Grand Junction Car Accident Attorneys
Representing Injured Drivers Throughout Mesa County — 970-644-5599
If you have been injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, your main legal objective is to find the money you need for your medical bills, lost earnings, permanent injuries, pain and suffering and other financial losses. If the negligent driver carried the proper insurance coverage, that may not seem difficult – but it often is.
The insurance company will do everything possible to put up roadblocks and deny the full amount of your financial damages because they make money when they pay you less or deny your claim. Fight back against powerful insurance companies by retaining counsel from the Law Office of Chadwick McGrady, P.C. Mr. McGrady is dedicated to helping the injured victims of car accidents fight for the compensation they deserve.
Attorney McGrady handles car accident claims of all types, including:
- Distracted driving accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Uninsured/underinsured motorist claims
- Rear-end accidents
- T-bone accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Fatal accidents
Common Injuries From Car Accidents
A car accident can cause injury to nearly every area of a person’s body. The immense force of a collision and the subsequent danger of flying debris can result in devastating injuries to involved drivers, passengers and pedestrians. While some people are lucky enough to walk away from a collision with little more than minor scrapes and bruises, others may suffer catastrophic injuries with life-changing consequences.
Common injuries suffered in car accidents include:
- Broken arms and legs
- Cracked and broken ribs
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Herniated discs
- Knee trauma
In addition to physical trauma, the experience of a car accident can cause a person to suffer from very real psychological and emotional injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This is especially prevalent in cases in which a person has lost a loved one in a collision. It is important to seek a thorough medical evaluation after a crash to protect your health and get the help you need to recover.
Comparative Negligence In Colorado
Colorado is a “modified comparative negligence” state in regard to lawsuits related to car accidents. Under this law, you may recover compensation against any party who was more at fault for the crash than you were, but your eligible financial recovery will be reduced by a percentage that matches your share of fault. For example, if your case were to go to trial and a jury finds you to be 20% at fault for the crash that caused your injuries, your total eligible award will be reduced by 20%.
Colorado’s comparative negligence rule also states that you may not recover anything for your injuries if you are found to be 50% or more at fault for your accident. Insurance companies understand this rule well and will likely use this to pressure you into accepting a lower settlement than you deserve. Our attorneys can shield you from this type of unfair treatment and ensure the responsible parties are held accountable.
What Types Of Damages Can You Recover?
Many people are inexperienced with car wrecks. Questions are common for accident victims and their families. If you were injured in a car accident, you can file a claim against the at-fault driver in pursuit of a wide range of economic and noneconomic damages. The exact value of your case will vary based on the extent of your injuries, but in most cases, you can expect to recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses (both present and future)
- Property damage and vehicle repair costs
- Lost wages and any other income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Wrongful death (if a loved one died in the crash)
You Don’t Pay Unless You Win
If you have been seriously injured in a car crash or have lost a family member in a fatal crash, talk to Grand Junction car accident attorney Chadwick McGrady before you talk to the insurance company. The Law Office of Chadwick McGrady, P.C., is recognized as having an effective, aggressive approach to personal injury. Attorney Chadwick McGrady can work hard to ensure that you recover the maximum amount of money you are entitled to. There is no risk in retaining his firm because he operates on a contingency fee basis. That means you owe nothing unless he recovers compensation on your behalf.
How Much Does It Cost?
The Law Office of Chadwick McGrady, P.C., handles the upfront costs of investigating and preparing a case for an insurance settlement or jury award. You will not pay attorney fees unless you recover money in a settlement or trial. Your case will not go to trial unless you decide to take it to trial after the insurance company acts unreasonably and refuses to pay for your injuries.
You are the boss. You decide the amount you will settle for and whether to go to trial. Attorney Chadwick McGrady pays the costs upfront, retains the experts and prosecutes the claim.
Call the firm today at 970-644-5599 to speak to a proven advocate for the injured. The Law Office of Chadwick McGrady, P.C., represents clients in Grand Junction and throughout Colorado.