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What You Need to Know About Filing a Claim in Colorado

After a serious accident on the Western Slope, you probably need a lawyer. Why? To get fair compensation for your injuries.

If you attempt to settle your claim alone, you’ll undergo all that stress and still be likely to receive less money than you should. As an individual, you’re not prepared to deal with what insurance companies will put you through in an effort not to have to pay out on your claim.

The legal team at Peters & Nolan, LLC, has spent over 20 years protecting the rights of Colorado injury victims. Our Grand Junction personal injury attorneys put their skills and experience to work behind every client’s claim. To find out more, call us at (970) 243-4357 for a free consultation.

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What Accident Did You Have?

Maybe you were taking your dog for a jog and another dog came out of nowhere and attacked you. Maybe you were shopping for groceries and you went sprawling because the corner of a crate was sticking out at the bottom of the aisle. Or, more likely, you were driving home from work and another car crashed into you, no time to stop. Here at Peters & Nolan, LLC, we have seen a little bit of negligence seriously injure someone in a:

  • Car accident
  • SUV rollover
  • Semi-truck accident
  • Motorcycle accident
  • Bicycle accident
  • Pedestrian-car collision
  • Bus accident
  • Train accident
  • Slip-and-fall accident
  • Dog attack
  • Premises liability case
  • Criminal act caused by inadequate security

We’re sad to say that many crashes these days between two vehicles are hit-and-run, and in those cases, you won’t be able to sue the at-fault driver unless he/she is found. A lawyer is especially necessary to find the insurance coverage you need for your injuries and other losses.

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What Kind of Injury Did You Suffer?

We know your wounds will have a substantial impact on your future. If you suffered serious harm due to someone else’s negligence, you have every right to hold that person accountable in a lawsuit. Our law firm has handled cases involving:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injury (SCI)
  • Amputation or loss of a limb, even a finger or toe
  • Bone fractures
  • Second- or third-degree burns
  • Damage to an internal organ, like a ruptured spleen or internal bleeding
  • Soft tissue damage, including whiplash
  • Back injuries, including herniated discs and nerve damage

We have also dealt with wrongful death claims for Grand Junction families who lost a loved one in a preventable accident. We understand these tragic cases, and we take comfort in the challenge of getting our clients justice from the wrongdoer.

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What Damages Can You Ask for in a Personal Injury Claim?

After suffering a personal injury, you can seek compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. In a serious injury claim, the victim can also seek compensation for:

  • Paralysis
  • Loss of a limb
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Permanent injury or disability
  • Loss of career or earning capacity
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Training for a new career
  • Emotional and mental duress
  • Mental health therapy
  • Household and vehicle modifications to accommodate your injury, such as wheelchair ramps and lifts, special beds, hand-driving controls, etc.
  • Cost of in-home care
  • Loss of a family member’s career, if the family member has to quit work to care for you
  • Hedonic damages for loss of joy of life

After a wrongful death, the survivors can also request funeral and burial costs, as well as compensation for the loss of companionship, future income, emotional support, and more.

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Why You Can’t Trust Insurers

According to this CNN investigative report, some insurance companies offer a first-time settlement called a “smaller walk-away settlement” that—you guessed it—relies on the victim’s fear that if this offer is not accepted, he or she will get nothing at all. Since the medical bills are piling up fast and serious injury victims desperately need treatment, many fall prey to this tactic.

Insurance companies are notorious for three tactics: delay, deny, and defend. If you were injured in an accident, insurance companies may delay handing your claim, deny that you were hurt badly, and defend their decision in a court battle. Hiring a personal injury lawyer can stop this from happening and get you the money you deserve.

Insurance companies do not want you to hire an attorney. They know that when you hire an attorney to handle your claim, you will end up with more money. In fact, most of our personal injury clients at Peters & Nolan, LLC, come to us after first trying to tough it out with the insurance companies themselves. They’re understandably frustrated, and in most cases, we’re able to really help them get their lives back.

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What Our Experienced Lawyers Can Do For You

If you’ve suffered a serious injury, your priority should be healing and moving on with your life. Talk to Andrew J. Peters and Andrew J. Nolan before talking to anyone else. Call (970) 579-6709 today for a free consultation.

At Peters & Nolan, LLC, we’re a low-volume firm that takes the most deserving personal injury cases. If we take your case, we’ll deal with all the legal aspects. We’ll use our considerable skills to get you compensation that is worthy of your injuries. We’ll work with physicians and other experts to estimate the long-term losses you will incur, and see to it that the liable party compensates you for those losses as well. Plus, if we handle your claim, you owe us nothing until we get that fair compensation. Our vested interest is in you.

Don’t trust insurance companies. They are only interested in making money, and will offer you the smallest settlement possible, hoping that you’ll be naïve and accept it. Don’t let this happen to you. Call us.

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Contact us today for a Free Consultation

Call Peters & Nolan, LLC at 970-243-4357 or contact us online today to schedule your free consultation.

About Us

Peters & Nolan, LLC is your ideal source for high quality legal representation throughout the state of Colorado. Known for being personable and responsive, attorneys Andrew J. Peters and Andrew Nolan are aggressive trial lawyers with an excellent record of trying and settling cases in criminal defense, DUI/DWAI and personal injury.

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