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If you have been involved in an accident, the aftermath can be a very confusing time, especially if you were seriously injured. You may be facing mounting medical bills for your injuries and additional financial burdens like the loss of income from missed work. You may be trying to get back to “normal” while trying to face an intimidating financial burden.
Fortunately, you can schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney to help you understand your legal options and help you choose your path forward, including whether you may be entitled to any compensation for your accident. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident in Denver, you should schedule your free consultation with the Denver injury lawyers at Zinda Law Group by calling (800) 863-5312 as soon as possible. If we are not able to win your case, you will not owe us anything.
what is a free consultation?
Many personal injury lawyers in Denver may offer a free, initial consultation to accident victims and potential clients. When they work on a contingency-fee basis, you will only pay them if they are able to successfully pursue compensation for your accident. This means if they do not win your case, you will not owe them anything.
If your claim is successful, your attorney will typically receive a certain, pre-determined and agreed-upon percentage of the compensation you receive. Given this payment structure, these attorneys often offer a free consultation to speak generally with you about your accident and any potential claim you may have.
what to expect in your free consultation
In your free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Denver, he or she will generally not cover any specific legal questions you may have unless you have hired the lawyer to represent you. For various reasons, lawyers can generally not give legal advice to people who are not yet clients, especially given rules often mandated by the attorney’s malpractice insurance carrier. However, this initial consultation allows you and your lawyer to get to know one another before you decide whether or not you want to hire them to handle your case.
During your free consultation, your attorney may explain your legal options and help you understand whether you may have a viable claim and whether you may be entitled to any compensation for your injuries. Based on the limited facts discussed during your consultation, the attorney will discuss potential parties who may be liable for your injuries or damages. Generally, the attorney will also discuss whether he or she is willing to represent you in a potential lawsuit, provided you choose to hire them.
In other cases, the attorney may refer you to another lawyer who can better meet your needs. This might happen if the attorney feels that he or she is not currently able to take your case or may not be a good fit as your attorney.
Finally, the attorney will usually end the discussion by going over potential next steps to take in pursuing any claim you may have for compensation. Meanwhile, if the lawyer does not believe he or she is an ideal option to represent you, your consultation may focus more on providing you with general information about personal injury lawsuits, the legal process of filing a lawsuit, and examples of other cases.
what to do before your consultation
After scheduling your free consultation, you can take steps to prepare for your discussion with the lawyer, including:
- Gather any relevant evidence or documentation regarding your accident or your injuries.
- Document everything, such as by taking pictures of the accident scene, any injuries you suffered, and any vehicles or objects involved in the accident.
- Collect a copy of any police or other accident report that was created regarding your accident by law enforcement, your employer, or a business owner.
- Gather copies of your medical records for any injuries you suffered in the accident.
- Prepare a list of questions to ask the attorney during your free consultation.
what to ask during your consultation
In addition to gathering relevant records and evidence to bring to your consultation, you should also prepare a list of questions to ask the attorney. Asking these questions can help you better understand your potential claim as well as whether the attorney may be a good fit for your case. During your free consultation, you should ask the attorney about your accident, your legal options, and about how the attorney may handle such a case, using such questions as:
- Do I have a case?
- Do I need a lawyer to handle my case?
- What steps do I need to take next?
- How long will it take to settle my case?
- How do I pay my medical bills?
- What fees do you charge if I hire you?
- What expenses are taken out of my settlement in addition to your fee?
- What can I expect if I hire you to represent me?
- How many cases similar to mine have you handled?
- Will you be handling my case personally or it will be handled by another attorney in your firm?
- How long have you been handling personal injury claims?
- How many personal injury cases have you tried in court?
steps of a personal injury lawsuit
The steps of a personal injury lawsuit vary depending on the type of accident as well as the particular details and circumstances of each particular case and the extent of your injuries. The steps may also vary depending on whether the party who may be liable is an individual or business and whether that party has insurance. However, common steps for many personal injury lawsuits include:
1. Consult an Attorney
If you have been injured in an accident, you should schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Denver as soon as possible to discuss your legal options. An attorney can help you navigate the legal complexities of a personal injury case in Colorado and help you to seek the compensation you may be entitled to.
Importantly, you should schedule your free consultation as soon as possible after your accident while evidence may still be readily available, witnesses’ memories are clearest, and before any applicable deadline such as the applicable statute of limitations has expired. In most personal injury lawsuits, if you wait too long before filing a lawsuit seeking compensation and the statute of limitations, or legal time limit, has expired, your lawsuit will generally not be allowed.
After your free consultation with a personal injury attorney near you, if they agree to represent you, the attorney may then begin an investigation into your accident. This investigation will allow them to discover many details surrounding your accident, such as:
- Who may have been responsible for causing the accident?
- How many parties may be liable?
- Who are these potentially liable parties?
- The full extent of your injuries and the expected cost of treatment
- The extent of other economic damages such as time missed from work or property damage from a damaged vehicle
- Non-economic damages like the pain and suffering caused by your injuries
The skilled attorneys at Zinda Law Group have years of experience and can conduct a thorough investigation to gather as much evidence as possible to support your claim. Our attorneys are also skilled in knowing how to best leverage this evidence when negotiating with the insurance company to reach a reasonable settlement. Your attorney may also gather any information necessary to determine the extent of your medical expenses and other financial losses you may have incurred as a result of the accident.
After conducting a thorough investigation, your attorney will generally have a clearer picture of how your accident occurred and an estimate of how much compensation you may be entitled to or how much your case may be worth. Your attorney may then proceed to send a settlement demand to the insurance company to settle your claim without going to trial. Generally, insurers will counter this initial demand with a lowball offer, in hopes of securing a quick and cheap settlement, especially if they know you are in a difficult financial situation.
Your attorney may be able to use information and evidence gathered during the course of the investigation to support your claim and the amount of compensation you are asking for. They will show the insurance company how much more the insurer may be at risk of having to pay if your case goes to trial and is decided by a jury, in addition to the additional legal fees the insurer would incur.
If your attorney and the insurer are able to agree to a reasonable amount, a settlement may be reached. If a settlement cannot be agreed upon, your case may instead proceed to trial.
If it does, your attorney will present evidence to the jury proving the other party was responsible for causing the accident as a result of their negligent or intentional conduct; he or she will assert they should be held liable for your injuries and damages as a result. The jury will decide whether your attorney proved the other party acted negligently or was otherwise liable for your accident. They will also decide whether you may have also been at fault to some degree in causing the accident, and how much compensation you may be entitled to.
how the Denver personal injury lawyers at zinda law group can help
Being involved in an accident can disrupt your life, and recovering from injuries can be a difficult and lengthy process. Worrying about how you are going to pay your bills or fighting with insurers for the compensation you may be entitled to can make the recovery process even more painful and disruptive. Insurers employ their own team of lawyers to help ensure they pay as little as possible; this is another reason why going up against them can be a complicated and difficult process.
If the Zinda Law Group Denver personal injury attorney handles your case, they can walk you through the process of seeking compensation, thus easing this part of your burden. It can also sometimes be difficult to prove negligence and determine who all may be liable after an accident. Our attorneys are able to investigate accidents to help determine if negligence played a role and who is responsible.
The insurance company’s primary concern is with their own profit, so they will often rush to pressure you into accepting an insufficient amount before you have a chance to speak to a lawyer, or they may attempt to manipulate you into saying something that can be used against you later in the case. Zinda Law Group’s attorneys have years of experience with how insurers operate; they know how to level the playing field against them. Your lawyer can use their knowledge and experience to help you pursue the maximum compensation you may be entitled to.
CONTACT A Denver Personal INJURY LAWYER TODAY
The aftermath of an accident can leave you unsure of your next step, even as you try to balance recovering from your physical injuries while also trying to figure out how you will recover financially. Insurers are keenly aware that you wish to get the accident and its related issues behind you as quickly as possible. Insurers also know that your injuries and damages may be placing you in serious financial need, making it very difficult to wait very long for the legal process to conclude. They will often use your financial need to pressure you into accepting an overly low settlement offer, especially if the insurer knows you do not have a lawyer who can advise you against accepting such a low offer.
If you have been involved in an accident, you should schedule your free consultation with a personal injury attorney from Zinda Law Group as soon as possible to level this playing field against the insurer and pursue the maximum compensation you are entitled to. Zinda Law Group’s skilled team of attorneys are familiar with the legal complexities that may be encountered when pursuing a personal injury case in Colorado; they can help you better understand your legal options in your free consultation. Our attorneys will use this experience and skill to work with you and handle your case, while you focus on recovering from your injuries and the accident.
Call (800) 863-5312 today to schedule a consultation for free with one of our personal injury attorneys near you in Denver. You will not pay anything unless we win your case. That’s our No Win, No Fee Guarantee.
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