Legal Representation After an Accident in Greeley
Greeley, Colorado has a sign at its city limits that says, “Welcome to Greely, ‘The Exact Opposite of Hawaii’.” It was ranked number five for jobs and economy among the fastest-growing cities in America in a recent WalletHub study. In the 1920s Greeley manufactured one-fourth of all sugar sold and consumed in the U.S. The city was named for Horace Greeley of the New York Tribune and began as an experimental “Utopian society,” based on temperance, religion, family values, and irrigation, in 1869.
As in every other city in the nation, auto accidents and other injuries caused by the negligence of others are increasing in Greeley. If you believe you have a claim for personal injury, the Tenge Law Firm, LLC can help. We are a full-service personal injury firm and have recovered tens of millions in settlements, verdicts, and awards for our clients.
What Is Personal Injury?
In a legal context, personal injury means an injury to the body, mind, or emotions, as opposed to property damage. The term refers to a type of tort claim in which the person bringing the lawsuit (plaintiff) has suffered some type of bodily injury and/or mental or emotional harm through the negligence or wrongdoing of another party (defendant). Personal injury claims may be litigated or settled out of court.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
At the Tenge Law Firm, LLC, we understand that an accident caused by someone else’s negligence can have life-altering consequences for victims. We represent Colorado people in a wide range of personal injury matters, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bus accidents
- Construction accidents
- Product liability (dangerous and defective products)
- Slip or trip and fall accidents
- Workers’ compensation claims
Compensation Available in Colorado Personal Injury Claims
If you have been hurt in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you may have a claim for compensation. Depending on the circumstances, damages you may be entitled to claim in a Colorado personal injury case may include:
- Medical expenses, past and future
- Lost earnings due to time away from work
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
- Permanent disability
- Scarring or disfigurement
What Should You Do If the Insurance Company Offers a Settlement?
After a serious accident, you may feel overwhelmed with ongoing medical treatments, mounting medical bills, insurance forms, and phone calls from insurance adjusters. You may be experiencing pain and suffering from your injuries, along with stress about how your injuries will affect your ability to earn a living in the future.
If you work directly with the insurance company of the party at fault for your injuries, you will likely be offered a settlement. It may be tempting to accept, to get cash in hand and put an end to some of the madness. However, bear in mind that the insurance company is in business for profit and does not have your best interests at heart. The settlement offer is likely to be for substantially less than what your claim is worth. It is important to speak with an attorney before you accept any offer from the insurance company.
Why Choose Our Firm?
- At the Tenge Law Firm, LLC, we are a boutique law firm, focused on representing victims of serious personal injury.
- We offer a free consultation and work on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay us fees until we secure a recovery for you.
- We are a full-service personal injury firm and will assist you with every aspect of your case.
Our personal injury attorneys have been serving Greeley and other Colorado communities, representing injured people, for more than a quarter of a century. Call us at (303) 665-2929 to schedule a consultation. We can tell you if you have a personal injury case, let you know what damages you may be entitled to claim, and answer your case-related questions.