Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need an Attorney?
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.”
How do I hire an Attorney?
If you’ve been injured in an accident, you’re probably wondering what your options are. You wonder if you should try to handle your claim yourself or if you should hire an attorney. For those who decide on an attorney, the next question is how do I hire one? While the legal process can be complicated and confusing, hiring an attorney shouldn’t be. The Denver injury attorneys at Kidneigh & Kaufman are here to help you navigate your injury case and obtain a settlement that will fairly compensate you for your injuries.
Why it's important to use your insurance.
I often hear potential clients tell me about their possible claim and then follow it with their concerns about getting their or the at-fault party’s insurance involved. I always ask the same thing- why do you have insurance if you are not going to use it? Almost everyone knows the importance of having insurance, but too often people are concerned about actually using it to make a claim.
The biggest worry I hear is, “I don’t want to tell my insurance company I was in an accident because I don’t want my rates to go up.” This is a misguided fear. The fact is that if you were not at fault for causing the accident, then your insurance rates will not go up simply because you report the accident. The only reason your rates should go up are if you cause an accident or simply because your insurance company is raising rates across the board.
How to hire and Attorney when you have no money.
If you’ve been injured in an accident and have been trying to handle your claim yourself, the legal system may seem impossibly confusing. Insurance companies who treated you well when trying to get your business, now treat you badly and don’t want to compensate you for your injuries.
Claims representatives who are supposed to help you, are too often either rude to you, or completely ignore you. And most disheartening, when you are released from treatment, a mountain of medical bills awaits you.
What to do if you're injured at work.
There are many pitfalls of workers’ compensation and “traps for the unwary” that an unrepresented and inexperienced worker may find themselves caught up in. Below are helpful tips to be sure this doesn’t happen to you.
What is personal injury law?
Personal injury law encompasses many different areas, but essentially is designed to help those persons who have been injured in an accident, as well as those who are being denied their rightful benefits, or have suffered the loss of a family member because of the wrongdoing of another. The Denver injury lawyers at Kidneigh & Kaufman are knowledgeable in all aspects of personal injury law, including: automobile, truck, and motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, product liability cases, brain injuries, sexual assaults, and workers’ compensation.
Personal injury law includes both physical and emotional claims, as well as claims for wage loss and the need for future medical services. An injured person’s spouse may even have his or her own claim, what’s known as loss of consortium.
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