I often get phone calls from potential clients who after explaining their situation then ask, but do I really need an attorney or can I handle this myself? Almost always the answer I give is “unfortunately, if people were able to handle their own personal injury cases, I wouldn’t be in business and there’s a reason why we’ve been in business for over 30 years.” Of course, I sincerely do wish that those persons injured in accidents were able to easily obtain fair compensation, but it simply doesn’t work that way. The fact is that insurance companies are anything but fair and without an attorney involved are not only going to try to get you to settle your claim as soon as possible, but also for as little as they can get away with paying you.
Insurance companies know that after an accident, you are losing a lot of money daily, both from medical treatment costs and because you often are unable to work They prey on that in order to get you to accept a fast and cheap settlement just to get some money in your pocket. Don’t let this happen to you. Our Denver personal injury lawyers have over 30 years experience dealing with insurance companies and will not simply settle your case for fast cash that in no way actually compensates you for your injuries. In fact, we always advise our clients to wait until they have completed all their medical treatment and are back to work before they attempt to settle their case. This is because you never know what future treatment you may end up needing. Very often, a client comes in thinking their nagging back or neck pain is simply a soft tissue injury that requires minimal treatment when in fact they have a herniated or bulging disk and may need surgery. What initially looked like only a few thousand dollars in medical expenses becomes $100,000 and the case is much different that how it seemed at first glance. This is exactly why you don’t want to settle your case until you know exactly what your damages are. Once your case is settled there is no way to reopen it no matter how catastrophic your injuries may become.
Another reason you should think twice about trying to resolve your own claim is because if you are unsuccessful it can be very difficult for an attorney to come in and try to repair the damage at the 11th hour. I frequently get calls from people telling me that had an accident and have been dealing with the insurance company on their own for a significant period of time and need advice because they just aren’t getting anywhere with settlement. The Kidneigh & Kaufman Denver, Colorado injury lawyers try to help these clients as much as possible, but it can be difficult getting an insurance adjuster to reevaluate a claim they have already been working on for 6 months, a year, or even longer.
We have experienced motor vehicle, motorcycle, and slip and fall Denver attorneys who are here to help you with your case. Our Denver injury attorneys handle all types of personal injury cases and successfully help our clients obtain the fair compensation they deserve. Call us today for a FREE consultation. 303-393-6666.
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