At The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC, Paul offers clients nearly 20 years of experience obtaining full and fair compensation in serious auto accident claims. Paul focuses his entire practice on these cases. Before opening the personal injury practice, Paul was an insurance adjuster for three years. He understands the insurance industry and utilizes that knowledge in pursuit of the best possible outcome for every client.
Paul has successfully represented Colorado clients in a wide variety of auto accident claims, including:
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.
Have You Been
In An Accident?
If you’ve been in a car accident, you’re probably feeling scared, alone, confused and on top of that, you may be suffering injuries that are affecting your everyday life. You need help navigating what to do next and we’re here to help you. The car accident attorneys at Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC are here to support and guide you through the difficult legal processes that come with car accidents.
What To Do
If You’ve Been In An Accident
1. Call The Police: this is incredibly important for your insurance claim; make sure to document everything
2. Gather Information and evidence: take pictures, exchange insurance information, secure contact information from witnesses
3. Seek Medical Attention: if you’ve been injured, first and foremost your health takes precedence and you will need an accurate diagnosis to support any and all claims. Be sure to keep everything pertaining to your accident and try to go within the first 72 hours of your accident
4. Call Your Insurance Company: find out your coverage, understand your policy
5. Call Paul: when you call Paul, you speak to Paul. And if we accept your case, know that you’re in good hands with our law firm