The Law Office of Rick Wagner

Rick Wagner, Car Accident Attorney

Rick Wagner is a car accident attorney in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Rick Wagner Car accident attorney

 

 Who we are and what we do:

Rick D. Wagner is a car accident attorney in Grand Junction. Rick has an extensive background in the criminal justice system. He also has much experience working on cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents.  Therefore, he works to help victims of car accidents working to settle their car accident lawsuits.

 

Rick has been a prosecutor in both the 18th and 21st Judicial Districts. In addition, Rick spent a number of years as a peace officer, culminating as a Captain with the Mesa County Sheriff’s office.

 

Our office has an experience and knowledgable staff to help take the burden off the injured person after a car accident injury.

 

When choosing an attorney to represent you after a car or motorcycle accident injury, you may want to ask some questions first.  Answers to some of these auto accident questions for Rick Wagner can be found here. 
Still, a few other questions to consider might be:

  1. How long have you practiced? Finding an experienced attorney for your auto injury case is crucial. Knowing that the attorney you’ve chosen has worked on hundreds of cases will give you peace of mind.  Your experienced accident attorney will be able to provide you with the best service possible while also navigating the legal system.
  2. What other legal work do you do? Finding an attorney who specializes in auto injury cases is a plus. Knowing that your attorney spends all of his or her time working on cases related to your issue will add comfort; you’ll know that your lawyer isn’t distracted by other types of cases or isn’t putting more energy into a different type of case than yours.
  3. Have you handled other cases similar to mine? This goes along with question #2.
  4. Who can I contact if I have questions? Knowing that there is a direct point of contact, whether it’s your lawyer, his paralegal, or someone else in his office, will be a great help to you. You’ll feel more secure knowing there is someone you can reach out to if you have questions.
  5. How are fees handled? Some lawyers will charge a set price while others will charge based on what you receive in settlements. Knowing this information up front might provide added assurance to you that your lawyer has your best interests in mind.

For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. Or contact us at (970) 243-3500.  Our office is located at 300 Main Street, Grand Junction, Colorado.

 

Call us at (970)243-3500 to set up an appointment or schedule your free consultation.

You may also fill our our contact form, below, and we will respond upon reviewing your legal issue.

Our office is located in downtown Grand Junction at 300 Main Street.

 

 

Colorado Insurance History at a Glance

The state of Colorado has minimum requirements for auto insurance and at this writing are $25,000 liability coverage per person and $50,000 per accident. This means that if you own a car in Colorado you have to carry this much insurance to legally meet the state’s requirements; so that insurance is available if someone is injured due to negligence of the car’s owner or driver. […]

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*The information here is for entertainment only and should not be construed as medical advice. Things to do if you’ve been in an auto accident:  Don’t flee; Stay at the scene If you’re ok, check on other passengers and drivers involved in the accident. If necessary, call the police to report the accident. Get help for anyone needing medical attention. Exchange insurance information and call […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

accident injury frequently asked questions

What type of accident injury cases do you take?

I take accident injury cases that originate from car accidents and motorcycle accidents.

What is your fee for taking my case?

I take cases on a contingency fee basis. So, what that means is that I only get paid my percentage when you receive a settlement. Consequently,  if you don’t get paid, I don’t get paid.

What is the best way to contact you about taking my case?

The easiest way to contact me is to call my office at 970-243-3500.

Ok, I have an appointment to meet with you. What should I bring?

Bring any information you have regarding your accident injury. Usually, this includes three main items: an accident report, including witness statements and their contact information as well as the police report and any pictures of the accident itself. Also, include any messages between yourself and the insurance company that you are working with. Finally, bring all medical bills that you receive as a result of the accident, including prescriptions.

How long does settling a case take?

Unfortunately, there is no set answer to this question. Each case is completely unique and the time it takes from start to finish will vary based on different factors. These include the insurance companies’ processes and the seriousness of your injuries.

What does Colossus have to do with my case?

Some insurance companies use a program called Colossus, or some variation of it, to settle insurance claims. Essentially, it is designed for the adjuster to insert certain numbers pertaining to your case and injury. It determines the amount that you will receive for your claim. Therefore, its intent is to insure that companies award amounts of money based on certain standards. However, because it is a computer program, it is susceptible to returning inappropriate amounts based on subjective injuries, such as pain and suffering.