Chris Parks Law FAQs

Should I get a lawyer for a minor car accident?

What initially seems like a minor car accident can actually be much more serious than you realize. If you’ve suffered property damage, any kind of injury, or some disruption to your daily life, it’s worth seeing what your case may be worth. We’ll help you answer that question with a free consultation today.

How much does an accident lawyer cost?

Usually, nothing out of your pocket! Attorneys typically get paid only if they recover money for you. And how much they get paid will depend on how long your case takes and how complicated it is. If getting the compensation you deserve simply involves sending a demand letter, your case may not cost much. If it involves trying a lawsuit before a jury, it will probably cost more because of the additional time, costs and energy required. The money you are awarded, however, will almost always take care of the costs.

What is the average settlement for an accident?

Accident settlements vary based on how serious they are. The best way to learn how much your case may be worth is to contact for a free consultation.

What does an accident lawyer do?

An accident lawyer fights on your behalf when the insurance company doesn’t want to pay for your injuries or property damage. They evaluate your accident, gather and analyze evidence such as medical records and bills, talk with witnesses who can support the claim and damages sought, and then submit a demand letter to the insurance company. If this pre-filing of a lawsuit process is not successful, the lawyer may file a lawsuit and take the case to court.

What happens if I have an accident while driving a personal vehicle for work?

If you were involved in a accident while using a personal vehicle for work purposes, your job may have a responsibility to pay for your medical care or property damage. But not all jobs will take this responsibility seriously. If your job is refusing to help or offering a settlement you feel is inadequate, we may be able to help. Contact us here for a free consultation.

Does an accident in a work vehicle affect personal insurance?

If you were injured in a Colorado car accident in a work vehicle, your company’s insurance may be required to help you pay. But that doesn’t mean they’ll offer everything you deserve. If the insurance company is refusing to help or offering a settlement you feel is inadequate, we can help. Contact us here for a free consultation.

Do I need a lawyer for an accident settlement?

Insurance companies will usually offer you some kind of settlement after an accident, but their offer will not likely reflect the full amount you’re entitled to. Insurance companies will often find ways to “reduce” what they owe and to even mislead injured people about what they are entitled to. The best way to get the full amount you deserve is with the help of a lawyer.

When should I call a lawyer after an accident?

As soon as possible. While it will take some time for the insurance company to figure out how much they want to pay you, having a lawyer on your side from the start will speed up the process significantly.

Why do I need a lawyer after an accident?

After an accident, insurance companies rarely offer the full amount that your settlement is worth. In order to claim the settlement you deserve, you’ll probably need the help of an experienced car accident attorney.

What does it mean if I’m at fault in a car accident?

If you’re at fault in a car accident, it means you broke some rule or traffic law, which caused the accident. However, you may still have a case, especially if the insurance company is refusing to help you or pay what the accident is worth. Sometimes, you can be partially at fault but still entitled to collect something. Contact us here now to claim a free consultation and learn what your case may be worth.

Can I still reclaim damages if I’m at fault in a car accident?

Maybe. It depends on who was more at fault for causing the accident. Car accidents are fact specific and can be complicated. Contact us here now for a free consultation and learn what your case may be worth.

Should I hire a lawyer for a minor accident?

Just because your accident is minor, that doesn’t mean you don’t have a case. If you’ve suffered any injuries, missed work, or property damage, you may be entitled to compensatory damages (like wage loss, medical costs, pain and suffering, and more). Contact us here to schedule a free consultation and learn what your case may be worth.

How do I find a good accident lawyer?

The best accident lawyer will be experienced, compassionate, and know how the insurance company’s lawyers think. The Chris Parks Law team has over 50 years of combined experience, some of which has been spent defending insurance companies. If you or a loved one have suffered an accident injury, we would love to help you claim the settlement you deserve.

What should I say to the insurance company after an accident?

You should be very careful when you talk to the car insurance company after an accident. If you have to speak to them, give them the details of the accident, but don’t overshare information. However, a good car wreck or accident lawyer can talk to the insurance company for you.

Can a lawyer help me with a rental car accident?

Maybe. The interplay between your own car insurance and rental insurance can be complex. If you’ve been involved in a rental car wreck in Colorado, a car accident lawyer can help protect you and get the settlement you deserve.

How do I pick a good car insurance policy?

A good car insurance policy will include adequate coverage amounts, specifically liability, comprehensive, collision, medical payments, and uninsured motorist. These will protect you if you cause an accident or end up in a wreck with someone who doesn’t have insurance. You should also pick a plan with a premium and deductible that you can afford.

What if I need medical attention after an accident but I don’t have health insurance?

This can be complicated. If you purchased medical payments coverage under your policy, you should receive care that is covered by your policy. If you didn’t purchase medical payments coverage, you can sometimes get a lien (like a loan you have to pay back to a medical provider). If the at fault driver has liability insurance, your treatment may eventually get paid from that coverage but it will not be immediate. Having an experienced lawyer on your side is almost a must in such a situation.

I’ve been injured in an accident with an uninsured driver. What are my options?

If you’re in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist, then you should speak to a car accident attorney immediately. Your own insurance policy will become key in determining how you may be compensated. And your relationship with your insurance company needs to be examined and discussed as it owes you, its insured, duties of good faith and fair dealing.

Should I call my insurance company after I’ve been in an accident?

You should inform your insurance company, but you should be careful about what information you share. If you’re not sure how to proceed with the call, we can help and even talk to the insurance company for you.

How long do Colorado accident cases usually take?

The time it takes to settle a Colorado accident case varies based on many factors such as: how severe the accident was; what your injuries are; what PTO or other benefits you have; how cooperative the different insurance companies are; and how far you and your lawyer are willing to fight.

Once you find the right attorney, they’ll start gathering evidence, usually to be used to support a demand letter to the insurance company. If the company agrees to pay what you are owed, your case may be over relatively quickly. But if they don’t, you and your attorney will decide whether or not to go to court. Going to court can extend your case significantly, but it may be the best way to get the settlement you deserve.

Do we have to go to court?

No, not all accident cases go to court, and the decision will ultimately be up to you. However, going to court is sometimes the only way to get the settlement you deserve, because insurance companies don’t always want to pay what they owe to car accident victims. 

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