Personal injury cases generally concern instances where people are hurt because someone else or some other business acted in a negligent and dangerous manner. You may have a personal injury case if you were in a car accident that was not your fault, if you were hurt at work, struck while riding your bike, or were unnecessarily injured during a medical procedure. While these examples do not represent all personal injury cases, they should help clarify what a personal injury case might look like.
Personal Injury Attorneys and Insurance Claims
A personal injury case may also come in the form of a claim you file against your own insurance company. Sometimes injured persons and insurance companies do not always agree on what treatments and costs should be covered. In this case a personal injury attorney can represent you should you need to take on your own insurance company. The most common example of this kind of representation is when you have uninsured motorist coverage that is not delivered or when your insurance company tries to minimize the value of your claim. These are referred to in legal circles as Insurance Bad Faith cases.
Personal injury attorneys are different from most other attorneys in that they primarily work on a contingency fee basis. What this means is that a personal injury attorney does not collect any money from you for taking your case until they have secured some amount of compensation. If the attorney is not able to secure compensation for you through the out-of-court settlement process or through a jury award, then you are not responsible for payment to that attorney. But be aware that you may be liable for court costs and other fees if you choose to go to court and a jury does not enter a judgment in your favor. Also note that not all attorneys in Colorado Springs have the same fee agreement and structure and that not all personal injury attorneys work on a strictly contingency fee basis. It is important to talk about and understand the fee structure with any attorney you interview before you decide which one will ultimately represent you.
If you have been in an accident, Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer Andrew C. Bubb will review your case for free and discuss with you all of your legal options. In some cases you may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. Call 1 (800) 773-4492 today or contact us through our website contact forms.
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