An experienced Colorado personal injury attorney can greatly increase your chances of getting compensated after a car accident. Below are five of the most important reasons you need to hire a Colorado personal injury attorney if you are injured in a car crash.
1. Insurance companies are in the business of making money, not giving it away.
Individuals who attempt to negotiate with insurance companies on their own will learn this fact very quickly. Luckily, an experienced Colorado personal injury attorney knows what insurance companies look for when determining how much a case is worth. By gathering documents related to the accident (medical records, letters from friends/family, witness interviews, etc.), Wade H. Eldridge, P.C. can work to maximize the amount you receive for the injuries you sustained.
2. There is a lot of stress that comes with being involved in a car crash.
No matter what your injuries are, recovery time can take weeks if not months. The last thing you need to worry about while getting better is dealing with insurance companies and their lowball offers that tend to minimize your injuries. Hiring a Colorado personal injury attorney makes it so you rarely, if ever, have to talk with an insurance adjuster. When you hire us, we will take that burden off your shoulders, and while you recover, we will fight for you to get compensated the highest amount possible.
3. There is often more money available than just the at-fault driver’s policy limits.
Many people believe that the maximum amount they can recover is dependent upon how much coverage the driver who hit them has. However, this is not always the case. If the other driver has low limits that do not provide adequate compensation for your injuries, a Colorado personal injury attorney can review your insurance policy to see if there may be other sources from which you can be compensated. An experienced car accident attorney will know exactly what questions to ask the insurance companies and what to look for in insurance policies to maximize the amount you can receive after a car crash.
4. Just because you have thousands of dollars in medical bills does not mean you will receive a small amount of money.
One night in a hospital can cost upwards of $10,000, and the minimum amount of car insurance coverage you can have in Colorado is $25,000. This means that if you are in the hospital for more than one night there is a likelihood that your medical bills will go drastically over the Colorado minimum limits for insurance coverage. Often times, medical insurance companies who pay for your bills will then turn around and try to get paid back. However, experienced personal injury attorneys can work with insurance companies and doctors to minimize the amount you are required to pay to these companies, and there is even a chance that you will not have to pay them a cent.
5. Personal injury attorneys only get paid if you get paid.
Although you will have a choice to pay an hourly fee, almost every individual who is injured in a car accident opts for a contingent fee. This means that a personal injury attorney gets paid a portion of the amount they are able to recover for you. The most common contingent fee arrangement is 66% for the client and 33% for the attorney. For example, if we are able to recover $100,000 from the insurance company, you get $66,666 in your pocket and we received $33,333. Although there may be some costs, such as unpaid medical bills, that will be subtracted from the amount you receive, we will never get paid unless we are able to get you paid.
If you are injured in a car crash, it is always best to hire an experienced Colorado personal injury attorney. Wade H. Eldridge has been representing individuals injured by no fault of their own since 1975 and knows what it takes to get his clients every cent they deserve. Wade handles everything from motorcycle crashes to automobile-pedestrian accidents and everything in between. If you or a loved one are injured by no fault of your own, contact our office today to find out what we can do for you! (303) 861-4222