What type of car accident injury did you sustain?
Experienced attorney Stephen Longo can handle your injury claim
Car accident injuries can be very serious. In an instant, you or a loved can sustain a severe injury due to a crash caused by another driver. Suddenly, you might need extensive medical treatment, including emergency medical care or surgery. While you’re recovering, you might not be able work. Expenses can add up fast.
Knowing what to do in such situations can be confusing. Even knowing what your options are might not be clear. That’s why we want to help. Attorney Stephen Longo and his talented legal team at The Longo Firm, LLC in Colorado Springs, have years of experience handling serious car accident injury claims.
When you have our law firm on your side, you can demand the money you deserve for your accident-related expenses. You can also expect to be treated with respect. If you have question at any time about your case, you can call attorney Longo directly on his personal phone. We do things differently at The Longo Firm, LLC. Your best interests always come first here.
What are common car accident injuries?
Injuries sustained in a car accident caused by another driver can cover a wide range. Some of the most common – and most serious – injuries include:
- Head injuries, including concussions, which is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI).
- Neck injuries, including whiplash.
- Back or spinal cord injuries.
- Broken bones, including broken arms or legs.
- Internal injuries, including organ damage and internal bleeding.
These are just some of the most common car accident injuries. You or a loved one might be dealing with a different type of injury after your crash. Whatever kind of injury you sustained, make sure you get the proper medical care right away. Then talk to a lawyer to learn more about the legal options available to you.
How much is my injury claim worth?
Many different factors often come into play when determining the value of an injury claim. Depending on the severity of your injury, the length of your recovery and other issues, your injury claim could be worth thousands of dollars or significantly more. The bottom line is you should be paid for all your accident expenses, now and in the future. Such expenses can include:
- Vehicle repair or replacement costs.
- Emergency medical care.
- Medical diagnostic tests, including X-Rays and MRIs.
- Surgical procedures.
- Hospital fees.
- Physical therapy.
- Follow-up doctor’s appointments.
- In-home medical care.
- Replacement income if you cannot work while you’re recovering from your injury.
- Lost future income if cannot return to work due a permanent disability.
Most importantly, in order to be compensated, you will need to prove that the other driver was at fault. That’s because many states, including Colorado and Arizona, have a fault-based insurance system. This means the at-fault party – which is often the at-fault driver’s insurance company – is responsible for compensating all injury victims. This is why it’s important to have an experienced attorney investigating your accident and demanding the money you rightfully deserve.
Can I ask for more money for my injury claim?
Don’t be surprised if the at-fault driver’s insurance company makes a settlement offer soon after your accident. It might be tempting to accept such an offer, especially if you already have a lot of medical bills and less income coming in if you cannot work while you’re recovering from your accident.
Many settlement offers often fall far short of how much money you need to cover all your accident-related expenses. What you might not realize as well is if you agree to accept an offer, you cannot ask for more money in the future, even if your accident-related expenses increase dramatically in years to come.
This is why many people hire a lawyer and ask for more money instead of accepting a settlement offer that does not fully meet their needs. You have the right to ask for more money and should do so. Otherwise, you could end up having to pay for accident expenses out of your own pocket.
How can a lawyer help me if I was hurt in an accident?
There are so many different ways an experienced attorney can help if you have been injured in a car accident caused by another driver. This includes:
- Handle all the legal paperwork often associated with complex cases.
- Conduct an in-depth, independent investigation of your accident in order to find evidence in support of your injury claim.
- Consult with accident reconstruction experts if necessary.
- Deal directly with the at-fault driver’s insurance company on your behalf.
- Negotiate the best possible settlement offer.
- File a lawsuit or take other legal action if necessary on your behalf.
The stakes are high when it comes to make car accident injuries. You also often only have a limited amount of time to take legal action. Most states have a deadline for taking legal action, known as the statute of limitations. In Colorado, for example, that deadline is three years form the date of your accident. Don’t miss out on your opportunity for justice. Hire an experienced attorney to fight for the money you deserve.
Get the law firm that gets results. Contact us.
You have enough to worry about if you sustained a serious injury in an accident caused by another driver. When you have our law firm on your side, we can take care of all the legal matters associated with your accident while you focus on what really matters – your recovery.
Attorney Longo has extensive experience investigating serious accidents and negotiating the best possible settlement offer for injury victims. If necessary, he can also file a lawsuit on your behalf and fight for the money you deserve in court. Our case results speak for themselves.
We aren’t just focused on money at our law firm. We want you to be part of the process throughout your case. As a result, you can call attorney Longo anytime on his personal phone if you have a question about your case. We work this way because we believe we should be accessible on your terms.