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If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, what do you look for when considering which accident attorney to hire?
- Someone who understands the type of accident involved?
- Someone who knows how to get the compensation you deserve?
- Someone who will fight for your interests rather than settle on the first offer?
At The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC, I dedicate my entire practice to representing auto accident victims. Not only do I understand the type of accident that led to your injuries, I have handled thousands of cases involving accidents just like yours.
Suffering serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident can change your life forever. When these injuries occur in accidents that happen because of another driver’s negligent behavior, victims have the right to be fully compensated for their medical care and any other losses associated with the accident.
These are complex cases, and the insurance companies that represent negligent drivers will go to great lengths to avoid paying the full value of your claim. If you have been seriously injured or a loved one has been killed in an auto accident that occurred because of another driver’s negligence, it is important that you have an experienced attorney representing you from the start.
UNINSURED/UNDERINSURED MOTORIST UM/UIM CLAIMS
UM/UIM coverage is special coverage that is designed to cover gaps between the negligent drivers’ policy limits and your actual damages from an accident. Under Colorado law, UM/UIM coverage must be offered with every auto insurance policy that is issued. In fact, you have to specifically refuse it in writing in order for it to be excluded from your policy. If you did not sign a document stating that you did not want UM/UIM coverage on your policy, it is a virtual certainty that you have it.
PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE ACCIDENTS
When a person is hit by a car, the resulting injuries can be life changing and are often fatal. Many of these cases are the result of negligence on the part of the driver. In these situations, the drivers are liable for any losses their victims suffer, including medical care, loss of income long-term care and other considerations.
Obtaining fair compensation in these cases can be quite challenging, and the quality of your legal representation can have a direct impact on the quality of your results. If you were hit by a car, it is important that you speak with a reliable attorney as soon as possible. Even if you were jaywalking, which is technically a violation of the law, you still likely have a claim for damages.
HEAD, NECK AND BACK INJURIES
Head, neck and back injuries can be extremely debilitating and often leave victims to face a lifetime of hardship. Sadly, these injuries that have some of the greatest potential to cause lifelong suffering are frequently some of the most difficult to get insurance companies to take seriously in the event of an accident claim.
Insurance companies are notorious for dismissing head and brain injuries as little more than a bump on the head and an opportunistic money-grab. If you or a loved one has suffered a head or brain injury in an auto accident, having a reliable legal team behind you can help to ensure that you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve under Colorado law.
INSURANCE BAD FAITH
In any contractual agreement, each party has a duty of good faith and fair dealing to the other. While many people do not think of them as contracts, an insurance policy is a contract between you and the insurance company. The insurance company has a duty to treat you fairly under the terms of the policy and can be subject to legal action if it fails to do so.
Often referred to as insurance bad faith, there can be many different ways that insurance companies can breach the terms of their policies. In some cases, they will claim that the terms of the policy do not cover a particular type of loss. In others, they may attempt to settle your claim for less than it is worth or fail to defend you against a particular claim.
If a person has died as a result of the negligence of another person, company or entity, surviving family members have the right to seek compensation for the losses they have suffered as a result. This is a difficult and emotional time, and the assistance of an experienced lawyer can be extremely valuable.
The Colorado Wrongful Death Act allows for lawsuits on behalf of certain relatives. The statute gives you and your children the right to pursue damages for the losses you have experienced as the result of your loved one’s death. It may also be possible for your loved one’s parents and others who were economically dependent on him or her to join you in the wrongful death action. In this lawsuit, the beneficiaries recover personally and directly for the damages they have incurred as a result of losing their loved one such as loss of benefits, future income and companionship.
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I knew early on that I wanted to help injury victims. While the rest of my fellow law school graduates immediately sought out their first law firm jobs, I had a plan. I went to work as an insurance adjuster. For three years, I learned my opponent’s business firsthand. I had the other team’s playbook in my hands, and I memorized every page.
A large part of the success I have achieved on behalf of my personal injury clients can be directly attributed to the thorough preparation I put into every case. When insurance company attorneys learn that they will be taking on my firm, they know that they have a strong chance of ending up in court if they are not willing to negotiate in good faith. I will not recommend a settlement offer unless I believe that it is truly in my client’s best interests to do so. I have no hesitation about taking a case to court in pursuit of the best available result for every client.