation with a top Denver personal injury lawyer is free, and you only pay legal fees if your case is successful. Our legal team is committed to providing you with exceptional representation every step of the way.