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How Do You Know When to Contact a Personal Injury Law Firm?

Law Offices of Malcolm B. Seawell March 14, 2024

When you're injured due to someone else's negligence, the toll extends beyond just physical pain; it's a heavy emotional burden as well. Add to that the mounting stress of medical bills, and suddenly everything feels overwhelming.

In moments like these, taking legal action is important for you to seek compensation. Even though it cannot reverse the damage, it can be an aid for financial recovery and an opportunity to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. 

Recognizing When You Need to Speak With an Attorney

If you've experienced an accident or injury in Colorado, it's advisable to engage a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The following are a few instances when you need to contact a personal injury attorney:  

  • Severe injuries: If your injuries are severe and necessitate extensive medical treatment or long-term care, having a skilled personal injury lawyer on your side is crucial. We'll work with you to ensure you receive fair compensation for your ordeal. 

  • Disputed liability: If the other party denies responsibility for the accident or if multiple parties are involved, we can help gather evidence, interview witnesses, and build a robust case to establish liability. 

  • Insurance company disputes: Insurance companies often try to minimize payouts or deny claims outright. With our experienced team, you can work through the insurance process and negotiate a fair settlement. 

  • Statute of limitations: Colorado has deadlines, known as "statutes of limitations", for filing a personal injury lawsuit in court. The general rule is two years from the date of the injury, but there are exceptions and special rules for certain cases and situations. 

Steps to Take Before Contacting a Personal Injury Lawyer

Before reaching out to us, there are important steps you can take to strengthen your case: 

  1. Seek medical attention: Prioritize your health and well-being. Obtain immediate medical attention for your injuries and adhere to all recommended treatments. 

  1. Gather evidence: Collect any evidence related to the accident or injury, such as photos, witness statements, accident reports, medical records, and any other relevant documentation. 

  1. Document your damages: Keep track of all medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and other financial losses you've incurred due to the accident or injury. 

  1. Avoid providing recorded statements: Refrain from giving recorded statements to insurance companies or the opposing party without consulting a personal injury lawyer first.

How to Choose the Right Injury Lawyer 

Choosing the right personal injury lawyer is vital to ensure quality representation and the best possible outcome for your case. The characteristics and traits you should look out for when seeking a dependable lawyer include:  

  • Experience and expertise 

  • Reputation and track record 

  • Communication and accessibility 

  • Resources and support 

  • Fee structure 

By carefully considering these factors and conducting thorough research, you can choose the right personal injury lawyer who will advocate for your rights and best interests. 

Cases We Handle

At the Law Offices of Malcolm B. Seawell, we focus on various areas of personal injury law. Here's a list of cases that we handle: 

  • Auto Accidents: We represent victims of car accidents, ensuring they get fair compensation for their injuries and other damages. 

  • Truck Accidents: Truck accidents often lead to severe injuries due to the sheer size of these vehicles. Our firm helps guide victims through the legal challenges involved in such cases. 

  • Bike Accidents: Accidents involving bicycles can result in devastating injuries. We provide robust legal support to bicycle accident victims. 

  • Dog Bites: If you've been bitten by a dog, we can help you seek compensation for your medical expenses and other damages. 

  • Motorcycle Accidents: We represent victims of motorcycle accidents, advocating for their rights and helping them get just compensation. 

  • Pedestrian Accidents: Pedestrians often suffer severe injuries when involved in an accident with a motor vehicle. We provide legal representation to such victims. 

  • Wrongful Death: Losing a loved one due to someone else's negligence is heart-wrenching. We help families seek justice in wrongful death cases. 

If you're dealing with an injury due to someone else's negligence or an intentional act, don't hesitate to contact us. We're located in Denver, Colorado, and serve clients throughout the Denver Metro area including Aurora, Golden, Lakewood, Arvada, Boulder, Brighton, Englewood, Castle Rock, Littleton, and Highlands Ranch. Reach out to us today for a free consultation. Let us help you get the justice you deserve. 

What Can a Personal Injury Law Firm Do For You?

A personal injury law firm like ours can provide you with legal support and guidance. We'll handle every aspect of your case, from gathering evidence and negotiating with insurance companies to representing you in court if necessary. Our goal is to pursue the compensation you deserve so you can focus on what matters most: your recovery.

At the Law Offices of Malcolm B. Seawell, we're committed to providing dedicated legal representation during this challenging time. Don't fight these challenges alone.