Aurora Personal Injury Attorney
When someone is injured in Colorado, he is often forced to call on the responsible party to make things right. With or without health insurance, the costs mount quickly. From medical bills, to time off work, to the little things like the cost of gas to and from doctor’s appointments, injury victims often feel overwhelmed. Aurora and Colorado Personal Injury Attorney Lain A. Lawrence and the Lawrence Law Firm are ready to help. Let us handle the legal issues, so you can focus on getting back to your regular routine.
Motor Vehicle Collision
The typical case handled by the Lawrence Law Firm involves a motor vehicle collision. These types of cases are negligence cases. Negligence occurs when a party breaches a legal duty and causes injuries. In a car accident, a driver has a duty to operate their vehicle in a safe and prudent fashion. Someone who does not drive safely breaches their duty. For example, a driver can fail to meet their duty by rear ending someone or failing to obey traffic laws.
What to do after an accident?
The most important thing to do after an accident is seek medical help to address your injuries. Lawyers are not doctors, and they cannot tell you what to do about your injuries. The Lawrence Law Firm can take over the legal aspects of your case and permit you to focus getting better and getting back to life.
Insurance companies typically respect only one thing when evaluating cases for settlement: the threat of trial. Many personal injury lawyers have never litigated a case from start to finish. Mr. Lawrence has experience handling personal injury claims at every stage. The Lawrence Law Firm handles a limited number of cases to prepare every case as if it could go to trial.
After an injured victim or his or her family retains Aurora Personal Injury Attorney Lain A. Lawrence, we:
- Take-over all communication with the insurance companies, ending the constant telephone calls.
- Handle most case-related property damage issues free of charge.
- Make sure that clients without health insurance can get medical care.
We do these things to reduce the immediate impact of an injury on the victim’s life. But we understand that, for every many of our clients, the real struggle comes when it is time to get better. Similarly, the real work for us begins when it is time to help our clients put their lives back in order.
What about Property Damage?
In addition to injuries, a major concern for people involved in motor vehicle collisions is their car. The person who caused the collision is the responsible party, and their insurance company will generally be responsible for paying for damages. Depending on your insurance, you could take care of your own damage and let the other party handle their damage on their own.
Sometimes disputes arise, and a resolution of your property damage claim could be significantly delayed. A personal injury attorney can examine the facts of the collision and help resolve this matter.
How Do We Help?
The auto accident lawyers at the Lawrence Law Firm work to help you return to your normal way of life. Injured parties are entitled to a variety of damages, including economic or non-economic damages.
Economic damages include medical bills, future medical expenses, and lost time from work. To put it simply, economic damages include anything that has a dollar amount attached to it. The Lawrence Law Firm will get the medical bills from your treatment providers and ensure they are paid for by the at-fault driver.
Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, physical impairment and disfigurement, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and diminished quality of life. These are a lot harder to quantify, and we usually speak at length with our clients to determine the real impact of their injuries. To understand how the injuries affect you, we will need to know you. We take the time to understand how the injuries impacted you, so we can convey that to the insurance company or jury.
What About My Auto Insurance or Health Insurance?
One of the main things the Lawrence Law Firm wants to do is ensure that you are fairly compensated for the injuries you sustained. We also want to make the process easy and cause as little harm for you as possible. To do that, Mr. Lawrence must investigate the various forms of insurance you have and ensure all potential sources of recovery are safeguarded.
A client with health insurance should use their health insurance to pay for medical treatment. Why should you use health insurance when someone else should pay for your medical expenses? This is a common question, and the answer is that the at-fault driver’s insurance company will not pay your medical bills until you are done treating. Your health insurance company will pay for your medical bills as you receive treatment. This will prevent your credit from being impacted, and it does not hurt your case either. The at-fault driver’s insurance company will still have to pay for all medical bills, and your insurance company has a right to be paid out of any settlement. The Lawrence Law Firm routinely negotiates with health insurance companies on behalf of clients after settlement.
Why does Mr. Lawrence need to know about my Auto Insurance?
This is another good question that we get asked frequently. The first reason is Mr. Lawrence wants to know what kind of policy you have and whether you may have insurance that could compensate you for your losses. Specifically, a policy can provide for under insured or uninsured coverage. This kind of coverage would provide compensation in cases where an at-fault driver does not have insurance or enough to cover your damages. Before a claim can be made for these damages, the policy requires conditions to be met. It is important to have an attorney that can ensure these funds will be available if needed.
Second, a policy can provide for medical payments. This coverage provides funds for medical treatment, regardless of fault. These funds can be used to pay for initial emergency room visits or ambulance rides. It can also be used to pay co-pays.
Will my Case go to Trial?
Most cases settle, but the only alternative to settlement is trial. When meeting with clients, Mr. Lawrence will commonly speak with them about trial or what would need to be shown at trial. The reason being is that a potential trial is the only lens an attorney has to analyze a case. While Mr. Lawrence does not fear going to trial on cases that require it, he always attempts to resolve them without adding additional stress on his client’s life.
Why the Lawrence Law Firm?
The Lawrence Law Firm is an Aurora personal injury attorney, and we focus on helping clients. If you call the Lawrence Law Firm, you will speak with Mr. Lawrence. He will be the one directly working on you case, and he will be available to answer and address any questions you have. With his experience, he will be ready to handle your case from start to finish. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury, do not hesitate to contact Lain A. Lawrence or the Lawrence Law Firm for a free consultation.
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