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Commerce City Legal FAQs

 

Q: I am a cyclist and was hit by a car while riding. What should I do now?

A: As soon as you can, call a bicycle accident attorney who gets results. Colorado is known for its beautiful landscape, sunny weather, and the challenging roads that cyclists love. You have the right to be on those roads and if a negligent driver has injured you, we want to help. Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. will support you in your legal process while you focus on your recovery so you can get back on the roads quickly.

After every accident, we recommend seeking medical treatment to ensure your health and safety.

 

Q: What’s the best process for hiring a personal injury attorney?

A: When you hire anyone for anything, the interview process is one of the most important parts of the process. If you are meeting with several lawyers, have some general questions ready to ask them, such as:

  • Do you often handle matters such as mine?
  • What is your success rate with this kind of claim?
  • Will you go to trial if necessary?
  • Do you need to hire outside attorneys or will my case be handled in-house?
  • Can I see some of your testimonials?
  • What’s the usual payout for a claim like mine?
  • How much will I need to pay you?

Anything that you deem important to know, should be asked. And sometimes, even if the attorney’s answers are all on point, there’s just no chemistry or you feel uncomfortable talking about personal matters with him or her. That’s okay, too. It’s important to feel confident in your decision to hire the personal injury attorney you choose, so listen to your gut. No lawyer should make you feel guilty for not choosing them, and if they do, you know you’ve made the right decision to move on.

 

Q: Do I have a case if I don’t have any injuries or feel hurt after an accident?

A: A larger number of people don’t think they are injured when asked at the scene of the car crash. Generally within the next few hours or even the next day, pain and problems can be revealed. Your adrenaline rush may be masking your injury, or your pain may be delayed. It is important that you see a physician as quickly as possible once you recognize that you are hurt.

 

Q: What are the kinds of damages I can seek after an injury due to another’s carelessness?

A: At Hull & Zimmerman, we will investigate your case thoroughly and seek damages accordingly. There are three kinds of damages we can try to get you:

  • Economic damages: damages based on tangible data such as, medical bills, lost income (present and future), property loss, ongoing medical treatment, etc.
  • Non-economic damages: this type of compensation is based on more subjective matters, such as pain and suffering, mental and emotional trauma, and a loss of quality of life
  • Impairment: This is compensation for a body part no longer functioning as it did before injury. It is separate from pain. For example, if you have a rotator cuff tear in your shoulder, it will hurt which is pain and suffering. Because of the tear, you can no longer lift your arm above your shoulder. That is impairment.
  • Punitive damages: this is less common and only relevant if the defendant acted intentionally or with reckless disregard for others safety. In most cases, we seek and receive both economic and non-economic damages for our clients.

 

Q: I was injured in an accident caused by someone else, but I have a pre-existing condition, can I still file a claim against the negligent party?

A: You can and should still file a claim, even if you have a pre-existing condition. Your damages sought will take into consideration your pre-existing health issues. If the other party aggravated the injury or condition they can be held responsible. These kinds of cases are often a bit more complex and a skilled personal injury attorney will be able to navigate through the process easier than you can alone. If expert witnesses are necessary to prove your case, hiring a legal team that has the proper resources will benefit your outcome.

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At Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., we are honored to help accident victims in their time of need, and take our responsibility as personal injury lawyers incredibly seriously. We know how important it is for victims to secure the full and fair compensation they need following a serious accident, and that is why we take a hands-on, personalized approach to every case we handle.

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