Frequently Asked Questions

Mesa County CourthouseWhat type of accident injury cases do you take?

I take personal injury cases that originate from vehicle accidents.

What is your fee for taking my case?

I take cases on a contingency fee basis. What that means is that I only get paid my percentage based on your receiving a settlement. In other words, 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 and injuries. In most cases, this will include 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, any correspondence between yourself and the insurance company that you are working with, and all medical bills that you have incurred as a result of the accident, including prescriptions.

How long will it take to settle my case?

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, including the insurance companies’ processes and the extent of you 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, and it determines the amount that you will receive for your claim. Its intent is to insure that companies award amounts of money based on certain standards. Because it is a computer program, it is susceptible to returning inappropriate amounts based on subjective injuries, such as pain and suffering.

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