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A serious accident can turn your whole world upside down. All of a sudden, you’re facing doctor’s appointments, medical bills, time missed from work, and a whole bunch of other hassles. But life goes on and you still have all your regular day-to-day commitments to deal with.

Things can feel pretty overwhelming after an accident, and it’s important to have the right people in your corner to help you get through it. One of the biggest obstacles is getting fair compensation from the insurance companies.

Insurance companies are in business to make money. The less they pay out in claims, the higher their profits will be. That’s why insurance agents will make a lowball offer that doesn’t come close to covering the cost of your medical bills and other expenses. But you don’t have to take the first offer.

The experienced Park County trial attorneys at Whitaker & Penix, LLC will file a claim against anyone whose negligent actions contributed to your injuries. And if the insurance company isn’t willing to make a reasonable offer, we’re always ready to take them to court.

Call (970) 368-0602 to schedule your FREE phone consultation today.

What Is a Personal Injury Attorney?

Everyone has a duty of care to make a reasonable effort to avoid harming others. If someone runs a red light and causes an accident that puts you in the hospital, they have breached the duty of care.

If you were harmed by another person’s careless behavior in Park County, then they should have to pay for it. A personal injury lawyer helps people get fair compensation after an accident so you can start putting your life back together.

We help victims get compensation for all types of accidents, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Dog bites

How Your Attorney Can Help After an Accident

When it comes to automobile collisions and other types of harmful accidents, Colorado is an at-fault state. That means you have the right to collect damages from the person who caused your accident.

In some cases, more than one party may be held liable for your injuries. For example, a careless driver may cut off another motorist who crashes into your car. But if the motorist who hit you was texting while driving, then both of these drivers could be forced to pay damages.

Insurance companies will try to save money by claiming their client isn’t responsible for the accident. They may even blame you for the accident and try to trick you into making a statement that could harm your claim. That’s why it’s best to allow your attorney to do all the negotiating with insurance companies.

Your personal injury attorney will investigate the accident to find out what really happened. This investigation will be based on the following types of information:

  • Police reports
  • Witness interviews
  • Accident scene photos
  • Surveillance camera video
  • Expert testimony
  • Accident scene recreations
  • Internal company documents

Who Is Liable for Your Injuries?

After completing their investigation, the personal injury attorneys at Whitaker & Penix, LLC will file as many claims as necessary to hold people accountable for their negligent behavior. In many cases, businesses share responsibility for accident caused by their drivers.

To save money, trucking companies will often skimp on maintenance or pressure their drivers to violate federal Hours of Service regulations. Parties that may be held liable for your injuries include:

  • Reckless drivers
  • Manufacturers of defective products
  • Pet owners who allow their animals to roam free
  • Businesses and property owners that fail to fix hazards
  • Construction companies responsible for unsafe road conditions
  • Drivers, owners, and managers of trucking and delivery companies

Getting Compensation for Victims

Accident victims are often swamped by bills and medical costs. A personal injury claim may include the following types of expenses:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Disfigurement
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy
  • Wrongful death

A Helping Hand for People in Park County

Residents of Park County enjoy lovely scenery all year round, and it’s a great place get outdoors. Healthy activities include fishing, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, bicycling, and camping at Happy Meadows, Spruce Grove Campground, and Springer Gulch. You can also visit American Safari Ranch, Platt Ranch Riding Stables, and South Park City Museum.

Our experienced trial lawyers at Whitaker & Penix, LLC are here to look out for you. If were harmed by someone else’s negligent behavior, we’ll help you get the money you need to get better. Whitaker & Penix, LLC is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau.

Call (970) 368-0602 to learn more today.