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- What are the steps in handling an accident claim?
- What can I expect in my free consultation with The Bourassa Law Group?
- What is a contingency fee?
- Mark Bourassa’s Education and Experience
- What are the biggest mistakes that accident victims make that hurt their case?
- Are employers responsible for accidents caused by their employees?
- Can a person pursue a workers’ compensation case and a personal injury case at the same time?
- What are medical liens and does a person have to pay them?
- 3 Things that Make a Viable Accident Case
- What are some warning signs or reasons to fire a lawyer?
- What are the types of insurance typically involved with car accident claims?
- Does The Bourassa Law Group hear from clients it has represented previously?
- Does a person have to file a lawsuit if they hire an attorney?
- Can a person fire and replace their lawyer?
Frequently asked questions
The legal definition of a personal injury is when someone’s failure to use reasonable care in a particular situation results in another person’s physical, emotional, or psychological injury. Personal injury cases often rely on the elements of negligence to prove the responsible party’s actions were the cause of the other party’s injuries.
The length of a personal injury case depends on the type of case and various factors, such as the severity of the injury sustained and the duration of necessary treatment. A car accident case might take six months to resolve, while a wrongful death lawsuit could take two years. It all depends on the circumstances surrounding the case.
No. Whether you got hurt in a car accident or on someone else’s property, you should never speak with their liability insurance company about the claim. They try to save money whenever possible and could attempt to trick you into accepting a low settlement amount or intimidate you into dropping the case. Your Denver personal injury lawyer will handle all communication on your behalf.
It depends. A vast majority of personal injury cases settle out of court. When we file a claim with the insurance company, we’ll submit evidence that proves you deserve compensation for your injuries. Sometimes the insurer is willing to settle. Other times, they deny the claim or provide a settlement much lower than you deserve. Under those circumstances, we will file a lawsuit and take the case to court.
Mediation is a step during a lawsuit where both sides meet to try to reach an agreement. The mediator listens to the arguments on both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s sides and attempts to resolve the issue. If they can reach an agreement, they will settle out of court, and the case will get dismissed. If they can’t resolve the matter, the case will proceed to trial.